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Manager, Accessibility Services & Resources

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 15, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning


The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.

Job Description

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Manager, Accessibility Services and Resources (ASR) serves under the direction of the Director, Accessibility Services and Resources. Manages College functions for the delivery of services related to the provision of accommodations for students and employees in order to maintain compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Collaborates with campus-personnel to identify needs, develop and implement solutions.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Manages a system-wide database program for case management of students with disabilities, including providing necessary reports to ensure LSC policies are met
  2. Provides training to campus disability services staff, Assistive Technology (AT) staff, students, and faculty on use of system-wide database program
  3. Assists with facilitating employee ADA accommodation requests, including intake, documentation review, accommodation recommendations, documentation, tracking, reporting, and assessment of the process
  4. Responds to general inquiries regarding the process for requesting accommodations, including determination of documentation required under the ADA regulations
  5. Develops and delivers workshops to faculty and staff on a variety of accessibility topics, tools and technologies for students with disabilities
  6. Provide consultation to faculty, staff members and administrators regarding accessibility and accommodations
  7. Consults with campus disability services staff regarding issues including, but not limited to intake interviews, review of disability documentation, and the process of determining appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities
  8. Consults with assistive technology staff on the software, hardware, and provision of assistive technology-related services, including providing training to staff and students on utilization of technology
  9. Manages the assistive technology inventory throughout the College including maintaining an inventory of all equipment and software
  10. Tracking and maintenance of needed assistive technology purchases, anticipated renewals, new technologies, and upgrades
  11. May assist with the scheduling of interpreting and transcribing services as needed
  12. May hire, train and supervise support staff
  13. Performs administrative and support duties within the Office of Governance, Accountability, and Compliance (OGAC), as needed. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
      • responding to general inquiries
      • distributing, collecting, maintaining, and completing documents, records and materials in a variety of systems and methods accurately and in a timely manner
      • communicating both verbally and in writing with students, faculty, and staff
  14. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge of AT devices such as computer hardware and software, augmentative communication devices, devices for those with sensory impairments, tools for learning activities, and mobility equipment.
    • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and supervisory skills
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of judgment
    • Ability to take initiative and understand policies and procedures
    • Strong multi-tasking abilities in a fast-paced environment
    • Proficient knowledge of computer use in the workplace is required, including typing, maintaining an electronic work calendar in the specified program(s), utilizing internet search engines, as well as a variety of programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
    • Ability to take initiative and understand policies and procedures
    • Proficient knowledge in the utilization of assistive technology equipment and software for the implementation of ADA accommodations


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
    • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
    • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Reliable mode of transportation to travel to campus locations within the LSC Service Area


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Job-related experience in a community college or university setting
    • Experience working and communicating with a diverse student population (e.g., socioeconomic, ethnic and disabled - including hearing impaired, vision impaired, limited mobility and autism spectrum of disorders)


Salary

Hiring sa lary range is $60,590 to $75,740

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree


Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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