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Paths for Parents Program Manager - Center for Excellence in Disabilities

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Disability and Accessibility Services


West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Paths for Parents Program Manager withthe Center for Excellence in Disabilities.

About the Opportunity

The Paths for Parents (P4P) Program Manager will support the Center for Excellence in Disabilities by overseeing the activities of the PFP grant and other family support services (educational, vocational, and medical) related to children with special health care needs. This position will be responsible to plan, direct or coordinate organizational activities, including policy formulation, management of daily operations, and resource stewardship consistent with research objectives. They will provide operational leadership; require creativity, in-depth SKAs and interpretive abilities to effectively resolve complex problems. They will supervise and coordinate the activities of others responsible for the supervision and/or performance of various duties in support of business operations (i.e. procurement, human resources, finance, general operations and office support). Work effort has significant impact on personnel, budget and operations, producing major organizational, legal and financial results and/or liability.

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:

* 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)


* 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)

* A range of health insurance and various other benefits

* Dependent Education Scholarship

* WVU Perks

* And More!!

What you'll do:

  • Ensure quality delivery of services and staff performance within the P4P Program and larger CED.
  • Maintain programmatic and budgetary oversight of P4P grant.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures in the area of assignment or program specialty and within the CED.
  • Coordinate the P4P Program with other CED programs and partner agencies.
  • Supervise and evaluate the work and performance of staff and make assignments.
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of staff; recommend disciplinary matters, staff development, and other personnel actions.
  • Cooperate with educational, social service, health, and rehabilitation agencies in program/service delivery.
  • Plan and conduct technical assistance, training, and public awareness activities relating to the development of P4P services and supports in West Virginia.
  • Contribute to data collection efforts and the development of grant proposals to promote the CED and P4P missions.
  • Serve as an advisor and provide technical assistance to other CED programs, multiple community partners, and providers of services in the field of children with special health care needs.
  • Provide oversight in the development, implementation, and evaluation of training and educational/ outreach work relating to children with special health care needs.
  • Provide presentations and publications on P4P related services in WV at federal, state, and local level events.
  • Serve as the liaison to state and non-profit groups with focus on children with special health care needs.
  • Coordinate state workshops, conferences, and trainings on children with special health care needs and P4P services.
  • Oversee the P4P grant reporting requirements to the WV Department of Health and Human Resources.
  • Provide expertise in providing family support services (educational, vocational, and medical) in collaboration the Bureau of Behavioral Health and Health Facilities, the Bureau for Medical Services, WV Medicaid Waiver programs, WV Department of Education, and other state and private organizations as needed.
  • Develop and advocate for training, supports and services (educational, vocational, and medical) for children with special health care needs, their families, and additional service providers.
  • Supervise the material development/public relations initiatives relating to P4P.
  • Responsible for information development and dissemination of fact sheets, information briefs, and training programs.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other service providers requiring the assistance of the P4P Program.
  • Report to center leadership on the status of the program via productivity reports, calendar, planning.

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, education, rehabilitation counseling, management, health care, or related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience working with individuals with developmental and/or other disabilities.
  • Three (3)years of supervisory experience in program coordination or mid-level management, with at least 1 year of that experience being in supervision within the foster care system; Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated management skills, including direct supervision of staff and program activities.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, oral, and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams that organize and conduct training events on location and through distance communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in development and publication of documents and training materials.
  • Organizational skills and ability to work successfully with a team to manage and meet project deadlines.
  • Proven ability to adapt and innovate.
  • Proven ability to write and speak effectively.
  • Proven ability to implement approaches for assessing customer satisfaction and for ensuring excellent customer service.
  • Proven ability to conduct of state or organizational long-term plan activities.
  • Knowledge of current Web-based and other technologies that support innovative distance learning.
  • Knowledge and experience in educational, vocational, and health care fields within West Virginia.
  • Knowledge of West Virginia service delivery systems for individuals with disabilities and children with special health care needs.
  • Knowledge of system and individual advocacy practices for families of children with disabilities.
  • Proficiency with computers, electronic communications systems, and specialized software programs and databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and maintain positive working relationship with constituents, funders, regulatory agencies, professionals in a variety of disciplines and agencies, consumers and their support systems and the general public.
  • Ability to travel extensively to parts of the state not accessible by public transportation as well as occasional out of state travel.


  • Valid driver's license

About Research Corporation

Why WVU Research Corporation?

The WVU Research Corporation (WVURC) was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West Virginia University. We provide evaluation, development, patenting, management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of the University.

WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights and licensing agreements for startup companies based on University research.

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: Jan 12, 2022

Posting Classification: Research Corporation

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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