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Director Accessibility Resource Center

Job description

Invitation to Apply:

The Accessibility Resource Center, a high volume service provider, within the Division of Student Development at William Paterson University seeks a talented, customer service centered, enthusiastic individual to serve as its Director. This twelve-month position reports to the Assistant Dean of Students.

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Opportunities to Contribute:

Serve as a subject matter expert for the community on student related accessibility matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates support services and accommodations for students with disabilities; evaluates documentation and determines reasonable accommodations/modifications.
  • Advises and counsels students with documented disabilities to assist in their achievement of educational goals.
  • Develops and implements procedures and practices for the Accessibility Resource Center. Plans, assesses and evaluates programs and services.
  • Recruits, trains, evaluates and supervises the Accessibility Resource Center staff.
  • Manages departmental budget.
  • Provides referrals to other departments on campus and/or external agencies that can provide services to students with documented disabilities
  • Acts as a resource person and provides support and leadership to other units within the University community regarding matters related to students with disabilities.
  • Researches issues and case law relating to the application of accommodations and best practices.
  • Represents the Accessibility Resource Center at the New Jersey Association of Higher Education and Disability Meetings, Open Houses, orientations, seminars, conferences, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master' degree from an accredited college or university in an applicable discipline including counseling, psychology, social work, education or other related field.
  • Minimum five years increasingly responsible experience within accessibility/disability services.
  • Experience evaluating disability documentation, including medical, psychoeducational, and psychological evaluations, and training others to do the same, in order to determine and provide accommodations.
  • Experience effectively managing personnel and operating budgets.
  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to interpret and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other applicable state, local, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Robust knowledge of assistive and adaptive technologies and their applications
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication as well as strong interpersonal, collaboration and decision-making skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a higher education setting

Working knowledge of database systems such as Banner and/or AIM

Demonstrated ability to conduct assessment and use assessment data to improve systems and services

The Ideal Candidate:

Supports Student Success

Problem Solver



Invitation to apply:

Please click to Apply for the position.

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application

Submit a cover letter and resume or CV

Provide names/contacts of three professional references.

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

If you have any general questions related to this search please email [email protected]

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.





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Job No:
Posted: 2/15/2018
Application Due: 4/16/2018
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