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Director for Comprehensive Transition Postsecondary (CTP) Program

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 16, 2024

Posting Details

This position is designated as Exempt from the Human Resources Act ( EHRA ).

Posting Details

​Benefits of Working at UNCW

Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.

As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.

We also offer an abundance of training and development programs through our Dare to Learn Academy , and the employee assistance program , many of which are offered free of charge.

Working Title

Director for Comprehensive Transition Postsecondary (CTP) Program

External Link to Posting

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Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Home Department

Disability Resource Center - 40250


Student Affairs - 40000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Director will partner with on-campus and off-campus constituencies to design and implement a residential program to support students with intellectual disabilities who want to continue academic, career, and independent living instruction to prepare for gainful employment.
  • Create an inclusive community where students feel connected, challenged, and supported while participating in a high quality inclusive post-secondary college experience.
  • Define and implement guiding pillars and principles for the program, with emphasis on career development, self-advocacy, and life planning.
  • Develop a person-centered planning process to guide the students’ journey at UNCW .
  • Facilitate requirements for approval as a federally recognized Comprehensive Transition Program and pursue accreditation through the Inclusive Higher Education Accreditation Council.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Master’s degree in Special Education, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • A minimum of 4 years of progressive experience in a relevant leadership position.
  • Work experience with youth and/or young adults with intellectual disabilities.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including excellent interpersonal communication, written reports, and correspondence, and presentations for large and small audiences.
  • Experience designing and implementing assessment of learning outcomes for young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse populations.
  • Strong understanding of the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
  • Plan, conduct, and implement evidence-based practices for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
  • Exemplary ability to build relationships with campus and community partners.
  • Demonstrated passion for the program’s mission, with experience leading in a variety of settings serving young adults with intellectual disabilities.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Required Certifications or Licensures


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Comprehensive Transition Postsecondary ( CTP ) Program is charged with:
  • Providing academic, career, and independent living instruction on a college campus through a collegiate experience for individuals with intellectual disabilities, to prepare for future employment.
  • Prioritizing inclusion to the fullest extent possible in campus life and activities with appropriate and necessary support services available.
  • Creating and promoting an environment that fosters diversity and inclusion.
  • Supporting the Division of Student Affairs and UNCW Strategic Plan and Priorities.
College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Number of Openings

Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the ‘Work History’ section before you apply for this position. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

Months Per Year

12 Months


1.0 (40 hours per week)

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNCW? (2024)
    • UNCW Website
    • UNCW LinkedIn Page
    • UNCW X Account (formerly Twitter)
    • UNCW Employee Referral
    • UNCW Instagram Account (UNCW_jobs)
    • UNCW Job Alert
    • Chronical of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • North Carolina Job Network
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Career Events/Job Fairs
    • Billboards/Marquee
    • Other
  2. * If you selected 'Other' to the question above, please explain how you found out about this opportunity. Enter N/A if not applicable.

    (Open Ended Question)

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