Project Coordinator - Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities for the Path, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020


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Job Description

The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno is hiring for a Project Coordinator, Nevada Center For Excellence in Disabilities for the Path to Independence project in the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities. This is a part-time (.50 FTE/20 hrs per week), Administrative Faculty position with a possible transition to full-time within 12 months of hire based on funding. This position will utilize critical thinking skills to help students in the Path to Independence program secure meaningful and customized employment within the surrounding community. This position will work closely with students, staff, and local business owners to help negotiate employment within the Reno area that is of interest to a particular student. This position draws heavily on organization, communication, and attention to detail. 


The faculty of the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) in the College of Education (COE) provide comprehensive and direct program support on specific grants, contracts, and programs to assist individuals with developmental disabilities achieve independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community. The positions are responsible for project coordination, supervision, communication, and budget management for projects that provide model services, disseminate information, provide pre-service and professional development training, conduct program evaluation and research, and provide technical assistance to state agencies, schools districts, businesses, the general public, individuals, and families members. Positions may exist in multiple geographic locations.


Under the direction of the Director, NCED, the Project Coordinator provides general NCED program support and is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of meetings and for marketing and community outreach. The position is responsible for data entry, generation of reports for assigned project(s), and program records maintenance and destruction. The position assists with writing of new and continuing grant proposals. The position typically reports to a Project Manager, or Senior Manager, or the NCED Director.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two years of related work experience or a Master's degree and one year of related work experience. Related work experience: Professional experience in the field of disabilities or related fields.


Preferred Qualifications

Previous professional experience working with students/individuals with intellectual disabilities, previous experience with job placement or job training activities, knowledge of UNR campus, including student employment opportunities, ACRE Certificate in Employment Services with an Emphasis on Customized Employment (or must be completed within 3 months of hire).


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Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program


Department Information

The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) is located in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno and serves as Nevada's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The UCEDDs were established and funded by the Developmental Disabilities Rights Assistance and Rights Act (DD Act). UCEDDs work to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity and community inclusion are key components of this vision.





Full-Time Equivalent



Required Attachment(s)

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Attach the following attachments to your application 

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.


Posting Close Time

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.


Posting Close Date



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Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.