Regional Campus: Rutgers University-Newark
Posting Number: 17ST1132
Job Type: Full Time
Rutgers University-Newark, an urban, public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Director of Disability Services.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Director of Disability Services is responsible for:Ensuring the delivery of reasonable accommodations to all eligible students at the Rutgers-Newark campus in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008.
Managing the Office of Disability Services; supervising the employees and providing them with professional development opportunities;
Providing and overseeing the provision of direct services to students with disabilities.
Liaising with the New Brunswick Office of Disability Services and the university-wide Office of Access and Disability Resources.
Maintaining up-to-date professional knowledge and skills.
Serving as the liaison with academic departments and graduate programs, and providing expertise and training for all members of the University community regarding disability issues.
Being sensitive to the confidential nature of the information collected and complying with all university, state and federal guidelines.
Developing a departmental strategic plan and coordinating and implementing departmental guidelines and procedures.
In collaboration with the University Director for Title IX and ADA, developing and conducting trainings and workshops for administrators, faculty, staff, and students about their responsibilities for advocacy, accommodations and accessibility.
Preparing and reviewing various reports and analyses denoting progress, adverse trends, and takes appropriate action to address these findings.
Working closely with the Director of Title IX and ADA to insure compliance with all applicable state, federal and local laws, guidelines and/or Rutgers University policies.
Assisting with cross-collaboration on disability issues throughout the Rutgers community to bring about cultural change to the University.
Representing the Office for Disability Services on various University, state, and local committees, boards, and associations.
Please visit our website: https://ods.rutgers.edu/
Home Location Campus: Rutgers University-Newark
Doctorate degree preferred. Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling Education would be beneficial in working with various students served by the office. A background in Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education, Student Affairs, Neuropsychology, or Social Work is also preferred in working with many students with psychological, neuropsychological and learning issues.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
This position requires:Extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of disability services administration.
Ability to analyze, monitor, and implement legislation, regulations and policies regarding federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities in higher education.
Extensive experience working with students with various disabilities in a higher education disability services office.
Experience in preparing and managing operating budgets.
Must be able to supervise the handling of confidential disability related documentation and records according to federal and state laws.
Must be comfortable working with multiple constituencies in a complex and diverse organizational environment.
Expertise in training and public speaking a must, as well as skilled in researching and reviewing literature to develop training programs, workshops and webinars.
Knowledge and familiarity with various assistive and adaptive technologies.
Strong background in student development and advising.
Must have strong computer skills and effective use of various software and hardware programs used in a multi-function disability office including but not limited to database systems, email, social networking, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of Web 2.0 technology and accessible technologies and information.
Requires advanced knowledge of the federal laws pertaining to students with disabilities in a post-secondary educational setting, particularly sub-part E of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and how it differs from Subpart D, which pertains to institutional obligations on behalf of students with disabilities in the K-12 setting.
Department: Student Affairs - Nwk