Project Director - NHLS (New Hampshire Leadership Series), Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Posted: Thursday, May 6, 2021


Position:  Project Director - NHLS (New Hampshire Leadership Series)
UNH/Institute on Disability
  Durham, NH


  • The Project Director - NHLS will be responsible for the administration, supervision, coordination, sustainability, and execution of the NH Leadership Series (NHLS) in collaboration with the NHLS team and the IOD.  This position is .75 FTE.
  • Responsible for the planning, development, design, supervision of project coordinator, and implementation of the NHLS program.
  • Develop and deploy annual project budgets. Oversee fundraising team and supervise allocations of grant resources, donations, and or contracts, including responsibility for required reports.
  • Promote curriculum that elevates best and innovate practices and policy in advocacy, leadership, disability rights, social justice, intersectionality, ableism, and equity based inclusive schools and communities.
  • Design and/or supervise design of data-gathering instruments, surveys, and evaluation materials in support of project objectives. Prepare, publish, and disseminate written NHLS reports/summaries.        
  • Plan, develop, deliver, and continuously improve NHLS content (in person and virtual) in partnership with NHLS staff, advisors, and national partners.          
  • Provide oversight and serve (as necessary) as the contact and liaison for NHLS with University, state, local and national partners, and community in conjunction with the NHLS team.          
  • Oversee recruitment, screening, selection, mentoring, & follow-up of NHLS participants.
  • Hire, train, evaluate, and supervise professional and operating staff for NHLS.         
  • Work with IOD colleagues to partner and integrate knowledge across projects (LEND, UNH-4U, Advocate NH, etc.) and perform other duties as assigned.


1. Advanced degree in related academic discipline and 7-10 years of related professional experience in the social sciences and or human services (e.g. social work, psychology, special education, public policy, etc.);

2. Direct experience working in a higher education or University setting;

3. Demonstrated leadership and expertise in leading multifaceted training program working with individuals who experience disability or special health care needs and their families, minimum of 5 years;

4. Direct experience in programs serving individuals with disabilities and their families, minimum of 5 years;

5. Direct experience teaching and or delivering training content to self-advocates, family, community members, and policy makers;

6. Experience supervising and supporting employees; minimum 3 years;

7. High degree of self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work with diverse constituencies;

8. Experience in securing external funds, developing proposals, and grant writing; and

9. Recognized leadership role supporting social justice, equity-based inclusion, and advocacy in the disability field

Additional Preferred Qualifications

1. Lived experience with disability, or family member of individual living with disability.

2. Ph.D. Degree in appropriate academic discipline.

3. Experience and/or qualifications to serve as a Principal Investigator (PI) in a University setting.

4. Experience in interdisciplinary practice through training, teaching, technical assistance, and or research.

5. Extensive knowledge in disability policy and services including but not limited to: history, evidenced based inclusive practices, advocacy, and service delivery.

Documents needed to apply:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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.

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