Ithaca, NY
Jun 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information

Vacancy ID S2285 Job Title ASSISTANT MANAGER - STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES Department Student Accessibility Services School/Parent Organization Center for Academic Advancement Parent Org Division Provost and Academic Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 07/02/2018 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52 Normal Start Time 8:30am Normal End Time 5:00pm Position/Job Summary
Assist the Manager of Student Accessibility Services with the coordination and management of academic support services for students with disabilities to include evaluation and interpretation of documentation, and creation of academic accommodation plans for registered students with disabilities. Coordinate and manage provisions for residential and other special accommodation needs. Provide oversight to all accommodated testing services. Assists in the day-to-day management of SAS and serves as the team leader in the absence of the Manager. Serve as liaison to students, parents, campus partners, and service providers on campus and in the Ithaca community.
Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Work in collaboration with the Manager of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and department staff to provide equal access to students with disabilities, including but not limited to: physical/mobility disabilities, learning disabilities, neurological conditions, sensory disabilities, psychological disabilities, chronic medical conditions and temporary disabilities.

2. Assume primary responsibility for the coordination of services for students' special accommodations including housing accommodations, summer housing accommodations, emotional support animals, dietary needs, etc. Coordinate the special housing accommodation request process and establish procedures in consultation with the Office of Residential Life, the Office of General Counsel and other pertinent offices to maintain best practices and legal compliance. Ensure access to all services and facilities.

3. Supervise the Testing Services Specialist in the management of the day-to-day operation of our testing accommodations. Oversees all testing policy and procedures, and the operations of testing services especially during peak volume testing at midterm and final exams.

4. Evaluate and interpret documentation and create accommodation plans for registered students with disabilities; coordinate proper communication and forwarding of accommodation plans to the appropriate offices including the course instructor and the major advisor at the student's request.

5. Refer and coordinate the referral of students for educational evaluation; consult with parents and psychologist as needed; make referrals to appropriate service providers on campus and in the Ithaca community to include the Academic Advising Center, Tutoring Services, Writing Center, Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness and community providers for psycho-educational evaluation and community tutors.

6. Develop, demonstrate, and promote multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion as a college priority, communicate to employees an expectation of behavior that is civil and inclusive when interacting with all staff, faculty, students and visitors and promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment.

7. Serve as a resource to faculty, advisors, and staff concerning registered students with disabilities and with suspected learning disabilities. Consult with the Manager, Student Accessibility Services regarding unusual or complicated cases.

8. Collect statistics and generate reports for New York State and designated College offices. Work with the Manager, Student Accessibility Services to identify progress, trends, and appropriate recommendations for future programs and initiatives.

9. Represent the office at various campus events, attend weekend and evening events related to orientation and other office initiatives and partnerships.

10. Abide by Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and Council for Advancement of Standards (CAS) standards.
Position/Job Qualifications
Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Higher Education or related field, and a minimum of three years of directly related experience; experience in assessment of learning disabilities, educational evaluation, and creation of accommodation plans; strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment required. Prior supervision experience, experience working in a post-secondary education setting, working knowledge of special accommodation needs including housing/dining/ESA is preferred.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
Market Hiring Range $50,000 to $55,000 FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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