Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) - Job #98749-AS - Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019


The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison is seeking a leader for its University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.  The UCEDD Director works to develop and guide policy, identify and initiate new programs, and oversee the preparation and implementation of proposals to federal, state, and private agencies; serves as a liaison with local, state and federal agencies and organizations is the lead position that oversees the planning and implementation of the UCEDD component of the Waisman Center. Responsibilities include serving as principal investigator of the overall UCEDD grant as well as other grants, financial and budgetary grants management, program evaluation, supervision of program managers and staff, and University and community outreach and relations.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following required experience: seven years of experience including in-depth knowledge of program development, program evaluation and policy analysis related to individuals with disabilities and/or other special health and developmental needs and a record demonstrating excellence in research/scholarly publications with wide recognition in a field in or related to developmental disabilities; familiarity with clinic settings and practice challenges; demonstrated leadership; expertise in and commitment to the field of developmental disabilities; the ability to handle multiple and diverse projects, events and shifting priorities and deadlines; superior oral, written and interpersonal skills as well as excellent presentational and organizational skills; professional or personal experience relevant to the mission of the Waisman Center; significant experience in managing grants and contracts; the ability to leverage public and private funds; and the vision to carry out the mission of the UCEDD. Candidates must also have their own extramurally-funded research related to developmental disabilities.

Degree and Area of Specialization:  A minimum of a PhD, MD or other doctoral degree preferably in a field related to Developmental Disabilities.

For a complete list of duties and qualifications, and application instructions, please visit the following link:

To ensure consideration applications must be received by July 19, 2019

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.