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State of Massachusetts Program Coordinator I - Universal Access Program in Amherst, Massachusetts

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. DCR is a dynamic agency and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways. The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for position of Program Coordinator I for the Universal Access Program, 40 Cold Storage Dr., Amherst. The Department of Conservation and Recreation's Universal Access Program provides outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts state parks for visitors of all abilities. The incumbent coordinates and monitors assigned program activities; reviews and analyzes data concerning agency programs; provides technical assistance and advice to agency personnel and others; responds to inquiries; and maintains liaison with various agencies. Specific Duties: -Provides technical assistance and advice to agency personnel and others concerning assigned programs in order to exchange information, resolve problems and to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures and standards. -Responds to inquiries from agency staff and others in order to pro­vide information concerning Universal Access programs. -Prepares press releases, creates social media content, develops program flyers, Universal Access newsletters, and other marketing materials for distribution -Represents DCR Universal Access Program as needed in conjunction with media-related events or outreach. -Initiates news media features on DCR Universal Access Programs. -Attends various outreach events across Massachusetts to present to various groups about providing accessible recreation opportunities, inclusion, and program management -Facilitates special occasions, such as invitations to attend adaptive events by other agency members -Reaches out to other disability organizations in Massachusetts to invite them to attend Universal Access Program opportunities; promotes UAP by speaking to individuals and organizations at community events throughout Massachusetts -Attends adaptive programs that have been sponsored by, or provided in collaboration with DCR Universal Access Program, to provide registration assistance as needed -Visits accessible trails, playgrounds, campsites and other recreational facilities throughout Massachusetts and creates engaging, informative blog posts to share with readers -Has an established understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including requirements of state and federal agencies to provide equal access to individuals with disabilities in public entities. -Provides administration oversight and recording keeping and reviews correspondence for accuracy and completeness -Coordinates and monitors assigned program activities in order to ensure effective operations and compliance with established stan­dards. -Attends meetings and conferences; maintains records; and prepares reports. -Reviews and analyzes data concerning assigned agency programs in order to determine progress and effectiveness, to make recommen­dations for changes in procedures, guidelines, etc. and to devise methods of accomplishing program objectives. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.* II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *Program Coordinator I - Universal Access Program Location: Massachusetts-Amherst-395 West Street Requisition ID: 2300081S