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Assistant Director of the Student Office for Accessibility Resources

Employer
Furman University
Location
South Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Director of the Student Office for Accessibility Resources

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Job Title:
Assistant Director of the Student Office for Accessibility Resources

Job Family:
Professionals

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full time

Compensation Grade:
6S

Pay Type:
Salary

Department:
Student Office for Accessibility Resources

Job Summary:
The Assistant Director of the Student Office for Accessibility Resources is an integral part of the daily operation of the Student Office for Accessibility Resources (SOAR) within the Division of Student Life. The mission of the Student Office for Accessibility Resources is to create an accessible, inclusive, sustainable learning environment, where disability is recognized as an aspect of diversity that is integral to the campus community and to society.

Under the supervision of the Director of the Student Office for Accessibility Resources, the Assistant Director provides leadership and support for the programs and services related to the University's students with disability, and specifically coordinates the provision of alternative formatted materials for students and works with students and faculty to create Course Policy Accommodation Agreements. In addition, the Assistant Director will review documentation for eligibility and conduct student intake meetings.

The Assistant Director collaborates with colleagues across campus. In so doing, the Assistant Director supports the mission of the Student Office for Accessibility Resources to create a vibrant campus in which students enjoy a broad experience within a close-knit community. Finally, the Assistant Director supports the learning outcomes of the Division of Student Life.

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

Alternate Format Materials

Oversees the production of braille, tactile graphics, and audio description for blind/visually impaired students as well as alternate format materials for other students with disabilities.

Researches, orders, assigns, and individually tracks all requests for course materials that require conversion to accessible formats

Hires, trains, supervises and monitors the work of staff and student workers who assist with converting materials into accessible formats for students with visual or print related disabilities.

Meets individually with students to provide training in the effective selection and use of assistive technologies.

Performs accessibility checks on documents of various formats (Word, PDF, PowerPoint) and remediate documents accordingly.

Based on analysis of course materials, determines the most efficient digital conversion method/technique.

Prepares books/documents for scanning and organized the electronic file structures

Develops audio description processes. Investigates and evaluates potential audio description companies, technologies, and software.

Coordinates and conducts assessments related to alternate format materials.

Student Accommodations

Reviews documentation for accommodation eligibility and conducts intake interviews.

Determines reasonable accommodations and coordinates program services and student accommodations with faculty and staff.

Assists student with accommodation requests for graduate school entrance exams.

Coordinates Course Policy Accommodation Agreements between faculty and students.

General Administrative

Serves as the unit leader in Director's absence.

Assists in developing and evaluating assessment planning, strategic thinking and planning, learning outcomes, and goals and objectives coordinated with the mission and vision statements of the University, the Division of Student Life and the Student Office for Accessibility Resources.

Works closely with the Student Office for Accessibility staff in the implementation of strategic initiatives and departmental programs.

Serves on other campus committees as assigned.

Conducts professional development activities, with approval by the Director, and maintain volunteer activities with a chosen professional association as appropriate.

Completes performance review process with supervisor to understand job performance expectations and how they fit into the department and University goals.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Director in support of the goals and objectives of the department and the Division of Student Life. The intent of this job classification description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions in this classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically present in this description.

Relationships:

Daily contact with members of own work unit, immediate supervisor, faculty, students, and student workers to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information related to mutual goals.

Frequent contact with other departments to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information related to mutual goals.

Routinely handles confidential information.

Routine contact with parents and the general public to exchange factual information and explanation of rules, regulations, practices or functions.

Responsibility for Final Decisions:

Reviews work to ensure compliance with procedures and deadlines.

Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes or steps. Work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure to follow and applying established rules and procedures.

Errors may be detected within the department or section in which they occur, but may affect the work of others within the unit to trace errors and make corrections.

Reports To: Director of the Student Office for Accessibility Resources

Work is performed independently on routine work, non-routine issues or questions are referred to the supervisor.

Education/Skill Requirements:

Master's degree in Education, Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or other related field required.

1-3 years of professional experience in working with students with disabilities in a higher education setting.

Understanding of student development, ADAAA and Section 504 is essential. Demonstrated knowledge of trends, uses and accepted practices relevant to documentation conversion is also essential. Demonstrated interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion issues is required.

Experience with VoiceDream, Natural Reader, JAWS, Voiceover and NVDA is preferred.

Must have excellent organizational skills.

Must have strong communication skills, including written and verbal interpersonal skills and comfortability facilitating in front of groups.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.

Customer service oriented.

Ability to interact with a diverse population and maintain a positive attitude in time of crisis.

Understanding of the importance of student learning outcomes and assessment preferred.

Work Conditions:

Work is performed under usual office conditions.

Education Requirements:

Certification Requirements:

Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):


To apply, visit https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Assistant-Director-of-the-Student-Office-for-Accessibility-Resources_R001258

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

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