Associate Director of Student Disability Services

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Associate Director of Student Disability Services
St. Edward's University




Associate Director of Student Disability Services

St. Edward's University invites applications for the role of Associate Director of Student Disability Services. This role ensures that all St. Edward's students, Graduate, and Undergraduate, who are diagnosed with a disability, receive the services and accommodations that are within their legal rights. The Associate Director upholds St. Edward's mission by safeguarding the precept that there will be no discrimination either in the recruitment, admission, educational process, or treatment of students with disabilities.



Responsibilities

  • Determines if a student is eligible under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA).
  • Clarifies students' requests for services and reviews documentation related to disability and functional limitations.
  • Identifies and approves reasonable accommodations for eligible students based on individual needs.
  • Arranges for and provides direct disability services; coordinates with faculty and staff to ensure equal access to educational programs and services.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of student accommodations in the educational process, including assistive technology.
  • Monitors the academic progress of students with disabilities and provides on-going support as needed.
  • Educates students regarding their disabilities: characteristics, learning and coping strategies
  • Maintains disability documentation and student records in a confidential manner. Updates and maintains as appropriate.
  • Maintains collaborative and consultative relationships, and mediation when appropriate, with faculty, staff, community resources, parents, and others involved in providing accommodations to qualified students.
  • Provides training to faculty and staff regarding disability law and compliance in higher education.
  • Assists with updating the departmental websites, resource materials, policies, and procedures.
  • Participates on campus-wide committees and initiatives that further the mission of SDS.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the university curriculum, academic programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Participates in and provides professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Serves as a deputy ADA Coordinator providing assistance to the ADA Coordinator by:
    • Ensuring compliance with all relevant federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities.
    • Providing training regarding the rights of persons with disabilities and accommodation implementation with an emphasis on inclusive design.
    • Consulting about campus-wide accommodation requests, implementation or grievances as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required


For consideration, a Graduate degree in counseling or equivalent required. (mental health counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy etc.) Licensed mental health professional (LPC, LMSW, LCSW or equivalent) or eligible upon hiring Minimum of 5 years of experience working in higher education with students with disabilities in an academic and/or mental health counseling role. Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act and all other relevant federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities. Ability to work with a diverse constituency including faculty, staff, and students. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to follow workplace and attendance guidelines. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required

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The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage Blue Cross Blue Shield (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental Guardian Dental

Vision Guardian/Davis Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts



HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit an online application at; https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. Please include a resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.



EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at; https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary



OTHER ITEMS TO KNOW

Sponsorship:

We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J202032

Posted:10/12/20

Available: Immediately


About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

About Austin, Texas
Consistently ranked as one of the "top metropolitan areas to live in," by numerous independent media outlets, Austin attracts approximately 50 new residents a day and has been one of the nation's fasting growing cities. St. Edward's is in the heart of this thriving, entrepreneurial and cosmopolitan city, providing students, faculty and staff with opportunities to live, learn and grow in an environment that offers a wealth of resources and opportunities. In fact, Austin is home to 17 companies on the Inc. 5000 list and boasts 1.7 times the national average of startups. Additionally, as one of the world's great technology centers, Austin, sometimes referred to as "Silicon Hills," is home to technology heavyweights like Dell, National Instruments and Silicon Labs.

For more on the City of Austin's offerings, visit The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau webpage.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit an online application at https://stedwards.applicantpro.com Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.







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