Technical Assistance Program Manager - Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Silver Spring, MD

Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Program Manager (training, child health, disabilities, Spanish speaking)
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Silver Spring, MD

Are you a fluent or native Spanish speaker with a background in training, public health or social service programs? Do you have exceptional communications skills and a knack for building strong working relationships, while managing challenging situations? Are you passionate about programs that support children's health and the developmental disability community? The Association of University Centers on Disabilities is seeking a highly qualified, full-time, bilingual Program Manager to provide technical assistance (TA) to interdisciplinary training and research programs across the United States.

As a Technical Assistance Program Manager with AUCD, you'll manage projects, initiatives, and meetings that address the objectives of our funder's training programs. These programs train professionals to use valid and reliable screening and diagnostic tools, as well as providing evidence-based interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD). In this role, you will actively promote continued improvement for individual programs and the fulfillment of broader workforce development goals outlined in the Autism CARES Act. Additionally, you will work closely with programmatic partner organizations within the ASD/DD community as well as support the Spanish Language Caucus, workgroups, and other entities that serve as platforms for addressing emerging training and public health issues.

This position will provide you with an exceptional opportunity to exercise your expertise, creativity and initiative in a fast-paced yet relaxed office atmosphere with a team of dedicated, passionate colleagues.

This position is supported by, and contingent upon, continued federal funding. The salary range for this position is $55,000-$60,000. This will be an in-office position once AUCD begins a phased return to the office. At this time, AUCD will continue to operate remotely throughout summer 2021, and it is expected that a phased in return will take place after that time.

About AUCD
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a leading national disability organization, promotes and supports a national network of interdisciplinary centers on disabilities. Its member centers represent every US state and territory, including: 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.

We are pleased to provide a family-friendly work environment; a competitive salary based on education and experience; generous health, dental, disability, life insurance and retirement benefits; and three weeks' vacation, sick and personal days, and paid holidays. 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.

AUCD is an equal opportunity employer and committed to fostering an inclusive culture that values all types of diversity, and as such has experience accommodating a wide range of disability and related workplace needs. To that end, candidates from traditionally underrepresented or unrepresented cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this and our other employment opportunities.

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Position Requirements
You will be qualified for this position if you possess a native or bilingual proficiency in Spanish. Additionally, you must have a master's degree in a social science, education, administration, public health, policy, or other relevant field (or equivalent experience) AND at least three (3) years of professional experience in human services, health sciences, disability, public health, or a related field. You must also be able to travel for site visits, typically 2-3 days at a time, approximately 3 times per year.

You will be a considered a preferred candidate if you also have:

  • Completed a LEND or Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) training program at an AUCD member site.
  • Experience providing technical assistance and consultation in topics related to workforce development, early childhood screening and diagnosis, disability, capacity building, systems change, and/or leadership in higher education settings.
  • Experience adhering to programmatic budgets.
  • Personal or professional experience with disabilities.

Lastly, you must possess the following attributes, demonstrated through your prior experience:

  • Knowledge of issues, policy initiatives, research, and practice related to health and quality of life for people with ASD/DD of all ages, and their families and communities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including in writing, and adapt communication appropriately for purpose and audience, including Spanish-speaking audiences.
  • Skill in engaging partners from Latinx communities.
  • Ability to manage multiple detailed tasks with accuracy while responding to changing priorities in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Skill in organization, prioritization, resourcefulness, and creative thinking.
  • Ability to build culturally responsive relationships diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in using word processing, database and spreadsheet software, web tools, and social media tools to communicate and exchange information.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others on team and across teams.
  • Working knowledge of program evaluation and quality improvement practices.

To Apply:
Please submit: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a resume of relevant experience, (3) names and contact information of at least three professional references, and (4) any accommodations needed for the application and interview process to Dawn Rudolph ([email protected]) with "Application for Program Manager, MCH TA" as the subject line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

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