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UI REACH Director

Company: University of Iowa, College of Education
Location: Iowa City, IA
UI REACH Director Position Announcement 
The College of Education seeks qualified candidates for the position of UI REACH Director. UI REACH is a nationally renowned certificate program for 18-25 year old students with intellectual disabilities. Students live in the residence hall, take courses on campus, and participate in student life, campus activities, and internships in the community. Transition and consultative support services are provided after students graduate from UI REACH.  

Position Summary

The UI REACH Director provides oversight of and strategic direction to the UI REACH program and provides leadership in continued development of UI REACH programs, programmatic research, and evaluation of services and outcomes. In addition, the Director provides outreach to and collaboration with multiple stakeholder groups to improve organizational effectiveness and continued improvement.  This includes the University of Iowa and College of Education departments, faculty, staff and students and the UI REACH advisory board, state legislature, media, families, alumni, business and community stakeholders. 
This is a 12-month position.  The person in this position may be eligible for a faculty appointment. 
Required Qualifications

● Doctorate in Special Education, Higher Education Administration, Rehabilitation, Counseling, or a closely related field, or combination of education and experience that demonstrate the candidate meets the qualifications for this position.
● Extensive (typical experience is a minimum of 5 years) administrative and program management experience, including budget oversight. 
● Experience with individuals with disabilities.
● Demonstrated experience with continuous improvement initiatives.
● Strong written and verbal communications skills.
● Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty, administrators, staff, students, and other stakeholders.
● Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work or academic environment, including the ability to work collaboratively and with diverse populations.
● Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to meet and maintain the UI Fleet Safety program driving requirements.
● Overnight travel on occasion may be required.  
Desirable Qualifications
● Experience working in a college or university.
● Experience with program evaluation.
● Experience in grant writing, fundraising and obtaining competitive external funding.  
Applications: To apply, visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. Reference req# 71653 
About the College

The College of Education is composed of more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation.  Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields.  Our College is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  The College’s Strategic Plan centers our faculty, staff, and students around four priorities: student success, building knowledge and practice, innovating new frontiers, and creating better futures for Iowans.

About the University and Surrounding Community

The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities.  UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909.  UI ranks #33 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U.  S.   News & World Report).  More than 33,000 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 12 colleges. 

UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities.  With 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds.  Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown.  Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world.  The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive. Visit the University Build A Career / Build A Life website for more information:  https://worklife.uiowa.edu/  The University of Iowa is a member of HERC, the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.  
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.