The Assistant Dean for Students with Disabilities provides assistance and coordination of services for students with disabilities (except for students with learning disabilities who are served by The Connors Learning Center). This position reviews applications for service and supporting documentation submitted by students with disabilities in order to make a determination regarding students' eligibility for reasonable accommodations as specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its amendments. These accommodations may require periodic review to ensure they are contributing to student success and meeting the changing needs of the individual student. In addition, the Assistant Dean assists students with temporary impairments, who are in need of short-term accommodations.
The Assistant Dean provides ongoing support for students with disabilities and maintains detailed, confidential records regarding students' documentation, accommodations, and utilization of the services. The position has oversight responsibility for the disability services budget and one to two graduate assistants.
The Assistant Dean provides direct service to students and serves as a liaison with university departments regarding disability access and accommodation including faculty, Residential Life, The Connors Learning Center, the Transportation Office and other entities providing service and support for students with disabilities. This position collaborates with Information Technology Services and University Library personnel to coordinate assistive technology requests and necessary equipment and software to accommodate students with visual, hearing, and mobility impairments.
The position also coordinates programs for institutional awareness of disability issues and serves as chair of the Disability Services Case Management Meeting. The Assistant Dean also responds to concerns about the accommodation process and campus access. Assessment of programs and services is a key component of the position.Position Details: Department: 025102 - Dean of Students Office Position: 00011956 - Assistant Dean for Students with Disabilities Grade: 3RD Salary Range: 63,200 - 79,000
Master's Degree in disability studies, counseling, social work, higher education, or related field
Three to five years experience in higher education, with direct experience in the area of disabilities
Knowledge of disability law
Skills in counseling and consultation
Knowledge of the accommodations appropriate for individuals with disabilities
Demonstrated problem-solving and dispute resolution / mediation skills
Experience interpreting a full range of clinical documentation
Understanding of student development issues
Knowledge of technology issues that pertain to disabilities
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