The Director shall provide the leadership in Student Services for disability and testing services for students and assists in providing leadership for academic advising and other programs contributing to student success. The Director is responsible for coordination and implementation of reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities under the mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be responsible for the development of programs through proactive, sustained, and supportive methods that enhance student success and develop independent learners.
As a member of Middle Leadership, the Director of Disability and Testing Services will portray a broad institutional perspective that supports the College’s mission, vision, and goals while fostering and creating an environment that strives to anticipate and meet customer needs. A Middle Leader will support a shared leadership culture through participation in and facilitation of teams.
In addition, Middle Leaders will live NTCs core beliefs or guiding principles/values: learner focus, continuous learning, innovation, access, service to community, diversity, culture of professionalism.
Basic Functions and Responsibilities
1. Provide leadership and oversee coordination of disability and testing services for students. Responsibilities include supervision, budgeting, meeting facilitation, program coordination and improvement, and collaboration with other college divisions.
2. Develop and direct programs that deliver services to special needs students to include creating awareness of services available, intake process, outreach to students and the community, advocacy, and skill assessment.
3. Develop and present workshops and training for faculty, staff, and the community on Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ), reasonable accommodations, institutional programs, and compliance issues.
4. Analyze student accommodation requests and determine whether a reasonable accommodation is legally required.
5. Assist students in learning self-advocacy skills toward meeting of their exceptional educational needs.
6. Resolve student complaints regarding compliance with requests for accommodations. Mediate conflicts with faculty and students. Serve as an advocate for special needs and monitor compliance with ADA .
7. Assist in providing leadership for academic advising and other programs contributing to student success.
8. Assist with writing, monitoring, budgets and reports for Student Services grants, including Perkins Special Populations Grant and GPR Transition grant. Continue to search for additional revenue sources that support the mission of NTC and its partners.
9. Develop and maintain positive relationships with partner educational institutions, agencies, and other community groups).
10. Serve as a member of the Behavior Intervention Team to review and address student behavioral issues related to student conduct.
11. Establish, maintain, and monitor official program records systems and assuring that all staff maintain required student tracking records.
12. Assist in writing, monitoring, and reporting for Student Services grants.
13. Direct the development of departmental budgets. Lead effective planning, budgeting and resource allocation efforts for department. Monitor spending and approve expenditures to include capital equipment requests in accordance with College policy and procedures.
14. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements
1. Thorough knowledge of federal and state higher education regulations and practices.
2. Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) and the American with Disabilities Act (1990).
3. Knowledge of and skill in problem-solving and conflict resolution.
4. Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, including group presentations.
5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other administrators; faculty; students, high school students, parents, and staff; government agencies; community-based organizations; and the general public.
6. Knowledge of and ability to supervise other employees and work in a collaborative team environment.
7. Knowledge of budget preparation and management.
8. Knowledge of and experience with integrated information systems, preferably Peoplesoft.
Education and Experience Requirements
1. A Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a related field.
2. Three years experience working with individuals with disabilities in an educational or professional setting.
3. Experience working with students on the autism spectrum preferred.
4. Supervisory experience of professional level individuals.
5. Fiscal management experience required.
6. Experience writing and managing grants preferred.
7. Experience in GED / HSED testing, placement, and standardized testing procedures preferred.
Commensurate with educational preparation and occupational experience, starting at $60,000
Benefits (Based on Hours Worked)
Our Comprehensive benefit package includes the following:
Health and Dental Insurance
Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Wisconsin Retirement System
403(b) Pre-Tax Retirement Savings
457 Deferred Compensation Plan (Pre-tax & Roth Option)
Section 125 Flexible Spending Account
Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions for Applicants
Application deadline for this position is Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. The Selection Committee will screen applicants and choose a select number of candidates for an interview, however meeting the minimum qualifications for the position does not assure applicants an interview. The candidates selected for final consideration will be contacted for an interview. All other applicants will be informed of their status in the review process as well as when the position is filled. Final candidates’ employment offers will be subject to completion of a criminal/financial background check.