College Steps’ strength is in our team. has a standout team ofOur staff is committed to supporting individuals students working toward a better future for students with particular challenges in learning and in lifeinterested in building their future through higher education. We are frequently looking for new team members who hold this same commitment to excellence and interest in supporting others. If you are interested in joining our staff, please see our current opening(s) below.

Program Coordinator (2 Positions open)

College Steps at Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale Campus

College Steps at ROCKLAND Community College

Anticipated start date: Summer 2017


College Steps (CS) is a non-profit that partners with colleges to provide individualized college support for students living with diagnoses such as autism, a significant learning disability, or cognitive challenges. The primary goal of College Steps is to prepare students for meaningful careers and autonomy after graduation. Therefore, College Steps places a strong emphasis on self-advocacy, employment, and independent living skills in the students we support. We believe in an atmosphere of academic dignity and integration for all students and believe in equal accessibility to college experiences for all. College Steps’ open positions at Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale Campus and Rockland Community College, support fully matriculated students entering into or already operating within the college setting but for whom navigating college is challenged by social, academic, or independent living barriers as well as high school students interested in a college primer experience during their senior year, respectively. 


The Program Coordinator will provide oversight and management of College Steps at at the partnering college campus. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following: Provision of CS student support and supervision; Program planning and development; Collaboration with state and local agencies; Management of student peer mentors; Direct collaboration with faculty and staff at the partnering college; Forge community partnerships to promote internship opportunities for CS students.


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent professional experience) in education or related field, plus two to four years of relevant experience in special education, adult education or related field.
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, writing, and supervisory skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills.
  • Team oriented work ethic.


Submit CV, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation electronically to Lauren Merritt at Please indicate position to which you are applying in your cover letter.


This general outline illustrates the type of work, which characterizes the job classification. It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to this classification. College Steps is an equal opportunity employer. Competitive compensation is provided.