Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the National 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 Grant Management Specialist

Under administrative supervision of the NCSS Director of Research and Quality, this position is responsible for the administration, coordination, and execution of a grant funded project according to the Sponsors’ requirements including coordinating project milestone submissions, budget monitoring, and report submissions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the planning, development, design, scheduling, tracking and implementation of NCSS research grant project milestones and reports.

  • Work with NCSS Business Manager, IOD Finance and Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) to establish subcontracts, Independent Contractor Agreements and administer grant resources according to Sponsor and USNH regulations, including preparation of required reports, and summaries. Act as liaison between project Sponsor, UNH Sponsored Program Administration and IOD Finance Team to ensure timely compliance with all grant related requirements.

  • Track and prepare and submit monthly status reports on subcontract agreements and Independent Contractor Agreements including agreements in place, invoices submitted/paid, and balance available.

  • Coordinate meeting schedules, agendas, minutes/note writing, and distribution as needed.

  • Develop data-gathering tools and methodology to record, analyze and classify data for grant reporting requirements.

  • Coordinate the development of and complete submission of all study documents and reports to the funder.

  • Participate in weekly project team meetings. Report on responsibilities and follow-up on assigned tasks.

  • Hire, train and supervise additional authorized professional and clerical staff needed to implement the project.

  • Coordinate activities with other grant project team members to ensure compliance with proposed protocols and methodology.

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Training Support Assistant

Under broad supervision of the National Center for START Services (NCSS) Business Manager this individual is responsible for a variety of program activities, using significant independent judgment in managing day-to-day scheduling, providing various department team operations support, and assisting with the maintenance of policies and procedures. This position will act for and assist the supervisor in administrative matters including developing, organizing, and marketing projects and performing specialized activities of a programmatic nature in direct support of program objectives. The position requires maintaining confidentiality, and overall support in the coordination of the national network of START programs.

  • Coordinates and maintains day-to-day activities for NCSS Departments including managing schedules, travel events, coordinating various conferences, and support inquiries. Identifies and resolves problems and provides specialized program information.

  • Coordinates various scheduling needs and manages project meetings including participant invitations through the use of Outlook, prepares agendas and other materials, arranges and coordinates videoconferencing equipment or use through remote platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

  • Initiates and maintains both external and internal communications, progress reports, announcements and content documents and correlating materials. Develops and maintains various project tracking systems and documents to ensure efficient project implementation which includes the maintenance of various databases, data entry and retrieval activities, creation of spreadsheets and reports, compilation of statistics, and creation of special report summaries as requested.

  • Composes and prepares complex correspondence and other documents such as agendas, meeting minutes, materials for presentation, proposals, reports, manuscripts, curriculum materials for approval and/or distribution. Utilizes computerized databases and computer applications, such as word processing, desktop publishing and spreadsheets. Responsible for completeness, accuracy, and professional preparation of materials.

  • Establishes and manages complex filing systems by receiving, sorting, and distributing documents for filing in electronic filing system; create files and records as necessary using judgment and knowledge of office requirements, updating files and records and retrieving and storing files as needed.

  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of operational policies and procedures as well and workload assignments, tracking of various projects, and program needs. Communicates, interprets, and clarifies specific policy information; recommend updating and/or developing policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate state/regional project conference and workshop administration including locating venue, negotiating event contracts (food, AV, etc.), coordinating planning committee meetings, and preparing materials including the development and coordination of the annual START National Training Institute.

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