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Position: Research Associate, Community Staff Training Project Director
Date Posted: February 6, 2016
Position #0100998, 100% FTE, exempt 12-month positions
Salary Range: $41,128 to $61,692
Deadline: Screening begins February 23, 2016; open until filled

Position Description: This position is grant-funded with the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD). The duties in the list below, level of responsibility and frequency of need will vary depending on the project and assignments made by the NDCPD Executive Director. The position will be housed in the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University.

  1. Implement Community Staff Training Project (CSTP) goals, objectives and activities.
    • Direct the implementation of a CSTP curriculum modules which encompass the competencies identified by the North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities, DD Division policy, providers, state and federal regulations and mandated accreditation standards.
    • Update and develop new training materials as recommended by the providers and the DD Division.
    • Train the designated trainers to teach competencies through technical assistance and quarterly meetings.
    • Develop and refine knowledge and performance assessments for measuring the competencies of agency staff receiving training and the regional staff trainers who deliver the training.
    • Develop and implement a plan for continual annual training for direct support and other professionals through the organization and administration of webinars, workshops, and conferences.
    • Document training completion and report noncompliance with the state training policy to the DD Division.
    • Coordinate the development and delivery of the Special Education core courses in the Associate of Science in Human Services with a major in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Minot State University.
    • Manage contracts including Medication Administration I curriculum approved by the ND Department of Health.
    • Manage project budgets and reporting processes
    • Establish and maintain collaborative and professional relationships with different constituent groups within the disability communities on a state, national, and international basis.
  2. Become knowledgeable about NDCPD and the goals, objectives and activities of assigned grants and contracts.
  3. Develop/disseminate material (instructional materials, articles, brochures, presentations, technical reports).
  4. Provide technical assistance and/or consultation to individuals, agencies and consumers.
  5. Provide training and present at meetings and conferences.
  6. Perform research and data analysis that impact individuals with disabilities.
  7. Negotiate memorandums of understanding and agreements following NDCPD and MSU guidelines.
  8. Participate in agency, statewide, and national planning/policy groups to address unmet needs and emerging issues.
  9. Coordinate, conduct, participate, and travel to meetings and conferences both in and out of state.
  10. Provide supervision of NDCPD staff.
  11. Develop other external funding resources to further disability research, services, training and technical assistance.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria:

Must be task oriented with diligent follow through. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to deal effectively and interact positively with individuals and teams. Applicant must be able to operate standard office equipment (copier, telephone, fax,), have a driver's license and successfully satisfy a criminal history background check prior to employment.

Application Process: Submit MSU application, resume, and references to:

  Human Resources Office
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
or 2nd Floor, Administration Bldg
701-858-4610
701-858-3686 (Fax)



Minot State University is a state-supported institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 3800 students. The university is organized into three colleges-Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and Health Sciences and the Graduate School. Bachelor's degrees are offered in more than 40 fields, master's degrees in 12, and one specialist degree.

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