Technical Assistance Director

Posted: Monday, March 15, 2010


This is a senior management position within AUCD with significant responsibility for the overall direction and management of the Association. Principle responsibilities include directing, managing and coordinating work under federal contract(s) that will enhance the operations of individual Centers and the AUCD Network through the provision of policy analysis, technical assistance, materials and program development, information exchange, and data collection and analysis.

Required Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of university-based centers that engage in research, education, clinical and community service in the field of developmental disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful program development or project management.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and professionalism with all constituents of the AUCD, including individuals with disabilities and their families, individuals from diverse cultures, researchers, clinicians, administrators, federal staff, and disability advocacy organizations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of a range of technologies for project management and technical assistance including database, word processing, project planning, webinars, and spreadsheet software and in the use of the Internet for communication and information exchange purposes.
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills.


  • Direct, coordinate, and manage the provision of technical assistance, data collection, data analysis, and information exchange under federal contracts.
  • Develop training materials, grant proposals, project reports, press releases, and publications in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Maintain effective communication with relevant governmental agencies regarding technical assistance, policy development, program assessment, event planning and program development.
  • Ensure coordination of all Technical Assistance activities.
  • Develop policy forums, Technical Assistance events, products and methods for the exchange of information and policy development.

Required qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate program in a discipline relevant to developmental disabilities (e.g., psychology, social work, education, allied health, clinical sciences, public health, public administration).
  • At least 2-5 years of progressively responsible experience in managing complex projects or programs.

Desired qualifications:

  • Completion of a terminal degree in health, education or social sciences relevant to the field of disabilities. (e.g., PhD, EdD, DSW, DPH, MD).
  • Research, training, service, or administrative experience in an interdisciplinary university-based center.
  • Previous work experience in or completion of a UCEDD or LEND traineeship.

Benefits:Competitive salary based on education and experience; health, retirement, and life insurance benefits; modest relocation expenses and three weeks vacation. Opportunity to exercise creativity and initiative in national disability related policy and program development.

Procedures: By email only, submit a letter of interest, resume of relevant experience, and names and contact information for three references to: Laura Martin, Director of Operations, AUCD, [email protected].

Applications will be accepted immediately and will be reviewed starting March 28th. The position will remain open until filled. The position is supported in part by federal funds and requires location at the AUCD offices in Silver Spring, MD.

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