Posting Description: *Job Responsibilities:* *Administrative and Program Management* * Provides oversight, planning, coordination, supervision, goal setting and evaluation of all aspects of the Disability Services department, including, but not limited to: quantity and quality of services provided by staff; modification of program structure; development of processes and procedures; processes related to internal and external assignments and special projects of departmental staff. * Provides leadership and direction to staff in areas where information is not clear in the process (e.g., documentation review, work flow, intake assignments) and often makes determinations based on all factors related to an individual case. * Chairs the departmental Leadership Team regarding development and implementation of vision, mission, goals and programing for DS, as well as budget and personnel discussions and decisions. * Provides leadership coordination for departmental and university projects (e.g., faculty initiatives, departmental data collection and reporting, department marketing and publicity, specialized workshops, endowment programs) and committee participation (e.g., Students of Behavioral Concern, Diversity Summit) * Oversees the review of documentation and processing of accommodation requests * Hears and resolves student appeals to the documentation review and/or accommodation determination processes, providing information for further grievance measures if appropriate Percentage of time: 20 *Human and Fiscal Oversight* * Oversees management of departmental human and fiscal resources including hiring, compensation, termination, employee performance, staff professional development, accounting, budgeting, procurement, and other business operations * Ensures compliance with appropriate campus policies and procedures, including proper use of systems (e.g., Concur, Performance Management Plan and Evaluation, My Leave) * Develops and respects relationships with other campus units relevant to these duties (e.g., Employment Services, Office of Labor Relations, ADA Coordinator's Office, Human Resources, ODECE division accountant/personnel, Institutional Research, and Planning, Budget and Analysis); collaborates with the CU Foundation in administering foundation awards, endowments, donor funding, and scholarships Percentage of time: 20 *Supervision* * Completes annual performance plans and evaluations * Conducts weekly, bi-weekly or monthly meetings with supervisees as needed * Provides guidance and support to staff members with respect to individual job responsibilities (e.g., supervision, programmatic development and management, process review, service to students) * Evaluates individual staff projects and recommends manner of proceeding, improving, and/or adjusting * Identifies areas of employee need and matches resources to those needs * Resolves problems related to job performance and program procedures * Provides consistent messages to staff * Encourages and demonstrates group decision making and active participation in department and campus committees and promotion of the department, division and university goals * Works to ensure consistency within and ensures that appropriate attention to diversity and inclusive excellence is part of staff performance planning and is embedded in the culture of the unit Percentage of time: 20 *Case Management, Guidance and Referral, Appeals Process* * Carries a small caseload of students (often those with unique circumstances) * Determines accommodations in collaboration with other DS staff with regard to relevancy, completeness, and appropriateness in accordance with the ADA, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Disability Services documentation guidelines and whether or not student requests are supported based on diagnostic information, current impact, reasonableness, and standards of practice * Determines appropriate program response and degree of advocacy needed to students, faculty, staff, or others in compliance with federal, state, and local legislation, case law and departmental/university policies * Works individually with students to formalize an accommodation plan and to determine breadth and depth of prescriptive intervention strategies * Refers students and assists them in building a network of resources to maximizes participation in the university community and the larger community related to student needs * Advises students with respect to skills and issues in the following areas: rights and responsibilities with regard to academic accommodations within parameters of the laws noted above and university policies * Advises with regard to academic requirements, self-advocacy, career issues specific to disabling conditions and needs, university rules, regulations, and policies * Determines when and how to provide written and verbal communications on behalf of students in order to be supportive of the students within the legal parameters and established departmental standards of practice * Provides information to prospective students and their parents regarding program philosophy, university requirements, expectations and support services available Percentage of time: 20 *University and Community Resource* * Serves as a campus expert on disability matters to the university community * Provides consultation services, training and programming about equal access, accommodations, use of information technology and disabilities to the university, local and state communities with respect to definitions, perspectives, implications, applications of professional research, disability as diversity, universal design, state and federal laws, transition to and from post-secondary education * Serves on campus, local, state and/or national committees related to job responsibilities * Provides cultural programming about issues related to disability and diversity Percentage of time: 10 *Professional Development* * Attends, participates and presents at professional conferences, workshops, brown bags, seminars, training sessions, and/or professional organizational meetings * Stays abreast of current research in the field by publishing, reviewing publications, journals, technical information, etc. * Summarizes and synthesizes new information to exchange with colleagues * Anticipates future needs of, and stays abreast of trends in, of postsecondary disability issues Percentage of time: 10 *Salary and Benefits:* $86,000-$99,000 annually, depending on experience. 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Minimum Qualifications: *Minimum Qualifications:* Master's degree in education, special education, psychology, rehabilitation, counseling or closely related fields plus 5 years of experience in a leadership role in a disability services department at a large research institution.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: *Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & abilities:* *Visionary leadership style *Possession and demonstration of effective interpersonal and problem solving skills *Ability to effectively interface with the university community in building necessary relationships and networks of resources *Serve as a role model by demonstrating ethical decision-making, responsible management, and courageous leadership through all actions and communications
Desired Qualifications: *Preferred Qualifications:* _Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified._ Doctoral or terminal degree in education, special education, psychology, rehabilitation, counseling, law or closely related field plus 5 years of experience in a leadership role in a disability services department at a large research institution.