Assistant Director Accessibility Resources #140427

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Posting NumberEHRA425PQuick Link for Internal Postings TitleAssistant DirectorWorking TitleAssistant Director Accessibility Resources #140427DepartmentDisability ServicesAnticipated Hiring RangePosition Summary

Reviews and interprets evaluations and documentation. Conducts intake meetings for students needing academic and housing accommodations, writes accommodation letters and accommodation letter attachments. Problem-solves and supports situations with new and existing students, faculty, and staff. Assists with the coordination and provision of daily office operations and disability services including but not limited to alternative text requests, assistive technology and equipment needs; note-taking accommodations and services, consultation, coaching, event presentations, training and in general, consistent application of the University’s reasonable accommodation process for qualified students. Designs and/or provides accessibility services, resources, and reasonable relative to the impact of disability with knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title II and the Rehabilitation Act, Section 504 and the ADA Amendment Act (ADAAA) of 2008. Creates, maintains, and enters content and data within online platforms including but not limited to the website, various university software programs, online programs. Assists with website and platform accessibility tools and features and assistive technology devices in support of qualified students.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree from an accredited institution in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Disability Studies, College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Psychology, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as each relates to students with disabilities in higher education. Understanding of how to interpret diagnostic/psycho-educations assessments used to determine qualification for disability services. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of students with a wide range of abilities and learning styles. Strong organizational and computer skills. Effective communication and leadership skills.

Position TypePermanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per Week40Number of Months Per Year12Open Date10/15/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, you must apply online. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to complete the application process. For questions or additional information, please contact Jack Kelly at [email protected] or 828.227.7127.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. List of references
Optional Documents
  1. DD-214
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Posted: 10/17/2020
Application Due: 1/15/2021
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