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The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is one of the leading nonprofit health and humanitarian organizations in northeast Ohio that serves individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities, their families, and the communities that support them.

ASGA has an annual operating budget of more than $500,000 and five employees. Over 300 volunteers carry out ASGA’s mission of creating connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.




The Autism Society of Greater Akron is looking for a Program Manager to be responsible for managing programs and activities for our organization. This position reports to the Director of Programs and is tasked with developing and executing programs to support the organization's mission. 

In order to be successful in this role, prior experience in both disability programming required. Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and experience in tailoring and adapting community-based programs for individuals with Autism and their families, including understanding the characteristics of Autism and/or developmental disabilities in order to build and adapt appropriate programming.


The Program Manager is a salaried position with the expectation that employee is required and capable of using judgment in prioritizing their own work, time management and organizational skills to perform their duties.

Compensation commensurate with experience and demonstrated knowledge of role and responsibilities.

Range: $40,000 - $43,000

Work Requirements

This position is full-time with evenings and weekends as needed.

Work Environment

Four days in office located in downtown Akron; one day remote (subject to change based on business needs).

Essential Job Functions

  • Understanding the characteristics of Autism and their impact on an individual's ability to participate in the community or an event.
  • Knowledge of how to adapt or develop programs that accommodate the characteristics of Autism/DD.
  • Developing and nurturing relationships with individuals and families impacted by Autism.
  • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization, including creating new programs.
  • Work with Supervisor to measure programs by creating methods that assess strengths and identifies areas for improvement.
  • Work with Supervisor to develop community-based partnerships and utilizing professional communication to ensure positive relationships.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyzing program risks and adapting as needed.
  • Working on strategy to promote programs with the marketing team.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or more in Special Education, Autism, Education, or related field.
  • Proven experience in program management, preferably in a nonprofit, educational setting, or health and human services.
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook.
  • Understanding of project management organization and applications.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining professional communications and high personal standards for the quality of output.
  • Prior Employment: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Adapting activities for families with disabilities: 3 years (Preferred)


Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Health care spending account; Simple IRA savings account with company match; travel reimbursement; paid time off (PTO).


How to Apply

Submit a letter of application via Indeed HERE.

The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, ASGA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.