Director, Accessibility Services Center
Job Title Director, Accessibility Services Center
Department Accessibility Services Center
The Director of the Accessibility Services Center makes determinations of and coordinates disability-related accommodations for students as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, this employee serves as an advocate for students with disabilities, provides consultation and training to faculty and staff in regards to complying with the law and meeting the needs of students, and represents the University’s interests as appropriate in accordance with the law.
The Director evaluates students’ clinical documentation to determine which impairments rise to the level of a disabling condition and can be reasonably accommodated. This position also determines and monitors appropriate and reasonable accommodations for registered disability students.
The Director will maintain knowledge of all relevant legislation: ADA, Section 504, FERPA, HIPAA, particularly in the evaluation of service provision, policy decisions and strategic planning.
The Director will consult with faculty and staff persons to clarify what “access” means in each academic context to which accommodations are applied and what methods practically achieve them. The Director will provide consultation, information, resources and training to faculty, staff, students, and prospective students and parents.
Work Schedule M_F 8:00-5:00 with occassional evenings and weekends
The Director will maintain liaison/networking relationships with community and external agencies, state and federal rehabilitation services, including metropolitan high schools, community colleges, and veterans groups. Attends professional development trainings and events. Additionally, this position will analyze past and current Accessibility Services Center data to maintain and implement programming changes as the population and its needs change.
This position develops, coordinates and implements programs, services assessments, policies, procedures and strategic goals in regards to a comprehensive accessibility program. Additionally the Director will research, implements and monitors developing best practices to facilitate support to specialized disability sub-groups.
Required Education: Master’s Degree in special education or related field.
Required Experience: Three years’ experience in education, college student services or related field. Experience with disability-related accommodations for students as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act
Preferred Experience: Experience in a University setting. Prior supervisory experience.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly sits; may stand, walk. See, hear, speak and use of hands.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly works indoors. Noise level is low to moderate.