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NRC Director - Job Description

Position Title: Director,
Department: National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC)
Reports to: CEO, CHADD
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Description:  The Director of the National Resource Center on ADHD at CHADD is responsible for establishing and managing all aspects of the Center consistent with the priorities and activities identified in all grant and funding agreements. The Director ensures the Center’s long-term continuation by seeking and securing diversified funding streams in support of current and new program activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads, with appropriate outside technical expertise and internal staff support, the development, management, and evaluation of the Center’s programs and activities.
  • Diversifies the Center’s funding by seeking and securing additional funding streams through various mechanisms, especially grant opportunities and foundation proposals.
  • Develops and manages the Center’s budget(s) consistent with CHADD organizational budget priorities.
  • Responsible for completing and submitting internal and external reports on the progress of all grant-funded activities, especially reports required by  funding sources.
  • Ensures that the Center’s records and data-collection activities maximize the possibilities of CHADD’s Association Management System (AMS; currently Microsoft CRM) and meets the data-collection requirements of all funding agreements. Specifically, ensures that the Center’s software applications for the online resource library, call tracking and information request fulfillment are state-of-the-art.
  • Responsible for the overall management of the Center’s website, ensuring the site’s freshness and timely updates.
  • Directs appropriate NRC staff in planning and implementing public education activities utilizing a broad range of media – video, audio, website, print, and social media.
  • Seeks and develops collaborative partnerships with other organizations concerned about ADHD and related disorders.
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises Center staff. Serves as a resource expert for Center staff with questions about ADHD and related conditions, CHADD, publications, local chapters, conferences, etc.
  • Directs the development of and gives final approval to all Center materials for public dissemination, including informational fact sheets (“What We Know” series) and other materials on ADHD and related conditions.
  • Staffs the CHADD Professional Advisory Board (PAB) and works with the PAB chair and members to ensure all NRC materials accurately reflect the current science about all aspects of ADHD and related conditions, and that NRC materials adequately address the topics of information requests.  
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with grant project officers and other staff from funding agencies to ensure effective collaboration and project success.
  • Serves as a member of CHADD’s Management Team and is the primary liaison between the Center and other CHADD departments and work groups.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of disability issues in general and ADHD in particular, especially as it affects the lives of children and adults, and their families.
  • Excellent understanding of research practices and the ability to translate scientific findings into information for the general public.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to listen with empathy and share information with accuracy.
  • Excellent proposal writing skills and the ability to identify and pursue possible funding opportunities for the Center.
  • Ability to develop and write educational materials for diverse audiences.  Ability to write in a manner that engages the public through a broad range of education levels, and remains scientifically accurate.
  • Ability to manage projects that further the Center’s mission and activities, including the: design of educational materials for dissemination through diverse media (video, audio, social networking, and); and, design and content production of the NRC website.
  • Knowledge of and experience with public health education campaigns, utilizing multiple media channels.
  • Excellent supervisory skills and the ability to coach and motivate staff to meet established goals.
  • Highly skilled in using a personal computer in a contemporary office setting; and the ability to learn quickly CHADD’s various business software applications.
  • Knowledge of business operations in a state-of-the-art incoming Call Center, including telephonic software and hardware, I & R systems, and customer service techniques.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s (or higher) degree is required, preferably in Education, Health / Information Sciences, Rehabilitation Services, Communications, Social Work or equivalent. 
  • Experience in program development and budget preparation is required.
  • Experience and success with grant proposal development and grant management is required.
  • Knowledge of electronic publication, communication systems, and Web technologies is desirable.

Special Requirements: Excellent written, oral, and verbal skills, information research and reporting, project management, supervision, and ability to work effectively as a team leader.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises all Center staff

CHADD is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salary and benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) and a generous leave/PTO policy.

To Apply:

  • Online applications only are accepted.
  • Send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@chadd.org.

To find out more information about CHADD and the National Resource Center on ADHD, please visit our websites at www.chadd.org  and www.help4adhd.org. Position is based in CHADD's Landover, MD office. Telecommuting is not an option.