Director of Student Accessibility Services

Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Oct 12, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Director of Student Accessibility Services

North Carolina Central University

Closing Date: at 11:55 PM

Primary Purpose of Position:
The Director leads a team of students accessibility staff members who remove physical and programmatic barriers to education. Acting as a consultant, the director serves the campus community, including faculty and staff to ensure that the University is in compliance with federal mandates, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

The Director oversees the coordination of the department's assistive technology needs, develops initiatives to support unit goals, campus outreach events, and provides education to the university community on disability-related issues.

Additionally, the director works collaboratively with other units such as Residential Life, Facilities Services, Campus Safety, Campus Police, Student Health and Counseling and Academic Affairs to ensure the accessibility of the entire campus community for students, faculty, staff and visitors. This position must be flexible and will assume other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education/Experience:
• Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, Special Education, Counseling, Social Work or a higher education related discipline
• Three (3) years of experience working with persons with disabilities
o Experience with disabilities at the university level. The applicant should have knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and be able to provide direct service as well as coordinate services with campus constituents and various community agencies.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful candidate must be able to (1) communicate effectively with various populations and University constituents, (2) collaborate with all segments of the University in identifying difficulties and barriers for students with disabilities, and (3) provide solutions for problems preventing individual or groups of students with disabilities from achieving their academic potential. He or she must be a strong advocate for students with disabilities, willing and able to represent the student in instances when the traditional processes and strategies have not met with success. Pluses: Knowledge of various assistive technologies, budgeting and grant management.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://jobs.nccu.edu/

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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