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The TEACCH Autism program seeks a collaborative leader to be their next Director of Business and Operations. The selected individual will be responsible for all aspects of finance, human resources, compliance, facilities, and information technology to ensure successful clinical, research, training, and general operations. Applications will be accepted through May 30, 2024.

TEACCH is part of the School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill and NC AHECTEACCH operations include seven UNC HC Faculty Practice outpatient clinics across the state of North Carolina, a residential program (24/7/365 facility for adults with Autism and/or other intellectual and developmental disabilities), an Employment Services program with two divisions serving more than 500 adults with autism per year in obtaining and maintaining employment, an extensive training and consultation program for professionals in both education and health care and a rapidly expanding research program with TEACCH faculty currently leading projects awarded more than 12.3 million, most of which has been awarded in the last 12-18 months for several multiyear, multi-site projects. TEACCH has 53 full and part-time faculty and is currently recruiting for 11 additional full-time faculty. TEACCH employs 170 full and part-time staff and is currently recruiting for 18 additional staff including 5 research staff.

Responsibilities of this position encompass all aspects of finance, human resources, compliance, facilities, and information technology to ensure successful clinical, research, training and general operations. A few examples include:

  1. Leadership in the development and implementation of the TEACCH Strategic Plan.
  2. Create and/or implement processes, procedures, new systems, and internal controls to streamline administrative activities and support clinical and program activities while ensuring compliance with regulations (HIPAA, HR, Fiscal, UNC HC, Medicaid, DHHS).
  3. Analyze clinical, teaching and other relevant data to set Center and Program goals within TEACCH and establish individual budgets as well as the overall budget.
  4. Ensure adequate funding, space and infrastructure support for all TEACCH faculty and staff.

Minimum qualifications of an advanced degree, masters or higher (or foreign degree equivalent), and no less than 5 to 7 years of management-level experience in the full range of administrative and financial functions of an academic department or research center in a higher education, research, or health care setting. Candidates with 7 to 10 years of directly comparable experience may substitute for the required advanced degree in which case a bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and the requisite experience is mandatory.

Interested candidates can apply at UNC-Chapel Hill Employment Opportunities | Director of Business & Operations ( For more information, please contact Courtney Sola at