Associate Director - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University

Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, and cooperation, and upon respect for people and place. To join MSU in support of our core commitment, please consider applying for the position described below.

The Position: The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) at Minot State University is recruiting an Associate Director. This is a senior management and leadership position within NDCPD. The successful applicant will serve as a program director and will develop and manage a portfolio of activities to improve practice and policy for persons with disabilities.

The successful applicant will work with NDCPD faculty and staff, and partner organizations to develop grants, contracts and fee-for-service revenue. The director will analyze existing service systems, identify potential funding sources, articulate compelling needs assessments and develop fundable grant and contract proposals. This 12-month position is part of the NDCPD Management Team and will report to the Executive Director. It is tenure track. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with training and experience.

Applicants must:

  • be familiar with local, state and federal grant development
  • have a terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D., Ed.D., or similar degree) in a disability or related field (ABD considered)
  • have a track record of successful grantsmanship including project management and supervision,
  • demonstrate evidence of success in providing technical assistance in the form of research, training, and consultation to community service agencies, and
  • be informed about current funding mechanisms for serving the diverse needs of individuals with disabilities and their families in the United States and North Dakota.

We are eager to recruit applicants who can work with a team, have outstanding verbal and written communication, have excellent analytic skills, and are familiar with current research, laws, regulations, and policies affecting human services in the disability field.

The Organization: The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) is a university center of excellence in disability research, education, and dissemination located at Minot State University. NDCPD has a distinguished 20-year history serving the northern great plains. NDCPD currently employs over 100 individuals. More information is available at our website:

We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply for employment.

The Community: Minot, North Dakota, is located in the north-central part of the state. It is 45 miles from the geographic center of the North American continent. Minot, with its nearby communities and the Minot Air Force Base has a combined population of approximately 60,000.

Application: Applications should be directed to:   Ms. Susie Mack, Operations Manager                                                                              NDCPD, Minot State University
                                                 500 University Avenue West
                                                 Minot, North Dakota 58707

                                                 [email protected]


A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment. Please include the following in your application:

  1.  letter of intent,
  2.  MSU faculty employment application available at
  3. current vita,
  4. list of three current references including contact information,
  5. recent sample of technical writing (e.g., journal article, technical report, grant proposal, training document, etc.),

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


Minot State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and subscribes to the laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or any other proscribed category. MSU applies Veteran's Preference Laws. Inquiries or complaints regarding equal employment, educational opportunities, or the affirmative action program should be directed to the Affirmative Action Office.