Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Institute for Human Developmen
posted on August 25, 2012
• This is a full-time position.
• Position is located in Phoenix.
• This position is grant funded and is contingent on the availability of funding.
• Incumbent is not subject to layoff or recall status.
• Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Oversight and management of all program activities related directly or indirectly to the seven key activities required under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as amended which include State Financing [Arizona Loan$ for Assistive Technology (AzLAT) and Arizona SEED Loans], Equipment Reutilization, Equipment Demonstrations, Short-term Equipment Loans, Public Awareness, Training and Technical Assistance (including transition issues), and Interagency Collaboration.
• Recruit, supervise and evaluate staff.
• Develop/revise annual budgets by specific project; monitor budget status for each project.
• Develop/revise and monitor program data collection; prepare and submit reports in compliance with state, federal and/or private funder requirements.
• Collect and input data into the NIRS data management system.
• Establish, review and enforce policies and procedures for program activities.
• Develop/revise AzTAP program literature and marketing materials in collaboration with staff and/or vendors
• Negotiate additional assistive technology-related agreements, contracts and/or subcontracts with other agencies.
• Pursue additional funding opportunities related to IHD-AzUCD and AzTAP's mission.
• Provide project leadership; establish goals and program activities with input from the general public, AzTAP Advisory Council members and AzTAP & IHD personnel.
• Evaluate program effectiveness and impact on the lives of persons with disabilities.
• Develop/implement collaborative activities with other disability providers and advocates in Arizona.
• Participate as a member of the IHD-AzUCD management team.
• Represent AzTAP as an IHD-AzUCD program throughout the state and national disability service system.
• Assure all AzTAP personnel are fully trained and compliant with all NAU and IHD-AzUCD policies and procedures.
• Serve as the primary point of contact between the program and its funding agencies.
• Provide assistive technology related information and referral assistance to persons with disabilities, family members, service providers and other stakeholders.
• Travel as needed to all regions of the state to carry out job duties.
• Work collaboratively with other IHD-AzUCD projects/personnel to address and support the academic mission of NAU.
• Identify, provide and/or supervise quality student training experiences in AzTAP's direct service activities and the AT certificate program for NAU students and those attending other colleges.
• Report to and meet regularly with the IHD Associate Director.
• Master's degree in rehabilitation/disability related field such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, special education, social work, public policy or disability law and five years work experience in a health, education or social services related field.
• Experience working with individuals with a broad range of disabilities and/or functional limitations across the age span.
• Broad-based knowledge and advanced application skills relevant to assistive technology products and services.
• Three to five years experience with assistive technology devices, training and/or service delivery.
• Demonstrated program and fiscal management experience, including staff supervision and budget development and monitoring.
• Knowledge of laws and policies relating to people with disabilities and assistive and information technology.
• Experience working with underrepresented/culturally diverse populations.
• ATP Credential or AT Certificate.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and group presentation abilities.
• Successful grant and academic/professional manuscript writing experience.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of Federal AT Act
Knowledge of Assistive Technology
Skills in supervision of staff
Skills and abilities in program development and grant writing
Ability to collaborate and work with other agencies
Skill and ability to manage Federal grant
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
$59,000 - $65,457 depending on experience.
This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr .
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found on the Internet at: https://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy&/….
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, and you choose the ASRS retirement option, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 27 weeks (6 months) after your start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days after start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
September 24, 2012 at midnight.