Assistant Director, Resources for Disabled Students
Resources for Disabled Students, Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO

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The Division of Student Affairs is seeking an Assistant Director professional as part of the Student Diversity Programs and Services team in the office of Resources for Disabled Students. Colorado State University’s Resources for Disabled Students recognizes that disability reflects diverse characteristics and experiences and is an aspect of diversity integral to society. RDS collaborates with students, instructors, staff, and community members to create useable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable learning environments. RDS is also committed to supporting Colorado State University as a non-discriminating campus for qualified students with disabilities as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments.
The Assistant Director will be primarily responsible for overseeing the day to day functions within Resources for Disabled Students. In that capacity, the assistant director will be expected to ensure and assess that accommodative services are provided in a timely manner and that responses to student needs are addressed appropriately. In addition, the Assistant Director is expected to participate in activities that support students with disabilities both individually and systemically.
The Assistant Director will have an abiding concern for, and commitment to, serving the diverse needs of the university community, student development in a learning organization, active promotion of an inclusive environment, and supporting divisional programs and goals. The Assistant Director will also be expected to be a cooperating and contributing team member and will be responsible for assisting in policy development related to the overall operation of the office. This position reports directly to the Director.

Primary Responsibilities:
Meeting with returning students to assess their accommodation needs;
Conducting assessment of effectiveness of accommodations and other functions of the office;
Assisting with data base creation for purposes of recording volume of student use and accommodations sought
Co-supervising staff responsible for specific accommodative services;
Assisting with the hiring, training, and evaluation of student staff
Exploring and consulting to determine the appropriate resources needed for accommodations;
Assisting in providing/implementing accommodations within the parameters designated by the director;
Developing programs and/or additional services that would enhance the support available to students with disabilities with an emphasis on retention;
Assisting staff to resolve conflicts between students and other representatives of the campus;
Working with specific student groups related to disability issues;
Collaborating with office staff regarding the effectiveness of the accommodations and retention efforts;
Cooperating and collaborating with other university personnel in the delivery of services and support of students with disabilities;
Representing the Director in her absence

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume addressing all job qualifications. Applications should be uploaded electronically (as one document in Word or PDF format) at Application materials and nominations may be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants should submit application materials by Sunday, January 6, 2013 by 11:59 PM MST for full consideration. If you have questions about the position or the search process, please contact Sagarika Sarma, Chair of the Search Committee, at (970) 491-2997 or