Advertised Employing Department: Dean of Students Office
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Student Disability Resources (SDR) at Iowa State University is seeking applications for an Assistant Director of Student Disability Resources (Student Services Specialist IV). The Assistant Director is responsible for coordination of services related to the provision of reasonable accommodations for qualified students with documented disabilities, which includes documentation review and determination of eligibility, identification and implementation of reasonable accommodations; communication with campus stakeholders including faculty and staff; and individualized conversations with students based on student needs. These interactive processes must be facilitated and appropriately documented in consideration of privacy requirements related to sensitive information (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), etc.). Additional duties of this position include hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of professional staff; consultation and training with faculty, staff, and students related to services for students with disabilities; implementation of the SDR information management software (Symplicity Accommodate); and maintenance of the SDR website and other social medial platforms. The Assistant Director supports the Director in the assessment of SDR programs and services, and serves as the Director's designee at the discretion and/or absence of the Director.
The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of laws and policies related to disability and reasonable accommodations in post-secondary settings (i.e. ADA, sections 503, 504, etc.), and the ability to collaborate with students, families, faculty, staff, mental/medical health providers, and social workers in consideration for the best interests of both individual students and the University. The capacity to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, high service delivery work environment is essential. Knowledge and experience demonstrating exemplary written and oral communication, time management, interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as familiarity with assistive technology, desktop computers, and typical office software are also required.
SDR is one of fourteen units with the Dean of Students Office (DSO) in the Division of Student Affairs at Iowa State University. ISU is the most student-centered public research university in the nation. It is a place where adventurous minds are encouraged to accomplish amazing things. As a major international university ranked in the top 50 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report and a member of the Association of American Universities, Iowa State offers a student experience rich in social and academic diversity. Iowa State is a land-grant university, has set enrollment records over the past 10 years, and at over 36,000 students is the largest university in the state of Iowa. Iowa State is located in Ames, a community of 60,000 ranked as the second-best college town and among the top 10 best places to live in America.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 1 year of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience providing accommodations in compliance with the laws pertinent to disability rights in the post-secondary setting (i.e. ADA, sections 503, 504, etc.).
Experience planning and/or delivering programs designed to promote access to, and success in higher education for, students with disabilities.
Experience supervising professional staff.
Experience utilizing a comprehensive electronic records software system.
Experience managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced, high service delivery work environment.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.