SCPP Program Director Job Description


Able South Carolina (Able SC) is South Carolina’s premier organization promoting disability rights, independence, and equity for individuals with disabilities. Serving throughout the state, Able SC promotes individual leadership, creative teamwork, and cultivates a shared pride in the future of an inclusive state. 

Able SC offers a competitive salary with benefits including health, dental, vision, life, Employee Assistance Program, and contribution to a retirement plan. Paid leave includes vacation, sick leave, and 18 holidays annually.


Serve as Able SC’s Program Director of the South Carolina Pathways Project (SCPP) to increase opportunities for successful outcomes for students with disabilities. The position will ensure a disability-led approach is developed and incorporated within the project scope while coordinating with SC Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and project partners. The position is in the direct delegation of Able SC’s Vice President and Chief Community Integration Program Officer.

TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume to

No phone calls, please. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Location: Columbia 

Hours: Full-time, 34-40 hours per week.

Job Type: Exempt, Temporary Grant Position (5 years)

Salary Range: $75,000-$95,000

ESSENTIAL DUTIES (With or without reasonable accommodations):

  • Serve as the Program Director and lead all initiatives within Able SC’s responsibilities of the SCPP grant-funded program. 
  • Lead in efforts to conduct development activities needed to create a collaborative model incorporating a disability-led approach and create new transition policies, new transition professionals & roles, and other coordinated, collaborative efforts such as data sharing. 
  • Co-develop the model to foster knowledge and skills gains for VR, CILs, LEAs, and other transition professionals in professional collaboration and empowerment and creating support systems that lead. 
  • Disseminate knowledge and training of the independent living philosophy and the linkage with successful post-secondary outcomes within stakeholders and partners. 
  • Develop a disability-led transition program and model of practice that can be replicated across the country to ensure positive and anti-ableism youth transition programs.
  • Co-develop a sustainable collaboration model between CILs, the SC Department of Education, South Carolina School Districts, and the SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department. 
  • Serve as the Able SC liaison to project contractors such as CILs, design and outreach firm, mapping practitioner, and website developers. 
  • Oversee the quality of public-facing publications, websites, curricula, etc. 
  • Present the project outcomes locally, state, and nationally. 
  • Ensure accurate data collection and grant reporting. 
  • Collaborate with partners to analyze the program's needs or requirements and determine the project's scope.
  • Provide supervision, leadership, and support to project staff and assign tasks to the team members per the individual’s expertise.
  • Identify the upcoming opportunities to support the sustainability of the project.
  • Oversee the progress of the project and ensure that it adheres to the goals, objectives, rules, regulations, and quality standards of the organization.
  • Develop and present detailed reports for each project in the undertaking.
  • Execute quality assurance tests.
  • Carry out any additional duties the direct supervisor assigns to ensure successful project outcomes.



  • Master’s degree in Special Education or other relevant fields. 
  • At least five years of documented experience working with students with disabilities or personal experience with a disability is required. 
  • Expertise in disability rights and IL philosophy required. 
  • Expertise in the service system, benefits, entitlements, and supports utilized by people with disabilities. 
  • Experience with facilitating teams and accomplishing goals 
  • Experience in the delivery of presentations and training to groups required 
  • Working knowledge of community resources available to people with disabilities 
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Must be able to operate a computer.
  • Knowledge of disability rights legislation.
  • Personal lived experience with a disability


  • Professionalism
  • Ethical, Integrity, Honesty
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Personal Accountability/Self-Motivated
  • Clarity in Communication
  • Attention to Detail, High Accuracy
  • Time Management
  • Ability to Remain Calm Under Pressure
  • Creates a Positive Work Environment
  • Works Independently 
  • Ability to Motivate Others
  • Staff Development
  • Results Driven
  • Clarity in Communication
  • Interdepartmental knowledge/understands programs & services
  • Personal Accountability/Self-motivated
  • Results Driven
  • Influencing others: Ability to gain others’ support for ideas, proposals, and solutions.
  • Identifies and Manages Risks
  • Social/Field Intelligence
  • Project Management
  • Prudent/Sound Judgement
  • Conflict Management/De-escalation
  • Commitment to Growth/Excellence
  • Problem Solving/Multi-dimensional Thinker/Analytical
  • Stamina/Ability to finish long-term projects
  • Delegation
  • Persuasive Communication/Commands Respect
  • Visionary
  • Confident and Engaging
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Partnership Building/Builds Trust
  • Leadership on a state and national level
  • Interdepartmental knowledge/understands programs & services


Able South Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, age, disability, religion, or national origin. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


Latest News

Able South Carolina Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Greenville Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Able South Carolina Celebrates 30 Years of Service to…

Able South Carolina Receives $2 Million Gift From the Yield Giving Open Call

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Able South Carolina Receives $2 Million Gift From the…