Director - Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire UCED

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018

Director Opportunity - New Hampshire UCED
Come to New Hampshire, ranked #1 in opportunity by US News and World Report, to lead the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). We are looking for a leader to shape the next chapter of a mission-driven organization that has been a powerful force for change for individuals with disabilities and their families for over 30 years. With a talented team of over 80 faculty and staff, managing over 30 federal and state contracts and grants, and an annual budget of over $10M, the IOD serves as the critical link between higher education and the community. The IOD has built world-class capacity to design and deliver innovative and cutting-edge research, academic, and service initiatives across the state and nationally including:

  • Disability Statistics and Demographics RRTC (NIDILRR)
  • NH-ME LEND (in collaboration with Dartmouth College and University of Maine)
  • Center for START Services - MH/IDD consultation and training in 10+ states, national training conference

More information about the IOD and all of its projects can be found at

Director Position - We are seeking a leader with vision that has a doctorate in a disability-related field. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of success in administration, scholarship, and grant procurement. The selected candidate will be responsible for advancing the mission of the IOD, providing strategic direction, and nurturing relationships with diverse external stakeholders and consumer advocacy groups. The position includes:

  • 100% FTE support
  • Faculty appointment considered
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

Why you should apply - This may be the perfect opportunity if you are a leader with the:

  • Drive to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities;
  • Vision to shape a dynamic and growing organization;
  • Ability to collaborate with other university departments, centers, and institutes; and
  • Skill to expand relationships with local, state, and national organizations and stakeholders.

Location - The IOD main office is located at UNH in Durham - NH's flagship public research institution. A second office is strategically located in Concord, the state capital, supporting the IOD's strong partnerships with policymakers and state agencies.

New Hampshire is known for its high quality of life, low crime, excellent schools, and natural beauty. Visits to beaches, the White Mountains, and Boston can all be enjoyed within an hour's drive.

For more information about this opportunity and to apply, visit

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.