Job description


Job no: 98749-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Management/Supervisory

Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio-manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Director is responsible for the day-to-day work related to the UCEDD work plan, chairs the UCEDD Steering Committee, and works to develop and guide policy, identify and initiate new programs, and oversee the preparation and implementation of proposals to federal, state, and private agencies. The UCEDD Director serves as a liaison with local, state and federal agencies and organizations. This position reports to the Waisman Center Director and is the lead position that oversees the planning and implementation of the University Center for Excellence component of the Waisman Center. Responsibilities include serving as principal investigator of the overall UCEDD grant as well as other grants, financial and budgetary grants management, program evaluation, supervision of program managers (now core function coordinators) and staff, and University and community outreach and relations.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum of a Ph.D., M.D. or other doctoral degree preferably in a field relevant to Developmental Disabilities.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following required experience: seven years of experience including in-depth knowledge of program development, program evaluation and policy analysis related to individuals with disabilities and/or other special health and developmental needs and a record demonstrating excellence in research/scholarly publications with wide recognition in a field in or related to developmental disabilities; familiarity with clinic settings and practice challenges; demonstrated leadership; expertise in and commitment to the field of developmental disabilities; the ability to handle multiple and diverse projects, events and shifting priorities and deadlines; superior oral, written and interpersonal skills as well as excellent presentational and organizational skills; professional or personal experience relevant to the mission of the Waisman Center; significant experience in managing grants and contracts; the ability to leverage public and private funds; and the vision to carry out the mission of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Candidates must also have their own extramurally-funded research related to developmental disabilities.

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred work experience:
- Experience in securing extramural funds; proven track record in the planning, writing and editing of grant and contract applications; knowledge of funding sources. Successful experience as a principal investigator highly preferred.
- Skills in program development and management including, fiscal management, human resources management, strategic planning, quality improvement and analytical problem solving.
- Experience in leading, designing, and implementing program evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods and enacting program modifications highly preferred.
- Demonstrated skill and experience in leading and managing committees, project teams, and workgroups.

Additional Information:

- Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
- A criminal background check is required.
- Must complete HIPAA and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.
- Must complete Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence at UW-Madison training.
- Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort
reporting and outside activities reporting.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $85,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and a list of 3 references including contact information.


Qiang Chang
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jun 21 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Jul 19 2019 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time




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Posted: 6/22/2019
Application Due: 7/19/2019
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