Assistant Director for Transition Services
Assists the director and leadership team in long-term planning,
strategic alignment, and management with a particular emphasis on
educating the UF community about the needs of students with
disabilities. Serves as a member of the DRC leadership team. Works
with academic units, department chairs and colleges to educate
faculty, assist in developing accessible courses, and understanding
accommodations and legal requirements. Serves as an
educator/trainer throughout the university on disability and
universal design for campus access, primarily focused on academic
requirements and access. Develops programs, collaborates with staff
and faculty on disability inclusion initiatives. Serves on
departmental, divisional and university-wide committees with the
goal of supporting students with disabilities through creating
opportunities for inclusion. Creates, facilitates, and assesses
trainings on universal design, accessibility, and disability
inclusion for campus constituents. Collaborates with the Office of
Teaching Excellence, Center for Instructional Technology and
Training, as well as the Office for Title IX and ADA compliance on
trainings for university faculty. Proper outreach and education
should decrease the number of issues and legal complaints.
Meets with students to identify barriers in academic environments.
Coordinates reasonable accommodations in collaboration with
students, faculty, and staff. Conducts screening assessments to
provide temporary accommodations while making referrals for formal
evaluations. Maintains appropriate records by documenting
communication with and regarding students. Orients students to the
process of receiving classroom and testing accommodations, as well
as informing them of available campus and community resources.
Provides ongoing support for students via follow-up appointments,
emails, and calls as requested.
Oversees DRC student programs such as Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society
and Disability Ambassadors. Create and oversee transition in and
transition out initiatives for students registered in the DRC. This
is including but not limited to DRC Rising Scholars, DRC First Year
Florida, Career Lunch and Learns, etc.
Supervises, trains, and evaluates the DRC graduate assistant on
campus-wide outreach and transition efforts. Supervises and
evaluates the Student Personnel in Higher Education practicum
student completing their internship requirements at the DRC.
Responsible for ensuring that all programs, activities, and
services comply with university, state, and federal regulations.
Responsible for maintaining an inclusive working environment that
is free from discrimination and harassment. Performs other duties
as assigned by the Director or other appropriate
Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and two years
of appropriate experience or a bachelor’s degree in appropriate
areas of specialization and four years of experience.
EDUCATION & TRAINING: Master’s degree in a related field of
expertise (such as higher education, special education,
rehabilitation counseling, social work, school psychology, or
occupational therapy); or bachelor’s degree in a related field of
expertise (such as education and health sciences) with at least
four or more years of related and practical experience
- Experience working with students with physical, sensory,
psychological, or learning disabilities
- Experience in developing, coordinating, and/or implementing
accommodations and support for individuals with disabilities or
-Experience presenting and facilitating training sessions with a
variety of audience types and sizes.
-Experience creating transition programming with learning outcomes
and objectives for students with disabilities.
KNOWLEDGE: Disability and inclusion content knowledge including
universal design. Proficient in use of a Windows-based computer and
- Outstanding time management and organizational skills.
- Strong student support services skills.
- Effective professional written and oral communication
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Strong work ethic and ability to work both
collectively as part of a team and autonomously.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end
Health Assessment Required: