Assistant Director - Disability Resource Office

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Director - Disability Resource Office

Anticipated Hiring Range:


Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm - some evenings and weekends

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Disability Resource Office

About the Department:

Equal opportunity is the basis for success. The Disability Resources Office determines reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure equal access to the NC State educational experience.

Essential Job Duties:

The Assistant Director will work with the Director to coordinate the interactive services process for students with disabilities and will advise faculty, staff and campus partners on accessibility and accommodations-related issues for students. The Assistant Director determines eligibility and oversees facilitation and the provision of reasonable accommodations for qualified university students with disabilities to ensure equitable access to the programs, services and activities of the institution. This position will conduct campus-wide training activities on disability, rights and responsibilities best practices, and inclusive design for individuals with disabilities.

Direct Service

  • Review disability documentation including student’s self-report to determine how the condition’s impact translates to the higher education setting.
  • Engage in an interactive process in collaboration with students, instructors and staff to determine reasonable academic, housing, dining and any other relevant accommodations.
  • Facilitate communication between faculty, staff, and students with disabilities on access and accommodation issues.
  • Provide on-going consultation and problem-solving assistance to faculty and staff in the provision of appropriate services and accommodations.
  • Assist students in understanding their legal rights and responsibilities. Promote student self-reliance and the development of appropriate self-advocacy skills.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all communications as required under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Create, organize, and maintain up-to-date confidential electronic records.
  • Stay current with legislation/policy and national, state, and local issues affecting access for individuals with disabilities.

Student Support/Institutional Outreach

  • Participate in divisional and institution-wide initiatives to advance opportunities for individuals with disabilities to be equitably represented in the student population, be retained, and graduate from undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Develop and provide consultation, technical assistance and/or training to the University and community on disability-related topics to promote awareness, advocacy and competence in ensuring access for individuals with disabilities.

Other Responsibilities

  • Represent the Department on campus committees and at initiatives and events.
  • Actively participate in divisional work-groups.

Other Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned by Director.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of progressive experience working directly with individuals with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, training or experience interpreting federal and state laws regarding disability rights and their application to higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of understanding of disability rights and disability culture.
  • Demonstrated application of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a human services field such as Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education or related field.
  • Direct experience determining eligibility for disability related accommodations.
  • Experience working in a college or university disability services office.
  • Familiarity with various neuropsychological, psycho-educational and psychological assessment batteries used in the diagnosis of learning disabilities, mental health conditions, AD/HD and traumatic brain injury, and interpreting the data from such reports into appropriate accommodations for the post-secondary setting.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

240404 - Disability Resource Office


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time