Program Specialist: NCBDDD Cooperative Agreement

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2011

This individual will coordinate, plan and carryout
work at AUCD under Cooperative Agreement with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC by assisting with coordination of a range of project activities including meetings, webinars, materials development, technical assistance, and information exchange and dissemination. Provide support on a wide range of activities that furthers the mission and goals of members of the AUCD network.
The Project Specialist will work under the supervision of the AUCD-NCBDDD Project Director.
Required Competencies
  • Experience in planning and providing technical assistance and consultation in the public health and disability areas.
  • Demonstrated superior ability to communicate effectively through writing and speaking.
  • Working knowledge of disability and/or public health issues.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with the constituents of NCBDDD and the AUCD.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Internet to communicate and exchange information.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using word processing, database and spreadsheet software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on and/or coordinate a number of simultaneous activities that have multiple components.
Responsibilities
  • Experience in planning and providing technical assistance and consultation in the public health and disability areas.
  • Demonstrated superior ability to communicate effectively through writing and speaking.
  • Working knowledge of disability and/or public health issues.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with the constituents of NCBDDD and the AUCD.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Internet to communicate and exchange information.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using word processing, database and spreadsheet software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on and/or coordinate a number of simultaneous activities that have multiple components.
Required Qualifications
  • Completion of a graduate program (MPH, MS, MSW, MA, etc.) in the social or health sciences (e.g., public health, public policy, psychology, social work, education, allied health)
  • Or Bachelor Degree with 1-3 years of experience in human services.
Desired Qualifications
  • Past experience working with grants or subcontracts at federal or state levels
  • Research, teaching, training, direct service, technical assistance or administrative support experience in a UCEDD, LEND or similar organization
  • Completion of a LEND or UCEDD traineeship
Benefits
Competitive salary based on education and experience; health, retirement, and life insurance benefits; and three weeks vacation. Opportunity to exercise leadership, creativity and initiative in disability & health related program development, to work in a fast paced and relaxed office atmosphere and make a contribution to disability policy development.
Procedures Submit a letter of interest, resume of relevant experiences and names and contact information for three references to:
Laura Martin, Director of Operations
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email: lmartin@aucd.org Tel: 301-588-8252 ext 206

For questions, please contact:
Adriane Griffen, NCBDDD-AUCD Cooperative Agreement Director
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email: agriffen@aucd.org Tel: 301-588-8252 ext 208
Position is open immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is supported by federal funds.
Location of Position:
Silver Spring, Maryland

AUCD is an equal opportunity employer.
Persons from diverse cultures and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.