Director, ACCESS Services

Location
Kendall Campus
Posted
Jan 16, 2018
Ref
996992
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

All applications must be submitted online at http://www.mdc.edu/jobs/
 
Job ID - 996992  
 
Job Summary  

The Director is responsible for the overall operation and management of ACCESS (Disability Services) to include hiring, supervising, and evaluating personnel; preparing and maintaining budgets, and overseeing the provision of auxiliary aids, services and program modifications for students with disabilities. Leads Campus initiatives promoting awareness of disability issues, accessibility and inclusion and provides technical assistance to all Campus Divisions in complying with applicable county, state, and federal laws.
  
Duties & Responsibilities  

•Ensures that ACCESS maintains an accessible and inclusive environment that welcomes students with disabilities and provides them with clear information and accessible materials in various formats so they may have the tools to make important educational decisions
•Provides leadership for the ACCESS staff in developing services for eligible students on a case-by-case basis
•Recommends learning strategies, adaptive/assistive technology, curriculum modifications and special test modifications to assist students with disabilities
•Collaborates with faculty to address program modification alternatives as well as integrate principles of universal instructional design to reduce need for exceptional aids and services
•Maintains knowledge of current adaptive/assistive technology, software as well as on-line educational materials and works with the Campus to ensure availability to students
•Maintains partnership with high school transition representatives; as well as, partnerships with community agencies that provide resources or opportunities for students with disabilities
•Serves on Campus and College committees
•Makes recommendations and implements College policies, procedures and guidelines
•Provides training opportunities for employees

Minimum Requirements  

•Master’s degree in education, counseling, psychology or other related field and three (3) years of related experience; or  Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, psychology or other related field and seven (7) years related experience 
•Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA (American Disabilities Act)
•Knowledge of Microsoft office software and specific computer programs related to area of responsibility; as well as, current accessible technology, software and apps within Apple universal access features

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