The Associate Director functions in a key leadership role in the office of Disability Support Services (DSS) by assisting the Director in ensuring equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 and ADA laws, and in promoting best practices and continuous program improvement in disability services and accessibility. The Associate Director supervises the Testing Services Center, oversees program assessment activities in collaboration with the Director, and manages the most complex cases of students with mental health and other disabilities.
Assist the Director in developing, implementing and evaluating DSS policies and procedures to ensure that programs and services comply with Section 504 and ADA laws; meet the needs of students with disabilities, and reflect best practices; support the Director with the overall management of the DSS office, including administration and staffing; provide consultation to the DSS staff regarding case management and problem-solving as requested; oversee the Testing Services Center, including direct supervision of the Testing Coordinator and Administrative Assistant; manage the most complex cases of students with disabilities, with a focus on students with mental health disabilities and those with comorbid conditions; review and interpret all types of disability documentation, including psycho-educational evaluations, psychological assessments and medical reports to determine student eligibility for services and accommodations; conduct intake interviews; approve and facilitate implementation of accommodations to students with disabilities; serve as an advocate for students with disabilities and work collaboratively with faculty, staff and offices on issues of disability policy and access; manage assessments and evaluations conducted by the DSS office; represent the Director and DSS office as requested; and keep abreast of developments in disability-related law, accessibility and current trends in higher education for students with disabilities by reviewing literature and attending professional association meetings and conferences.
Master's degree in Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling or related field and three years or work experience related to the knowledge of disabilities, including supervisory or managerial experience. The selected candidate must also have the ability to interpret disability documentation and determine eligibility for services; knowledge of Section 504, ADA and FERPA laws; strong interpersonal communication skills; experience presenting to a diverse group of individuals; strong collaborative, problem-solving, planning and organizational skills.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
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