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News Release: Executive Director Position


June 4, 2018

Contact:   Cassandra Shaw-Myers,, (801) 272-1051

Utah Parent Center (UPC) Executive Director Position

Salt Lake City, Utah—The Utah Parent Center, a nonprofit organization helping parents help their children, youth and adults with all disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community, is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director.

The Utah Parent Center Board of Directors is looking for a dynamic leader with expertise in working with families of people with disabilities, effective leadership and management, strong communication skills and public relations, and who seeks to lead an organization with the mission of working with families to ensure that all people with disabilities receive the supports and services they need from birth to adulthood.

The Executive Director with the support of Associate Directors supervises a collaborative work environment with an experienced, dedicated staff who have expertise in providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training and effective advocacy to thousands of parents annually through a model of parents helping parents. The Utah Parent Center also represents families in many systems level activities through collaborative networks with professional partners in education, health and human service professionals, state agencies and community-based organizations.

The Executive Director position requires a variety of leadership, management and public relations skills. The job description provided and available on expresses the Board’s expectations for the person seeking the position.

Interested individuals wishing to enter the selection process must provide a letter of intent, current resume and the contact information of at least three references. The position is open until filled, review of applications will begin on July 1, 2018.

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Our mission is to help parents help their children with disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community. We accomplish this through the provision of information, training, and peer support. The Utah Parent Center is a private, non-profit organization that receives federal funding to be Utah’s Parent Training and Information Center by the Office of Special Education. The Center also receives funding from other federal, state, and private agencies, organizations, and individual donors.  The Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) does not represent or endorse any particular point of view, program, organization, business, or professional unless expressly stated and no endorsement may be inferred by the UPC or any of its funding sources. Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. Information provided to the UPC by other individuals, agencies, or organizations is solely the responsibility of the source and readers are encouraged to contact them with questions or concerns. Only approved items are included herein. The UPC is not responsible for information or services provided by agencies, organizations, or individuals listed. Readers are responsible to investigate resources to determine if appropriate when making informed decisions. Permission to reprint the information herein is granted with complete attribution.



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The Utah Parent Center is committed to making compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A new website is under development . At this time we recognize that not all areas of our website are ADA compliant. We are currently in the process of redesigning and creating new website content to be compliant with the W3C Level Two guidelines. Please contact us by phone at 801-272-1051 or by email at for information you might need that is not currently available on our website.