This position at NAU’s Institute for Human Development (IHD) is
responsible for program leadership and management of multiple
projects that will initially include the Growing in Beauty
Partnership Program (GIBPP), Community Service Core Function Lead,
Co-Leadership of the IHD Interdisciplinary Training Clinic, and
As the largest of these projects, GIBPP operates under contract
with the Navajo Nation’s Growing in Beauty (GIB) program to provide
interdisciplinary early intervention services to families on the
Navajo Nation with young children (ages zero to three) who have or
are at risk for having developmental disabilities.
The additional responsibilities include serving as the lead
person for community services that IHD currently provides as well
as building capacity in the area of community service; providing
co-leadership in coordinating the IHD Interdisciplinary Training
Clinic which is designed to provide diagnostic evaluation services
to children and youth who do not have other means to pay for the
services while also providing a training venue for NAU students who
are majoring in disability related fields; and serving as the
liaison between the University of Arizona LEND program and students
from NAU who are enrolled in the LEND program.
*The University of Arizona Leadership Education in
Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (ArizonaLEND) is a
leadership training program that prepares policy makers, faculty,
clinicians and researchers to lead the maternal and child health
- Provides direction and integrative coordination in the
planning, development, and implementation of all assigned
- Provides advanced functional or technical leadership and
direction to support staff, University constituencies and community
organizations and representatives within a broadly specified area
of professional expertise, in accordance with program goals and
- Applies advanced ability in work design, project management,
financial planning, and goal development; applies awareness of
trends and changes in developmental disability services in general
and early intervention services specifically.
- Develops and manages annual budgets for the assigned program(s)
and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
- Develops and implements policies and procedures consistent with
those of the organization, state, federal, and tribal regulations
to ensure efficient operation of the program/project.
- Oversees all facets of the daily operations of assigned
projects, ensuring compliance with university, state, tribal, and
federal laws, policies, and regulations.
- Has advanced knowledge and skills across multiple job
- Provides supervision (official and unofficial) to staff and
consultants; responsible for task assignment and coordination;
conducts performance reviews; monitors employee interactions and
promotes a productive, inclusive work environment; identifies
potential performance and employee relations issues; applies
institutional HR and talent policies and practices, including
practices associated with recruiting, hiring, and
onboarding/offboarding of staff.
- Plans/coordinates internal and external meetings and
- Guides and supports the continued provision of in-person and/or
remote teletherapy services as appropriately responsive service
delivery formats based on current health conditions.
- Participates in IHD Core Function meetings, Community Advisory
Council meetings, partner meetings, etc. as needed.
- Ensures that the project contracts are in place and/or funding
is available to support uninterrupted and/or new project
- Coordinates GIBPP project efforts with current GIB Tribal
- Serves as liaison between Navajo GIB and State AzEIP
administration to ensure GIBPP implements the program using
evidence-based practices and is compliant with state and federal
- Serves as liaison between the IHD and University of Arizona
LEND Program to lead IHD collaboration in the project.
- Ensures qualified personnel are available and meet project work
scope requirements of the assigned projects.
- Provides regularly scheduled opportunities for staff to
exchange experiences and ideas relative to implementing
- Provides direct clinical services as needed to help GIBPP team
maintain compliance with Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)
- At least once a year, travels with each GIBPP staff or remotely
observe practices and connects with local providers.
- At least once a year, meets onsite or remotely with
community-based health care providers during regularly scheduled
hospital-based meetings (Tuba, Chinle, Fort Defiance, Kayenta-if
- Per the work scope across projects, ensures that deliverables
(e.g., monthly billing, quarterly reports, final reports, , etc.)
are prepared and submitted within established timelines.
- Ensures that staff across assigned projects track and enter all
required program information into the IHD/NIRS data collection
- As Community Service Core Function Lead, meets regularly with
community service projects, requests and coordinates the submission
of monthly Core Function project updates and project activity
summaries for IHD annual federal report; identifies potential
funding opportunities to build capacity for community service
- Facilitates staff involvement in activities that expand the
IHD's capacity to address a broad spectrum of efforts to promote
the status of people with disabilities.
- Follows up on requests made by IHD Executive Director or
Associate Director as appropriate.
- Master's Degree in related field; AND
- State Licensure in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy,
Speech-Language Pathology, or Early Childhood Education
- 1-3 years of program management experience; OR
- 5-7 years of relevant early intervention (IDEA part C)
- 3-5 years relevant general disability experience
- Doctorate in related field; AND
- At least 3-5 years of program management experience; OR
- 10 years of relevant early intervention (IDEA part C)
- Experience working with tribal populations
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Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.