Disability Resource Center Coordinator



Position Announcement

Responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of comprehensive services (e.g. note taking, exam accommodations, providing direct accommodations, etc.) for students with disabilities. Primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Fair Housing Act. Provide day-to-day management of the front office, corresponding with current and prospective students with disabilities, securing student confidential records, and coordinating hiring, training and processing of payroll paperwork for office work-study and note-taking assistants. Information about the Disability Resource Center can be found online at https://drcenter.dixie.edu .

Responsibilities

  • Provide university-wide direct coordination of accommodation services for qualified students with disabilities, including note-taking, exam accommodations, disability awareness events, and assist in the university's efforts to ensure all program and services are accessible. Hire, train and supervise work-study students and day-to-day management of the front office and correspondence with current and prospective students with disabilities.
  • Collect and keep record of all new applications and required documentation from students seeking accommodations. Assist the director in communicating with students, faculty and parents/guardians to ensure reasonable accommodations are implemented.
  • Monitor and track retention rates of students with disabilities. Monitor compliance with ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Continually review federal and state regulations that govern the provision of disability services to students.
  • Assist with training to faculty and staff in developing reasonable approaches to accommodating the needs of disabled students. Assist with accessible text/audio book production for students with disabilities. Promote and organize Disability Awareness on campus.
  • Work (and/or coordinate with part-time employees) a flexible schedule for the center, including the possibility of extended hours, to accommodate student needs. Ensure the center operates efficiently and effectively for students requesting accommodation, within defined parameters established with the director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field required.
  • At least three years' related experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or requesting accommodation required; experience working with post-secondary students and families with disabilities preferred.
  • Familiarity with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Previous administrative work experience with knowledge of Microsoft Office; ability to learn and use institutional software, systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Office experience required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong human relations skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with students, parents, and other stakeholders.


Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Full-time, 10-month professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $32,000; desired start date of March/April 2021. Excellent benefits package included (see https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/ under "Benefits Summary" for more details).

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins February 23 , 2021 . Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information (including email) for three professional references electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to providing students with an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles) with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State currently has approximately 12,000 students and has been a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education over the last several years. We offer over 210 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:

  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - titleix@dixie.edu , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - titleix@dixie.edu , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.dixie.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.