Director, Accessibility Support Center (ASC)

California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Employment Opportunity

Cabrillo is seeking a Director, Accessibility Support Center (ASC) who plans, organizes, directs and integrates operations and staff of the ASC; assures compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations related to students with disabilities; advocates for and provides effective learning experiences and service to students with disabilities; and performs related duties as assigned. The Director is in contact with the College leadership at all levels, other public and academic leadership, other academic institutions, and various consortium for the purpose of furthering the mission and goals of ASC programs, planning, collaborating, and discussing issues of common interest, and resolving problems.


Salary Range:
$85,754 to $120,664 per year. Salary placement is determined by documented education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $3,977 per year is provided to eligible employees.

Benefits: Cabrillo College currently provides a generous benefit stipend for employees plus dependents that employees apply towards benefit selections for medical, dental, life, and short-term/long-term disability insurance. Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be as low as $0.

Classified administrators are required to join the Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) and as such must contribute up to 7% of their monthly salary to PERS on a pre-tax basis. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Work-Life Balance: This opportunity is a full time assignment, 12 months per year. Cabrillo administrators enjoy a 225-day work schedule, which equates to an average of 20 self-selected non-work days, 15 set holidays, and 3 individual responsibility days off annually. 12 days of sick leave accrue annually.

Cabrillo’s Commitment to Diversity : The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 45.13% are LatinX, 5.26% multi-ethnic, 2.64% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 0.79% Filipino, 0.30% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2018. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo College has a tradition of collegial governance, and employees at all levels possess a long history of participatory governance in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.

Employees at Cabrillo College support quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

Examples of Duties

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
  • Leads, plans, organizes, directs, controls, integrates and evaluates the work of the ASC; with program faculty and staff, develops, implements and monitors work plans to achieve goals, objectives, policies and priorities of the ASC; contributes to development of and monitors performance against the annual department budget; manages and directs development, implementation and evaluation of plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards.
  • Directs and manages the performance of faculty and staff; directs and oversees the selection of faculty and staff; establishes performance requirements and professional development targets for direct reports; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development including performance evaluations; accurate reporting of absence time; hears and acts on grievances; subject to concurrence by senior management and Human Resources, approves or takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with Board Policies, Administrative Procedures, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and works with staff to ensure a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports achievement of the department’s and District’s mission, objectives and values; promotes workplace diversity, inclusion, cultural competency and a positive work environment.
  • With members of Senior Management, participates in the development and implementation of District strategic plans, goals and objectives including Guided Pathways; leads and directs department staff in the development and application of new methodologies, technologies and business process improvements to achieve higher efficiency, productivity and customer service in department work processes.
  • Provides direct services to ASC students as needed, including responding to inquiries regarding services, advocating and coordinating services with faculty, staff, campus services, and other programs provided in the District.
  • Recommends and administers policies and procedures regarding accessibility and compliance with ADAAA, Title 5, and the Rehabilitation Act Sections 504 and 508.
  • Meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitors work flow. Provides or coordinates staff training; encourages and supports employees in their professional growth.
  • Ensures students are informed of program guidelines and policies; responds to and resolves significant and controversial issues; provides crisis intervention.
  • Supervises and coordinates the District’s interpreter/captioning needs for deaf and hard of hearing students and assist the District in serving employees and visitors.
  • Engages in ongoing research regarding the District’s implementation of best practices and services to promote self-identified goals of students with disabilities.
  • Leads department staff in the development and application of best practices, new methodologies, and technologies.
  • Advocates for and manages the development and administration of the ASC annual budget; provides the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; direct sand implements adjustments as necessary.
  • Monitors and implements program compliance with grants and other regulations; oversees and ensures the accuracy of MIS and categorical funding reports including all year-end summaries of ASC activities.
  • Oversees student records; ensures that records are complete and confidentially maintained. Monitors enrollment and registration; advocates for students with disabilities.
  • Coordinates and schedules all appropriate credit and non-credit ASC course offerings, workshops, and events on the District campuses and at off campus sites.
  • Makes presentations to the Board of Trustees, Cabinet and to other District groups. Serves on committees and represents the District at local, regional, state and national conferences, meetings, workshops and training seminars.
  • Participates in participatory governance committees, processes and initiatives.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabil­ity, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of District students and employees.

  • Provides and coordinates professional development opportunities to staff and to campus personnel regarding the program and its students.
  • Provides recommendations for implementation of universal design and accessibility standards to the District community.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty and staff, AND
  • Masters degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, special education, psychology, social work, or a related field AND
  • Must meet both of the sets of qualifications under (a) AND (b) below:

(a) Five (5) years of full-time equivalent experience working with individuals with disabilities in an educational setting, including two (2) years of management or supervisory experience.
(b) Two (2) years of full-time equivalent experience within the last four (4) years in one or more of the following fields listed in (1) through (4) below:
(1) Instruction or counseling or both in a higher education program for students with disabilities.
(2) Administration of a program for students with disabilities in an institution of higher education.
(3) Teaching, counseling or administration in secondary education working predominantly or exclusively in programs for students with disabilities.
(4) Administrative or supervisory experience in industry, government, public agencies, the military, or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively related to persons with disabilities.

Knowledge of:
  • ADAAA, Title 5, Federal Rehabilitation Act Sections 504 and 508, pertinent safety regulations, and other legal requirements for serving community District students with disabilities.
  • Principles and practices of community college administration, including effective management and supervision and evaluations of departmental faculty and staff.
  • Principles and practices of program development and implementation.
  • Assistive technology, alternate media, learning disabilities, academic counseling, disability counseling, credit and non-credit instruction, interpreters, proctoring and other academic accommodations
  • Principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in hiring, retention, performance and advancement.
  • Principles and practices of sound professional and collaborative communication.
  • Unique roles and responsibilities of the classified staff and certificated faculty within a disabled student programs and services program and the range of services provided.
  • Research methods and analysis techniques and their application to evaluating the effectiveness of services, intervention, and educational outcomes for students with disabilities.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of strategic planning.
  • Basic principles and practices of organizational improvement, equity and culture change.
  • Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work being performed.
  • Board Policies, Administrative Procedures, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
Skills and Abilities to:
  • Plan and direct activities of the ASC.
  • Provide direct service to students with disabilities.
  • Work collaboratively with District deans, directors, managers and the community; provide expert advice and counsel to develop solutions related to students with disabilities.
  • Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.
  • Develop and maintain an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect, and collegial engagement.
  • Manage the development and administration of the ASC annual budget.
  • Organize, set priorities and exercise expert, independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
  • Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls.
  • Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and ordinances within areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic, and other diverse backgrounds of District students and employees.
  • Make presentations and present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively to diverse audiences.
  • Operate a computer and use standard business software.

A valid California driver’s license or ability to access and use alternative transportation.

Additional Information

Required for submission:

  1. Complete application
  2. Resume
  3. Answer Supplemental Questions
  4. Attach at least one of the following:
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, photos, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant’s expense - ( click here for more information) AND/OR
  • Equivalency Form - optional – ( click here for the form). Submit this form with supporting materials only if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience.
Please note : All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.

Selection Procedure

A search committee will review and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A written performance exercise and/or presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and can also be accessed through your application profile.

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).

EEO Statement
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at (831) 479-6217.

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