Director of Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) and Pathways (Fresno City College)

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Posting Number AA2019-0736 Title Director of Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) and Pathways (Fresno City College) Campus Location Fresno City College Start Date 07/01/2019 Essential Functions of Position

Under direct supervision of the Vice President of Student Services or designee 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) and Pathways will be responsible for the following:

  • Plans, develops, directs, supervises, implements and evaluates all aspects of the DSP&S program at Fresno City 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;
  • Serves as the College 508 Compliance Officer;
  • Works effectively as a management team member committed to collaborative integration of instruction, student services and administrative services to enhance the learning and working environment towards advancing student equity and closing the achievement gap;
  • Works collaboratively to lead faculty to infuse and equity lens in department program review and the development, review and revision of student learning outcomes;
  • Acts as a resource to identify and address architectural and accessibility related barriers on the college campus and its centers;
  • 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;
  • Coordinates student success initiatives efforts across divisions, including instruction and student services that have led to closing the achievement gap;
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications

Must meet the minimum qualifications for a DSP&S counselor or instructor, or for an educational administrator.

DSP&S Counselor Minimum Qualifications

    (1) Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling; OR

    (2) Master’s degree in counseling, guidance counseling, student personnel, clinical or counseling psychology, education counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, marriage, family and child counseling, or bachelor’s degree in marriage and family therapy or in marriage, family and child counseling and possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); AND

    • Fifteen or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically related to people with disabilities; OR
    • Completion of six semester units, or the equivalent of a graduate-level counseling practicum or counseling field work courses, in a post-secondary Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S) Program or in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively with people with disabilities; OR
    • Two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent in one or more of the following:
      • Counseling for students with disabilities; OR
      • Counseling in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities, or the equivalent.

DSP&S Instructor Minimum Qualifications

    (1) Master’s degree in the category of disability, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology, or rehabilitation counseling: AND
    (2) Fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of disability, to include, but not limited to:
    • Learning disabilities;
    • Developmental disabilities;
    • Deaf and hearing impaired;
    • Physical disabilities; or
    • Adapted computer technology.

Educational Administrator Minimum Qualifications

    (1) 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; OR possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential;


    (2) 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 candidates must have evidence of responsiveness 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 practices.

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 College’s missions and goals.
Conditions of Employment 223 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 245 days. Salary and Benefits

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 Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 2762.

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

About the Position

Fresno City College seeks a dynamic, dedicated and equity-minded leader with the experience, work ethic, and academic credentials to actualize our commitment to excellence in student access, learning, success and equity. The ideal candidate will share the college’s commitment to closing equity gaps for its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population, as well as those disproportionately impacted. The successful candidate will join a campus that demonstrates its dedication to students and employees through faculty/classified professionals-led affinity groups, equity-minded professional development opportunities, and a robust offering of culturally diverse events, including a speakers’ forum, faculty-driven colloquium, and Institutional Development of Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS) Summit, dedicated to issues of social justice.

Working with our dedicated faculty and classified professionals, the Director of the Disabled Students Programs & Services and Pathways will champion our students’ quest to improve their lives and their communities through education. The successful candidate will join a community that is committed to academic achievement, student equity, inclusiveness, collaboration, transparency, and shared leadership among all constituency groups: students, faculty, classified professionals, and administrators.

The Director of DSPS and Pathways will work with a successful, equity-minded, and experienced leadership team.


As the very first community college in California, Fresno City College has a proud history of leadership in education and preparing generations of students for their future. Fresno City College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, and students. The college takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all students.

Nestled near the lively Tower District and minutes from downtown Fresno, brick buildings and towering trees tell the long story of this historic institution. Our expansive main campus is home to more than 24,000 students from the Central Valley and across the globe, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 54% of Fresno City College’s students are Latinx, 10% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 6% are multi-ethnic, 5% are African-American, and 1% are American Indian/Alaskan Native. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, Fresno City College’s diverse student population closely mirrors the community we serve. Our vibrant student-centered culture hosts dozens of clubs, activities, performance groups, and leadership options for students.

As part of the State Center Community College District, the College is supported by a fiscally stable service area with growing partnerships and philanthropists. Enjoying strong relationships with and support from the community, the District successfully passed Measure C in June 2016, a $485 million bond that will provide much needed modernized facilities and technology for students that will have a positive ripple effect for generations to come.

As California’s first community college, Fresno City College provides quality, innovative educational programs and support services directed toward the enhancement of student success, lifelong learning and the economic, social, and cultural development of our students and region.

As educational leaders in the community, Fresno City College faculty, classified professionals, and students will engage in a partnership to transform lives through education.

Growth – We are committed to sharing and exploring new ideas through collaboration, respect for diversity, promoting equity, and professional development.

Leadership – We are leaders in our community, dedicated to behaving ethically, committed to open communication, and good stewards of our resources.

Success – We champion excellence, quality, celebrating individual differences, and providing a positive and supportive environment for all.

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.

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Open Date 02/28/2019 Close Date 04/14/2019 Closing Time 11:55 p.m. Open Until Filled No Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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 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.
    • Yes
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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree(s) that support the minimum qualifications)
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Certificates
  2. Licenses
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Evaluation Service Assessment
  5. Additional Documents
  6. Letters of Recommendation




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Posted: 3/1/2019
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