The College of Health Professions at Towson University is accepting applications for the Director, The Hussman Center for Adults with Autism & Occupational Therapy Center. This position will direct all operations of the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism and the Occupational Therapy Center by providing oversight for student education, staff supervision, program development and evaluation, financial management of programs, research initiatives, and external relations.
This position directs all operations of the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism and Occupational Therapy Center at the Institute for Well-Being. The position involves developing, implementing and evaluating programs that benefit the community and providing evidence-based practice learning experiences for Towson University students who are completing fieldwork, internship or mentoring within the programs. The Center Director has a reporting relationship to (1) the Occupational Therapy and Occupational Sciences Department Chair, to coordinate student fieldwork and capstone experiences that align with curricular goals, (2) The Disability Studies Minor Program Director, to coordinate student mentoring experiences for autism-focused classes, and (3) the Institute for Well-Being Director, to coordinate interprofessional experiences across disciplines and client/program administrative operations.
The Director will ensure that programs maintain best practice standards by leading the development, implementation, and evaluation of operational policies and procedures in both Centers. Ensure that program documentation for clients, participants, and Towson University students is completed accurately and on file in accordance with Institute for Well-Being (IWB), department and University policies. Identify and support quality improvements for programs on a regular basis. Manage all faculty and staff within the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism and the Occupational Therapy Center. Oversee hiring, orientation, training, performance evaluation, and all other areas of support. Ensure that faculty, staff, and students comply with policies regarding licensure, credentialing, professional standards, background checks, and liability. Communicate and coordinate personnel decisions with relevant department and IWB administrators. Ensure that programs are self-sustaining and supported by sound fiscal policies and practices. Effectively develop and manage budgets. Support faculty research initiatives that align with the mission of the two Centers. Ensure that the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism and the Occupational Therapy Center operate from a foundation of presumed competence for all individuals, participation in occupations in context across the life span, and meet community needs. Ensure that programs operate from a foundation in evidence-based practices. Support external relations with campus and community stakeholders through marketing and outreach activities and other initiatives in collaboration with other IWB and campus units. In addition, the position may include some classroom teaching and direct supervision of students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy & Occupational Sciences majors.
Master's or Doctoral Degree, National Board Certified Occupational Therapy Certification and active or eligible for State Licensure in Occupational Therapy, and minimum five plus years clinical experience. Knowledge of and experience with adults with autism and other disabilities and expertise in occupational therapy practice. Experience with program development and implementation including cost analysis and staff supervision. Strong commitment to interprofessional perspectives in programming. Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
Prior experience in program administration, student education, and supervising student fieldwork.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 190000H0
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).