Georgia Tech EXCEL Program

Community Services Coordinator / Peer Mentor Coordinator

The EXCEL Program offered by the Georgia Institute of Technology is a four-year college program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) leading to two separate Certificates. The first is a Certificate in Academic Enrichment, Social Fluency and Career Exploration and the second is a Certificate in Social Growth, Leadership, and Career Development. EXCEL provides a structured, supportive, and inclusive postsecondary educational opportunity and addresses the full scope of the needs of this population from fundamental academics to social activities and vocational preparation. The program activities are categorized into one or more categories: academics, social fluency, independent living, career exploration, and development.

EXCEL is housed in the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC), a unit within the Division of Lifetime Learning within the Provost's Office at Georgia Tech. CEISMC serves as the primary connection point between Georgia Tech faculty and students and the preK-12 STEM education community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred Work Experience: Two to four years job and/or volunteer related experience
  • Preferred Certifications: N/A

Preferred Skills:

  • Specialized topical knowledge of current best practices for formal and natural supports for students with I/DD
  • Knowledgeable of the current standards, assessment, and methods of leadership and mentorship development
  • Experience organizing/facilitating leadership development trainings
  • Comfortable working in an interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of Person-Centered Planning (PCP), Family-Centered Planning
  • Knowledge of available systems of care for students with I/DD
  • Knowledge of executive functioning skills and experience working with individuals with I/DD
  • Experience in mentorship programs for students with I/DD
  • Development and execution of mentor-based trainings
  • Knowledge of various services offered by state and local government to individuals with I/DD
  • Certification in PEERS for Adolescents, an evidence-based social skills treatment
  • Experience instructing PEERS for Adolescents for students with I/DD
  • Familiarity with using One USG

Program development will involve paid and volunteer mentor recruitment and the creation of interdisciplinary teams to provide the best system of care for the student. The position will be responsible for individual and group supervision of both EXCEL students and their mentors.

Administrative responsibilities will include mentor matching, coordinating training and leadership development opportunities for the students and mentors, working with colleges, programs and staff across campus, and facilitating campus involvement for the EXCEL students.

Additional Information: Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for the EXCEL office and advising for all student community service-related efforts
  • Provide advice and support to faculty and staff members in service learning or inclusive co-curricular programs
  • Serve as an EXCEL liaison to Georgia Tech colleges and programs and to not for profit community organizations
  • Develop marketing and web-based promotion of EXCEL Mentor Program and EXCEL Summer Academy Programs
  • Event planning for EXCEL students, mentors, coaches, and staff
  • Manage student appointments, payroll and compensation in mentor program
  • Monitoring mentor program budget for paid student employees and time management of unpaid student volunteers
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Impact & Influence:

  • This position will interact with students, parents, staff, faculty members, representatives of community organizations and other Inclusive Postsecondary Education Programs.
  • This position recruit, train, advise and counsel mentors and EXCEL students.
  • This position will supervise paid student workers and volunteer mentors and will have the authority to dismiss them if it is determined that they are unsuitable or inappropriate for the role recruited.


The Peer Mentor Coordinator position is posted on the Georgia Tech Careers page as a Community Services Coordinator