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Director of Disability Support – Office of Disability Services
Student Development & Counseling
Worcester Polytechnic Institute – WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Office of Disability Services at WPI is seeking a successful candidate who will be responsible to direct services for students with disabilities including provision of reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 legislation. Provides information to assist students with disabilities in their transition and adjustment to college. Responsible for the review, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all accommodations processes and plans for WPI students with disabilities. Consult/outreach with faculty, staff, students and their parents regarding the needs of students with disabilities and provision of academic counseling, referrals and support for students with disabilities.
- Develop policies and procedures regarding disability services and accommodations consistent with university, state and federal guidelines and recommendations. Responsible for the review and interpretation of confidential student medical, psychological and psycho-educational evaluations to determine eligibility for services. Develop and implement appropriate accommodation plans based on the documentation.
- Develop institutional linkages to maximize service/accommodation delivery and integrate students with disabilities into all aspects of university life. Consult and coordinate with the various campus department accommodation coordinators and staff including but not limited to Admissions, Risk Management, Student Development and Counseling, Health Center, Residential Services, Dining Hall Services, Career Development Center, Facilities, Academic Advising, Faculty, Summer Programs, Library and Academic Technology Center staff as appropriate regarding development and implementation of accommodation plans.
- Monitor, evaluate and adjust individual accommodation plans for students. Provide follow-up and support of accommodations both inside and outside the classroom. Act as a liaison between students with disabilities and the faculty and staff.
- Provide leadership for the design and implementation of supportive programming for students with disabilities.
- Consult with WPI Office of Admissions, prospective students and their parents on concerns related to potential accommodations for students with disabilities at WPI.
- Maintain confidential student files, records, and DSO database for students who receive accommodations. Responsible for the maintenance DSO website.
- Exercise administrative responsibility for all student disability services programs and budget matters including assessment of the WPI Student Disabilities program.
- Serve as a resource for disability information and training for faculty and staff.
- Participate in weekly CARE team meetings to discuss students of concern with other administrative staff involved with student health and well being.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree required with expertise in learning disabilities, special education or related field. Minimum of three years experience in higher education disabilities services working with individuals with psychological, physical, sensory impairments, medical conditions, learning disorders, attention deficit disorders and/or other conditions.
- Thorough working knowledge of state and federal statutes, regulations and laws pertaining to disabled students at the post secondary level including the American’s with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 legislation as well as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is essential.
- Three years or more experience in reading and interpreting psychological and psycho-educations evaluation and other professional documentation.
- Working knowledge of assistive technology.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
- Experience managing and analyzing budgets.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills. Experience conducting disability service training for faculty and staff.
- Ability to plan, organize and supervise others. Hire and train student employees.
- Demonstrated experience in the development, presentation and evaluation of a full range of academic support services for university level students.
United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.
Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.
Grand Canyon University’s office of Academic Compliance and Regulation is seeking a full time Disability Services Administrator. This position will ensure compliance with federal and state requirements and regulations and University policies and procedures related to disabled student programs and services administration.
- Responsible for development and implementation of disability policies, procedures and programs as they relate to individuals with disabilities.
- Help evaluate and monitor disability compliance with ADA/ADAAA/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and applicable Special Education laws and regulations as it relates to individuals with disabilities.
- Remains up-to-date on all pending disability legislation and changing legal mandates which would affect the University’s responsibility to provide services and accommodations to students with disabilities.
- Arrange provision of low vision/blind/LD materials, adaptive technology and deaf/hard-of-hearing services, and train staff to oversee their use.
- Researches disabled student grievances related to enrollment, withdrawals, tuition reimbursement, final grades, classroom misconduct, classroom policies, instructor issues and plagiarism charges.
- Assist students in making decisions affecting their academic progress at the University through personal guidance, changes in major courses of study, interpretation of University and School guidelines and policies, administrative counsel, development in student support systems, and decisions based on an analysis of the students’ academic records.
- Intervene both proactively and reactively to assist student or staff member with any aspect of the accommodation process. Negotiate alternative resolutions to unusual situations related to disability issues.
- Creates and maintains effective, cooperative and collegial relationships with state, county and local offices, departments and/or agencies that provide serves to individuals with disabilities.
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Master’s degree preferred.
- A minimum of 2-3 years’ work experience in a role which involves handling of complex customer service issues. Prefer experience in higher education and previous handling of accommodations for disabled individuals.
- Knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding disability accommodations.
- Ability to independently research needed data and complete requirements.
- Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
Directs the university’s Student Disability Services Office to assure effective service delivery and Section 504 legal compliance. Reviews disability accommodation requests, engages in interactive process with student, generates related decisions, documents and notification forms. Maintains accurate files and records. Maintains follow up contact with students and facilitates problem-solving processes if accommodations require adjustment. Works with Academic Affairs liaison as needed for academic accommodations. Serves as Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Using effective and legally compliant processes, investigates assigned reports/complaints, conducts interviews, gathers supporting evidence/data, and prepares related files and reports for Title IX Coordinator review. Plans, facilitates and/or presents prevention and awareness education programs.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required. Relevant fields may include student development, human resources, social work, or education, but other degrees will be considered.
- A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in coordinating disability accommodations is required. Prefer higher education experience.
- A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Title IX or Title VII case management and investigation is required. Closely related experience may be considered.
- Competency in records management systems is required. Experience with Pharos records management system is preferred.
- Proficient speaking and presentation skills are required.
- Proven success in managing multiple projects is required.
- Experience in budget and resource management is required.
- Basic competency in Microsoft Office for Windows applications (word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, presentation graphics, etc.) is required.
- Must be proficient in general office equipment operation.
- Must possess exceptional time management and detail-oriented skills.
Salaries and Benefits:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
Position will remain open until filled.
Please click the “Apply Now” link to apply for this position.
Please attach a resume and a cover letter of interest with your online application.
Online applications as well as supporting documentation may also be submitted/completed in person at:
UMHB Human Resources Division
UMHB Box 8020
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513
For information regarding employment at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, please visit our Careers Site.
INTERNAL CANDIDATES: Please contact HR directly at Ext. 4527 to ascertain which documents are required to apply for this position. Please contact the Human Resources Division directly, rather than the hiring department/supervisor, to assure equal opportunity of our process.
Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director of Disability Services manages the day-to-day activities of the Disabilities Office including reviewing requests for reasonable accommodations from students, coordinating reasonable accommodations, assisting faculty and staff with accommodation questions, managing the office budget and maintaining the student accommodation database.
Essential Duties Summaryo Develops and oversees the verification process for students requesting accommodations due to a disability; reviews documentation and determines appropriate accommodations, if needed; provides referrals as needed.
o Coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities including testing accommodations and proctoring exams; evaluates effectiveness of accommodations and strategies.
o Provides training and assists faculty and staff in understanding and providing reasonable accommodations.
o Presents information about Disability Services at various events including OAR Days, Peacock Experience and other events.
o Provides guidance and advice to students with disabilities regarding current as well as upcoming courses.
o Maintains current knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act, 504 Plans, IEPs and accommodations for students with disabilities.
o Ability to interpret diagnoses for LD, ADHD, TBI, and psychiatric disorders.
o Maintains the Disability Services Handbook and the Student Accommodation Manager (SAM) software.
o Researches and recommends purchase of assistive technology programs and devices for students with learning disabilities.
o Manages the office budget.
o Develops, coordinates, and implements department guidelines and procedures.
o Promotes disability awareness through various outreach initiatives, including social media sites and department website.
o Supervises a Graduates Assistant and work study students.
o Represents the department and the university on various committees, boards, and associations.
o Stays abreast on trends and issues related to disability services; participates in professional development activities, as approved by supervisor.
o Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Qualificationso Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.
o Four (4) years of related experience.
Preferred Qualificationso Master’s preferred
o Experience in Higher Education
o Experience working with students with disabilities.
- Sit at desk for long periods of time.
- Work with personal computer, keyboard and mouse for long periods of time.
- Standing, reaching and bending to access files.
- Walk across campus, ascend and descend stairs to attend meetings.
- Lift up to 30 pounds delivering materials, moving boxes of forms, etc.
- Indoors 95%
Location Fayette, IA Special Conditions for EligibilityEmployment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check
Upper Iowa University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Upper Iowa University’s policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, furloughs, use of facilities, participation in activities, compensation and training.