Executive Director, Center on Disabilities and Human Development - Moscow or Boise, ID

Posted: Monday, December 19, 2022

The Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) administered through the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (EHHS) at the University of Idaho seeks applications for a dynamic and visionary executive director to:

  • Oversee all aspects of CDHD functions.
  • Provide leadership in responding to the expressed needs of people with  disabilities, their families, advocates and policymakers across the state and nation.
  • Form partnership within the University and across the state and nation to achieve program goals.
  • Collaborate with university faculty and administration to facilitate an integrated approach to teaching, learning, research, and evaluation across disciplines.
  • Leverage resources to grow existing programs and develop new areas of focus.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Earned doctorate in Education, Special Education, Health and Human Sciences, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Public Policy; Medical Allied Field, or related field of study.
  • Experience securing and sustaining funding streams;
  • Record of leadership experience in the field of disabilities to include: scholarship/research, outreach, advocacy, and policy development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading organizational and strategic futures planning;
  • Experience working with public and private funds;
  • Evidence of scholarship in outreach, research and/or policy development;
  • Experience collaborating and navigating within and among university systems, state and federal agencies, policy makers, advocacy groups, consumers with disabilities, and families;
  • Experience in college (graduate and/or undergraduate) level teaching;
  • Experience managing a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to effectively engage with individuals from diverse communities;
  • Experience working in and/or with University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) and related interdisciplinary research, education, and services;
  • Experience building a strong research, program evaluation, and public policy team;
  • Experience advocating for and supporting the needs of people with disabilities and their families across complex service systems (e.g., Education, Home and Community-Based Medicaid Services, Social Security, Guardianship and Supported Decision Making, Transitions across the age span);
  • Experience with distance approaches to education, training, services and supports in a rural state.

For more information, download the position announcement flyer.

To apply please use this link   https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/38467