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Program Manager, Access & Accommodation

Employer
Highline College
Location
Des Moines, WA
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General Summary

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The Access and Accommodation Program Manager is a full-time, permanent exempt position at Highline College. This position collaborates with a wide range of faculty and staff to provide leadership within the college’s equity and accessibility initiatives. This position provides support and advising to students with disabilities as they navigate the college accommodation process. In addition to managing the student intake process, this position reviews and approves documentation and accommodation requests. The Program Manager oversees student records and files, and coordinates with faculty and staff on required accommodations and supports. This position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to exercise independent judgment, understand and apply state and federal laws, college policies and procedures, and maintain strict confidentiality standards. The position also provides information and outreach to students, faculty, and staff and provides resources and awareness for the campus, school districts, and other community partners.

This is a full-time exempt, at-will position. This position may require you to work some evenings and weekends.

Please be advised beginning October 18, 2021 of the Washington State employees requirement to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Additional details located in the Supplemental Information section.

Essential Tasks

Reporting directly to the Associate Dean for Access, Inclusive Education, and Employment, this position will be:

Access Services, student support, and leadership:

  • Develop and oversee Access Services for Students with Disabilities for all Highline campus locations;
  • Supervise institutional compliance with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and with other federal and state regulations concerning students with disabilities;
  • Review documentation of disability, including psychological, medical, academic and educational assessments, conduct interviews with students to determine functional limitation imposed by the disability and recommend and assign reasonable accommodations;
  • Consult with academic faculty and administrators as necessary to understand clinical skills required and technical standards of the program before determining that an accommodation is appropriate and reasonable;
  • Implement accommodations by working closely with the Accessible Technology Program Manager to discuss the student's assistive technology, alternative text and note-taking needs;
  • Refer students to other campus and community resources when appropriate. i.e., counseling services. Connect students with the Accessible Technology Program Manager for instruction on recommended assistive technology software and equipment;
  • Communicate effectively with students to disseminate pertinent information, upcoming deadlines, events/workshops of interest, etc;
  • Establish and maintain direct communication with faculty and staff providing services to students with disabilities, working collaboratively to insure a smooth delivery of appropriate support services;
  • Develop and implement program orientations and other transition and success activities for students with disabilities;
  • Act as a liaison, advocate and resource for students with disabilities;
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the department's website and, as appropriate, social media tools of communication (Facebook, etc.);
  • Supervise Access Services Program Assistant and part-time staff, including oversight of the coordination of ASL interpreter services for deaf students;
  • Oversee and monitor department budgets.
On campus/community engagement and leadership:
  • Conduct outreach training for faculty and staff about disability accommodations and services in compliance with college policies and procedures;
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff regarding Access services and student accommodation needs;
  • Develop and present disability awareness curriculum for faculty and staff promoting enhanced disability inclusion, community awareness and retention for students with disabilities;
  • Identify and collaborate with public and private entities that provide services, assistance or information to students with disabilities, including other postsecondary institutions, social service agencies, secondary schools, etc.;
  • Assist in college efforts to ensure that all programs and services are accessible and consult with Human Resources, Facilities and all other college divisions regarding campus and program accessibility;
  • Represent Access Services at campus meetings and events and with community partners;
  • Serve as Highline College representative at statewide Disability Support Services Council (DSSC) and Washington Association for Post-Secondary Education and Training (WAPED) meetings.
Professional Development:
  • Participate in relevant trainings, conferences, and continuing education opportunities.
Ability to:
  • Interpret policies and procedures;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites;
  • Work with diverse populations.
Knowledge of:
  • Disability law;
  • Accessible technology;
  • Universal Design for Learning.
Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field; OR
  • Equivalent education and/or work experience;
AND
  • Minimum of two years' experience in higher education working with students with disabilities or students with other barriers to access and success in higher education, such as first generation, basic skills, and English language learning needs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual skills, including ASL
Supplemental Information

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.Conditions of Employment
Highline College does require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty –– with waivers for specific exemptions –– for those who physically attend courses, operations, or other in-person activities. This decision was made in accordance with higher education proclamation 20-12.4. A candidate will not be asked to report their vaccination status unless they are hired by the college. If a candidate chosen for hiring is not fully vaccinated from COVID-19 and plans to submit a medical or religious exemption to this employment condition, the hiring process will be suspended until a decision has been made regarding any exemption application which is submitted. A candidate will not be allowed to do any work for Highline College or be onboarded as a new employee during the time period when the exemption is being considered. The request for an exemption does not guarantee approval.
THE COLLEGE
Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional- Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.MISSION AND VISIONAs an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.APPLICATION PROCEDUREYour online application must include the following to be considered complete:1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position;2. A letter of application/cover letter (two-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the QUALIFICATIONS, and KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES for theposition;3. A one-page response to the Supplemental Question.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

National Criminal Background Check may be required.APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highlineNEED APPLICATION HELP?Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical Support at 1-855-524- 5627, Monday - Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00PM Pacific Time.HIGHLINE COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERHighline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONSThe College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206) 592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.TITLE IX POLICYHighline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website https://humanresources.highline.edu/faculty-and-staff/policies/title-ix/The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

Organization

Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional- Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.

MISSION AND VISION
As an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.

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Website
Telephone
2065923270
Location
2400 S. 240th St.
Des Moines
Washington
98198
United States
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