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Director, Disability Support Services
Responsible for overall administration and coordination of programs and services provided by Disability Support Services and serves as ADA Coordinator for the university. Provides disability support services to students, including evaluation and documentation, and coordination of appropriate services, accommodations, and technology for students and employees with disabilities. Reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.
Coordinates and supervises the selection, training, and evaluation of professional and support staff. Develops and implements the policies and procedures of Disability Support Services. Maintains records, evaluates the efficiency of disability services, and evaluates agency productivity and quality data. Prepares and submits monthly and annual reports and budgets. Provides consultation, workshops and seminars to students, staff, faculty, and community regarding student disability issues and legalities. Evaluates physical and psycho-educational documentation, coordination of services, accommodations, and technology for students with disabilities. Provides technical assistance on ADA and Section 504 issues for students and employees. Coordinates with the Director of Human Resources to resolve employees’ requests for ADA accommodations. Serves as a consultant and educator to students, faculty, and staff. Acts as a liaison with university, community, and state committees and organizations. Takes an active role in Division of Student Affairs and university-wide initiatives. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requires three or more years of professional experience in higher education disability services. Extensive training and experience in interpretation of psych-educational and physical health records. Demonstrated record of strong organizational and assessment skills. Experience in disability and rehabilitation services. Experience in budget and personnel management. Demonstrated effectiveness in conceptualizing and prioritizing objectives, and developing and implementing goals.
Requires extensive knowledge of the legalities and application of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to higher education and disability services. Knowledge of university policies, community and campus services, and resources is desirable. Knowledge of management techniques and collaborative efforts in an institution of higher education.
Requires a Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, counseling, or an appropriate field. Terminal degree preferred.
Commitment to student affairs and to the ideal of collaboration within a university community. Commitment and demonstrated history of student advocacy. Must be able to interact effectively with administration, faculty, staff, students, and colleagues. Commitment to educational and professional development. Must be well organized and able to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Requires occasional travel. Active participation in state and national organizations is expected. Some evening and weekend work is required. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.