The Associate Director in collaboration with the Director provides strategic leadership to Disability Resources and Services. The Associate Director assists with management of the departmental grants, and endowment accounts, including fiscal year planning, budget analysis, monthly and yearly reporting, and approval of spending. The Associate Director assists with management and administration of external foundation funding and endowments that provide scholarship opportunities to students registered with DRS. Responsibilities include maintenance of the scholarship funds, collaboration with the external partners who provide the funding, administration of the application process, recipient selection, and mid-year and end of year reporting. The Associate Director supervises full time staff in the department, including responsibility for staff hiring, training, development, and evaluation. The Associate Director assists with departmental efforts to provide education and training on disability inclusion and accessibility to the Temple University community. The Associate Director is responsible for policy development, implementation of programs and services, and departmental marketing and communications. This individual collaborates with University Housing and Residential Life on the provision of accessible housing and collaborates with professional schools and various institutional offices to provide accessible experiences for students. The Associate Director manages a modified student caseload providing direct service to students registered with Disability Resources and Services. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in education, social services, or a related field. Minimum of two years' experience working in higher education. Direct experience working with students with disabilities. Expertise in evaluating documentation of disability; determining eligibility for services and accommodations; and generating a plan for the provision of services and accommodations. Experience in program development, leadership, and diversity education. Demonstrated experience partnering with community agencies to enable greater access to and participation in higher education by persons with a disability. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated mastery of relevant legislation - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, and related standards.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills.
*Outstanding organizational skills.
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
*Supervisory and budgetary experience.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at http://www.temple.edu/. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/ You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.