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Vanderbilt University Media Services Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee

Media Services Specialist (Job Number: 1900766)

Description

The Media Specialist will be responsible for producing compelling media content for multiple projects addressing the educational and transition needs of students with and without disabilities. These projects include the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project , TransitionTennessee, and TennesseeWorks . Responsibilities include becoming knowledgeable about the goals, purposes, and audiences of each project; developing product concepts; producing, directing, photographing, and editing video; producing final product for distribution via web; designing web layouts; assisting with distribution strategies; and producing graphic work to be featured on the website and printed for handouts.

The purpose of this state-funded contract from the Tennessee Department of Education is to provide resources, training, and technical assistance to schools and districts in order to improve the quality of transition services and outcomes for students with disabilities. Key components of this project include: (a) further developing our online portal for transition-related resources and training; (b) hosting an annual transition conference; (c) providing district-level technical assistance around transition; (d) disseminating resources, success stories, and other content through webinars and newsletters; (e) establishing communities of practice on transition across the state; (f) facilitating a statewide transition taskforce; and (g) conducting studies to evaluate our impact and reach. More information about TransitionTennessee can be found at http://www.transitiontn.org at http://www.transitiontn.org/ .

Response to Instruction and Intervention-Behavior (RTI2-B) is a multi-tiered system of supports that gives schools a powerful, evidence-based approach for meeting the behavioral and social needs of their students. Our technical assistance project is equipping educators and administrators to implement this framework in ways that lead to improved outcomes and engagement for all of their students. We are supported by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Education. More information can be found at http://www.tennesseebsp.org at http://www.tennesseebsp.org/

The purpose of this federally funded grant is to refine systems, policies, and practices in Tennessee to ensure young people with significant disabilities (e.g., intellectual disability, autism, multiple disabilities) have the opportunities and supports to access and maintain competitive, integrated employment in their communities. More information about TennesseeWorks can be found at http://www.tennesseeworks.org at http://www.tennesseeworks.org/ .

This project is housed within Vanderbilt’s Department of Special Education. The Department has a history of significant and continuous impact on the field of special education and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Faculty and staff are committed to equipping students with diverse backgrounds and experiences to provide exceptional services and supports to people with disabilities and their families. More information can be found at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/sped/

About Vocational Rehabilitation Pre-Employment Transition Services(Pre-ETS) Project

Improving employment outcomes for Tennesseans with disabilities is a central goal of both the state and the Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation program. Essential to this work is the availability of well-designed training, resources, and technical assistance that equips professionals to work effectively with transition-age students with disabilities. This contract focuses on the development of new professional development pathways and resources to support counselors, collaborating partners, educators, and other stakeholders in this work. More information can be found at http://www.transitiontn.org .

About TransitionTennessee Blueprint

The purpose of this state-funded contract from the Tennessee Department of Education is to provide resources, training, and technical assistance to schools and districts in order to improve the quality of transition services and outcomes for students with disabilities. Key components of this project include: (a) further developing our online portal for transition-related resources and training; (b) hosting an annual transition conference; (c) providing district-level technical assistance around transition; (d) disseminating resources, success stories, and other content through webinars and newsletters; (e) establishing communities of practice on transition across the state; (f) facilitating a statewide transition taskforce; and (g) conducting studies to evaluate our impact and reach. More information can be found at http://www.transitiontn.org .

About the VanderbiltKennedy Center

This project also involves collaborations with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD). More information can be found at http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with faculty and staff toassess needs for video, web, or multimedia programming

  • Identify and develop compellingmedia responding to those needs

  • Organize pre-productionmeetings to discuss video’s purpose, message, audience, style anddissemination plan

  • Manage video production,including scheduling and conducting interviews, video and audio recording,and proper lighting

  • Travel to film and edit storiesof best practices happening across the state of Tennessee, as well asin-studio training videos

  • Edit a variety of high-qualityand compelling video and audio content to support the strategic goals,programs, research, and outreach of the grant projects

  • Produce captions and subtitlesfor videos for audience accessibility

  • Move projects frompre-production to post-production to hit deadlines

  • Consult with project teams tocreate engaging and high-quality designs for handouts and website graphicsto promote project branding of various events and initiatives

  • Post, edit and organize mediaon our project websites

  • Stay up to date with currentproduction strategies through research and implementation of innovativeideas for improving the quality of our media

Profile of an IdealCandidate

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 yearsof work experience in related field is necessary

  • Software experience to includeFinal Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Indesign

  • Experience with social mediadissemination strategies

  • Evidence of effectiveinterpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to workindependently and balance a variety of projects simultaneously

  • Software experience with AdobeAfter Effects, Adobe Illustrator, and WordPress

  • Knowledge of HTML & CSS

  • Educational, personal, orvolunteer experience related to children or adults with disabilities

  • Experience in working as partof a creative team

  • Knowledge of designingaccessible products for people with disabilities

  • AdditionalInformation

  • This full-time, exemptposition (40 hours per week) is grant-funded.

  • Periodic travel throughout thestate of Tennessee is essential for this position.

  • Salary is dependent uponeducation and experience.

  • Background screens will beperformed and education will be verified prior to employment.Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).

AboutVanderbilt Benefits

Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.

Commitmentto Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 21220 - Special Education

Job: External Affairs & Communications Professionals

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