Job Opening: National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange Project Coordinator

NCDE Project Coordinator Job Posting

National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange seeks a Project Coordinator. Apply by November 23, 2009.

Mobility International USA (MIUSA), a national nonprofit organization founded in 1981 and based in Eugene, Oregon USA, promotes the human rights of people with disabilities through international exchange and international development. MIUSA seeks a qualified Project Coordinator with excellent international exchange, writing and advising skills to join the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange team, a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Mobility International USA. This position is required to work some evenings and weekends on occasion. The Project Coordinator reports to the Director of Administration/NCDE Project Manager and is based in Eugene, Oregon USA. This is a full-time, regular position that is contingent on grant funding. Full benefits are available to staff working 20 hours per week or more.
Position Description

Writing/Editing Skills

* Research, write and update new informational resources such as disability-specific tip sheets or online journals
* Solicit, interview, write or edit exchange alumni stories, blogs, featured person pieces, and podcasts for publications, websites, journals, newsletters and other resources
* Write sections of the NCDE quarterly report and monthly E-News
* Content and copy editing for peer review, including articles, conference proposals, resources, alumni stories, newsletters and correspondence

Electronic Tools & Database

* Implement a data maintenance process, including updating, recommending technical improvements, analyzing data integrity, and entering accurate data
* Provide data reports and analysis as requested by Information Services Coordinator
* Research new disability organizations to enter as relevant to current projects
* Maintain the quality and relevancy of website content by posting news items, fixing broken links, updating existing resources, and completing other website tasks as assigned
* Implement social media, networking, and electronic tools such as podcasts and webinar tools for project activities

Public Outreach

* Provide technical assistance and support to individuals and organizations on issues related to international study, professional development, or volunteer exchange programs for individuals with disabilities in-person, small groups, trainings and technical assistance field visits
* Present and exhibit at conferences, meetings and trainings nationally and internationally as needed


* Assist staff with informational resources, logistics, and special events; occasionally outdoors or outside of the office
* Attend general MIUSA staff meetings, staff retreats, interdepartmental meetings and other meetings as requested
* Assist other staff in the organization on timely projects as needed
* Work as part of a team to achieve goals and mission of assigned projects

The Project Coordinator:

*  maintains a helpful, positive and professional demeanor

* takes initiative and is proactive in solving problems
* manages workload, sets priorities and adheres to timelines
* effectively describes NCDE in phone and written correspondence
* maintains organized personal files
* adheres to the personnel policies and procedures stated in MIUSA’s Personnel Manual
* accepts other assignments as needed and responsibilities allow


* B.A./B.S. required, advanced degree in a related field is preferred
* Two to four years professional experience in a non-profit, civic or governmental, educational, or international context
* Personal or professional experience in the international exchange field or study abroad highly preferred
* Experience updating, maintaining, querying and running reports on a database system preferred
* Experience encouraging, mentoring and supporting individuals to fulfill their goals as they relate to international experiences
* Professional or personal experience working with people with disabilities
* Passion for empowering people with disabilities in an international context
* Experience with developing and updating website content
* Excellent detail-oriented, organizational and prioritizing skills
* Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
* Ability to communicate effectively via e-mail, telephone, TTY and other mediums
* Excellent typing and computer skills, demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office applications
* Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
* Knowledge of one or more languages other than English preferred
* Ability to travel nationally or internationally on occasion

To apply:

Applications are due by November 23, 2009 by 12:00 p.m. for initial consideration and screening. Late applications accepted after initial deadline until position is filled.

Send detailed cover letter, resume and list of references with “Project Coordinator, NCDE” in the subject line, via email to:

Olivia Hardin
Information Services Coordinator

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities and others encouraged to apply. No calls please.