Associate Director of Student Accessibility Services

Job description

Current Staff and Administrative Openings

Resumes may be submitted at: [email protected].

Clark University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities – inclusive of all women- to apply.

Internal applicants should have at least one year's experience in their present position. Transfer of successful applicants will be effected at a time mutually agreeable to both departments.

Clark offers regular full time staff outstanding benefits including: free life and disability insurance; choice of health plans with University contribution; 3-4 weeks vacation depending on appointment; free evening undergraduate and master’s level courses for employee plus various tuition discounts for family members; 10% University contribution to retirement plan after 2 years of employment in higher education; free use of athletic and fitness center, and many more.

Dean of the College:
Associate Director of Student Accessibility Services

Code: 199416

Clark University

Associate Director of Student Accessibility Services

Job Code 199416

Dean of the College

Full-time/ 40 hours/ 12-month

Clark University’s Dean of the College office seeks to fill the position of Associate Director of Student Accessibility Services. Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will assist the Director of Student Accessibility Services in all aspects of providing support and accommodations to students with disabilities.

The Associate Director will review disability documentation, hold intake meetings with students, and review requests for reasonable accommodations. They work with a caseload of students and will be available for regular meetings with these students. They also assists the Director in ensuring equal access for students who are eligible to receive services. This includes providing assistance for graduate students who have documented disabilities.

The Associate Director will oversee the Peer Mentoring program in which upper-class Clark students are trained to work on a peer-to-peer level with under-class students with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Provide accessibility related support services and specialized academic pre-advising to a large caseload of diverse students who have documented disabilities – from preadmission through graduation

•Conduct intakes and maintains confidential records

•Coordinate, electronically sends, and monitors appropriate academic accommodations letters for students that are currently registered with the office; also provide these services for students who are studying abroad.

•Coordinate the provision of specific educational accommodations including alternative formatted textbooks, note taking services, and assistive technology.

•Assist students in the transition from high school supports to college appropriate supports by providing learning strategies including: time management, organization, self-advocacy, and resiliency skill building

•Provide advocacy, consultation, and negotiation with faculty, administrators and other members of the University with regard to accommodations

•Oversee the test relocation scheduling process throughout the entire academic year; maintains all standard, midterm, and final exam schedules; proctors final exams; ensures individual student accommodation needs are met during the examination process

•Communicate directly with faculty to obtain exams in a timely manner; coordinates delivery and return of exams in a timely manner

•Maintain electronic record keeping through Banner

•Coordinate priority registration in partnership with the Registrar’s Office

•Disseminate information during the Open House and Registration process

•Follow up with prospective students and parents/guardians who express interest in the registration process.

•Fosters appropriate working relationships across campus, including but not limited to: Counseling and Personal Growth, Residence Life and Housing, The Dean of Students, The Dean of College and LEEP Student Success Network in addition to Admissions, Health Services, and Facilities Management.

•Refers students to University campus resources.

•Maintains current knowledge of University policies and procedures.

•Provides flexible, responsive and high quality service to all; answers and responds to phone calls, emails and walk-in appointments.

•Provides letters of accommodation to students who have transferred or have already graduated.

•Attends trainings and workshops; active member of University committees including but not limited to weekly CARE meetings.

•Other duties as assigned; depending on needs of the office


•3-5 years of experience working with students with disabilities in an educational setting, preferably at the post-secondary level.

•Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, disability services required; Master's degree preferred.

•Familiar with interpreting various diagnostic reports including neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and clinical assessments

•Demonstrated ability to work with a demographically diverse student population.

•Excellent communication skills, coupled with good judgment, essential.

•Proficient Microsoft Office skills.

•Familiarity with effective accommodations and supports for college students with disabilities.

•Experience making accommodation decisions.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12- month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to <[email protected]> . Applicants must reference Job code 199416 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.




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Posted: 9/13/2019
Application Due: 2/4/2020
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