Associate Director of Disability Services

Baltimore, Baltimore City County
Apr 04, 2014
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Office of Student Support Services seeks an experienced individual for the position of Associate Director of Disability Services. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Student Support Services (SSS), the incumbent will work collaboratively with individuals within SSS, the Office of Human Relations, the Office of General Counsel, and across campus to coordinate the design, development, and day-to-day provision of services, programs, and training for individuals with disabilities. The incumbent also will work collaboratively with these entities to provide oversight of policies and procedures necessary for providing disability services across the campus. Additional responsibilities include: overseeing the approval and coordination of direct services to students; supervising professional staff who provide direct services to students with disabilities; approving and coordinating reasonable accommodations in accordance with the ADAA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; overseeing daily operations and maintaining appropriate contact with personnel; overseeing and approving payments related to the provision of direct services to students with disabilities; acting as a liaison and consultant to students, faculty, and staff; serving as a liaison to external agencies; serving as a University resource person for interpretation of and compliance with federal and state regulations related to providing access and support for individuals with disabilities; assisting with identifying and addressing barriers; and performing other duties as assigned. Requires a Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, education, psychology, or a related field. At least five years of experience in the provision of reasonable accommodations, including at least two years in higher education on a residential campus is required. Must have a working understanding of the legal requirements of ADAA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and relevant case law, including key differences between providing reasonable accommodations in post-secondary academic environments and the K-12 environment. Knowledge of assistive technology and universal design is required. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations is required. Must have: excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, administrative, supervisory, time management, and organizational skills; the ability to work independently and cooperatively as a team member; and the ability to identify and address barriers in all aspects of University life that specifically impact access for individuals with disabilities. Familiarity with human development theories and specific expertise regarding the physical, cognitive, psychological, and psychosocial etiology of disabling conditions required. A comprehensive understanding of how to accommodate various types of disabilities is required. Note: Position may require a background check. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position is full-time and includes full University benefits package. For best consideration, submit via email a single PDF file (preferred method) including your name in the filename (Note: attachments with same file name will be overwritten by the most recent version emailed), a cover letter explaining the ability to fulfill responsibilities, current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references by April 18, 2014 (resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to: Associate Director of Disability Services Search Committee Email: Department of Student Support Services Sherman Hall Rm. 345 UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250 ** Please note that after receipt of the application packet is acknowledged via email, only those candidates for future consideration will be contacted subsequently. ** UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer