Associate Director, Disability Services and Resources
The Associate Director provides leadership and support for the mission and operations of the Disability Resources and Services (DRS) department within the Division of Student Affairs. The Associate Director contributes to a positive university experience for every student and is accountable to all Division of Student Affairs (DoSA) Values. The DoSA values are Excellence, Inclusion, Innovation, Integrity, and Respect. The Associate Director collaborates closely with the Director regarding strategic planning, retention initiatives, budget management, and training of university partners relevant to disability inclusion, accessibility in higher education. This position supervises several professional staff members, student workers, disability support staff. This position also serves as the liaison between DRS and the professional schools and programs, as well as other student services, including University Housing and Residential Life. The Associate Director manages a modified student caseload providing direct assistance to students registered with DRS and performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:Master’s degree in education, social services, counseling or a related field. At least three years of progressive experience working in student services within a higher education setting with supervision of full-time staff experience. Expertise in evaluating documentation of disability; determining eligibility for services and accommodations; and generating a plan for the provision of services and accommodations. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:*Demonstrated mastery of relevant legislation – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, and related standards.*Exceptional oral and written communication skills, along with the ability to tailor communication to specific audiences.*Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.*Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion.*Excellent organizational skills, along with the ability to work independently and efficiently.
Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Ritter Annex
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular