Director - Institute on Disability (IOD), University of New Hampshire

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) seeks a skilled leader who brings leadership, vision, and expertise to advance IOD's mission to improve knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of people with disabilities and their families. The Director will work closely with college deans and academic leaders inside the university system as well as state leaders, policymakers and local communities outside of the university.

The Institute on Disability (IOD) was established in 1987 to provide a university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of people with disabilities and their families. The IOD is comprised of approximately 100 full or part-time faculty and staff, conducting over 100 projects funded by multiple federal, state, and foundation grants and contracts, with a combined annual budget of more than $11 million. For more information on IOD, please visit

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), the Director will engage in the UNH academic realm and also the communities that the IOD serves. The Director oversees a management team comprised of five senior managers. The Director will help the IOD function seamlessly across three different offices in New Hampshire. S/he will ensure that programs and projects continue to run in a sustainable manner and be responsive to policy shifts at the local, state and federal level.  The Director's primary responsibilities include leadership and management of the 100-person IOD team and overseeing the Institute's $11M project portfolio, including grants, finances, and human resources; collaborate with departments, centers, and Institutes in and outside of CHHS on policy activities; liaise with state and national organizations, including AUCD and NH's Developmental Disabilities Network partners; and develop relationships and build partnerships to further IOD's strategic priorities.

The Director must be aligned to IOD's vision of a future where all people, including individuals living with disabilities, are fully engaged members of communities and where culturally appropriate supports that lead to independence, productivity, and a satisfying quality of life are available to individuals and families across the life span. Other requirements include possessing applied experience in or with disability focused organizations; active grant-funded research related to disability; management and team building experience that foster a workplace culture that values diverse perspectives; relationship building experience at the national and state levels; experience managing grants and human resources from diverse sources; problem-solving skills with the ability to think outside the box and connect ideas to vision; experience commensurate with Associate or Full Professor ranking; and a terminal degree required. The full list of responsibilities and qualifications can be seen at Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:  [email protected] (e-mail applications are required). Only complete applications will be considered. For other inquiries, please contact Ginna Goodenow at [email protected]. Resume reviews begin immediately.

The Institute on Disabilities provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy or recent childbirth or related medical condition, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, the use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of any individual, citizenship, veteran or military status, genetic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, possession of a GED instead of a high school diploma, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local laws.