Project Manager - Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Silver Spring, MD

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Join our growing team! Support, create, and coordinate capacity development activities and technical assistance for participating sites including: University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Programs, public health capacity building programs, and Learn the Signs. Act Early. (LTSAE) Ambassadors and State Systems Grantees, under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Other health promotion activities involve creation of accessible health education information, support of coalitions, and training opportunities funded through foundation and other grant support. AUCD's public health programs aim to strengthen capacity to carry out activities in the areas of developmental disabilities and health promotion for people living with a disability.

The Project Manager position is full-time, either located in Silver Spring, MD or available to be performed remotely, and will work under the supervision of the Senior Program Manager and Senior Director of Public Health and Leadership.

Required Competencies

  • Experience in providing technical assistance and consultation in public health and disability.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using word processing, database and spreadsheet software, and using web tools to communicate and exchange information.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through writing.
  • Demonstrated data management, progress report, and evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee a number of simultaneous activities that have multiple components.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with all constituents of the AUCD and partners.


  • Work with Act Early Ambassadors and responding to their requests for information and technical assistance on early identification of developmental disabilities.
  • Lead Act Early Ambassador application review and selection process
  • Assist in planning and implementing annual Act Early Ambassador Training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Actively work to create cohesiveness within programs through communication and technical assistance. Coordinate presentations, training and training materials as requested regarding project activities and respond to questions from participating sites as needed.
  • Serve as contact/liaison with project sites and other partners.
  • Facilitate progress report development and project documentation to include evaluation.
  • Coordinate the scheduling and development of technical assistance events, meetings, webinars, and conference calls.
  • Provide information to the AUCD network and the general public as appropriate on project efforts through web postings, newsletters and electronic publications.
  • Represent the AUCD network as well as the cooperative agreement at meetings and conferences in different locations.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in human services, project management or provision of technical assistance. MPH, MS or MA in public health, disability, clinical or human services related field.

Desired Qualifications

  • Health promotion, research, training, direct service or technical assistance in public health or disability.
  • Grant, contract or project management experience.
  • Knowledge of UCEDD, LEND or other health and disability programs.
  • Basic knowledge of scientific principles and grant process.
  • MPH or work toward an MPH or other disability or health related experience

Benefits Competitive salary based on education and experience; health, retirement, and life insurance benefits; and three weeks vacation. Opportunity to exercise creativity and initiative in disability and 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:

Adriane K. Griffen, DrPH, MPH, MCHES®
Senior Director of Public Health and Leadership
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Position is contingent upon support of federal funds. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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