Assistant Dean of Students for Academic Success and Accessibility Services
Job location: Claremont
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-07
Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement In addition to its commitment to a harassment-free educational and working environment, the College is an equal employment opportunity employer. The College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the matter. The College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition or medical leave, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law. The College also prohibits the harassment of any employee on any of these bases.Location:Claremont, CAJob Posting Title:Assistant Dean of Students for Academic Success and Accessibility ServicesJob Details and Requirement:
Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Students for Student Success, the Assistant Dean of Students for Academic Success and Accessibility Services is responsible for the coordination of comprehensive academic support services for students with disabilities, including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, neurological disorders, chronic health conditions, physical disabilities, such as auditory and visual impairments, psychiatric disorders that impact the learning process, and temporary disabilities. In addition, the Assistant Dean will assist with academic coaching and counseling for all students.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct, Coordinate, and Provide Accessibility Services
Formulates and develops policies and procedures regarding services to students with disabilities.
Conducts intake interviews, advises and orients student on accessing appropriate accommodations support services.
Analyzes disability related documentation including psychometric testing, medical documentation, psychological assessments, self-reports, and/or other relevant information to determine eligibility for appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
Plans, develops and implements programs which focus on success and retention of students with disabilities.
Maintains case files in AIM and confidential student record in accordance with FERPA and college policy.
Interprets and ensures compliance with local, state, and federal laws as they apply to disability and postsecondary educational environments.
Oversees implementation of academic accommodations for students, including making arrangements for and proctoring of alternative test taking, assistive technology (i.e., braille, books in alternate format, etc.), learning disability and autism/Asperger’s support services (i.e., peer advising). Coordinates academic accommodations with students and faculty.
Oversees implementation of residential and other accommodations for students through partnerships with residential life, facilities, information technology services, and others.
Monitors students’ academic progress and coaches, counsels, and advises students on academic related issues.
Works strategically toward increasing students’ independent functioning in preparation for life after college.
Is knowledgeable about academic requirements, policies and major requirements to serve as a competent supplemental academic advisor.
Works collaboratively with the Admissions Office for early identification of incoming students who identify as having a disability and/or accessibility needs and serves as point person for those students.
Works collaboratively with and serves as a liaison to The Claremont College Services, Students with Disabilities Resource Center.
Secures the necessary support for students with disabilities, such as sign language interpreters, readers, note takers, books on tape, and assistive technology.
Establishes a community referral network of psychiatrists, psychologists, and community agencies for students with disabilities.
Provides verification for students requesting special accommodations on Professional and Graduate Standardized Exams.
Assists students with study abroad options and issues of accessibility to academic and other accommodations at the host university (given that ADA does not extend to other locations outside of the United States).
Tracks and analyzes data for students with accommodations and prepares semester reports for Student Success unit and the DOS
Tracks and monitor students of concern and maintain real time case records in Maxient and AIM systems.
Educate the College Community on Accessibility Related Issues
Develops and presents campus-wide educational programs for faculty, staff, and students.
Consults with faculty, staff, families, and students on different learning strategies and appropriate academic accommodations.
Consults with other college health care professionals on disability related student issues.
Participates in campus committees on disability related issues.
Instructs and advises students, staff, and faculty on assistive technology for students with disabilities.
Educates and advises the College on legal issues pertaining to federal compliance with ADA and Section 504 related to students.
Provides training to student leadership cohorts as related to Accessibility Services and academic coaching.
Academic Success and Dean of Students Support
Provides one-on-one and small group academic coaching to all students.
Works with students assigned for academic coaching in support of student success.
Works with the Student Success team to support initiatives designed to support the retention, graduation, and success of all students.
Supports data collection as connected to academic coaching and program development.
Works on initiatives connected to antiracism, diversity and inclusion.
Assists with large-scale DOS and college events as required.
Contributes to the General Academic and Student Success Services.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
The successful candidate will also be able to perform the following essential functions:
Take and follow directions
Work cooperatively with others
Receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism
Display a positive attitude
Balance multiple tasks and priorities
Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to the position
Education: Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Special Education, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: Minimum 5 years of related work experience, preferably in a higher education setting.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge skills and abilities.
Knowledge of best practice in disability services, universal design, academic support services, academic coaching models, retention initiatives, academic advising models, federal legislation, student mental health issues, needs of special populations.
Must be able to multi task and have proven organizational skills, sound judgment, superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to use tact and exercise a high level of discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
Must demonstrate effective, accurate and clear communication with excellent/strong verbal, written, reading, phone, and customer service skills. Must be able to follow all written and verbal instructions, asking questions as needed for clarification of projects, tasks, duties and assignments.
Must be self-motivated and comfortable working with minimal direction. Individual must have proven ability to prioritize concerns and respond accordingly using sound judgement.
Must be able to work cooperatively with others and must be able to receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism. Must display a positive attitude.
Must be able to operate computers with basic Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint) and any associated professional and/ or department specific software.
Licenses: A valid driver’s license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required. A valid driver’s license is required to drive College-owned vehicles and the ability to be insured under the College’s authorized driver’s policy.
Hours: The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Travel may be required. Regular hours may vary and may exceed 40 hours per week due to needs of the College or division.
Classification and Status: This is a regular, full-time, 12-month, exempt level, benefits-eligible position.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports To: Senior Associate Dean of Students for Student Success
Supervisor – AB1825: No
Mandatory Reporter – CA Penal Code: Yes
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reported under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Claremont McKenna College policies, procedures.
Responsible Employee – Title IX: Yes
Campus Security Authority – The Clery Act: Yes
A CSA is a key partner in helping the College comply with the requirements of the federal Clery Act, the goal of which is to provide information about safety and crimes on campus. Because crimes are often reported to employees who are not law enforcement or campus safety officers, the Clery Act obligates the College to identify who on our campus is likely to receive such reports and inform them of this role and responsibility and train them on what to do with that information. As a result of this designation, upon hire, and periodically thereafter, you are required to take the Clery Act training course. Such online course will be assigned to you and will need to be completed within the first six months of your employment.
Required On-site or Remote Personnel
During an emergency, required on-site or remote Personnel provide services that relate directly to the health, safety, and welfare of the College, ensure continuity of key operations, and maintain and protect College properties.
On-site Personnel are expected to come to work in emergency situations unless they are specifically excused by their departments. On-site Personnel are required to report to Campus to perform required function.
Remote personnel can continue operations without physically reporting to campus.
Is this position:
Remote Yes, until further notice
IPEDS Category Job Code: 21-0000/23-0000/27-0000
CUPA Code: 412130
Physical Requirements: Light (up to 20 lbs.)
GROOMING AND APPEARANCE: The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times.
BACKGROUND CHECK: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check. Certain positions will require the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test. Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.
ADA/OSHA: This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.
AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT: Employment with the College is “at-will” meaning that the terms of employment may be changed with or without notice, with or without cause, including, but not limited to termination, demotion, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, duties, and location of work. There is no agreement express or implied between the College and you for continuing or long-term employment. While the College has every hope that employment relationships will be mutually beneficial and rewarding, employees and the College retain the right to terminate the employment relationship at will, at any time, with or without cause. The President is the only person who can modify or alter the at-will employment relationship.Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490. All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open position.
Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant's acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College's automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Interested employees of the College are urged to contact the Office of Human Resources if qualified for any open position. Please do not contact departments directly.Disability Accommodations In compliance with applicable laws ensuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CMC will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or employee) with a disability if the disability affects the performance of essential job functions, unless the accommodation results in an undue hardship for the College. Employment decisions are based on the merit and not an individual’s disability. An applicant or employee who requires an accommodation should contact the immediate supervisor and the Human Resources Office. If multiple accommodations are identified that do not pose an undue hardship for the College, the selection of an accommodation will be at CMC’s discretion. To request disability accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (909) 621-8490 or [email protected] for assistance.