Director of Operations/Office Manager

Posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Overall job description:
AUCD is looking for an outstanding individual with excellent organizational and communication skills to assist, support, and coordinate activities related to the internal and external management and operations of the Association and its network of University Centers and Programs. This person will provide direction and support on a wide range of activities that further the mission and goals of the AUCD network and the efficient and effective running of the Association's National Office in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Working closely with the AUCD executive director, the Director of Operations/Office Manager will provide overall coordination of the AUCD executive board meetings and provide leadership in managing the association's finances, major events, and office operations. This person will supervise clerical staff, communicate directly with member university centers and programs, and directly manage or oversee outsourced Association functions such as human resources and meeting planning.


Required skills and knowledge:
Excellent written and oral communications; proficiency in using the Internet to communicate, manage, and exchange information; ability to deal with multi-component efforts, and organizational skills to move numerous projects simultaneously toward successful completion. At least a bachelor's degree in field related to public administration, business, communications public policy, health, education, social services or law or related field.

Preferred but not required knowledge and skills:
Familiarity with the capacity and activities of the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) programs; familiarity with the NIH, especially NICHD and its programs; familiarity with national disability, health, and educational advocacy groups; personal direct experience of children and/or adults with disabilities and their families; and supervisory experience. Graduate work or degree.

Competitive salary based on education and experience; health, retirement, and life insurance benefits; and three weeks vacation. Opportunity to be involved in a broad range of disability related issues, to work in a fast paced yet relaxed office atmosphere, and to have the potential to truly make a national impact.

Closing Date:
Applications will be taken immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedures:
Submit a letter of interest, resume of relevant experience, and contact information for 2-3 references via mail or e-mail to:

George S. Jesien, PhD
Executive Director
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 920
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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