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Training and Technical Assistance Manager, ABLE National Resource Center

JOB SUMMARY:
National Disability Institute (NDI) is seeking a motivated candidate to lead the training and technical assistance needs of the ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) (www.ablenrc.org). The ANRC, founded and managed by NDI, is a collaboration of over 25 national disability related non-profits. The purpose of the ANRC is to provide consistent, reliable information on the benefits of an ABLE account and to assist in the development and maintenance of effective ABLE programs nationwide that are responsive to the needs of ABLE-eligible individuals and families. For more information on ABLE accounts and the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act please go to: http://www.realeconomicimpact.org/public-policy/able-act.

This is a full-time position reporting to NDI’s downtown D.C. office. This position involves travel and may require additional time commitments outside of a typical workday to complete all tasks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Including, but not limited to:

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the ABLE Act, state ABLE programs, financial capability and disability specific developments and trends.
  • Contribute to the national dialogue through conference presentations, keynotes, and interviews.
  • Develop, facilitate and implement educational and training materials.
  • Provide technical assistance, training and support to national and local stakeholders.
  • Prepare and update materials for ANRC meetings, speaking engagements, webinars, website.
  • Identify and build a peer support system for ABLE account owners.
  • In collaboration with the NDI Communications Team, develop and maintain the ANRC’s online presence (including website and social media).
  • Assist in the communication with ANRC membership and related stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with the NDI Communications Team, develop and implement a communications strategy that identifies priority information and content for individuals with disabilities and their families to learn more about and benefit from ABLE accounts.
  • Work across projects at NDI to support the movement of individuals from being ABLE ready to opening and maintaining an account.
  • Compile, review, analyze and disseminate internal and external reporting deliverables.
  • Monitor program delivery and reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To meet the minimum requirements of this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Undergraduate or advanced degree related to education, business, law/public policy, social sciences or other discipline that would help Center meet goals and objectives is preferred
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience within the disability field understanding, identifying, and producing solutions to advance independence and better quality of life for individuals with disabilities
  • Proven skills in training development and delivery, with demonstrated success.
  • Strong working knowledge of the ABLE-related federal and state laws as well as implementation strategies (direct knowledge as an ABLE account owner is welcomed)
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Documented success as a problem-solver, innovator and motivator of people to work together with proven results that has benefitted individuals with disabilities to improve financial health and wellbeing
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in-person, in writing, by telephone, and by email; demonstrating professionalism, courtesy, and respect to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to mediate challenges associated with national and community-based partnerships.
  • Able to navigate sensitive and high-profile relationships with competing agendas.

Salary commensurate with experience. NDI offers employees a comprehensive benefits package, including a 401K and health insurance. 
People with disabilities encouraged to apply. NDI is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Gail Watson, Director of Finance & HR at gwatson@ndi-inc.org.


Project Director, Financial Inclusion
National Disability Institute (NDI) has an opening for a motivated self-starter with experience in the disability and financial capability fields to define the strategy and direction of a new national financial inclusion initiative. This is a unique opportunity to build an initiative from the ground up, to build the capacity of the field, and to make a lasting impact on the financial security of individuals with disabilities and their families.

JOB SUMMARY:
Manage a new multi-year national initiative designed to identify and test models to support the increased financial inclusion of people with disabilities and build the capacity of the disability and financial capability fields. This initiative includes citywide pilots that will be measured for effectiveness of the model, with a goal to adapt and/or replicate in other cities. The Project Director is responsible for the oversight and management of the national initiative and coordination of NDI’s role and responsibilities for the execution of local initiatives with key partners. The Project Director is responsible for leading the initiative’s cross-functional team, implementing and monitoring deliverables and deadlines, and collaboration/coordination with national, municipal, and other partners, among other assigned duties. The Project Director reports to and works closely with the Deputy Director.

This is a full-time position located in New York City or at National Disability Institute’s downtown D.C. office. This position involves travel and may require additional time commitments outside of a typical workday to complete all tasks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Including, but not limited to:

  • Direct the work necessary to achieve project goals, activities and outcomes.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of financial capability and disability specific developments and trends.
  • Contribute to the national dialogue through conference presentations, keynotes, and interviews.
  • Execute and facilitate national and local meetings.
  • Curriculum development, including instructional materials for human services agencies and financial capability providers.
  • Develop, facilitate and implement educational and training materials/ curricula.
  • Provide technical assistance, training and support to national and local stakeholders.
  • Serve as the lead liaison between NDI and the project partners.
  • Compile, review, analyze and disseminate internal and external reporting deliverables.
  • Monitor program delivery, budget, and reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 
To meet the minimum requirements of this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field of study.
  • 10 years of experience in the disability, financial capability, or a complementary field.
  • Project management with demonstrated success.
  • Possess exemplary organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in-person, in writing, by telephone, and by email; demonstrating professionalism, courtesy, and respect to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated history of leadership, collaboration and impact.
  • Ability to mediate challenges associated with national and community-based partnerships.
  • Able to navigate sensitive and high-profile relationships with competing agendas.

Salary commensurate with experience. NDI offers employees a comprehensive benefits package, including a 401K and health insurance. 
People with disabilities encouraged to apply. NDI is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Gail Watson, Director of Finance & HR at gwatson@ndi-inc.org.