• Title

  • Executive Director of Paul V. Sherlock Center of Disabilities

    Rhode Island College
    Job Description
    Executive Director of Paul V. Sherlock Center of Disabilities
    Rhode Island College

    Rhode Island College invites applications for the above full-time position.  The Director will provide vision and leadership in carrying out the mission, core functions, and federal requirements of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) in compliance with legislation and related regulations; maintain collaborative relationships with the Rhode Island State DD Council, the State Legal Protection and Advocacy (P&A), and other state agencies, organizations, and community service providers. The director will provide vision and leadership to facilitate systems change, capacity building, and advocacy to promote self-determination, inclusion, and productivity of individuals who have developmental and other disabilities.
    The Sherlock Center is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The Sherlock Center promotes the membership of individuals with disabilities in school, work, and community through education, training, community services, research and evaluation and information dissemination. The Director’s position carries with it a number of scholarly, administrative, programmatic, representational, and coordinative functions and responsibilities.

    Required qualifications include:
    • A Doctoral degree in a discipline related to developmentaldisabilities. (Meet criteria for faculty status and tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor depending on qualifications and experience.)


    • Demonstrated expertise working with individuals who have developmentaldisabilities.
    • A minimum of five years of experience providing direct services or supports to individuals whohave developmentaldisabilities.
    • A minimum of seven years of college-level teaching experience or otherappropriate academic/professionalexperience.
    • History of publication and scholarship pertinent to individuals with developmental and/orother disabilities.
    • Demonstrated leadership in a higher education or equivalent professionalcontext.
    • Experience managingstaff.
    • Experience writing, securing, and managinggrants/contracts.
    • Previous higher education experience and teaching and scholarship in developmental disabilitiesat institutions of higher education.
    • Evidence of excellent teaching in an area related to Developmental Disabilities and/orDisability Studies.
    Preferred qualifications:  Administrative of staff experience at a UCESS; life experience with individuals who have developmental disabilities.
    Application deadline:  Position is open until filled.
    For a full job description, which include additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see https://employment.ric.edu/.  Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system. 
    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.


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