The mission of the Student Disability Services program is to ensure that students with disabilities have an equitable opportunity to participate in educational programs at UCSF. In accordance with Federal regulations (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended) and University of California policies applying to non-discrimination on the basis of a disability.
The Director is the Designated campus official responsible for verifying and coordinating academic accommodations for disabled students; develops the overall budget, develops faculty and staff training programs; represents the Student Disability Services Office on campus and system wide committees; prepares annual reports; and supervises professional service providers and student assistants. The Director will establish and maintain the highest standards for a disabilities services office that consistently incorporate the current best practices and principles for services for students with disabilities on a health science campus.
• Master's Degree in education, counseling or related field.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience managing disabilities services in a higher education setting.
• Experience working with graduate and professional students (2 yrs.).
• Knowledge of a full range of disabilities (hearing, visual, learning, psychological etc.) and appropriate reasonable accommodations for a health science campus.
• In-depth knowledge of relevant Federal and State statutes and regulations (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended), as applicable to the provision of accommodations to students with disabilities in a university setting.
• Ability to analyze, interpret and incorporate into the context of daily work activities and decision making the intent of the laws, policies and practices regarding students with disabilities.
• Ability to interpret psycho-educational evaluations.
• Excellent Communication (verbal and written) Skills.
• Assessment and Referral Skills.
• Thorough understanding of the role of Student Disability Services in a university setting and the ability to train faculty and staff in this area.
• Program development and evaluation ability.
• Strong analytical, judgment and problem solving skills to develop solutions to complex situations involving disabled student rights and institutional obligations.
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.
• Presentation skills.