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Program Manager, Center for Disabilities Studies

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Administrative Support, Full Time, Program/Project Management



The Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) is the largest research and public service center in the College of Education and Human Development. It promotes the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of society. The Center accomplishes this through education, service, information dissemination, and research.  The Program Manager will be part of the School-Age Unit within the Center.  The School-Age Unit is comprised of a number of projects whose work includes outreach to all student populations including those receiving special and regular education services.  More information about CDS is available at

Under the limited direction of the School-age Unit Director, the Program Manager will oversee daily operations of DelAWARE project.  The Program Manager will work closely with the Department of Education (DOE) Project Director, splitting time between DOE and CDS offices, and has primary responsibility for managing the grant activities and reporting information as required by the grant.  The Program Manager will also collaborate with the Delaware Positive Behavior Support (DE-PBS) Project staff to support implementation of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Prevent Teach Reinforce Model for Tier 3 with the partnering LEAs and schools. 


  • Oversee day to day operations of DelAWARE Project.
  • Work closely with the DOE Project Director and provide regular updates and reports on grant implementation activities.
  • Provide financial oversight of project budget and resources allocated to support districts and schools. Oversee budget request from LEAs and work with DOE support staff to ensure budgets are consistent with original grant application.
  • Work closely with SMHA Project Co-Coordinate and the LEA Community Project Managers and other identified contractors to fulfill grant requirements.
  • Work closely with DE-PBS Project to coordinate PD and TA related to MTSS. 
  • Coordinate and facilitate professional development (PD) and technical assistance (TA) to partnering local education agencies (LEAs) and schools related to implementing MTSS and the Integrated Systems Framework.  Support alignment and integration of related initiatives. 
  • Facilitate resource sharing through Schoology, DE-PBS project website and other platforms used by DOE and the LEAs.
  • Coordinate the use of a database to track activities. 
  • Prepare and/or help coordinate program reports for submission to grant authority.
  • Coordinate with DOE staff the grant closeout procedures, assuring that all purchase orders will be paid or liquidated within 90 days of grant ending period and that all expenditures occurred within the grant award period.
  • Coordinate collaboration with national TA center and other state leaders for input on PD and resource development. 
  • Attend related state-wide Advisory Committee meetings such as the MTSS Advisory. 
  • Attends required grantee meetings.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in education, mental health, substance abuse or juvenile justice, or related field, with five years of job related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working in education or mental health setting preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Skills in organizing resources.
  • Grant or budget management experience.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel to school districts throughout Delaware required.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. 

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