Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Center for START Services at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (IOD). The IOD is committed to excellence in the work place and offers a wide range of benefits including tuition reimbursement, comprehensive insurance coverage (health, dental, life, long term care, disability), career services, staff development and multicultural resources.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Positions Available


NCSS Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED), under the general supervision of the IOD Director, will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for NCSS faculty/staff, research grants, contracts and services, expansion, and execution of its mission. She or he will, have or develop, a deep knowledge of the MH/IDD field, core needs and programs, and business operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Eight or more years senior nonprofit management experience and/or related background experience.
  • Demonstrated cultural fit with NCSS faculty/staff, IOD, UNH/USNH, key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • Demonstrated high level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, stakeholders and Advisory Board.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to the overall community.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and collaborate with internal and external faculty and staff.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Creative problem-solving skills in a positive and collaborative manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed

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IOD Accounts Coordinator

Under the supervision of the NCSS Business Manager, the NCSS Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation, coordination, organization, tracking and follow through in the areas of fee for service contracts, budget spend-downs, billing, financial reporting and reconciliations. This position will also assist in overall IOD accounts receivable management for RENEW focused contracts. Provide regular communication to the Project Managers and IOD Management, identify any significant project goal/activity challenges and facilitate implementation of solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduation and seven years of related experience involving duties of increasing responsibility requiring discretion and independent judgment, or Associate’s Degree and five years of related experience, or a combination of higher education and related experience equal to seven years.
  • Advanced computer skills, including complex spreadsheets, database management, word processing and e-mail, use of search engines, keyboarding skills, and other software applications as required by hiring department/unit.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional Organizational skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the general public.

Preferred qualifications: A background in financial administration, reporting, analysis, reconciliations, general accounting and billing, as well as contract administration, including budget and management reporting.

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Marketing and Promotions Manager

Under the administrative direction of the National Center for START Services (NCSS) Director of Operations, this position will be responsible for overseeing and implementing a coordinated and thorough communications and marketing plan for the NCSS. This includes the development and dissemination of communications products and promotional collaterals. Responsibilities also include including the NCSS website, social media, and publications, and serve as active partner on the NCSS Operations Team and liaison with the UNH IOD communications team.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field, and three years of related experience or bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field and five years experience.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public and work cooperatively with internal staff
  • At least two years of supervisory experience
  • Marketing research and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere
  • Experience managing integrated communications and marketing strategies and programs within the nonprofit, human services sector and/or higher education

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong project management and work delegation skills
  • Strong operational knowledge of digital and traditional communication with the ability to align resources to achieve objectives
  • Strong copywriting, copy editing, graphic design, layout, and publishing skills
  • Knowledge of START model, current research, and training offerings
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud programs, MS Office, Drupal codebase, and Mailchimp

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