LEND Coordinator - Center for Disabilities, University of South Dakota

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017


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LEND COORDINATOR Position #0009001

The Center for Disabilities, SD UCEDD, SD LEND, University of South Dakota, is seeking candidates for its LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Coordinator position. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of this interdisciplinary training program. will provide supervision, instruction, and mentoring for graduate and undergraduate students focused on expanding their knowledge and skills related to person-centered and inclusive practices for people with disabilities. Responsibilities will include program development, project management, and scholarly performance.

Required Education & Experience: Doctorate in Education, Psychology, Rehabilitation, or other related field; 2) experience working with children and adolescents with special health care needs and their families, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders; 3) experience working with interdisciplinary teams and interprofessional education; and 4) demonstrated scholarly work, research, teaching, publications, and grantsmanship. Candidates with experience working with Native American culture are preferred.

Position will continue dependent upon performance and grant funding. Department Description and Cultural Expectations The Center for Disabilities is part of a national network of 67 programs funded with a core base of funding from Administration on Developmental Disabilities. Purpose is to develop and provide activities in the areas of academic training, community services, information dissemination and research and evaluation.

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine values diversity and its essential role in achieving the educational, scholarship, and service missions of the school. Therefore, the medical school is committed to both recruitment and retention of students, residents, faculty, and staff who through their diversity enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence. We recognize diversity as relating to race, ethnicity, creed, rural background, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. In addition, we value persons with broad life experiences, with records of service to disadvantaged populations, and with other attributes that may enhance the learning community. The medical school has chosen three areas of emphasis on diversity to enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence: American Indians, rural, and gender.