Master's Degree in Public Administration, Counseling, Special Education, Rehabilitation, or a closely related field and a minimum of five-seven (5-7) years of experience effectively managing a program or department and developing new programs and/or initiatives, preferably in disability services; OR a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Counseling, Special Education, Rehabilitation, or a closely related field and a minimum of seven-ten (7-10) years of experience effectively managing a program or department and developing new programs and/or initiatives, preferably in disability services, is required.
Demonstrated expertise in the many facets of disability (both visible and invisible) including assessment of accommodation needs, rehabilitation, independent living, medical terminology, legal issues, assistive technology and other resources is preferred. Demonstrated expertise in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and knowledge of the American's with Disabilities Act as it relates to students preferred. Knowledge of federal and state disability support systems, such as Social Security, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing preferred. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with urban students preferred. The incumbent may be required to work both weekend and evenings for special events and/or in the supervision of evening staff.
- Knowledge of administrative software applications and other financial management programs;
- Knowledge of and demonstrated technical skills in accounting, budgeting, procurement and program management;
- Ability to supervise the work of others;
- Ability to initiate and nurture collaborative partnerships;
- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, meet ongoing deadlines and oversee major projects from development to implementation;
- Ability to work independently and see tasks through to completion in a timely fashion;
- Ability to act with discretion and maintain confidentiality;
- Demonstrated leadership ability;
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Strong organizational, problem solving skills and attention to detail;
- Strong commitment to customer service.
The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews:
Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional work references.
- Professional Union.
- Full time. Benefited.
- Unrestricted funding.
- Grade 34 (see link below for salary chart).
Only Internal Professional Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 7 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
Closing date for applications: June 12, 2017.
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