Director - Community Services - Center for Autism (Current UVU Employees Only) - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the president’s Autism Initiative Committee and/or the Executive Director of the Center, the Director for Community Services supervises community services including community education/training programs on and off campus (i.e. Passages Program) and events. This position serves as liaison with outside community agencies and UVU senior administration and works to achieve University and Center goals regarding community engagement through the development and implementation of new programs; and, acts as spokesperson for UVU Autism Initiative/Center to public, media, and community partners including public presentations at local conferences, guest lectures and training for community entities.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline plus three years of staff level experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling seven years.

Preferred Qualifications

BCBA preferred, or willingness to obtain within 12 months of hire.

Graduation from an accredited institution with a Master Degree in an autism-related field (i.e. special education, mental health counseling, psychology, medicine, etc.) AND 10+ years of experience within the field. 5+ years of direct program management experience including budgeting, personnel and program development.


Thorough knowledge and understanding of behavior analysis and best practices as it applies to ASD therapies and treatment options.

Knowledge of organizational development theory and management practices.

Knowledge of higher education administration.

Knowledge and experience in development (fund-raising) practices, policies and procedures with a history of successful results.

Knowledge and experience in working within FERPA, HIPAA, ADA requirements and state regulation compliance and reporting.

Knowledge of successful marketing principles and practices.


Strong leadership and interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.

Strong organizational and management skills including strategic planning and prioritization, budget preparation, fiscal management, and personnel/HR laws and policies, and at least 5 years of direct personnel management experience.

Records management skills, including FERPA and HIPAA compliant systems and state reporting systems.

Skills in program planning, development and implementation.

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Strong public presentation skills.


Ability to present effectively to small groups and perform services as a university representative, and proven track record of successful training/teaching experience.

Strong demonstrated ability to supervise employees and comply with University, state and federal hiring policies/processes.

Ability to provide guidance and leadership to community program personnel/faculty.

Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.

Ability to foster a cooperative positive work environment among all divisions and within diverse competing community entities.

Ability to plan and implement short and long-range goals.

Ability to develop effective work teams with the skills and abilities necessary to accomplish Center community goals.

Pay Range

$48,117 - $64,157

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is for current UVU employees only. An individual who meets at least one of the following criteria may apply for this position as an in-house applicant:

-Adjunct faculty status for at least two full semesters immediately prior to the position’s opening date, OR

-Non-Student Part-time hourly employee hired through the official University screening process, or informal hiring process employed a minimum of 6 consecutive months, working at least an average of 20 hours per week, immediately prior to the position’s opening date, OR

-Salaried employee employed a minimum of 6 consecutive months, working at least an average of 30 hours per week, immediately prior to the position’s opening date.

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Keyword Phrases

  • Dean
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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