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AST DIR, Student Affairs

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Classification Title:

Assistant Director for Transition Services

Job Description:

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 administrator.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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 medical/health needs.

-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 Microsoft Office.

- Outstanding time management and organizational skills.
- Strong student support services skills.
- Effective professional written and oral communication skills.

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 date.

Health Assessment Required: No

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