The Assistant Director, Disability Support oversees the accommodation function of the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC). In addition, the Assistant Director serves as a counselor for students with disabilities. The Assistant Director oversees all accommodations for temporary disabilities and takes the lead on accommodating students with physical disabilities. The Assistant Director serves as the point person for issues of physical access on campus. The Assistant Director oversees the provision of testing, note taking, housing, and interpreter accommodations. The Assistant Director serves as a consultant campus-wide on issues of access for events and facilities. The Assistant Director reports to the Director, Disability Support, and works in an environment of teamwork and but also must be able to work independently, ensuring that the university is in compliance with relevant disability laws.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Master’s degree in counseling, education, student development, related field, or equivalent in education, training and experience required.
Four years of experience or equivalent in education, training and experience in a postsecondary setting
Knowledge of disabilities including physical access issues is critical
Expertise in disability laws and regulations
Proficiency using database management systems in the provision of disability accommodations
Administrative experience, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills
The position requires the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, to function autonomously and in partnership with the director, and to manage multiple organizational and administrative tasks
Experience in interpreting the Fair Housing Act
Experience managing programs and services and supervising staff in a higher education setting
Experience working with students with disabilities in a higher education setting
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.