Skip to Main Content

Director of Disability Resource Center

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references, recommendation letters, etc.) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript may be required upon hire for this position. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. Clayton State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230.

Posting Details

Position Information

Business Title Director
Job Title Director of Disability Resource Center
Posting Number S2012602
Position Type Staff

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The Director of the Disability Resource Center works collaboratively within the University community to provide leadership in the development, facilitation, implementation and assessment of comprehensive support services designed to ensure meaningful University access for qualified students, staff and faculty with disabilities. The Director develops and administers policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the ADA and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal, state, and local statutes. The position provides administrative oversight for the Disability Resource Center (DRC).

The applicant offered this position may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Qualifications
Minimum Education Requirements

Master’s degree required; Doctoral degree preferred.

Several years of experience in postsecondary disability services or equivalent education and work experience required with some years of progressively increasing responsibility within the area of disability services.

Responsibilities Summary

• Oversee the provision of the University’s accommodations for qualified students with documented disabilities and manage the Disability Resource Center; assist the ADA Coordinator to ensure compliance with ADA/504/508 and other relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations.
• Oversee the review of disability documentation, and recommendations for reasonable accommodations; develop and maintain current policies and procedures for compliance with legal mandates.
• Develop and manage implementation of policies, procedures, and philosophies for successful operation of the Disability Resource Center, including strategic planning and assessment processes to monitor the quality and effectiveness of programs and services.
• Provide training, supervision, support, and evaluation for all staff members while promoting their professional development.
• Prepare, manage and monitor annual budgets; coordinate the development, preparation and administrative oversight of all departmental contracts for external services.
• Provide training for the campus community to increase awareness of the needs of students with disabilities including appropriate accommodations; disseminate DRC policies and procedures to support compliance with disability-related legal mandates; provide disability-related resources to the campus and community.
• Collect, analyze, and disseminate student and program evaluation data.
• Meet with students as needed for information/advising, referrals, and problem-solving.
• Serve on appropriate university committees and perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of ADA Sections 504/508 and other disability-related legal mandates, their impact on the provision of services to college students with disabilities as well as ability to minimize risk to the university.
• Current knowledge of court and Office of Civil Rights (OCR) cases, regulations and legal guidance.
• Knowledge of a broad spectrum of disabilities and their educational impact, assistive technology and appropriate accommodations.
• High level of skill in assessment of higher education disability services.
• Demonstrated skill in establishing documentation review policies and determining reasonable accommodations.
• Skilled in supervisory and budgetary practices.
• Skill in policy development in the area of provision of accommodations and equal access for college students with disabilities.
• Skilled in conducting and implementing strategic planning processes.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
• Proven ability to work successfully in a diverse educational setting.
• Ability to work collaboratively, build networks and to advocate for people with disabilities and for support of ADA and related legal mandates.
• Ability to conduct presentations and workshops on disability issues with faculty and staff and in the community.
• Ability to exercise independent judgment and decision-making.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references, recommendation letters, etc.) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript may be required upon hire for this position. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

Clayton State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experience in providing disability services in postsecondary education settings.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Master’s degree required; Doctoral degree preferred. Do you have several years of experience in postsecondary disability services or equivalent education and work experience required with some years of progressively increasing responsibility within the area of disability services?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please specify the highest education level that you have completed.
    • High School or GED
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctoral Degree

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents