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Center for Disabilities Sioux Falls, Sanford Medical School

Executive Director

  • Location

    Sioux Falls, SD
  • Posted On

    October 26, 2018
  • Job Type

  • Category

  • Experience Level

    5-10 Years
  • Education Level

  • Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

Job Description

Executive Director, Center for Disabilities-UCEDD & LEND, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD

Seeking an Executive Director for the Center for Disabilities at the University of South Dakota. The Center is a division of the Department of Pediatrics in the Sanford Medical School located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Center for Disabilities is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) site.


The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Education, Rehabilitation, Psychology or other related field with a proven record of leadership and organizational accomplishments. The candidate will have previous experience with UCEDDs and a proven record of advocacy for persons with disabilities. A record of research, publications, presentations, and grantsmanship is also required. The selected candidate will be experienced in planning and implementing the strategic direction of the Center and obtaining funding to meet the Center’s goals.


Previous leadership experience as an executive or assistant/associate director with a UCEDD is preferred. The Center is actively involved in partnerships with Native American communities and the ideal candidate will have knowledge and involvement with diverse populations.

This position is grant funded and continuation is dependent on available funding and performance.

Center for Disabilities


Our experienced team of experts offers training, technical assistance, research and educational resources to help people with disabilities, families, health care professionals and educators. We encourage South Dakotans with disabilities to pursue active, self-determined lives.  Center programs focus on behavior health, community inclusion &employment, early childhood & education, lifespan transitions, Native Americans & rural communities, self-determination & leadership, and families & social networks.


We prepare students to provide competent, specialized medical care to children and young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. As the only LEND program in South Dakota for more than 25 years, we don’t just develop good clinicians – we develop leaders who can prompt change in the organizations with which they work. The South Dakota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program provides a graduate-level traineeship and one year of interdisciplinary training.

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence in medical education. With its award-winning curriculum, our school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., we offer graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustain a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and are home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.  For more about the School of Medicine got to:

Sioux Falls

·         Best Small Place for Business and Careers (Forbes)

·         9th Happiest, Healthiest City in the Country (Prevention Magazine)

·         A “Bronze” Bicycle-Friendly Community (League of American Bicyclists)

·         No. 1 for Physical, Emotional and Financial Wallet Wellness (WalletHub)

·         9th Strongest Economy in the U.S. (Policom)

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