Assistant Dean and Director of Disability Services

Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 27, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1885, Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s premier research universities. The Institute consistently ranks among U.S. News & World Report’s Top Ten public universities. Comprised of six colleges—Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Business, and Liberal Arts, Georgia Tech enrolls over 29,000 academically talented undergraduate and graduate students, and is rated among the top universities in the nation for graduation of underrepresented minorities in engineering, computer science, and mathematics. The Georgia Tech campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the vibrant city of Atlanta, which is well known for its excellent quality of life. Innovative in its outlook, Georgia Tech is committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Life, the Assistant Dean and Director of Disability Services will provide strategic direction and lead the day to day operations and activities of the Office of Disability Services by providing support and information for Georgia Tech students with disabilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for setting employee and/or group goals, determining an organizational structure to meet the goals, assessing employee and/or group performance, providing feedback, and making pay recommendations. Other duties include overseeing consultations with students to determine appropriate support needed; coordinating/facilitating provision of required accommodations; developing and implementing programs that advocate for the needs of students with disabilities to the campus community; identifying conditions that negatively impact students' welfare and proposing solutions; disseminating information about the needs and legal rights of students with disabilities to the campus community; and, meeting with students to provide support as required. In the Assistant Dean capacity, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, meeting with students for general questions and concerns, assisting in the management of crisis situations, and serving in an on call role as part of a division wide rotation. The Assistant Dean and Director of Disability Services will interact, advise, and counsel faculty, staff, students, parents, families, and community members on a consistent basis.

The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, special education, psychology, student affairs, higher education administration, or a related field is preferred. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of three years of related professional experience, specific skills in program development, and a working knowledge of and administration related to legislation and practice concerning disabilities including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The successful candidate must have progressive responsibility for supervising and evaluating staff, resolving conflicts, building a team, and working with a diverse group of employees. The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated knowledge of higher education disabilities services and the ability to apply the broad vision of the institution, including its goals and objectives, to all aspects of decisions. The successful candidate must demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills. High attention to detail is critical.

Review of applications will begin March 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at

Nominations for this position may be emailed to Quincy Martin III at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson Georgia Institute of Technology – Assistant Dean and Director of Disability Services

Quincy Martin III, Search Associate

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Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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