Reporting to the Director of the Accessible Education Office (AEO), the Assistant Director helps manage the office and provides academic accommodations and delivers services directly to students with disabilities in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Responsibilities include:
Provide academic accommodations and direct service delivery to FAS students with disabilities: Coordinate and implement activities for a caseload of approximately 200+ students. Have sole responsibility for management of several important functional areas, which may include accommodations for students with concussions, learning disabilities, and/or ADHD. Interview, collect, and review disability documentation; determine disability eligibility; devise, implement, and monitor an accommodation plan; monitor services and revise and/or discontinue accommodations as needs change. Collaborate with faculty and departments in the effective, required, and timely delivery of academic materials; confirm accommodation implementation and effectiveness throughout each course, according to access guidelines.
Manage day-to-day office operations: Train, supervise, and otherwise direct the work of the coordinator in AEO. Create and implement administrative systems as necessary to improve efficiency and quality of services of the office. In the absence of the director make office decisions and represent AEO.
Represent the Accessible Education Office in meetings pertaining to specific student issues, including legal, facilities, computing, health services, parking, housing, and registrar. Primary liaison with Bureau of Study Counsel..
Oversee and coordinate out-of-sequence final exams for all FAS AEO students. In conjunction with the Exams Office, Adaptive Technology Lab, building managers, and course staff ensures all AEO student accommodation needs are met during each exam period.
Other duties as required
All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree in higher education, education, psychology, or other field related to disability services and at least five years of professional experience in disability services..
Master's Degree strongly preferred. Experience with disability services in higher education strongly preferred. Knowledge of and experience working with the ADA Amendments Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), and FERPA. Experience interpreting clinical documentation for a full range of disabilities and operationalizing into reasonable accommodations in the college environment. Excellent judgment, discretion, and ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive and confidential information in relation to students with disabilities. Strong organizational skills and expertise in planning, implementing, and evaluating student service/accommodation programs in an academic environment. Demonstrated experience with recognizing, problem-solving, and responding flexibly to situations as they arise with sound judgment. Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing with careful attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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