DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR ACCOMMODATION AND ACCESS
Columbus State University has an opening for a Director of the Center for Accommodation and Access. This position will serve as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator and provides a comprehensive range of administrative, operational, and programmatic leadership university-wide to ensure reasonable and appropriate access for students with disabilities.-
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning, directing, developing, and supervising programs and protocols, policies, and procedures relating to university disability services; supervising institutional compliance with Section 504, ADA, and with other federal and state regulations concerning students with disabilities; hiring, supervising, developing training, and performing staff evaluations for appropriate staff; developing and overseeing the verification process for students requesting accommodations due to a disability; analyzing disability related data and records; interpreting, applying, and assuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to accommodating students with verified disabilities; and communicating with prospective students, current students, parents/guardians, healthcare professionals, faculty, and staff, regarding students with disabilities.
This position is also responsible for developing and conducting campus-wide trainings, workshops, and awareness events about the responsibilities for advocacy, accommodations, and accessibility; preparing and reviewing various assessment reports, conducting analysis denoting progress and adverse trends, and taking appropriate action related to the center; representing the university on various committees, boards, associations, workshops, and meetings; communicates with federal, state, and local agencies that affiliate with the center; ensuring program policies and procedures are posted and up to date on the university’s webpage; serving as the administrative lead for technical assistance and dispute resolution on disability compliance for students, to include individual, curriculum, technology, and physical accommodation issues; identifying, utilizing, and facilitating appropriate technologies; overseeing program budget; participating in local, state, regional, and national conferences; maintaining active memberships and engagement in relevant professional organizations; and other related duties as assigned.-
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Higher Education Administration, or related field that provides a strong educational basis for the position; extensive experience with providing leadership in disability-related services within an organizational framework; a demonstrated ability to obtain results in a team-based environment as well as work independently and effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff; effective presentation and communication skills to initiate, implement, and coordinate university-wide disability compliance to ensure acceptance and adherence; working knowledge of disability compliance mandates as well as best practices for all campus accommodations, access, and adaptive technology; computer skills necessary to conduct electronic business, communication, database, presentations, and access campus resources; a demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate, and supervise professional staff; the ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, and objectives; possess exceptional attention to detail to deadlines, project development, follow-through, and budget management; and the ability to prepare and deliver detailed data-driven reports and assessment tools.-
Three to five years’ experience in disability services or related field within higher education is preferred. Experience and/or familiarity with assistive software is also preferred.-
The salary is commensurate with education and experience.
For fullest consideration, please submit your application immediately. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected]