Number of Vacancies:
Area of Consideration:
Open To The Public
Pay Plan, Series & Grade:
$54,075 - $70,655
Open Until Filled
4200 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20008
Brief Description of Duties
The Project Specialist for the Institute of Gerontology (IOG)
reports to the Director of the Center for Nutrition, Diet and
Health, in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and
Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District
of Columbia (UDC). Consistent with the Land-grant mission of
CAUSES, the Project Specialist has three primary responsibilities:
community outreach, research, and teaching. The Project
Specialist’s position is a full-time forty hour per week position
with regular business hours during the day, that provides
leadership and coordination in advancing the goals of the IOG to
improve the health, wellness, fitness, and quality of life of the
older adult population in the District of Columbia. This position
has supervisory responsibilities and will serve as a Lead
Coordinator that reviews and directs the work of others assigned in
the IOG. The incumbent is required to participate in all background
checks and fingerprinting required by funders and partner agencies
to achieve the objectives of the programs of the IOG.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Develops, implements, and evaluates education programs
including workshops, certificates, and materials addressing
identified needs of the older adult population.
- Provides supervision to all staff assigned and programs within
the Institute of Gerontology.
- Teaches at least one academic course per semester in his/her
field or its equivalent in land-grant certificates in the field of
gerontology or other appropriate areas.
- Maintains and completes required reports, including plan of
work, program outcomes, impact statements and achievements, and
other documentation needed to assess program and research
- Maintains productivity standards by prioritizing tasks
effectively, and managing resources (time, material, and
- Develops and maintains an awareness of community needs by
involving organizations, professionals and community members in
program, and research planning.
- Utilizes a variety of available delivery modes to implement and
assess program and research objectives using evidence-based results
to improve programs for the older adult.
- Collects information and data on the impact of programs and
research projects and reports and reviews outcomes and objectives
with program sponsors, community partners, and other appropriate
- Pursues opportunities for professional practice and leadership
- Demonstrates accountability for the proper use of protected
data and other relevant information.
- Prepares reports for funding agencies developing and
negotiating support for continual expansions and funding.
Minimum Job Requirement
- Works effectively and collaboratively with the Director,
Assistant Director, and program staff in the Institute of
Gerontology and other staff members in CAUSES and its land-grant
and academic programs.
- Monitors and evaluates neighborhood and District wide
demographic trends for use in program and community development and
research opportunities in the older adult population.
- Maintains existing grants, identifies funding sources, and
actively pursues grant opportunities to meet program development
and research interests in the older adult population.
- Participates in interagency meetings, task forces, and projects
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union):
- Master’s degree in Gerontology, Public Health, Psychology,
Human Development or an appropriate discipline from an accredited
college or university
- A minimum of three years of experience in increasingly
responsible supervisory positions.
- A proven commitment to continuous improvement and to proactive,
This position is not
part of the collective bargaining unit.
Selectee will be eligible for health
and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be
covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s
retirement plan (TIAA).
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The District of Columbia
Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
candidates will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities,
matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination:
In accordance with the D.C.
Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section
2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of
Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived
actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age,
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation,
marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial
status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily
offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered
veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and
Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of
sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In
addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories
is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act
will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary
Applicants claiming veterans preference
must submit official proof at the time of application.
At this time, the University of the
District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g.
H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical
A person applying for a position who
is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the
position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over
non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference
points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no
less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the
effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7
consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment.
Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year
period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Pursuant to the requirements of the
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill
this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to
notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than
five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute
occurring in the workplace.
Employment with the University of
the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory
background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory
background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the
University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse
to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or
review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based
on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume:
Resumes received outside the area of
consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given
consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive
consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For
the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job
applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC
application will be required.
Official Job Offers are made by the University
of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.
All inquiries related to employment and
job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human
Resources at (202) 274-5380.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women,
veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For
a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please