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Date: Oct 01, 2010

The position will be responsible for developing, managing and growing the multi-million dollar disability and employment portfolio of the Heldrich Center including managing large externally funded research and technical assistance projects. The Director of Workforce Development and Disability Research will report directly to the Executive Director. Primary responsibilities will include: a) providing leadership and strong management support for all disability employment research, evaluation and technical assistance conducted and coordinated by the Heldrich Center; b) supervising staff, students, project consultants and other grantees working in the Center\'s growing portfolio of disability and employment work, c) contributing significant entrepreneurial leadership and subject matter expertise to the Center in the area of disability employment and contribute to the national dialogue on the topic through participation at national conferences and other events and communicating and collaborating with leading national and state disability and workforce development organizations, policy makers and employers; d) publishing and presenting findings from internal and external funded research and evaluation studies; e) overseeing the production of high quality research reports, briefs, and other written publications produced by the Heldrich Center; f) overseeing the design and management of high quality technical assistance and training provided by the Heldrich Center or collaborating partners; and g) conceptualizing and writing proposals for external grant funding.

Candidates must possess a Masters Degree in public policy, education, social sciences, social work, vocational rehabilitation, public administration, political science, or other areas as well as seven years or more relevant experience and leadership in the employment and disability fields.