Program Specialist (Remote), Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
Salary: $54,050 - $55,672
Advocacy / Non-Profit
Internal Number: 5
AUCD’s National Center on Disability in Public Health seeks to engage a Project Specialist to support a one-year project: Disability Community-wide COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach Initiative. The purpose of this project is to collaborate with key organizations in the disability community, as well as AUCD Network members such as LENDs, to share vaccine confidence messaging and conduct outreach with people with disabilities at a local level.
As a Project Specialist you will provide project oversight, while collaborating with AUCD, NCBDDD/CDC, and partners to plan and execute project activities to be completed during the funding period. This position will provide you with an exceptional opportunity to exercise your project management skills and initiative in a fast-paced yet relaxed office atmosphere with a team of dedicated, passionate colleagues.
This is a temporary position with an expected twelve (12) month assignment contingent upon continued funding through a federal cooperative agreement with the CDC. The salary range for this position is $54,050 - $55,672. This position is eligible for remote work.
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a leading national disability organization, promotes and supports a national network of interdisciplinary centers on disabilities. Its member centers represent every US state and territory, including: 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), 52 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Programs, and 14 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC). Together, these organizations advance policy and practice through research, education, leadership, and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities.
We are pleased to provide a family-friendly work environment; a competitive salary based on education and experience; generous health, dental, disability, life insurance, and paid vacation, sick and personal days, and holidays. The AUCD office is located in downtown Silver Spring, MD, one block from the red line Silver Spring Metro station and next to a county-maintained parking garage. At this time, AUCD will continue to operate remotely throughout 2021, and it is expected that a phased in return will take place after that time. However, this position will be able to remain fully remote.
AUCD is an equal opportunity employer and committed to fostering an inclusive culture that values all types of diversity, and as such has experience accommodating a wide range of disability and related workplace needs. To that end, candidates from traditionally underrepresented or unrepresented cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities?are strongly encouraged to apply for this and our other employment opportunities.
Please submit: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a resume of relevant experience, (3) names and contact information of at least three professional references, and (4) any accommodations needed for the application and interview process to Tanisha Clarke ([email protected]). with "Application for Project Specialist" as the subject line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately. The position will remain open until filled.
You will be qualified for this position if you have completed a graduate program (MPH, MS, MSW, MA, etc.) in the social or health sciences (e.g., public health, public policy, psychology, social work, education, allied health) AND at least three (3) years of relevant experience that includes planning, leading, and managing projects. To be qualified, you must also have a demonstrated proficiency using current technologies and tools to communicate and exchange information and Microsoft Office software (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint).
If you are preferred candidate, you will also have experience working with grantees at federal or state levels and prior experience working with people with disabilities.
Lastly, you must possess the following attributes, demonstrated through your prior experience or education:
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to influence and engage a wide range of partners at all levels and learning styles and needs.
Sound judgment, solid decision-making skills, and strong emphasis of upholding confidentiality and integrity.
A commitment to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is applied in all practices and approaches (including plain language).
Skill in overseeing simultaneous, complex activities that have multiple components.
Skill in establishing and cultivating strong relationships internally and externally in order to reach common goals and objectives.
The ability to convey ideas and to respond appropriately to key stakeholders.
Skill in organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
About Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs. Network members consist of:67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), receiving core funding from the Office on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (OIDD)52 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Programs receiving core funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)14 Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Centers (IDDRC), receiving core funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Development (NICHD)These programs serve and are located in every U.S. state and territory and are all part of universities or medical centers. They serve as a bridge between the university and the community, bringing together the resources of both to achieve meaningful change.AUCD supports this national network through:Leadership on major social problems affecting all people living with developmental or other disabilities or special health needsAdvocacy with Congress and executive branch agencies that fu...nd and regulate programs used by people with disabilitiesNetworking and partnering with other national organizations to advance the network's national agendasPromoting communication within the network and with other groups by collecting, organizing, and disseminating data on network activities and accomplishmentsTechnical assistance provision on a broad range of topicsThrough its members, AUCD is a resource for local, state, national, and international agencies, organizations, and policy makers concerned about people living with developmental and other disabilities and their families. Members engage in a range of interdisciplinary activities including:Exemplary services for children, adults, and familiesAcademic trainingBasic and applied researchTraining and technical assistance to schools, communities, and all levels of governmentPolicy advocacyProgram evaluationDissemination of best practices and new informationAUCD programs also train the next generation of leaders in disability-related research, training, service delivery, and policy advocacy to insure that this essential work continues.