Institute for Human Development, Missouri Family to Family Resource Center Program Director, 78428

UMKC Volker Campus
Mar 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Institute for Human Development, Missouri Family to Family Resource Center Program Director, 78428
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35780
Hiring Department

The Institute for Human Development (IHD), a University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (IHD) is an applied research and training center for human services designed to exemplify the University’s goals of engaged scholarship and community partnerships. Its functions include interdisciplinary training, applied research, community program development and information dissemination.

The Missouri Family to Family Resource Center is housed within the IHD and plays a unique role by providing direct supports to self-advocates, families and professionals, while also enhancing the overall mission to improve the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities across the entire life span by promoting: (a) community inclusion, community membership, self-determination, independence, productivity, and social participation; and (b) high quality and effective community based services and individualized supports for persons with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Missouri Family to Family Resource Center is seeking a Director to oversee the overall day to day operations of the MoF2F, including the management and coordination of a diverse team of staff, volunteers, affiliates, and network members.

Job Description
  • Direct the overall day to day operations of the MoF2F, including the management and coordination of a diverse team of staff, volunteers, affiliates, and network members
  • Develop policies and procedures to guide the work of the Center and ensure that staff and leadership understand and implement as directed
  • Establish and oversee programs and project and ensure that all initiatives of the Center are completed or continue with efficient and effectiveness
  • Determine current and future needs of the Center and establish short- and long-term goals and objectives. Develop and recommend operational or structural changes that would effectively meet the needs of families in Missouri based on desired outcomes.
  • Ensure the fiscal sustainability of the MoF2F by identifying, developing, implementing, and monitoring funding opportunities with local, state, and national organizations
  • Ability to professionally present various content about the Center (virtually or in person) to a wide range of individuals and groups on both and statewide and national level
  • Identify and analyze trends related to required reporting outputs, outcomes, needs and referrals
  • Provide regular status updates to identified leadership at Institute for Human Development, MoF2F staff, and other parties as appropriate
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting to funding partners according to identified performance measures and required parameters
  • Develop and maintain appropriate work plans relating to MoF2F projects
  • Collaborate with MoF2F staff to coordinate MoF2F quarterly stakeholder meetings
  • Coordinate and host quarterly Advisory Committee Meetings
  • Summarize and report feedback from Advisory Committee to appropriate leadership at IHD.
  • Participate in workgroups and/or networking opportunities as assigned
  • Develop training plans and curricula for various target audiences
  • Accurately track all calls, activities, and outcomes according to identified procedures and requirements
  • Identify and screen potential candidates for MoF2F Leadership and Affiliate Networks
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date data on members of Leadership and Affiliate Networks
  • Other tasks as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Masters degree (preferred) or Bachelors degree with five (5) years of experience or equivalent knowledge and skills
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant experience working with families of children and youth experiencing disability or complex care needs, managing programs and contracts, working in non-profit administration or project management.
  • Ability to travel
  • Pleasant demeanor and awareness of social dynamics
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of team
  • Ability to follow documentation and record handling guidelines
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bi-lingual
  • Family member of an individual with Special Health Care Needs and/or Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • Applies learned skills to perform activities for the job
  • Focuses on developing and applying own skills
  • Performs work with good communication skills, both verbal and written, that are used in the exchange of information and in the referral process
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Efficiency in job tasks
  • Accuracy in Job Performance
  • Personable
Full Time/Part Time

Full time


$60,000 - $75,296 annually

Application Deadline

March 21, 2021

Application Instructions

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