Director, Student Access Services (SAS)

Arlington, VA
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Category Staff and Administrator

Posting Number M00711

Department Center for Teaching & Learning

Reports To Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Point of Contact Michelle Steiner


Student Access Services ( SAS ) as part of the Center for Teaching and Learning ( CTL ), oversees services to students with disabilities (SWDs). Provides case management for students with documented disabilities, to include determining accommodations, coordinating/monitoring SAS services, and providing support counseling, advocacy, and dispute resolution. Develops programming for Student Access Services. Provides technical assistance and training to the Marymount community on related ADA /Section 504* compliance.

*Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act/The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Master's degree in Education and Human Development, Counseling or related field;
  • Three to five years related experience and/or training in Higher Educational setting.
  • Experience working with students with disabilities in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Notes to Applicants

Application materials must be received by 05/19/2017

Open Until Filled No

University Profile

Marymount is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic university that combines the liberal arts tradition with career preparation. Marymount serves nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Main Campus is located on a hillside in residential Arlington, Virginia. Marymount University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Job Duties

Percent of total time 25

Responsibility / Duty

  • Directly counsels/coaches SWDs on self-advocacy, academic and residential concerns, and disability management in a post-secondary education setting.
  • Assists with monitoring academic progress and providing intervention for students with known/identified disability-related issues, as appropriate

Percent of total time 20

Responsibility / Duty

  • Interprets medical evaluations and other disability documentation to determine student eligibility for services under ADA /504 and approves reasonable accommodation(s) for a range of physical, cognitive, and/or psychological disabilities.
  • Generates accommodation letters for approved academic (instructional and in-class) accommodations.
  • Alerts other departments of specific physical access and barrier removal needs for specific students as identified within the context of departmental scope.

Percent of total time 15

Responsibility / Duty

  • Provides ADA /504 technical assistance to faculty/staff, appropriate disability etiquette, universal/accessible design applications, and other strategies to promote inclusive practices and ADA /504 compliance.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations.

Percent of total time 10

Responsibility / Duty

Co-supervises professional and student staff who are responsible for providing direct SAS services (e.g., peer note-takers, testing coordinator, and exam proctors) and indirect services (e.g., research, e-book ordering).

Percent of total time 5

Responsibility / Duty

  • Assesses and modifies Student Access Services processes, practices, and procedures, as needed.
  • Collects service usage data, and assesses data for departmental evaluation and future planning.

Percent of total time 5

Responsibility / Duty

Plans and implements student- and faculty-targeted SAS programming (e.g., professional development and adaptive technology training/workshops); and assists other departments with crossover programming (e.g., orientations, fairs).

Percent of total time 5

Responsibility / Duty

  • Collaborates with other departments to plan and implement initiatives for general accessibility improvements in facilities and instruction.
  • Serves on relevant internal teams, task forces, and committees.
  • Maintains the University's involvement in related professional associations.

Percent of total time 5

Responsibility / Duty

Assists students with identifying and accessing community and government resources, and assists with obtaining external disability accommodations and services (workplace/internships, standardized and cert./licensing exams).

Percent of total time 5

Responsibility / Duty

Manages SAS budget, selects vendors for outsourced services (e.g., sign-language interpreters, adaptive technology), approves invoice payments, and makes determinations for most future purchases.

Percent of total time 5

Responsibility / Duty

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * How many years of related experience and/or training do you have in a Higher Education setting?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Do you have a Master's Degree in Counseling, Education and Human Development, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of experience do you have working with students with disabilities in a higher education setting?
    • I don't have any experience with this student population.
    • 1-3
    • 4-6
    • 7 or more

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents