Director of Student Special Services

Riverside, Riverside County
Aug 03, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Salary: $58,800 - $91,100
Title: Director of Student Special Services
Category: Student Affairs and Advising
Department: Special Services
Date Posted: 08/02/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
The University of California Riverside seeks a Director for Student Special Services to provide vision and leadership to the design, organization, development, and implementation of the programs of Student Special Services, a multi-function department dedicated to creating an accessible and welcoming University environment for students with disabilities and student veterans and providing support through the college experience.
Minimum Requirements:
Masters degree in a related field. Proven record of achievement, leadership, and management of a multi-function student service department within a diverse higher education setting, including the ability to conceptualize, design and implement innovative services and programs to address student needs.

Substantial experience with administration of disabled student programs in a large university setting. Detailed knowledge of issues of concern to students with disabilities, experience in the review and creation of policies, which impact on individuals with a wide range of permanent and/or temporary disabilities in higher education.

Substantial experience within student affairs administration within a large university setting. Familiarity with student service philosophy; demonstrated success in working with other administrative units and academic departments in planning and providing student services.

Demonstrated skill in budget planning, preparation, and administration. Demonstrated skill and experience in financial analysis, budget planning and resource utilization, including correlating available fiscal resources with departmental programmatic needs.

Knowledge of the implications of external regulations and laws, including those related to students with disabilities and veterans, in addition to internal policies and procedures. Ability to analyze, interpret and incorporate into the context of daily work activities and decision-making, the intent of the laws and policies regarding persons with disabilities and veterans. Skill in guiding the integration of regulations with programmatic needs.

Demonstrated skills, success and ability to: evoke and maintain high performance levels and staff morale, delegate effectively, provide effective leadership and motivation, supervise and inspire collaborative efforts between work teams and campus departments. Direct experience in hiring, evaluation, directing, disciplining, and complaint resolution.

Interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to interact effectively with diverse groups of people at all levels of the University, to resolve conflicts with tact and diplomacy, and to respond appropriately in difficult circumstances. Demonstrated skill in identifying the correct issues to be communicated, the appropriate audience, the method of communication, and the timing of the communication.

Skill in analyzing policy issues, UC policy and procedures, and other directives and form solid recommendations.

Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices, or procedures to identify relevant concerns, identify patterns or tendencies, formulate logical and objective conclusions.

Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times, and exercise discretion and good judgment related to sensitive matters.

Ability to exercise judgment necessary to deal effectively with confidential and sensitive information and to respond to complex student emergencies, providing appropriate intervention and referral.
Preferred Qualifications:
Substantial experience with administration of veteran student programs in a large university setting.

Familiarity with the selection and/or development of automated systems including client service, data collection and retrieval systems.

Familiarity with grant writing and seeking donor contributions; ability to work productively with University Development staff.
Additional Information:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview