Statewide WIPA Project Director

Montgomery County, Maryland

Position Open with Maryland Work Incentives Network at Independence Now
Deadline to apply July 23, 2021– 5pm

Independence Now is the Center for Independent Living serving people with disabilities living in Montgomery and Prince George’s County Maryland. We are a nonprofit organization created by and for people with disabilities. Independence Now is a resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for people with all types of disabilities.

We house Maryland Work Incentives Network (MD-WIN), the state Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Project funded by the Social Security Administration to provide beneficiaries of SSI and SSDI direct benefits planning, assistance, and outreach services. The WIPA staff members help beneficiaries understand programs and supports that allow them to transition from benefits to work.  Beneficiaries are provided information on how employment will impact their benefits so they can make informed decisions about working.

The Project Director is responsible for oversight of the Statewide WIPA Project and reports directly to the Executive Director.  The person in this position serves as the single central point of entry for statewide WIPA calls as well as the lead point of contact for the Project and all sub grantees.

Job responsibilities:

  • Provide Project Management: complete project reporting and communication for compliance of contract requirements. Support all parts of the project to ensure compliance the WIPA Project Terms and Conditions. Supervise quality of the work of all CWICs on the Project.
  • Complete direct beneficiary work
  • Supervise and support in-office CWIC.
  • Manage Sub grantees: monitoring reporting and compliance for all sub grantees; share training opportunities; ensure Continuing Certification Credits are complete and host regular project meetings.
  • Network and Collaborate: establish relationships with partnering organizations including local Social Security Offices, AWICS, PASS staff and the PABSS; create opportunity for cross referrals and on-going dialogue with DORS; and handle transitioning youth specific outreach as necessary.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree and must be able to pass a background check by the Social Security Administration.  CWIC certification preferred.

Apply to: Sarah Basehart, Executive Director


Scroll to top