Associate Director of Disability Services & Academic Achievement
Stonehill College - Easton, MA

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Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages 2,500 students in 84 rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. The Stonehill community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity.

The Office of Academic Achievement seeks applicants for an Associate Director of Disability Services and Academic Achievement. This position will direct and implement services for students with disabilities, focusing primarily on students under the mandates of Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, MA State laws and Stonehill College policies and oversee the college-wide tutoring program. This is a full-time twelve-month position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Design, manage and provide programs and services to students with disabilities
• Provide leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating the goals and objectives for the Center for Writing and Academic Achievement.
• Review and interpret diagnostic evaluations, Individualized Education Plans (IEP's), Section 504 Plans, and medical documentation for students with LD, ADHD, Physical, Medical Conditions, Vision and Hearing Impairments, Developmental, and Psychiatric Disabilities for current and prospective students.
• Insure the College is in compliance with all relevant laws in consultation with the ADA Compliance Officer.
• Determine, develop, implement, and evaluate innovative academic support programs that meet the needs of the students and faculty as related to the Center's mission (e.g., PATH Program, workshops on skills required for success, preparation courses for professional certification/licensure exams and graduate & professional school entrance exams, etc.)
• Recruit, train, and supervise Student Academic Assistants and Undergraduate Course Assistants.
• Maintain a confidential database and files of student clients.
• Meet with and determine reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, and continue to monitor, adjust, and evaluate individual accommodation plans.
• Inform and cooperate with faculty members to insure reasonable accommodations are provided to students
• Provide information and disability awareness education to students, faculty, staff, and other interested parties.
• Teach students to self-advocate for reasonable academic accommodations with their professors. Provide support as necessary.
• Promote awareness of Assistive Technology use on campus. Work with Information Technology and Library staff to acquire and assess assistive technology software and equipment for students with disabilities.
• Chair the Disability Services Committee and attend all appropriate meetings to represent disability services issues
• Coordinate the Early Registration Process for students with disabilities in conjunction with the Registrar's Office.
• Assist and advocate during the Housing Accommodations Process for students with disabilities.
• Coordinate alternative examination arrangements for students with disabilities.
• Collaborate effectively with Academic Services, Academic Achievement, Student Affairs, Writing Center, Math Lab, Residence Life, Health Services, Counseling and Testing Center, and other offices as needed with disability related matters.
• Oversee relevant literature revision and publication including the college website, disability services/Academic Achievement pamphlets/flyers and policies ensuring that this literature is readily available and accessible.
• Remain current on information pertaining to disability services and educational achievement through professional development opportunities.

Requirements:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Psychology, Higher Education Administration or related field is required and at least two years experience in higher education working with students with learning and other disabilities is preferred. We are seeking someone with knowledge of neuropsychological and psycho-educational test instruments at the level necessary to review and interpret diagnostic results to determine the presence of a disability according to accepted practices and to determine appropriate academic accommodations. The ideal candidate will have competent knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other appropriate laws pertaining to higher education and disability.

Strong consideration will be given to a candidate with knowledge of assistive computer technology and resources; a strong ability to direct and organize work of self and others; strong oral and written communication skills and someone who has the ability to work effectively as a team member.

Stonehill College offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Candidates should submit resume and cover letter to:
Stonehill College
Human Resources Department
320 Washington Street
Easton, MA 02357
Fax to: (508)565-1499
Email to: hr@stonehill.edu

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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