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Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

If you are using a screen reader and experience any difficulty accessing our web pages, please call 206-543-2544 or email UWHires and we will be happy to assist you. jump to content Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. - Shift: First Shift - Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. - As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. -

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 Rehabilitation Medicine.

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 field.

--- 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 dissemination.


Recruitment, Training, and Supervision of Employees and External Contractors/Consultants (25%)

--- 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 meetings.
--- 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 National Network.
--- Serve in regional and national leadership roles through participation in advisory and editorial boards and professional organizations.
--- 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 rehabilitation agencies.

--- 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 following:
- Implementation and compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- 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 license/certification/registration.

--- 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 setting.
--- Experience with curriculum development and the use of instructional technology.
--- Experience with grant writing and grant management.
--- Experience conducting collaborative research.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of 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 soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it 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 .

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTGovernor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , CONTINUING EDUCATION SPECIALIST 4, Education / Teaching , Seattle, Washington

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