Program Specialist - AUCD

Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008

 

Position Overview:
AUCD seeks a Program Specialist to assist and carry out work that will enhance the operations of its individual member Centers and the AUCD network through the provision of technical assistance, training, materials development, information exchange, and data collection and analysis.

Required Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of disability issues, and federal disability services and agencies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, database, and spreadsheet software. 
  •  Effective written and oral communication skills; demonstrated proficiency in the use of the Internet for communication and information exchange purposes.

Responsibilities:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills; demonstrated proficiency in the use of the Internet for communication and information exchange purposes.
    Maintain a working knowledge of federal initiatives and current legislation related to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Assist in generating and editing training materials, meeting materials, publications, reports, newsletters, and web-based materials
  • Support the National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) to increase the involvement persons with disabilities in National Service as part of the NSIP team.
  • Support the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) as part of the UCEDD technical assistance team.
  • Assist national special interest and work groups achieve their goals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of a bachelor's program required; completion of a graduate program in public administration, social, or health sciences preferred.
  • Ability to travel within US.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A working knowledge of university systems.
  • A working knowledge of the national networks of UCEDDs or the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other Disabilities (LEND) programs.
  • A working knowledge of community service programs.
  • Experience working with grants and contracts.

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 related policy, program and service development, to work in a fast paced and relaxed office atmosphere, to have the potential to truly make a national impact.

Application Procedure:

Submit a letter of interest, resume, two writing samples, and names and contact information for three references via email or post to:

Margaret A. Nygren, EdD, Associate Executive Director for Program Development, AUCD, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 920, Silver Spring, MD 20910, [email protected]

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is supported in part by federal funds.


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