Department: UL - Office of Disability Services (ODS)
Assistant Director, Disability Services
George Mason University Disability Services is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for an Assistant Director position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The Assistant Director provides support and case management to students with disabilities as specified by the mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008, and state and university policies.
Duties and responsibilities include the ability to:
- Review and interpret student confidential medical and psychological evaluations to determine eligibility for services and appropriate accommodations;
- Develop, monitor, adjust and evaluate individual accommodation plans for students;
- Provide ongoing student case management, follow-up and support of accommodations both in and out of the classroom, as well as related faculty support and advocacy;
- Maintain confidential student files, records and correspondence;
- Support the Disability Services Director in developing, coordinating and implementing faculty/staff workshops and seminars on disability laws, policies, and serving students with disabilities;
- Assist the Disability Services Director in providing information about disability-related services and documentation requirements to current and prospective students, university administration, faculty, staff, parents, and high school teachers/counselors;
- Provide personal growth and disability-related counseling and referrals to other appropriate resources; and
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Disability Services Director.
- Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, special education, educational psychology, or a related field;
- Demonstrated experience (two to three years is strongly desired) working with students with disabilities or at-risk students in a post-secondary educational system; and
- Working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and other appropriate laws.
- Experience working with individuals with psychological, physical (visible and invisible), sensory impairments, medical conditions, learning disorders, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and/or other conditions;
- Knowledge of psycho-educational test instruments and alternative forms of individual student assessment pertaining to higher education and disability;
- Experience documenting written decisions and case progress;
- Experience and knowledge of Assistive Technology; and
- Ability to monitor extensive details while focusing on overall program mission.
Salary: High $40,000s-low $50,000s; commensurate with education and experience
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA17Cz at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.