Director of Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center (Revised Review Date), Academic Affairs

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July 29, 2021
(Revised November 12, 2021)

Primary Responsibilities

Reporting to the Provost, and holding a 12-month administrative staff appointment, the Director engages in the successful planning, administration coordination, and management of the new Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center on Truman State University’s campus. The Director serves as the primary supervisor and coordinator for all faculty and staff and external collaborative partners associated with the Center and provides the leadership and vision that drives the future growth of the Center.  The Director:

  • Directs the strategic planning, development, and implementation of the Center and its programs

  • Develops the Center’s short and long-term goals and objectives

  • Provides fiscal management oversight, planning, administering, and monitoring program budgets

  • Establishes and administers Center policies and procedures

  • Coordinates academic programming with the ongoing activities treating autism and providing public-facing clinical services

  • Develops partnerships and relationships in the local community and the broader autism community

  • Teaches one course per semester in their area of specialty

  • Completes other duties, as assigned

The Director will have significant autonomy in shaping the mission and direction of the Center as a public-facing facility and further defining its roles as a site for research and training for new and emerging practitioners. 

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders (degree in special education, psychology,  speech-language pathology, applied behavior analysis, or other related field with additional training specific to autism from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • 5 years direct experience with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Experience with clinical supervision of students in area of expertise (psychology, special education, speech-language pathology, applied behavior analysis or other related field)
  • Knowledge of standards of practice in the areas of assessment and intervention with individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Demonstrated competence in leadership, management and supervision, teaming, and business and budget plan development
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple departments within the university, community agencies, public and private schools, and regional service providers in support of the mission of the center
  • Experience working with multiple funding sources/budgets and knowledge of medical billing practices as they relate to revenue
  • Understanding of HIPAA compliance
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D./Ed.D. with expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders (degree in special education, psychology,  speech-language pathology, applied behavior analysis, or other related field with additional training specific to autism from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Active certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Behavioral Analyst-Doctoral®.
  • Experience with grant writing


Salary is commensurate with experience and education; benefits package includes life, health and disability insurance, retirement contributions, and reimbursed assistance for moving expenses. 

About Truman

The Center:  The former Greenwood Elementary School is a treasured community building in Kirksville.  Originally built in 1935, the school served elementary students in Kirksville for more than six decades. Truman bought the building in 1999 when the Kirksville School District built a new school.  In the fall of 2015, Truman launched a plan to convert the building to an interprofessional center designed to provide in-depth, interdisciplinary assessment and intervention for children with autism or suspected autism as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders. The project has since received strong bipartisan support in the Missouri Assembly, and under three governors.  This comprehensive health services center will be staffed with licensed professionals in addition to supervised graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in health-related, academic programs. The center, scheduled to open in August 2023 will serve as a much-needed practicum site for a number of the health-related programs. It will also provide a valuable opportunity for students to engage in “hands-on” high-impact learning experiences. (

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 4,000 students that make up its student body are well-prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience, and nearly half go on to graduate school or professional education within a year of earning a degree.  

Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes, and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among Missouri public four-year colleges and universities. For more than two decades, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category. The Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top ten of its master’s university rankings in each of the past seven years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit

Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, it is home to A.T. Still University, the world’s first osteopathic medical school, as well as a dental school and a community college. The Kirksville School District is among the best in the state, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the Scottish Highland Games and the Red, White and Blue Festival, among many more. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park, with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Due to its location, Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville regional airport to St. Louis allow for quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. Find more information about Kirksville at  

To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the responsibilities and qualifications for the position, resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references online at or by mail to:

Human Resources
Truman State University
McClain Hall 101
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO  63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin December 14, 2021, and continue until the position is filled

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or

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