SCPP Student Engagement Coordinator Job Description


Able South Carolina (Able SC) is South Carolina’s premier organization promoting disability rights, independence, and equity for individuals with disabilities. Serving throughout the state, Able SC promotes individual leadership, and creative teamwork that cultivates a shared pride in the future of an inclusive state. 

Able SC offers a competitive salary with benefits including health, dental, vision, life, Employee Assistance Program, and contribution to a retirement plan. Paid leave includes vacation, sick leave, and 18 holidays annually.


Provide student input, training, and coordination for the South Carolina Pathways Project (SCPP). The Student Engagement Coordinator will ensure the input of students with disabilities is used in all decision-making for the grant programs that impact students with disabilities.

The position is in the direct delegation of the Able SC SCPP Program Director.

TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Location: Columbia 

Hours: Full-time, 34-40 hours per week.

Job Type: Non-Exempt, Temporary (5 years)

Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000

ESSENTIAL DUTIES (With or without accommodations):

Workgroup Management:

  • Establish and maintain the Student Stakeholder Workgroup, ensuring a diverse representation of students from various backgrounds and perspectives. 
  • Develop and implement a structure and framework for the workgroup, including regular meetings, agendas, and action plans.
  • Coordinate logistics for workgroup meetings, such as scheduling, venue arrangements, audiovisual equipment, and request for accommodations.
  • Assist students with developing procedures for collaborating and making decisions. 
  • Assist students with documenting hours and processing stipends. 

Recruitment and Selection: 

  • Develop strategies and initiatives to recruit interested students to join the workgroup, including outreach efforts through presentations, workshops, and online platforms.
  • Review applications and conduct interviews with select students who strongly commit to the workgroup's objectives.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders, such as teachers, administrators, and student organizations, to identify potential candidates for the workgroup.

Training and Development:

  • Provide extensive training to give students the leadership skills needed to serve on a committee. 
  • Design and deliver comprehensive training programs for workgroup members, covering effective communication, leadership skills, decision-making, teamwork, and understanding stakeholder perspectives. 
  • Provide ongoing support and mentorship to workgroup members, fostering their personal and professional growth.

Facilitation and Coordination

    • Lead workgroup meetings, ensuring a productive and inclusive environment for discussions and decision-making.
    • Provide ongoing support to students with disabilities as needed to achieve positive outcomes. 
    • Ensure and provide student accommodations as needed to ensure full participation in meetings and activities. 
  • Assist students with providing constructive input into programming about them. 
  • Collaborate with workgroup members to develop agendas, facilitate brainstorming sessions, and capture key insights and action items. 
  • Coordinate with other relevant departments or committees to align the workgroup's efforts with broader initiatives or projects.
  • Collaborate with the SCPP evaluation team to systematically collect youth input and support the publication and professional communication of findings
  • Carry out any additional duties the direct supervisor assigns to ensure successful project outcomes. 



  • Professionalism
  • Ethical, Integrity, Honesty
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Personal Accountability/Self-Motivated
  • Clarity in Communication
  • Attention to Detail, High Accuracy
  • Time Management
  • Ability to Remain Calm Under Pressure
  • Creates a Positive Work Environment
  • Works Independently 



  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or other related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience supporting persons with disabilities may be substituted for a college degree.
  • At least two years of documented experience working with persons with disabilities or personal experience with a disability is required
  •  Knowledge of disability rights and IL philosophy is required
  • Knowledge of the service system, benefits, entitlements, and supports utilized by people with disabilities. 
  • Experience with facilitating teams and accomplishing goals 
  • Experience in the delivery of presentations and training to groups required 
  • Working knowledge of community resources available to people with disabilities 
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form 
  • Must be able to operate a computer 
  • Knowledge of disability rights legislation  
  • Personal lived experience with a disability

Able South Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, age, disability, religion, or national origin. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


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