Project Specialist

Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Project Specialist will assist and carryout work under federal contract through the provision of project coordination, materials development, technical assistance, and information exchange and dissemination. Provide support on a wide range of activities that furthers the mission and goals of members of the AUCD network.

Required Qualifications:

  • Good organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple tasks in an orderly, accountable and professional manner
  • Proficiency in the use of the Internet for information exchange purposes, as well as in word processing, web posting, database, and spreadsheet software
  • Experience with written and verbal communications
  • Aptitude in working with individuals with diverse abilities and from different cultures and committed to promoting full participation and cultural competence of service systems


  • Assist in carrying out duties of AUCD's federal contracts.
  • Assist in developing dissemination materials, project reports, and publications in collaboration with researchers and staff at AUCD network centers.
  • Maintain effective communication with the federal agencies and other relevant governmental agencies regarding technical assistance, program assessment, review and development.
  • Respond to requests for information from member centers and programs, individuals with disabilities, family members, students, agencies, and community support/advocacy organizations, providing referral to AUCD network Centers and other resources as appropriate.
  • Provide support and information on a wide range of network activities that further the mission and goals of members of the AUCD network.

Required qualifications include:

  • Completion of a graduate program (MPH, MS, MSW, MA, etc.) in the social or health sciences (e.g., public health, public policy, psychology, social work, education, allied health)
  • Or Bachelor Degree with 1-2 years of experience in human services.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Past experience working with grants or subcontracts at federal or state levels
  • Research, teaching, training, direct service, technical assistance or administrative support experience in a UCEDD, LEND or similar organization
  • Completion of a LEND or UCEDD traineeship


Competitive salary based on education and experience; health, retirement, and life insurance benefits; and three weeks vacation. Opportunity to exercise creativity and initiative in disability related policy, program and service development, to work in a fast paced and relaxed office atmosphere, to have the potential to truly make a national impact.


Submit a letter of interest, resume of relevant experience, and names and contact information for three references to:

Laura Martin
Director of Operations
1010 Wayne Ave, Suite 920
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: 301-588-8252 ext 206

For questions, please contact:

George Jesien
Executive Director
Tel: 301-588-8252 ext 207


Sue Lin
Project Director, CDC Cooperative Agreement
Tel: 301-588-8252 ext 212

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is supported in part by federal funds.

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