Director, Student Accessibility Services

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of La Verne

Director, Student Accessibility Services

Job Description Summary:
Reporting to the Chief Student Affairs Officer, the Director of Student Accessibility Services manages the daily functions/activities of Student Accessibility Services Office in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; providing academic accommodations/equal access for students with documented learning, psychological and/or physical disabilities.

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.

If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:
  • Manages daily functions/activities of Student Accessibility Services Office (SAS) for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; providing academic accommodations for students with documented learning, psychological, and/or physical disabilities.
    Embraces the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and supports the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including but not limited to: age, race, gender, ability and/or religious convictions
  • Collects/Analyzes data for assessment (annual surveys); maintains SAS website; maintain confidential student records through use of Maxient database;
  • Counsels/mentors students; provides individual case mgt. services to students receiving accommodations
  • Schedules/proctors academic testing for students who specifically use our adaptive software as an accommodation. Provides training to students who have adaptive software, equipment and/or other auxiliary aids as an accommodation.
  • Actively supports the teaching/learning process by providing training to the University community on best practices for serving and/or supporting students with accessibility needs, neuro diverse students, etc.
  • Serves as member of the Behavioral Intervention Team
  • Supervises/mentors grad students/interns from other college/university campuses, i.e. Cal State Fullerton and Argosy University
  • Supervises, manages and evaluates assignments for American Sign Language interpreters (Main campus/ROC) and student workers for note taking assignments; secures texts in alternate formats from publishers
  • Directs and make budget decisions regarding recommendations for expenditures (i.e. updating/buying computer software and/or other adaptive equipment
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Participates in staff meetings, professional meetings & professional development; serves as a department liaison to other campus offices/departments/faculty & staff regarding SAS services/concerns
  • Serves as a Campus Security Authority CSA

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters degree from an accredited school in Social Work, Counseling, Student Affairs Higher Education, or related Mental Health fields required
  • 4 years working in an accessibility office or similar.
  • 2 to 4 years of experience working with students with disabilities in a higher education setting.
  • 2 years of experience working with a diverse student population in higher education
  • Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Knowledge of student accommodations in an higher education setting.
  • Knowledge of FERPA, HIPPA, Section 504, ADAA, Clery Act, and Title IX.
  • Knowledge of adaptive software and the skill set to train students on various programs

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of program assessment and best practices related to an office primarily serving students with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of CAS standards and ethical practices. Previous experience working with Students Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services, and housing.
  • Knowledge of Universal Design-Pedagogy
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to make effective presentations, facilitate an open exchange of ideas, and write clear, concise notes, documents and reports.
  • Ability to work effectively and productively as a leader or part of a team through close collaboration and coordination with colleagues and others.
  • Experience working with Maxient Database

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation