Director of Disability Services

Earlham College
Earlham College - Richmond, IN, 47374

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Earlham College - Richmond, IN

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Job Category: Administrative Faculty

Earlham College is accepting applications for the position of Director of Disability Services. This is a full-time, 11-month administrative faculty appointment.

The Director is the 504 Coordinator for students with disabilities, serves as the campus coordinator of Kurzweil 3000, administers the one-on-one tutoring program and provides academic skills assistance for undergraduate students. The Director is also an ex-officio member of the Academic Advisory Committee, Orientation Committee, and the Early Alert Team. As a member of the Student Life team, this position serves in the on-call rotation.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Meet with prospective students with disabilities, and with their parents
  • Work with campus constituents to implement applicable laws (ADA as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, etc.)
  • Keep current on applicable state, local and federal laws as related to working with students with disabilities at a postsecondary institution
  • Determine reasonable accommodations for students by reviewing psycho-educational evaluations and other professional documentation
  • Serve as the campus expert on assistive technologies and alternate media
  • Consult and problem solve with staff, faculty, and students on disability-related matters and student educational issues
  • Maintain accurate records for students receiving services, properly documenting and maintaining confidentiality of student files
  • Screen students for potential learning challenges
  • Advocate for students with disabilities who use the accommodation of a reduced course load during the Academic Advisory Committee meetings
  • Provide weekly support for a small group of students in poor academic standing
  • Administer the one-on-one tutoring program by training tutors, responding to requests for tutors, and maintaining accurate records and online forms
  • Provide letters of recommendations for tutors when requested
  • Administer the accountability service for student-athletes and their coaches
  • Assist students with completing their academic integrity violation sanctions
  • Develop essential publicity for department services
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the departments website and internal portlets
  • Balance the departments budgets
  • Assist student workers with Kurzweil 3000 projects
  • Assist with student payroll as needed
  • Arrange regular meetings with department members
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of disability law and standard procedures.
  • Familiarity with Qualtrics and Ellucian Banner.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Flexibility and openness to new understandings.
  • Excellent listening skills.


  • A bachelor's degree is required
  • Experience in disability services at the postsecondary level is required
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Access, is required
To Apply:

Please submit the following application materials through our Earlham College Careers Portal:

  • Cover letter
  • Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A 300 - 500 word statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in which you concretely detail how your values and professional experience would contribute to Earlham's commitment to DEI
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham’s Work Authorization Policy

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.


Working at Earlham College

Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

  • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
  • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
  • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
  • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
  • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
  • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
  • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
  • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.

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