Program Coordinator - Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS), University of Delaware

Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) is the only unit on the University of Delaware campus in which a team focuses exclusively on assistive technology (AT) research and development, systems change, training, and advocacy. The Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) is Delaware's federally-funded State Assistive Technology Act Program, and as such seeks to improve access to assistive technology for all Delawareans with disabilities who need it to be safer and more productive and independent in their chosen communities. The DATI operates an Assistive Technology Resource Center in each county that houses a large inventory of assistive devices available for demonstration and loan; DATI provides a variety of services to a wide range of constituents in the community.

Under general direction of the DATI Program Director, who is also the Center Director, the Program Coordinator is responsible for a multitude of activities that maintain the integrity of program operations, ensure coordination with other University of Delaware units and external stakeholders, and expand the reach and resources of the Assistive Technology Unit at CDS. The Program Coordinator is responsible for: day-to-day budgetary management as well as financial projections and reporting; management of the DATI equipment inventory; coordination of all events and publications; collection, analysis and reporting of data; implementation of equipment distribution programs; and coordination of all data systems, which includes interfacing with contractors and other UD units. The Program Coordinator is also the lead staff member responsible for compliance with all administrative policies and procedures of UD as well as the program's various funding entities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with technical development personnel/contractors in the evolution and implementation of the statewide inventory-and-tracking database and the InfoSys data management system.
  • Manage the DATI equipment inventory, ensuring that all new equipment has been given a unique identifier and been entered into the system, and that obsolete equipment is decommissioned consistent with UD and funding agency guidelines.
  • Monitor unit-wide data collection to ensure concordance with established data collection and management guidelines.
  • Develop guidance for personnel regarding design and execution of project activities, and ensures that such guidance aligns with expectations of funding agencies.
  • Interface with a broad range of external constituencies relative to project activities and outcomes.
  • Coordinate the scheduling, budgeting and marketing of all outreach and training activities. This includes responsibility for securing locations, catering and AV support, accessibility, and other onsite logistics.
  • Ensure that dissemination efforts, including web-based promotion of AT activities, comply with accessibility guidance and accurately reflect AT Unit activities and resources.
  • Respond to inquiries in a timely, thorough, and respectful manner.
  • Coordinate the ordering of materials, supplies, and equipment unit-wide.
  • Participate in development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, short and long range planning; collaborates with other program staff in strategic planning, cultivation of partnerships, and development and implementation of programmatic initiatives.
  • Represent the AT program locally and nationally with professionalism.
  • Oversee all facets of the AT Unit's ongoing operation, ensuring compliance with University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.


  • Bachelor's degree and three years of experience (or equivalent experience in the absence of a degree) in administration related to procurement, project implementation and budgeting, and data management.
  • Substantial experience with spreadsheet and database applications, desktop publishing, and accounting practices.
  • Demonstrated skill in consultation, collaboration, and written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency, including people with disabilities.

Special requirements: 

  • Ability to travel and provide own transportation for various events, training, and seminars required.


To Apply:  For a complete list of requirements and job duties and to apply online, please visit our web site  The reference number (Job ID) for the position is 494199.

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