Director for Juniper Gardens Children’s Project

Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, one of the most successful efforts to build collaboration between local community and scientific research teams in educational history, requests nominees for its third director in its 50-year history. The position will carry a joint appointment with the University of Kansas  Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies and Applied Behavioral Science.

The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) has a rich history for outstanding contributions to the scientific literature. Currently 11 Ph.D.-level researchers are examining a diverse array of questions associated with improving outcomes for children. Research teams focus on ways to (a) improve learning and development in young children; (b) promote social, behavioral and academic school success; (c) develop advanced measurement systems to inform and improve practice; (d) advance autism research to improve practice and outcomes; and (e) build capacity to implement evidence-based practices.

As developed in detail at the KU employment site, the position will have specific duties and offer unique opportunities. Qualified applicants should apply online: http://employment.ku.edu/academic/7231BR.

CLD search for editor for LD Forum

Council for Learning Disabilities

Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is seeking applications for the position of editor of LD Forum, its official newsletter. The role of the editor involves preparing in a timely manner the newsletter content, which should:

  1. inform the membership about business of the international organization and state chapters, and
  2. offer brief articles related to the LD field. Applicants must be a member of CLD and maintain membership during the term as editor.

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AAIDD Announces Search for Editor of AJIDD

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is seeking applications for the position of editor for its lead journal, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AJIDD). AJIDD is a long-standing and very prestigious publication that has published a diverse range of articles about a broad range of intellectual and developmental disabilities by leaders in education, psychology, and related fields.

Applicants should be qualified scholars who can oversee an active journal editorial office. They should submit an application package by 13 December 2013. The new editor will serve a four-year term that will begin in mid-2014. Please see the accompanying PDF that details the call for applications for editor in chief of AJIDD.

CEC Assistant Executive Director for PD

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is seeking an individual to direct the Professional Development Services team. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, you will provide leadership in the area of the annual convention; advance products for publications (including the journals, e.g., Exceptional Children) and for continuing education (e.g., the popular “Webinars”). CEC is seeking someone with an advanced degree and experience in special education.
The successful candidate must have a proven record in the following: strategic planning and management of products and services that are relevant and of high-quality; generating revenue in the areas of continuing education, journals/publications and the convention. Additional background required in budgeting and supervising a Professional Development staff.
This is a rare opportunity to provide leadership in one of the leading organizations focused on special education in the world. At CEC, you can play an important role in contributing to positive progress for special educators and the children, youth, and families they serve.
To view the full job description, please download a PDF announcing the position vacancy. Learn more about CEC and its professional development activities by visiting Professionl Development section of CEC’s Web site.

Assistant Executive Director at CEC

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annouced a search for an individual to serve as an assistant executive director and take responsibility for leading the team at CEC that provides professional development services. CEC’s Professional Development Services Team covers a host of important activities at CEC, including the convention, continuing education (e.g., the popular “Webinars”), publications (including the journals such as Exceptional Children), and much more. CEC is seeking someone with an advanced degree and experience in special education.

This is an unusual opportunity to provide leadership in one of the leading organizations focused on special education in the world. It comes at a time when professional development services are changing rapidly and CEC can play an important role in contributing to postive progress for special educators and the children, youth, and families they serve.

Learn more about the position of Assistant Executive Director for Professional Development Services at CEC by downloading a PDF announcing the position vacancy. Learn more about CEC and it’s professional development activities by visiting Professionl Development section of CEC’s Web site.

Summer camp opportunities in Virginia

Camp Baker Services in Chesterfield (VA, US) provides residential summer camp, day summer camp, weekend respite services, emergency respite services, day support services and an after school program for over 590 individuals with disabilities each year. Officials at Camp Baker Services have opportunities for people interested in working with children, youths, and adults, including summer jobs and spring, summer, and fall internships.

“We operate 24 hours a day for 365 days of the year,” Shirley O’Brien, the Senior Director at Camp Baker Services, reports. “The individuals who attend our programs range from 6-80 years of age and from mild intellectual delays to severe intellectual and physical delays. We are a fully barrier-free, modern facility on 22 acres.”
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CEC Asst Exec Director

The Council for Exceptional Children is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Executive Director for Professional Development Services. Here are some particulars about the position. See the link near the end of this post to download a copy of the announcement.

Position Title: Assistant Executive Director for Professional Development Services
Classification: Category 10 (Exempt) Starting Salary Range: $86,340 to $107,924.
Unit: Professional Development Services
Reports to: Executive Director
Selection Procedure: Evaluation of written application materials, relevant education, experience, and references. Personal/panel interview(s) of top-rated candidates.
Application Procedure: Each candidate must submit a current resume and cover letter to: Recruiter, Norma Marshall, preferably via Email to cecnm@att.net. (Voice: 336-547-8315).Mailed resumes should be sent to: Council for Exceptional Children, 1110
North Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704 Persons requesting accommodation during the application process should also contact the Recruiter.
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Visit the CEC Web site at http://www.cec.sped.org

Download a PDF of the announcement of the position.

LDR&P editorship

As chair of the Publications Committee for the Division for Learning Disabilities, Paige C. Pullen is soliciting applications for the editorship of Learning Disabilities Research & Practice (LDR&P). LDR&P, which is in volume 23 this year and is published four times annually, has historically had widely respected editors: Kenneth Kavale and Susan Vogel; Margo Mastropieri and Tom Scruggs; Deborah Speece and Sharon Vaughn; Addison Stone and Joanne Carlisle; and Charles Hughes.

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CEC PDS Director

The Council for Exceptional Children is searching for a director for its office of Professional Development and Standards

Position Title: Director of Professional Development and Standards
Classification: Category 8 (Exempt). Salary: Commensurate with experience
Unit: Professional Development and Standards
Reports To: Associate Executive Director for Professional Services
Selection Procedure: Evaluation of written application materials, relevant education, experience, work samples, and references. Personal/panel interview(s) of top-rated candidates. Or mail resume and cover letter to: Human Resources Manager, Council for Exceptional Children 1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704 Persons requesting accommodation during the application procedure should contact the Human Resources Manager.Voice: 703-264-9490; TTY: 1-800-915-5000; Fax: 703-312-9193
Application Procedure: Preferred: email resume and cover letter to spedjob@cec.sped.org
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins September 5, 2008 and continues until the position is filled.
For More Information: Visit our web site http://www.cec.sped.org

NDRN dep executive director

The US National Disabilities Rights Network (NDRN) is advertising for a deputy executive director who would have responsibility for public policy.

National non-profit disability association seeking Dep. Exec. Dir./Public Policy. J.D. or Masters degree in human services or political science area, knowledge and experience in health & disability-related legislative and federal affairs; mgmt & supervisory expertise, media relations, development and public policy affairs. Must be organized, able to prioritize and demonstrate effective written and oral communication. Salary range $80 – $90K. Liberal benefits. Fax resume, references, cover letter with salary requirements to NDRN (202) 408-9520. An equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities encouraged to apply. Closing date September 30, 2008.

Link for the PDF of the position announcement and link to the NDRN Web site.

CEC Public Policy Director

The Council for Exceptional Children (international) seeks a person to fill the position of Senior Director for Public Policy. Here’s the text of the announcement:

Purpose of Position:
Policy and Advocacy Services furthers the overall goals of CEC through improving policies affecting children and youth with exceptionalities, their families, and the professionals who work with them, at national and state/provincial levels of government. The Senior Director for Public Policy, under the direction of the Associate Executive Director for Policy and Advocacy Services, is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the Association’s governmental relations activities, including maintaining a network of units and members for advancing public policy.
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NMSS position

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Manager, State & Local Government Relations

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is the oldest and largest nonprofit MS organization in the U.S. With 52 chapters across the country, the Society supports more MS research and serves more people with MS than any other organization in the world. For more information about the National MS Society and our advocacy network, please visit our website at www.nationalmssociety.org
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Cambridge Center post-doc

Post Doctoral Position Available at the Cambridge Center

The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies is looking for a Post Doctoral Fellow (Post Doc) to assist with grant supported research starting August 16, 2008. The Post Doc will work with Philip N. Chase, Incoming Executive Director of the Cambridge Center on an evaluation project involving a Web-enabled middle school mathematics curriculum.
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NACCD CEO

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Chief Executive Officer
Alexandria, VA

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking a dynamic Chief Executive Officer to lead a national network of state and territorial organizations focused on improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
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IDA executive director

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is searching for an executive director.

Dear Colleague,
As you may be aware, the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is undertaking a strategic initiative to identify a broad group of highly qualified candidates who could potentially serve in the position of IDA’s next Executive Director. IDA is seeking an individual who is familiar with the language of educational research and practice, passionate about the IDA’s mission and who recognizes the importance of meeting the needs of children with dyslexia and related disabilities with efficiency and effectiveness. Our Executive Director is expected to develop and implement a long-term strategy to help IDA achieve its mission and financial objectives.

You and the IDA are partners in mission and purpose. As such it is likely that you may be aware of individuals that may be interested in providing the necessary leadership which will allow IDA to continue on its successful trajectory and allow the organization to effectively address the needs facing parents, professionals and individuals with dyslexia in today’s world. If you know of any candidates that you feel may be interested in the opportunities that the position of Executive Director of IDA offers, we would appreciate it if you would bring them to our attention. Please refer them to the position posting on our website at http://www.interdys.org/NewsAnnouncementsIDAExecutiveDirector.htm.

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

With every good wish,

G. Emerson Dickman, III
IDA President