Senior Manager, MCH Technical Assistance

Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Title: Senior Manager, MCH Technical Assistance

Reports to: Senior Director of Technical Assistance and Network Engagement

Organization: The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) promotes and supports a national network of interdisciplinary centers on disabilities. Its member centers represent every US state and territory and include 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), 52 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Programs and 14 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC). Together, these organizations advance policy and practice through research, education, leadership, and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities.

The AUCD office is located in downtown Silver Spring, MD, one block from the red line Silver Spring Metro station and next to a county-maintained parking garage. This position is supported by federal funds and is contingent upon continued funding. During the current pandemic, this position will be remote as all AUCD staff are teleworking until COVID-19 restrictions start to lift. This will be an in-office position once AUCD begins a phased return to the office. At this time we do not know when that phased return will occur.

Position Overview: AUCD is seeking a Senior Manager for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Technical Assistance to lead and manage the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) supporting LEND and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) training programs. This project is authorized by the federal Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act. Technical assistance (TA) and  coordination are essential to support these programs' efforts and collective capacity to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have or are at risk for developing Autism Spectrum Disorder/Developmental Disabilities (ASD/DD). TA activities include ongoing assessment of needs and identification of emerging issues experienced by LEND and DBP programs; and providing TA to meet those needs through multiple accessible modalities including closed captioned webinars, trainings, collaborative meetings, site visits, workgroup facilitation, stakeholder partnerships, development of reports and other products, information dissemination, and other methods. The Senior Manager should be capable of utilizing and refining data systems to capture and report outcomes; and will be instrumental in supporting national capacity building, leadership development, and quality improvement efforts among LEND and DBP programs. The Senior Manager will work collaboratively to promote health equity, diversity, cultural and linguistic competence, and inclusion within ITAC and within LEND and DBP programs. The person in this role will (1) lead the development, delivery, and evaluation of training and TA provided to LEND and DBP programs; (2) ensure the quality, efficacy, and continuity of all TA activities provided; (3) supervise a culturally diverse team; and (4) participate in strategic planning, grantwriting, budgeting, policy education, collaborations, and other activities in support of AUCD's mission, vision and values.

Job Responsibilities

Technical Assistance

  • Provide project management for the federal cooperative agreement.
  • Identify areas of interest and need for training and professional development for grantees.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other AUCD, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), and national partner efforts.
  • Coordinate and consult on MCHB site visits to LEND and DBP programs.
  • Provide expertise in topics of interest to interdisciplinary training programs including MCH workforce development, diversity, health equity, and cultural and linguistic competence.
  • Provide programmatic expertise in support of training program performance reporting.

Data Collection, Evaluation, and Reporting

  • Manage data collection and project evaluation activities, including reviewing and monitoring project evaluation data and leading continuous quality improvement.
  • Complete annual Performance Report and Non-Competing Continuation Application (NCC); facilitate the completion and submission of competitive renewal applications.
  • Provide consultation for MCHB's CARES evaluation coordinator.
  • Serve as primary staff contact for responding to MCHB data and information requests.


  • Develop and monitor the annual project budget, in consultation with the Director of Finance and the Sr. Director, Technical Assistance and Network Engagement.
  • Develop and submit carry forward and supplemental funding requests as needed.
  • Facilitate development, review and approval of all sub-awardee agreements, invoices for payment, project staff expense reports & timesheets, and grant invoices & expenditures.

Networking and Engagement

  • Serve as primary source of communication with and between MCHB, training programs, and other partners regarding technical assistance, policy, and program development.
  • Represent AUCD on advisory groups, and at meetings and conferences locally and nationally.


  • Provide direct supervision and coaching to project staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Demonstrated knowledge of MCH workforce development systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state systems of health care, early childhood screening, and education for children with disabilities and special healthcare needs and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and adapt communication appropriately for purpose and audience.
  • Demonstrated budget management, data management, progress report, and evaluation skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with accuracy while responding to changing priorities in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and the capacity to work effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using word processing, database and spreadsheet software, data analysis, web tools, and social media tools to communicate and exchange information with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others in a collaborative, strengths-based model of leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with others on the team and across teams, within the workplace and in the context of national stakeholders.
  • Organization, prioritization, resourcefulness, and creativity.
  • Ability to telecommute from remote locations when needed.
  • Ability to travel, typically 3-4 days at a time, 6 times annually.
  • Master's degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience.


  • Personal or professional experience with individuals with disabilities.
  • Training or work experience in a LEND or DBP program.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance and consultation in topics related to MCH workforce development; maternal and child health; cultural and linguistic competency, diversity and health equity strategies; and/or clinical program management in higher education settings.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $65,000-$80,000. AUCD provides an environment that emphasizes work-life balance; a competitive salary based on education and experience; generous health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and retirement benefits; vacation, sick, and personal days; and paid holidays. This position provides a unique opportunity to exercise expertise, creativity and initiative in a fast-paced yet relaxed office atmosphere. AUCD is committed to an inclusive culture that values all types of diversity, and as such has experience accommodating a wide range of disability and related workplace needs.

Application Procedures

Please submit: a letter of interest, a resume of relevant experience, and names and contact information of at least three professional references to Dawn Rudolph, Sr. Director of Technical Assistance and Network Engagement at [email protected]. Ideally, references would reflect perspectives of a supervisor, a colleague, and a supervisee. Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately. For more information about AUCD, visit:


AUCD is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.