DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR ACCOMMODATION AND ACCESS

Location
Columbus, Georgia
Posted
Mar 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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
  • Resume

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]