CONTINUING EDUCATION SPECIALIST 4
Company: University of Washington
Posted on: June 24, 2022
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The Northwest Americans with Disabilities (NW ADA) Center (NW ADA)
has an exciting opportunity for a Continuing Education Specialist.
This position serves as a director providing overall leadership,
management, and direction for a comprehensive program of continuing
education and technical assistance for the Region 10 NW ADA Center
and partner agencies in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. This
program is located within the Center for Continuing Education in
Rehabilitation (CCER), a part of the UW Department of
The Director of the NW ADA Center will:
--- Develop and implement training and information activities that
effectively meet the ADA technical assistance and continuing
education needs of a very wide variety of constituents across a
four-state area. Ensure that these activities also reflect current
trends, updated ADA Title/Guidelines, and information from research
and demonstration projects across the country, as well as the needs
and interests of the funding agencies.
--- Develop and implement innovative, high-quality projects that
further the knowledge about ADA technical assistance, personnel
preparation, and continuing education in the rehabilitation
--- Develop and monitor a budget that supports training and
technical assistance activities on an ongoing basis. This includes
hiring, training, and supporting training consultants and/or
technical assistance specialists that may be working anywhere in
the region at any given time. Also is responsible for managing
subcontracts to entities in Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.
This position is currently responsible for $1,000,000 a year in the
primary federal grant. In addition, there is customarily between
$25,000 and $45,000 in program income that is generated annually.
Responsibilities include forecasting and developing budgets and
monitoring expenditures in accordance with state and federal
policy. The position has full latitude for expenditure control,
within federal guidelines.
This position is responsible for all short-term and long-range
planning for the NW ADA Center (currently about 40% of CCER's
activities). The project director also participates in CCER
short-term and long-range planning.
This position's impact is related to the NW ADA Center, which is
funded by NIDILRR through the UW Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine
to provide research, ADA technical assistance, information
dissemination, and training to the four-state region. The NW ADA
Center maintains a website, and Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and
YouTube pages, which represent the main venues for information
Recruitment, Training, and Supervision of Employees and External
--- Recruit, hire, train, coordinate, and supervise technical
assistance specialists, consultants, and project continuing
education coordinators to provide continuing education and
technical assistance across a four-state area. Recruit, evaluate,
select, and supervise the work of training consultants and
sub-contractors. Work closely with the NW ADA Center's Research
Director to meet objectives of the Center's research project. Work
closely with the NW ADA Center's Assistant Director to ensure the
planning and completion of day-to-day Center operations, as well as
to resolve escalated concerns or issues. Appraise and delegate
responsibilities to the Assistant Director as appropriate. Follow
UW and Departmental policies regarding personnel matters including
conducting employee performance reviews.
Grants Management (23%)
--- Develop and monitor the implementation of grant and project
budgets currently totaling over $1,000,000; oversee the dispersal
of grant funds in accordance with University and funding agency
policies and procedures.
--- Acquire, in collaboration with other CCER staff and Department
of Rehabilitation Medicine faculty, federal grants and other income
sources in support of technical assistance and continuing
education, including conducting needs assessments, and writing
grant applications and reports.
--- Develop work plans to accomplish the goals and objectives of
grant and other projects; and ensure that work plans are completed
and required reports submitted.
Leadership and Management (19%)
--- Serve on CCER's senior management team to oversee all areas of
Center management including strategic planning, personnel,
coordination of resources, marketing, etc. Ensure NW ADA Center
project updates are given at relevant CCER and other departmental
--- Work closely and cooperatively with the National Institute on
Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
(NIDILRR) representatives in Washington D.C. to identify new
directions and approaches. Represent NW ADA Center at national
meetings of the ADA National Network and other organizations
annually. Coordinate and collaborate with members of the ADA
--- Serve in regional and national leadership roles through
participation in advisory and editorial boards and professional
--- Update skills and knowledge by attending appropriate academic
and continuing education programs. Keep informed of major trends in
the field of rehabilitation by participating in professional
organizations and reading professional journals.
Training, Evaluation, and Organizational Development (33%)
--- Meet customer needs by providing on-site individualized
training, organizational development, and/or technical assistance
activities for regional customers.
--- Cooperate and coordinate with other CCER staff in developing
and conducting training programs, and in self-directed work teams
addressing other CCER activities.
--- Evaluate the effectiveness of project activities through course
evaluation surveys and other activities as required and
appropriate. Ensure that training is field-based and
consumer-driven by consulting with representatives of training
constituencies through the advisory committee and through personal
visits to customer/consumer agencies.
--- Recruit and train members and coordinate meetings of the
project advisory committees. Develop and maintain cordial and
professional relationships with advisory committee members,
granting agencies, and representatives from public and private
--- Master's Degree in rehabilitation, disability studies, social
sciences, counseling, or related field
--- Four to five years of experience in any or all of the
- Implementation and compliance of the Americans with Disabilities
- Management experience including supervision of personnel,
financial/budget management, and project management
- Relevant work experience in the roles and programs addressing
opportunities for and/or rights of people with disabilities
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
--- Ability to travel - periodic travel to collaborative sites in
Alaska, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, and to national conferences
will be required.
--- PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, Rehabilitation Counseling,
Disability Studies, Psychology, or related field, or JD in Law is
desirable but not required.
--- Relevant experience demonstrating the ability to plan and
organize teams and to communicate effectively both within a team
and with outside stakeholders and partners
--- Experience in leadership roles both in work settings and in
community, professional, or other arenas.
--- Experience with strategic planning.
--- Experience training or teaching in a continuing education
--- Experience with curriculum development and the use of
--- Experience with grant writing and grant management.
--- Experience conducting collaborative research.
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a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information
that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may
include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any
assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as
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assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not
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will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.
Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you
will not be considered for this position until all required
assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to
disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law .
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