Summary of Position: Responsible for the supervision and direction of all operations within the Disability Resources Office. This is a twelve-month position.
Major Responsibilities: -Coordinate the intake process for students with physical, psychiatric, learning, hearing, visual, and temporary disabilities to determine eligibility for appropriate accommodations.-Responsible for the assessment and evaluation of documentation related to individual disabilities to determine eligibility, appropriate accommodations, and plan for services.-Ensure access to institutional programs and services through reasonable accommodations of disability-related need in conjunction with on-going assessment, consultation, advocacy, and coordination of university responses, within and across division.-Counsel, advise and educate students regarding on-campus and off-campus referrals and resources, as well as opportunities available to them in their academic pursuits.-Facilitate student development through education regarding their legal rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1980.-Responsible for the provision of pre-admission, personal and educational counseling.-Serve as on-going consultant to the college administration, faculty and staff.-Maintain an active liaison with relevant local, regional, state and federal support agencies.-Maintain confidential records and documentation on students with self-identified disabilities as well as materials related to Student Disability service provision.-Submit annual report to SUNY Central Administration regarding utilization of block allocation received by SUNY Cortland for disability related needs.-Submit the College Student with Disabilities Survey to Institutional Research for the NYS Department of Education and State University.-Responsible for on-going assessment activities related to student needs and perceptions of the Disability Services Office.-Serve as a member of the College's Behavioral Assessment Team.-Position may require occasional (infrequent) evening and/or weekend work, primarily to support campus outreach programs and/or emergency response protocols.
Required Qualifications: Master's degree in rehabilitation, counseling, special education, social work or related field; professional experience working full-time with persons with disabilities; experience in interpreting and applying Section 504 and the ADA in a higher education setting.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated management experience with budget oversight, personnel supervision and program development; background working with college students and college administrators; experience working with students from underrepresented groups; fluency in more than one language.
About State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland
SUNY Cortland is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students to pursue its mission in every corner of the state: "to learn, to search, to serve."