Program Manager, Autism and Postsecondary Transition - Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Job Title
:    Program Manager, Autism and Postsecondary Transition

Location:    Newark, DE

Under the limited direction of the Associate Director, the Program Manager leads Spectrum Scholars, a new, multifaceted program supporting undergraduate students with autism spectum disorders (ASD). The program includes person-centered coaching for undergraduate students with ASD, engagement with multiple academic departments including the College of Engineering, and training with faculty, staff and administrators across university and business settings. The Program Manager will lead all aspects of the program by establishing, communicating, and pursuing a vision and long-term goals with the Associate Director, and developing policies and processes. The Program Manager oversees person-centered planning and coaching, campus/community relationships, the program budget, recruitment, and admissions, and ensures the delivery of high quality supports for all students, families, faculty and staff. The program manager also facilitates engagement with the community about the value of higher education and the importance of adapting a neurodiverse culture that values the strengths and supports challenges of autistic employees. With assistance from the Associate Director and a Research Manager, the Program Manager will help to establish a research agenda and evaluate programmatic elements in order to improve the program and further the field. The Program Manager supervises full time professional employees, professional contract employees, and oversees the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.

This position is housed within the University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) is the largest research and public service center in the College of Education and Human Development. It promotes the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of society. The Center accomplishes its mission through education, service, information dissemination, and research. The Center consists of programmatic units in assistive technology, school-age, postsecondary transition ("TEEM"), health and wellness, and preservice interdisciplinary training, which includes a thriving Disability Studies minor and new Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. The Program Manager, Autism and Postsecondary Transition will be a leader within the Transition, Education & Employment Model (TEEM) Unit of the Center. More information about CDS is available at

For a complete list of job duties and requirements, please visit: or go to The reference number (Job ID) for the position is 105517.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at