Manager of Intake, Retention, & Transition

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Apr 25, 2014

Appointment Type: Administrative/Professional Faculty

Department: Disability Access Services 160020 MSA

Position Summary: Disability Access Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Manager of Intake, Retention, & Transition position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

The purpose of the DAS office is to provide equivalent access to higher education for students with disabilities. The position supports the Division by actively incorporating the Campus Compact commitments into the daily activity of delivering services. The services are designed to be supportive, ensure compliance, and promote the development of student self-advocacy skills while maintaining fundamental academic and technical standards. DAS services and personnel interactions are designed to be purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring and celebrative. DAS serves the mission of OSU by providing access and educational opportunities to a population historically disadvantaged in higher education: students with disabilities.

The purpose of this position is to provide students with disabilities appropriate services and accommodations to have equal access to OSU. Under the general guidance of the Director, Disability Access Services (DAS), the position will supervise DAS advisors, is responsible for general program support to students, monitoring students' entry into DAS from application to orientation, leadership to the documentation review team, as well as retention and transition programs. This position will also provide leadership in the development, implementation and analysis of DAS learning goals and assessment programs.

Position Duties: 35% - Intake and Orientation:
Provides leadership to the documentation review team.

Write/revise policies related to documentation guidelines; subject to review by the Director.

Oversee and collaboratively work with DAS staff to determine the need for academic and programmatic accommodations for students with disabilities.

Utilizes the department (AIM) database.

Conduct intake interviews and interpreting students' psycho-educational, psychological, medical and other professional documentation.

Research and determine reasonable accommodations that maintain essential course requirements and are consistent with the fundamental nature of a program or course of study at the university.

Oversee, evaluate and ensure the academic accommodations provided to students are consistent with their documented disabilities.

Assess and verify accommodations needed in University Housing and Dining Services.

Oversee and identify process updates to intake and orientation program including those that address current and emerging needs.

20% - Assessment:
Lead in the writing of quarterly reports that detail numbers of students receiving services, the numbers of classes for which services were provided, and the kinds of services provided.

Lead the process of writing annual reports that detail professional activities and professional development activities at the end of the each academic year.

Represent DAS on the Assessment Council and participate in Council relatives activities.

Work with DAS staff to develop, implement, and analyze assessment data to inform the delivery and effectiveness of services.

Monitor, update and make recommendations for the departmental assessment plan.

20% - Retention
Develop, implement and oversee goals for retention programs specific to students with disabilities.

Develop and implement strategies for providing coaching to poor performing or at risk students with disabilities.

Provide professional development to DAS staff contributing to department retention goals.

Establish effective networking across campus for assisting and referring students.

Remain current on emerging trends in supporting students with disabilities.

15%- General
Generates creative and practical solutions to address current and emerging needs.

Maintain necessary records, produce reports and analysis of data and trends.

Assist with the delivery of other services as appropriate.

Supervision of Access Advisor(s) and student workers.

Participates in Student Life Organization activities, events, and professional development.

Supports other Student Life departments during significant events (ie. Career Fairs and START sessions).

Participates in Student Affairs activities, events, and professional development.

Other duties as assigned

Position Duties (continued): 10% - Transition:
Lead DAS transition program including setting, implementing and monitoring of department goals.

Works with students in transition/bridge programs to ensure that they understand and can successfully navigate the process of moving from high school to college or from college to the workforce or graduate school.

Follow up with students in transition/bridge programs to ensure they can locate and access necessary resources.

Serves as a liaison with community organizations, high schools and community colleges in transition/bridge partnerships.

Attend transition events at local high schools or community colleges for students with disabilities.

Working Conditions/Work Schedule: Some evening and weekend work required and occasional travel required.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: A master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, disability studies, special education, psychology or related field or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.

2 years professional experience working with individuals with disabilities across diverse settings.

Knowledge and working application of ADA and section 504.

Ability to explain complex laws and policies clearly, in writing, meetings, presentations and trainings.

Applied practice of the social model of disability.

Experience reading diagnostic assessments and documentation of cognitive, psychiatric and medical disorders, and understanding the functional impact with in an educational setting.

Training and experience working with students with psychological, physical, and sensory disabilities;

Experience collaborating with other agencies and organizations that provide disability support services.

Excellent computer, communication (oral and written), leadership, motivational and customer service skills, commitment towards continued quality improvement and institutional effectiveness.

Demonstrated ability to serve as a liaison for students with disabilities and work with instructors, advisors, other university personnel and community resources to assist students in the pursuit of their educational and career goals.

Strong organizational and strategic planning skills.

Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Master's degree and five years of progressively responsible student services experience.

Experience in Higher Education

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 04-14-2014

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 05-13-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: $40,608-$68,904

Posting Number: 0012251

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