Louisiana State University invites applications for the position of the Dean of the College of Science. The Dean provides ultimate administrative oversight for all aspects of academic life within the college, including strategic planning, fiscal management, personnel development, academic programs, research enterprises and student enrollment. The Dean also has primary responsibilities for external initiatives that include community outreach and development. The Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the College.
Accommodation Advocacy and Guidance
Louisiana State University
The Assistant Director of Disability Services performs the following duties: Analyze and interpret disability-related documentation to determine eligibility for services and accommodations for students with disabilities. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of appropriate academic support services and accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and any related university policies and/or procedures. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of retention, graduation, and career programs for students with disabilities including cross-departmental collaboration and program development.
Supervise the graduate assistants working primarily with the departmental efforts to register and advise students with disabilities regarding accommodations as well as retention and graduation efforts. Supervise interns when they are assigned to Disability Services. Perform evaluations on the graduate assistants and interns.
Advise students with disabilities regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and any related university policies and/or procedures. Serve as an advocate and liaison between students and campus departments to facilitate participation in University programs. Provide referrals to various on-campus and off-campus agencies. As appropriate, coordinate with the treating health/mental health professional to support the academic achievement of students with disabilities. Perform crisis intervention, management, analysis, resolution and determination of appropriate referrals as necessary for students in psychological distress and other crises.
Assist the Associate Director for Accommodation Advocacy and Guidance in the tracking, statistics, and assessment of programs and activities for student advocacy and guidance. Assist the Associate Director for Advocacy and Guidance in the development, implementation, and assessment of programs designed to increase retention, graduation, high academic achievement, and career transition of students with disabilities.
Assist the office and university in the development and update of policies, procedures, and informational materials related to students with disabilities. Provide consultation and outreach to faculty, staff, students, local and statewide agencies. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the department strategic plan and disability awareness strategic plan.
Represent the Division of Student Life and Enrollment, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Disability Services at formal and informal university events and activities and serve on committees as appropriate.
Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Counseling, or directly related field; six months experience working with adolescents and/or adults with disabilities; knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 as amended of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; strong interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate and work effectively with university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and parents; experience reading and interpreting audiograms; proficient knowledge of computers and computerized office software. Preferred Qualifications: Specialized knowledge of vocational, psychosocial, and academic impact of a variety of disabilities. Experience working in higher education; strong public speaking and presentation skills.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is March 19, 2013 or until a candidate is selected. Apply online at: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/  Position # 021585
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