Director, Disability Resource Center and Tutorial Services
Point Loma Nazarene University - San Diego, CA

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The Disability Resource Center and Tutorial Services Director provides
effective management of PLNU undergraduate student disability support and
tutorial services.

Responsibilities:
Directing services for undergraduate students through Disability Resource Center:
- Identify and develop program goals, policies and procedures for the Disability Resource Center and Tutorial Services.
- Determine student program eligibility for services based upon assessment of disability documentation.
- Consult with students about appropriate individualized accommodations based upon documentation, legal rights and responsibilities.
- Maintain confidential documentation of disability.
- Provide academic, career and guidance counseling to students.
- Meet regularly with students to monitor effectiveness of disability accommodations.
- Respond to inquiries from prospective students or their parents.
- Serve as an advocate for students with faculty or administrators.
- Consult with faculty, institutional administrators and other campus departments regarding accommodation and/or support.
- Consult with state and/or community resources (e.g., rehabilitation services) in the provision of individualized accommodations for students.
- Collaborate with Student Success and Wellness Counseling and Medical Team in the referral of students for disability life skills coaching and/or medical services.
- Collaborate with the Associate Dean, Student Success and Wellness for interpretation of legal mandates on campus-specific issues, court/government agency rulings affecting disability services for students.
- Serve on campus committees to develop institutional policies and procedures to address regulatory issues regarding students with disabilities.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of emerging issues in disability services (e.g., ADA , Section 504, ADD / ADHD ).
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of adaptive technology.
- Coordinate training for faculty regarding accommodations and auxiliary aides.
- Supervise/train program staff.
- Provide training for campus staff regarding awareness of disabilities and the legal requirements for serving students with disabilities.
- Prepare reports on DRC and Tutorial Center program activities/services.
- Participate in evaluation of disability and tutorial program services.
- Process complaints/grievances and appeals regarding accommodations.
- Collaborate with physical plant on campus facility modifications.
- Conduct campus-wide disability awareness activities.
- Act as advisor for Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society for students with disabilities.

Directing services for undergraduate students offered through Tutorial Services:
• Provide oversight of Tutorial and Alternate Media programs and services.
• Provide direct supervision of the Academic Support Program Coordinator in the recruitment and training for tutorial center and alternate media student employees and associated programs and services
• Provide instruction and services for the development of reading, mathematics and quantitative reasoning, writing, critical thinking, problem solving, study skills, subject-matter tutoring, and time management programs.
• Assess and teach the cognitive and affective skills and strategies necessary for achieving academic and personal learning goals.
• Promote an understanding of the learning needs of the student population.
• Assist students in transferring skills and strategies previously learned to their academic work.
• Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators in addressing the learning needs, academic performance, and retention of students.
• Provide information on various academic accommodations including alternative teaching and testing techniques.
• Refer students to appropriate campus and community resources for assistance.
• Attend conferences and professional development workshops, maintains membership in professional organizations.
• Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications:
- Master’s degree with specialization in Disability Education, Special Education, Education, Psychology, Educational Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling or related field.
- Application of diagnostic skills necessary to determine the unique learning needs of disabled students.
- Effective and appropriate oral and written communication skills.
- Effectively utilize computer software applications.
- Work successfully with faculty, administrators, and staff.
- Demonstrate ability to relate to, motivate and inspire college students.
- Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
- Knowledge regarding legal requirements for access of information as identified under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ) of 1990.
- Understanding of and commitment to provide services within the context of the spiritual mission of Point Loma Nazarene University.
Physical Demands (if applicable):
Sitting for periods greater than one hour. Use of computer equipment: computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Vision to read documents, e-mail and other correspondence, and reports on paper and computer monitor. Hearing and speaking to communicate effectively with others in person and by phone. Will also stand, stoop, push, pull, and lift up to 10 lbs throughout the day.
Selection Process:
Varies depending upon the position.
Posting Date:
06/12/2013
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:

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