NRTC Employment Opportunities

Training & Outreach Coordinator

The primary responsibilities of this position are to 1) provide technical assistance to individuals who are blind, their families, service providers, and employers; 2) provide training related to blindness, rehabilitation, and NRTC research results to groups of varying sizes; 3) conduct outreach to stakeholders and to disseminate NRTC research results; and 4) assist with the dissemination of research results under the direction of experienced staff members. Remote work will be considered for this position. 

The Outreach Coordinator will assist in the implementation of a comprehensive research-to-practice training and technical assistance program related to blindness and low vision rehabilitation. Specific duties include: 

  • Providing technical assistance (in-person and via phone and email) upon request by stakeholders (e.g., providing information, sharing resources, offering support)
  • Developing web-based technical assistance content
  • Developing new and maintaining existing technical assistance products
  • Providing in-person and virtual training at workshops and conferences (periodic travel will be required)
  • Marketing of training activities to external organizations
  • Developing curriculum (as needed) for trainings
  • Providing outreach and education to employers, professionals, and organizations, both locally and nationally

For more information about the position and to learn how to apply, visit MSU’s jobs website: Contact Michele McDonnall with questions about the position ( 

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator supports the implementation and tracking of specific project activities and deliverables for a large 5-year grant. Primary responsibilities include (a) managing logistics, (b) maintaining a schedule for all project deadlines, (c) assisting with the implementation of an existing project work plan, (d) editing and formatting written products, and (e) collecting and compiling program evaluation and other relevant data. The major objective of the position is to ensure that all planned grant activities occur seamlessly and within the specified timelines.

Essential duties and responsibilities: 

•    Maintain a calendar, action plans, and workflows for the OIB-TAC project to help ensure the completion of the objectives, activities, and measurable outcomes required by the grant
•    Develop relationships with and maintain communication with external constituents, including program managers from each state, and collaborators
•    Maintain contact lists and manage a listserv 
•    Compile and organize information for quarterly and annual reports to the funding agency and stakeholders
•    Manage logistics for project events, including an annual conference, meetings, and training activities 
•    Edit and format documents, reports, and PowerPoints
•    Build surveys in Qualtrics and retrieve and organize the data collected
•    Assist as needed with travel arrangements and manage travel receipts and reimbursement for project-related travel
•    Coordinate program evaluation activities, including assisting with data collection and data management, under the supervision of the project director
•    Occasional travel to help implement conferences and meetings
•    Perform related duties as assigned  

For more information about the position and to learn how to apply, visit MSU's jobs website: