Director, Research and Educational Planning Center, the Nevada University Affiliated Program in Developmental Disabilities, College of Education, University of Nevada

Director Research and Educational Planning Center and The Nevada University Affiliated Program
in Developmental Disabilities College of Education
University of Nevada, Reno

The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking an individual to serve as the Director of the Research and Educational Planning Center (REPC) and the Nevada University Affiliated Program in Developmental Disabilities (Nevada UAP). The position is a state funded 12-month appointment as a non-tenure track administrative faculty member.

The Research and Educational Planning Center, located with the College of Education, supports externally funded projects with professional staff of 20 and five support staff. The mission of the Center is to provide leadership to the university, college, and educational community in the identification, development, submission, and implementation of externally funded projects that benefit the citizens of Nevada through the provision of training for educators and other human-service professionals, model service programs, technical assistance, information dissemination, and research/evaluation. Some of the current projects within REPC include the statewide evaluation of prevention programs for Nevada Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, technical and programmatic support for the Nevada School to Careers Project and School Support and Improvement (Title I) from the Nevada Department of Education, and Projects Learning Links, a college-wide technology grant from the US Department of Education.

The Nevada University Affiliated Program in Developmental Disabilities (Nevada UAP) is part of the Research and Educational Planning Center and is funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. The Nevada UAP is part of a national network of 55 UAPs with a UAP in each state and territory that advocates for people with disabilities and provides a variety of training programs and services. The mission of the Nevada UAP to work cooperatively with agencies and programs to assist Nevadans of all ages with developmental disabilities to be independent and productive citizens who are fully integrated within their communities. Some of the current projects include the Nevada Parent Network, a statewide program that links families of children with disabilities; the Nevada Family Support Network, a federally funded effort to improve family support in Nevada; a statewide evaluation of the consumer outcomes from Nevada Division of Developmental Services; Partners in Policymaking, a training program to develop consumer and family advocates and leaders; Nevada ADA, a technical assistance program for the American with Disabilities Act; and a research project on functional communication and attention for young children with disabilities funded by the US Department of Education.

Responsibilities
o Supervise all projects housed within the REPC and Nevada UAP.
o Provide aggressive leadership in securing and managing externally funded projects.
o Represent REPC and the Nevada UAP in maintaining working relationships with federal, state, and local organizations related to funded projects. o Provide support to College of Education faculty seeking external funds.
o Serve as college liaison with the Office of Sponsored Projects and the Grants and Contracts Office.
o Serve as a member of the College of Education Leadership Team
o Teach one course per year in the College of Education

Qualifications o Doctoral degree in special education, educational research or related field.
o Minimum of three years experience working in the disabilities field;
o Minimum of five years experience in identifying, obtaining and managing externally funded projects with multiple funding sources.
o Knowledge of state and national sources of external funding;
o Knowledge of the role of university affiliated programs;
o Knowledge of current issues and trends in services and supports for people with disabilities;

Anticipated Starting Date: January 1, 2001 (negotiable)

Rank and Salary: Administrative faculty. Salary commensurate with experience and rank.

Applications Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, a vita, and the names of three references. The letter of application should address each of the qualifications for the position. The university will be pleased to make any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Individuals needing accommodations should indicate their needs for the application or interview process. Application materials must be received by November 20, 2000. Please submit to:

Vernon D. Luft, Associate Dean College of Education REPC/Mail Stop 278 University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV 89557 775-784-4345 FAX: 775-784-6298

The University of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, in any program or activity it operates. UNR employs only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.