Director, Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) Clovis Community College
Posting DetailsAnnouncement Information Posting Number AA2019-0732 Title Director, Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) Clovis Community College Campus Location Clovis Community College Start Date 07/01/2019 Essential Functions of Position
Under direct supervision of the Dean of Student Services in accordance with provisions of the education code, the rules and regulations of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the policies of the district, the Director of Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) will be responsible for the following:
- Plans, develops, directs, supervises, implements and evaluates all aspects of the DSP&S program at Clovis Community College;
- Ensures compliance with the requirements of Title 5, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other applicable Federal and State regulations regarding student access to facilities and instructional programs;
- Serve as the College 508 Compliance Officer;
- Acts as a resource to identify and address architectural and accessibility related barriers on the college campus and its satellite site;
- Shares responsibility to advocate for the DSP&S program in collaboration with the dean of student services and vice president of student services;
- Creates, plans and implements college recruiting activities and materials designed to facilitate the enrollment of students with disabilities;
- Coordinates with other student services departments to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to enrollment services, financial aid and other student success initiatives; recommends system improvements that better supports students with disabilities;
- Initiates, compiles and maintains all DSP&S related records and data required by the California Community College Chancellors Office and other official regulatory agencies;
- Develops and updates ongoing functional mission and strategic planning (including goals, objectives and learning outcomes) to facilitate and increase accommodation services in order to increase student success;
- Creates and maintains an assessment plan to measure program learning outcomes and Developmental Service course student learning outcomes to ensure the effectiveness, relevance of accommodation efforts, and to improve student learning;
- Assists in the development of DSP&S Developmental Services course curriculum and direct scheduling of all section offerings for each college location;
- Monitors faculty loads for Developmental Services course offerings at each college location;
- Maintains and ensures appropriate use of district-wide student-tracking databases through Colleague and other systems as appropriate;
- Supervises and provides support to DSP&S staff in the evaluation and interpretation of disability documentation to establish service eligibility;
- Supervises and provides support to DSP&S staff in the determination of accommodations and auxiliary aids appropriate to specific disabilities and consistent with disability law and standards of practice in higher education;
- Coordinates with other district DSP&S Directors the development, design and implementation of procedures, forms and materials required for efficient DSP&S operations;
- Coordinates the delivery of support services such as learning disabilities assessment, readers, note takers, tutors, interpreters, real time captioning, test proctors, etc.;
- Ensures that appropriate alternative formats of printed material are available;
- Researches and implements new technologies for the delivery of DSP&S services;
- Serves as DSP&S program liaison to community agencies and educational institutions;
- Responds to requests for information from students, staff and the public regarding DSP&S programs;
- Develops and maintains resources and referrals to support student accommodations;
- Responds to inquiries regarding established policies and procedures pertaining to disability services;
- Acts as a resource for faculty and staff on complex issues related to the provision of services for students with disabilities;
- Educates faculty and staff on compliance with Federal and State regulations;
- Develops and presents training activities on best practices for supporting students with disabilities;
- Provides guidance and advice on reasonable accommodations related to functional limitations and educational challenges of students with disabilities;
- Works with staff and/or students and external advocates to effectively resolve issues related to accommodations;
- Represents the college and its centers in regional and state-wide professional organizations and activities, professional conferences, workshops and webinars;
- Anticipates the unique disabilities requirements of veterans of military service and develops an appropriate service response in collaboration with psychological services, veterans services and community based service providers;
- Participates and provides support in the hiring and training of all faculty, classified staff and student aides assigned to DSP&S;
- Provides supervision and oversees evaluation of all faculty, classified staff and student aides assigned to DSP&S;
- Compiles data and generates reports related to DSP&S operations;
- Maintains and monitors budget records and expenditures for the DSP&S program in compliance with local, state and federal guidelines;
- Initiates and develops plans and activities for external funding to enhance programs and services in coordination with appropriate campus departments;
- Develops recommendations for the allocation of fiscal and staff resources;
- Participates in and provides leadership for committees as assigned, department meetings, and district-level activities when appropriate;
- Assists in the advancement of the institution’s vitality and growth; and
- Collaborates closely with the appropriate staff at each college location.
- Assignment may include coordination with the District on the implementation of DSP&S centralized services.
- An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment;
- Possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential.
In addition, all candidates must have two years full-time experience or the equivalent within the last four years in one or more of the following fields:
- Instruction or counseling or both in a higher education program for students with disabilities;
- Administration of a program for students with disabilities in an institution of higher education;
- Teaching, counseling, or administration in secondary education, working predominantly or exclusively in programs for students with disabilities; or
- Administrative or supervisory experience in industry, government, public agencies, the military, or private social welfare organizations, in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively related to persons with disabilities.
All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice.Desirable Qualifications
- Direct or related experience in managing and supporting staff teams serving students in higher education or similar settings;
- Knowledge of Title 5 regulations and implementation, policies and practices related to DSP&S programs and services;
- Teaching and/or training experience;
- Experience counseling this population of students;
- Understanding of, and experience with, assistive technology;
- Demonstrated successful experience in the development and management of grants;
- Demonstrated ability to engage in the active and successful pursuit of desired resources from individuals, corporations, government agencies and foundations;
- Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
- Willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
- Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity;
- Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
The current annual salary range for this position is $108,727 – $137,010. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).
NOTE: The District is currently conducting a compensation study for all academic administrator positions. Once completed, this assignment’s salary may change.Selection Procedure
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Student Services and College President for final interviews.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 243-7100. For information on Clovis Community College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. 5300.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.Additional Information
Located in the heart of California, Clovis Community College is the newest college in the State Center Community College District, as well as one of the newest and fastest growing community colleges in California. Clovis Community College offers quality education in a friendly, innovative, and contemporary setting to students from the Fresno, Clovis, and foothill communities.
The College’s instructional and student services units are united by the common goal of providing exemplary academic programs and support services tailored to meet the needs of its diverse student population and its communities. The College mission and vision reflects this ambitious and inspiring goal.
Creating Opportunities – One Student at a Time
- We embrace diversity and serve all students of the community;
- We believe education is based on integrity, generosity, and accountability;
- We foster critical, creative, and engaged thinking;
- We support student success by preparing students for their futures and for the community’s future through career/technical certificates, degrees, and transfer programs;
- We cultivate community partnerships to enhance student learning and success;
- We engage in reflective, data-drive cycles of research and innovation focused on learning and student outcomes.
ABOUT THE REGION
Clovis and Fresno residents enjoy a strong combination of rural and cosmopolitan living. With a population of over 900,000, Fresno County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, boasting a diverse population. Less than an hour from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Clovis and Fresno offer easy access to three national parks: Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Yosemite. Seven nearby lakes offer sailing, fishing, boating, and water skiing. Living in the Clovis and Fresno area allows winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, to be enjoyed during a day trip or weekend getaway.
Clovis and Fresno’s unique central location is a short driving distance from Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Carmel, Big Sur, Monterey, and Morro Bay. Locally, art enthusiasts can enjoy museums, theater, opera, a philharmonic orchestra, and art galleries. Sports enthusiasts can benefit from year-round golf and country clubs of championship caliber. Tennis courts and recreational parks are strategically placed throughout the city, along with numerous hiking, biking, walking and running paths. Farmers markets abound with the fresh just-picked produce grown in the area. Local housing is affordable and Clovis Unified School District has the highest student test scores in the central valley.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Clovis Community College currently serves approximately 11,000 credit and noncredit students each semester who enroll in courses for transfer preparation, career education, and foundational skills. The College’s student body reflects its surrounding diverse communities as noted in its designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Of our 11,000 students, 43% are Latinx, 1% are American Indian/Alaska Native, 11% are Asian, 3% are Black/African American, 36% are White, and 4% are multiracial. Disabled Students Programs & Services currently serves approximately 556 students.
Accredited in 2015, the College’s culture is based on a commitment to and a vision for creating and maintaining a collaborative teaching and learning environment that fosters equitable student achievement and academic excellence.
Dedicated to the educational attainment and economic well being of the communities its serves, Clovis Community College partners with local educational institutions, such as K-12 Districts and Fresno State, to create smooth pathways form secondary through post-secondary education. The College and the District also partner with local communities, as evidenced by their recent approval of a $485 million bond that will provide additional instructional and student services facilities for the College to better serve its growing population.Selected as a 2018 Top 10 Finalist for the prestigious Bellwether Award for our partnerships with Clovis Unified High School. The alignment has increased the student placement into college-level English from 33% to 92% for Clovis West students enter Clovis Community College. Additional Information about the Position
This is an academic management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with responsibility for formulation and implementation of district policies, regulations, budget decisions, and supervision of personnel including assignment of work, evaluation of performance, adjusting grievances, recommending hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion and termination.http://scccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/2747 Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you possess degree(s) earned from an institution outside of the United States? NOTE: If yes, you will be required to upload an evaluation service assessment (foreign transcript evaluation). A list of some available assessment agencies can be found at www.ed.gov under the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials section. Please upload under Optional Evaluation Service Assessment. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
- Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree(s) that support the minimum qualifications)
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Application
- List of Professional References
- Evaluation Service Assessment
- Additional Documents
- Letters of Recommendation