Associate Director of Student Disability Services (Student Disability Services Manager)

Bronx, NY
May 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York.

Under the general direction of the Director of Student Disability Services, the Associate Director of Student Disability Services supports the director in all aspects of planning, policy development and service delivery for students with disabilities at Lehman College. The Associate Director will assume the responsibilities of the Director when he/she is not available. This is a dynamic office with increasing enrollments, currently serving over 400 students annually.

The Associate Director will provide oversight for day-to-day operation of the Student Disability Auxiliary Services Office, an accessible satellite office that provides comprehensive services.

The Associate Director also provides leadership for the best practice CUNY LEADS program (focusing on student academic success, leading to graduation and employment). S/he Associate Director will recruit students, coordinate services within the college and outside agencies, foster the development of internships and mentoring opportunities and serve as liaison to the specialized federal Workforce Recruitment program, Emerging Leaders Program, and Disability Mentoring Day. The Associate Director will utilize CUNY's ETO database, and collaborate with other LEADS professionals on special initiatives.

Additional duties include:

  • Recruit, train and supervise the Peer Educators, CUNY CAP, mentors and other part time staff (readers, scribes, and note takers). We hire approximately 25 part-timers annually.
  • Assists with budget development and writing grant proposals.
  • Addresses student concerns and resolves or refers issues requiring follow up with campus offices and individual faculty or departments.
  • Serves as advisor to the student club serving students with disabilities and the Student Advisory Board.
  • Assists in divisional programs and special events including, Take Back the Night, CUNY Service Corps, Goldstein Scholarship, Title IX, and Lehman's Heroes.
  • Collaborates with the Bursar and Financial Aid office on resolving issues around third party billing including NYS agencies and in the administration of the annual Goldstein scholarship
  • Participates in the planning, coordination and implementation of the newly developed PEP project; an academic coaching collaboration with ACE (Academic Center for Excellence).


Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required. Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Disability Studies or related field preferred. Experience working in academic, career advisement or job placement functions with students with disabilities preferred. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Should demonstrate proficiency in computer and database skills. Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act and other key disability legislation preferred.


Develops, and manages delivery of, services to students with special needs.

  • Oversees daily office operations and provides training and supervision to staff
  • Directs one or more distinct programs in support of the unit in an area of expertise, developing plans, providing services, and managing facilities and equipment
  • Collects and analyzes relevant program and outcomes data, (tracking usage, satisfaction with initiatives, and impact on student retention and success
  • Develops programs to ensure inclusiveness as well as compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies
  • Prepares reports and develops other communications including publications, workshops, and web site materials
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Student Disability Services Manager


Higher Education Associate




Salary commensurate with education and experience. Range $61,394 - $69,193

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Review of resumes will begin June 24, 2017 and continue until a candidate is identified (revised)


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Lehman College

Job Title: Associate Director of Student Disability Services (Student Disability Services Manager)

Job ID: 16733

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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