Interim Director of the Disability Resource Center

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Interim Director of the Disability Resource Center

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014543S

Department: Student Services CAÑ (DEPT)

Location: Cañada College

Position Number: 3F0110

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $108,612 (annual) - $137,556 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

Reporting to the Vice President of Student Services, the Director will provide overall leadership and coordination for planning, managing, and supervising staff, programs, budgets, and services provided by the Disability Resource Center, Psychological Services, College Health Services, Assistive Technology, and Learning Disabilities. This position may also have oversight of other Student Services programs and services. Although it is not a primary responsibility, staffing limitations require the Director to counsel students with disabilities as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Possession of a Master’s degree or above in rehabilitation counseling OR Master’s degree or above in special education with 24 or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, or social work OR Master’s degree or above in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, career development or social welfare and either 12 or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically in counseling or rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities or two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent in either counseling or guidance for students with disabilities or counseling and/or guidance in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities.
• Two years of full-time experience or the equivalent within the last four years in one or more of the following fields: (1) instruction or counseling or both in a higher education program for students with disabilities; (2) administration of a program for students with disabilities in an institution of higher education; (3) teaching, counseling or administration in secondary education, working predominantly or exclusively in programs for students with disabilities; or (4) administrative or supervisory experience in industry, government, public agencies, the military, or private social welfare organizations, in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively related to persons with disabilities
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of the procedures required for budget planning, assessment, implementation, reporting, and tracking
2. Demonstrated skill in planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating a major, comprehensive academic program
3. Demonstrated skill in oral communication, including public speaking and in written communication
4. Skill in using a variety of computer software to prepare correspondence, statistical and financial reports, tracking systems, and other materials
5. Graduate study in the areas of learning disabilities, development disabilities, deaf and hearing impairments, physical disabilities, or assistive computer technology
6. Working knowledge of Title V and other governmental regulations as they apply to students with disabilities
7. Experience in supervising a diverse staff, which includes team building and experience with bargaining units
8. Experience in writing successful grant applications and in managing and monitoring grants
9. Experience teaching courses such as college success and career and personal development
10. Knowledge of the Student Support and Success Program (SSSP) process as it applies to California Community Colleges, as well as other issues affecting higher education in California
11. Experience in designing and preparing Student Educational Plans (SEPs) for community college students
12. Experience in providing short-term personal and crisis counseling to students from diverse backgrounds
13. Ability to develop and maintain student counseling notes in SARS, or similar electronic record-keeping software, in a timely and effective manner
14. Experience with intervention programs that support student success
15. Experience developing innovative programs that strengthen the quality of services provided to students with disabilities
16. Knowledge of and experience using university articulation agreements and transfer requirements for counseling community college students
17. Ability to use computer databases to retrieve student, college, and career information, as well as knowledge of essential computer applications
18. Knowledge of and experience making appropriate college and community referrals
19. Experience in developing counseling related workshops and orientation sessions for students with disabilities
20. Awareness of assistive technology and alternate media services for students with disabilities
21. Skill in communicating respectfully, sensitively and effectively with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are also available. Academic managers participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

First Review Date: 01/27/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.





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Posted: 1/11/2018
Application Due: 3/16/2018
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