Assistant Director

Posting Details

Position Information

Business Title Assistant Director of Disability Resource Center
Job Title Assistant Director
Posting Number S2012635
Position Type Staff

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The position will develop and implement services to assure physical and programmatic access for students with disabilities, including systematically providing learning strategies, self-advocacy training, assistive technology recommendations, orientation, and training for students.

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

Qualifications

• Moderate amount of experience working in postsecondary disability services or related department or area
• Experience working with students who have disabilities in an educational environment

Minimum Education Requirements

• Master’s degree required in a related field (rehabilitation counseling, psychology, disability studies, assistive technology, etc.)

Responsibilities Summary

• Makes initial determination of eligibility for services; coordinates the documentation procurement/review process and initial student intake, including consultations with medical professionals and students
• Manages the assistive technology assessment, orientation, and training process
• Develops and administers programs in self-advocacy skills, learning strategies, transition from college, and assistive technology, as needed
• Provides ongoing individual support and services for students, including updating and implementing accommodations, academic coaching, crisis management, advocacy, and referral
• Maintains current knowledge on disability policy; reviews and assesses Disability Resource Center policy, and confers with Director on same; develops and updates office policy and procedures in line with ADA requirements
• Provides training to University departments and works in conjunction with the Director and the campus to address campus-wide accessibility initiatives
• Assists with accommodation provisions as needed
• Collects and interprets data reflecting students’ use of services and outcomes; aids in the supervision of student workers; functions in the capacity of director, if director not present
• Remains current on policy and legal concerns in the field of disability services and confers with Director on same; additional duties, as assigned

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of laws affecting students with disabilities in higher education, including the ADA, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
• Proficiency with assistive/adaptive technology applications (software and hardware) for students with disabilities (strongly preferred)
• Knowledge and experience working with students who have disabilities on self-advocacy skills and appropriate learning strategies
• Knowledge of physical and programmatic accessibility issues, including those that impact the online/distance learning environment
• Commitment to maintaining and working with sensitive and confidential information
• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations
• Ability to assess students’ assistive/adaptive technology needs
• Ability to provide orientation and training to students who use assistive/adaptive technology
• Ability to read and interpret assessment materials and recommend reasonable accommodations
• 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. * Do you have a Master’s degree required in a related field (rehabilitation counseling, psychology, disability studies, assistive technology, etc.)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your highest degree level and in what field?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please briefly describe your professional experience working with students with disabilities in a higher education setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please briefly describe your experience with assistive/adaptive technology.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents