Project Coordinator - Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2020


Position: UNH-4U Project Coordinator

Organization: UNH Institute on Disability

Location: UNH Campus, Durham, NH

Summary: Under the administrative supervision the Principal Investigator, plan, organize, coordinate and manage the UNH-4U Bridges program and assist with the coordination of the UNH-4U higher education program. The Project Director II will collaborate with multiple departments on at UNH as well as with multiple external partners to coordinate the Bridges program, and inclusive higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities between the ages of 18-25. UNH4U-Bridges supports students further their knowledge and skills in the areas of high-school to college transition, academic enrichment, social development, independent living and career development pre-admission. Responsibilities include but are not limited coordinating operations and staff support for online and in person (post-covid) learning, assistive technology solutions, person-centered planning, peer mentoring, academic coaching, service learning, and internship opportunities for all elements of the program. Additionally, with support from the Co-Directors and Program Evaluator, the Project Director II will assist in coordinating and collecting data for all state and federal reporting, program evaluation and quality improvement needs. The Project Director II will also assist in training and supervising Inclusion Facilitators, hourly program staff, student workers, peer mentors and academic coaches; and facilitate effective communication with parents, and student-specific partner agencies to ensure students are supported for optimal academic, social, vocational and campus aims. Other administrative duties include assistance with grant writing to develop new sources of support, fee for service revenue streams and conducting recruitment, enrollment and outreach activities.

Qualifications: Master's Degree  + 5  years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and 5+ years of experience with inclusive education required.
  • Strong self-initiative and self-discipline to meet program deliverables.
  • Ability to work as part of a team for optimal program performance.
  • Proven and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills.
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Proven experience building coalitions and collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams at multiple levels of implementation in the educational field for under-served students with disabilities is essential.
  • Proven record of working effectively with students, parents and professionals in inclusive settings, differentiated models of instruction, and Universal Design for Learning.
  • Person-centered, student directed planning skills and monitoring skills.
  • Excellent facilitation, planning, conflict resolution, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to assist with the design and implementation of independent research and evaluation studies.
  • High degree of self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to travel as required in project area.
  • Proven ability to provide instruction, training and TA in a variety of modes and in related subject matter areas.
  • Effective use of the latest technology for remote instruction, learning, and coordination of job duties as necessary
  • Proven experience with online platforms, including Zoom, Canvas.
  • Experience with the field and practice of implementation science, rapid cycle change, and coaching for performance.
  • Familiarity with Assistive Technologies to support campus life, independent living, time management, executive functioning and optimal performance is strongly preferred.
  • Experience preparing federal and state grant and performance reports.
  • Grant writing and fund development for sustainability.
  • Experience supporting individuals with disabilities and their families.
  • Experience working in higher education settings within University systems.

Interested candidates should apply by going to

Salary Information: Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

EEO Statement: The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information:  The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here: