The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of Disability Services and facilitates access to programs, services, and activities for students with disabilities. The Assistant Director works collaboratively to promote, develop and implement best practices including inclusive design, determining and providing reasonable accommodations, and assessing service efficacy. The Assistant Director works directly with students, faculty and staff to improve the accessibility of Berklee campuses through program and service delivery reframing disability and promoting inclusive design.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Meet with students to identify barriers to full participation in the curricular and co-curricular environments and determine reasonable accommodations. Coordinate the provision of accommodations in consultation with students, faculty, and staff. Maintain required student record documentation.
Provide consultation, information, and referral to students with disabilities.
Process and keep records of student alternate format requests. Oversees membership with digital libraries. Maintain updated records of internal and external resources for accessible course materials for students.
Coordinate student access to and learning of assistive technology required for access to Berklee’s curriculum
Coordinate with Admissions, Housing, Department Chairs, and Program staff to provide services and support for students in Summer Programs
Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteer readers and scribes
Facilitate the registration process for students who have the accommodation of priority registration.
Promote and participate in the universally accessible design of curricular, co-curricular, and information environments
Serve as a liaison on designated college committees to promote and increase inclusion and access for students with disabilities
Maintain appropriate confidentiality in verbal and written communications
Engage in ongoing professional development to remain current in best practices within the disability service / student access profession.
Evening and weekend hours may be required throughout the year
Internal Number: 1308
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.