Virginia Commonwealth University Associate Director in Richmond, Virginia
School/Unit: School of Education
Department: SOESpecEd&DP: PPD
Purpose of Position:
Serve as the Associate Director at the Partnership for People with Disabilities by providing leadership to faculty and staff in training and technical assistance, business operations, and program and planning.
• Collaborate with the Associate Director of Research with meeting the requirements of the Core Grant
• Oversee the development, evaluation and annual updating of the UCEDD five-year grant in collaboration with the Leadership team. • Lead writing efforts on federal and state grant proposals, including: drafting budgets; defining needs; designing goals, objectives, and strategies; and assisting with evaluation and dissemination plans. • Develop scopes of work and draft budgets for state contracts. Develop and maintain own research/programmatic agenda. • Serve as Principal Investigator and Project Director on grants and contracts, duties that include creating, updating, and managing project budgets; ensuring deliverables are met; writing and submitting progress reports; overseeing implementation activities. • Serve as a resource for business operations as needed. • Assist with hiring, supervising, and evaluating staff as assigned, including leadership level faculty and staff as needed. At minimum, supervision of coordinator level staff begins within first 6 months of hiring. • Provide training and technical assistance to disability and community services systems professionals/staff to promote systems improvements. • Develop and maintain collaborations with national entities, state agencies, VCU and other regional universities, community and self-advocacy organizations, local schools/school districts, teams within the Partnership, individuals with developmental disabilities, family members and caregivers, etc. • Write, edit, and submit journal articles for publication, white papers, policy briefs, monographs, reports, fact sheets, resource guides, and other products for dissemination, in collaboration with staff and partners. • Develop and implement training and continuing education activities and present topics of interests to a diverse audience of disability professionals, community professionals, policy makers and legislators, individuals with developmental disabilities, family members and caregivers. • Present project outcomes at professional conferences. • Represent the Partnership at meetings, councils, task forces, work groups, etc. • Function as Acting Director during absence of the Director. Perform other duties as assigned. • Oversee social media for the organization as needed • Position requires some travel for local, state, regional, and/or national business; and some work outside of traditional working hours.
• PhD or similar degree (e.g., EdD, PsyD) in related field, such as rehabilitation, public health, public policy, education/special education, early childhood, psychology, social work, allied health professions, etc. • Demonstrates knowledge of disability services across the lifespan, and of trends and needs in the disability field locally, regionally, statewide and nationally • Documented experience in collaborating with a variety of individuals with varying backgrounds and abilities including any or all of the following: people with disabilities, family members/caregivers, advocacy and provider groups, community organizations, local and state agencies, and/or national organizations • Documented leadership experience with a diverse team of employees (e.g. faculty, staff, trainees, students, employees with disabilities, family members of children/adults with disabilities, etc.) including supervising work activities and/or supervising direct reports • Documented experience in developing, directing, coordinating, evaluating, or otherwise managing contracts, grants, or other projects and programs • Documented leadership in, or collaboration with others in writing and submitting competitive grant proposals and/or articles for publication • Evidence of quality professional writing Leadership, Collaboration, and Management Skills: • Must be able to apply knowledge to create/foster vision and strategic plan for the Partnership • Must be able to initiate, foster and maintain contacts and partnerships with a variety of community and state agencies • Must be committed to learning key factors for grants management including developing and managing budgets. • Must be able to lead and work independently (producing quality work with little supervision) • Must have excellent supervisory and leadership/team-building skills • Must have experience with diplomacy in interactions with constituents (professionals, family members, people with disabilities, etc.) • Must be able to multi-task, and work in fast-paced environment, maintaining high productivity with deadlines • Must be able to work in and foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commit to do so as a faculty member at VCU Program-Related Skills: • Must be able to provide expert consultation and assistance to collaborators, policy makers, legislators, and service system professionals • Must be able to plan, implement, and evaluate training, continuing education, workshops, seminars and conference sessions • Must be able to write successful grant applications and produce other scholarly works. Computer/Technology Skills: • Must have working knowledge of standard software programs (including Microsoft Office Suite) • Must have working knowledge of electronic communications and social media
•A record of leadership in writing and submitting federal grant proposals • A record of successful publishing in refereed journals/book chapters • Documented experience working with/for or training under the UCEDD/LEND Network and/or other national developmental disabilities networks • Documented experience working with/for state or local governmental or non-governmental disabilities organizations
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.com
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