Assistant Dean of Students/ Director of Disability Services

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Jul 03, 2017
Ref
#0175178
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department Information:

Disability Services provides support, resources, and accommodations to more than 600 students with chronic disabilities. Staff members serve as full time advocates for students with disabilities to ensure physical and programmatic access to make the Georgia Tech campus, and a Georgia Tech education, accessible and inclusive for all students. In addition to providing services to students, we also strive to be a resource for faculty and staff.
Disability Services proves support and resource information for students with disabilities at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  The Office of Disability Services operates under the guidelines of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its amendments ADAAA.  Our office services any Georgia Tech student who has a documented, qualifying disability.

Job Purpose: Plan and direct the activities of the Office of Disability Services by providing support and information for Georgia Tech students with disabilities. This office also provides assistance to remain in compliance with governmental regulations associated with persons with disabilities. Responsible for setting employee and/or group goals, determining an organizational structure to meet the goals, assessing employee and/or group performance and providing feedback, and making pay recommendations. In Assistant Dean capacity responsibilities include, but are not limited to: meeting with students for general questions/concerns, assisting in the management of crisis situations, and serving in an on call role as part of a division wide rotation.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the day to day operations of the Office of Disability Services within the Division of Student Life.
  • Oversee consultations with students to determine appropriate support needed.
  • Based on need, coordinate/facilitate provision of required accommodations.
  • Develop and implement programs that advocate for the needs of students with disabilities to the campus community.
  • Identify conditions that negatively impact students' welfare and propose solutions.
  • Disseminate information about the needs and legal rights of students with disabilities to the campus community.
  • Meet with students to provide support as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Student Development or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Work Experience: Three to five years job related experience.
  • Certifications: N/A
  • Skills: This job requires working knowledge of university level student affairs/student life organization and administration. Specific skills in program development and administration related to disability accommodations including the application of disability related laws and regulations. Additionally, skills in leadership and supervision, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and high attention to detail are critical.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Master's degree
  • Preferred Work Experience: Two to three years or more of relevant experience in a University setting
  • Preferred Certifications: N/A
  • Preferred Skills:  working knowledge of university level student affairs/student life organization and administration. Specific skills in program development and administration related to disability accommodations including the application of disability related laws and regulations. Additionally, skills in leadership and supervision, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and high attention to detail are critical.

Additional Information: Student Life on Call emergency response rotation: availability to respond to calls after hours 1-2 weeks a semester (6 times a calendar year).

Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: faculty, staff, students, parents/families, and community members. This position typically will advise and counsel: faculty, staff, students, and parents/families. This position will supervise: Disability Services staff.