San Diego
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Title: Director
University of San Diego
Department: Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center
Admin Full-Time
Job IRC#22094

Job Description:
Plans, coordinates, manages and evaluates the University's provision of services for students with disabilities and learning differences. Collects, verifies, maintains and appropriately communicates information contained in the documentation of students' disabilities. Interprets and summarizes assessment data from standardized tests and other evaluations and interprets reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Pre-screens students for potential learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Assists students in the development of compensatory strategies for learning in the curriculum and co-curriculum. Provides academic guidance to students with disabilities, in conjunction with, and supplemental to, the student's major advisor's advice. Works directly with academic associate and assistant deans to support student accommodations. Provides faculty, staff and administrator education, and consultations regarding accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other applicable regulations and laws. Ensures service coordination between students, faculty, staff, administration and parents. Liaisons to external agencies and professional organizations. Provides training to those students or volunteers who staff programs and to the University community on issues germane to students with disabilities. Monitors overall campus accessibility, both programmatic and physical.

This position receives general supervision by the Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness. This position exercises general supervision of Assistant Director, and Academic Accommodations Coordinator and close supervision of the Executive Assistant I.

∙ Compliance with federal, state, and local laws, policies, and guidelines and Student Services
∙ Consultation
∙ Assessment
∙ Direct student support
∙ Department and University Administration

∙ Advanced or terminal degree in education, counseling, psychology or other relevant discipline.
∙ Five years of relevant experience in disability services in an educational setting, preferably in an institution of higher education.
∙ Previous experience in understanding, applying, interpreting legal guidelines for the American with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other pertinent federal, state and local legislation.
∙ Current knowledge of and adherence to ethical, legal, and University guidelines.
∙ Excellent oral and written communications skills
∙ Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
∙ Commitment to assisting students with disabilities and learning differences in developing independence.
∙ Commitment to the University mission and strategic plan.

∙ Supervisory skills and budgetary planning and stewardship.
∙ Experience operating or managing a high-quality, service-oriented program.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing date: Open Until Filled; initial review of applications will begin May 26th, 2017.

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information,

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers' review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at


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