ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES
Department: Student Life & Student Services
Salary: $38,952 - $44,795
The Student Disability Services Coordinator supervises the day-to-day operations of the Office of Disability Services. Under administrative direction, supervises the planning of University programs and services to promote student success opportunities for students with disabilities.
1. Coordinates and provides services to students with disabilities and makes referrals to appropriate university and community resources to help students attain their life and educational goals.
2. Recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates graduate assistant(s) to serve as coaches for students with disabilities.
3. Provides leadership in financial management of the department; review and manage budget accounts; establish accounting procedures for programming and operating budgets in compliance with State regulations and university policies.
4. Participates in all orientation and registration/pre-registration activities; assists students from all backgrounds, the physically and/or learning disabled in particular, in making a smooth transition to the university and in maintaining a well-balanced university experience; assists prospective students who have been referred by the university staff, secondary school officials, or community resources.
5. Promotes awareness of university services for the physically and/or learning disabled throughout the university community (students, faculty, staff, and administration); ensures that university-related information is readily available on services, accommodations, policies, and demographics relating to persons with disabilities.
6. Plans and implements seminars/workshops to enhance student development; designs, provides, and monitors academic support programs that address the special characteristics, background, and experience of physically and/or learning disabled students to increase graduation and retention rates; designs and implements developmental training seminars for students, faculty, and staff on the provision of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.
7. Maintains and accurately documents required student records and manages student files for monitoring and referral purposes; maintains confidential files regarding students' disabilities and serves as a facilitator of information for faculty.
8. Works collaboratively with a wide variety of administrative and academic departments across the university community to ensure that student needs are being met in accordance with federal regulations.
9. Serves as the primary university liaison with relevant state and federal agencies, as well as other ADA coordinators at colleague institutions and associations.
10. Prepares a variety of correspondence, memoranda, and administrative reports; reviews and approves travel and leave requests, purchase requisitions, and other administrative forms.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of student development and disability services; knowledge of applicable university policies, procedures, and practices; knowledge of applicable federal regulations and professional standards; knowledge of the principles and practices of effective management and employee supervision; knowledge of effective budget practices including grant preparation and administration; knowledge of computerized information systems.
2. Ability to plan, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate student disability services and related programs and functions; ability to provide effective direction and supervision to support staff, students, and others, as appropriate; ability to demonstrate creativity, vision, and commitment to professional development; ability to interpret and correctly apply University policies and procedures; ability to analyze problems and determine appropriate solutions; ability to operate a personal computer for the preparation of correspondence, reports, and other materials.
3. Skill in oral and written communication; skill in interpersonal relations and evidence of ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administration and other members of the campus governance structure and community.
Prolonged periods of sitting with intermittent walking and standing; bending, reaching, and lifting (up to 50 lbs.). Basic manual dexterity is required.
Works primarily indoors, in a pleasant lighted office environment.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree in student development and leadership, higher education, college student personnel, counseling, curriculum and instruction, or a related field.
A minimum of two years of progressive professional experience in college and/or secondary student development/student services/student affairs programming and supervision, creating successful teams, strategic planning experience, financials and system processes experience, using effective organizational and decision-making skills, and polished personal and written communication.
Master's degree in student development and leadership, higher education, college student personnel, counseling, or a related field.
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