Reporting to the Director, Accessibility Resources Center, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting with the development, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of the programs and services provided by the Accessibility Resources Center to ensure the University’s compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act and other applicable state, federal and local laws. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Accessibility Resources Center administrative team participating in office policy and procedures, strategic planning, programming and advising
The Assistant Director will assist with oversight of programs and services enabling students who have disabilities access to all programs and services provided by the University in compliance with federal, state and local laws. Responsibilities include the following:
Evaluates medical/psychological and other documentation and recommends appropriate reasonable accommodations and support for students with disabilities.
Advises students, parents faculty and staff on disability related accommodations and concerns at the higher education level.
Provides counseling, problem-solving, advocacy, and mediation for students with disabilities.
Conducts awareness programs to educate the University community on disability related issues and the services provided by the office.
Determines in conjunction with the Director a departmental assessment plan and conducts assessment of departments’ programs and services as directed.
Manages all requests for Temporary Accommodations by evaluating medical and/or other documentation and making recommendations for appropriate accommodations for students with temporary disabling conditions.
Processes and monitors Emotional Support Animal requests once approved by the 504/ADA/FHA Committee.
Collaborates with other campus resources, advising faculty, and developing outreach and networking opportunities on campus and in the wider community.
Participates in student intake process and assists with review of accommodation letters.
Assists with updating publications and maintains the department’s web presence.
Represents the department at University Open Houses, Accepted Student Days, and new student orientation program and other programs as required.
Maintains membership on campus committees as assigned.
Is the Advisor for the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society.
Engages in opportunities to increase own capacity for equity, diversity, and inclusion and encourages cultural competency among students.
Consistently treats others without bias and applies understanding to using practices and policies.
Role models behavior which positively contributes to an inclusive work and learning environment.
Demonstrates a strong commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding on campus.
Master's Degree in counseling, psychology or a related discipline such as rehabilitation counseling or special education.
Three to five years direct experience providing services/accommodations and support for persons with disabilities in a college/university setting.
Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - Amended 2010, the Fair Housing Act, and other applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Knowledge of and experience with assessing disability documentation and determining reasonable accommodations. This includes knowledge of assessment tools and test scores generally used in making diagnoses.
Knowledge of assistive technology applications and their use in assisting with persons with disabilities.
Staff management and positive record of progressively responsible administrative experience. At least three years of management and staff supervision.
Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail; Significant experience with conducting assessment of programs and services.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers ...programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.