Program Manager, Autism & Postsecondary Transition
Program Manager, Autism & Postsecondary TransitionPosted July 3, 2018 10:28 am
The Program Manager will lead a new college-to-career program supporting undergraduate students with autism spectrum disorder at UD and in the workforce.
Under the limited direction of the Associate Director, the Program Manager leads the Autism College-to-Career program, a multifaceted program supporting undergraduate students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The program includes person-centered coaching for undergraduate students with ASD, engagement with multiple academic departments including the College of Engineering, and training with faculty, staff and administrators across university and business settings. The Autism College-to-Career Program Manager will lead all aspects of the program by establishing, communicating, and pursuing a vision and long-term goals with the Associate Director, and developing policies and processes.
The Program Manager oversees person-centered planning and coaching, curriculum development, campus/community relationships, the program budget, recruitment, and admissions, and ensures the delivery of high quality supports for all students, families, faculty and staff. The Autism College-to-Career Program Manager works closely with campus and industry partners, families, state agencies and adult service providers. The program manager also facilitates engagement with the community about the value of higher education and the importance of adapting a neurodiverse culture that values the strengths and supports challenges of autistic employees.
With assistance from the Associate Director and a Research Manager, the Program Manager will help to establish a research agenda and evaluate programmatic elements in order to improve the program and further the field. The Autism College-to-Career Program Manager supervises full time professional employees, professional contract employees, and oversees the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.