**This is an on-site position. Remote workers will NOT be
You will be joining St. Thomas University (STU) at an exciting
moment! Under the dynamic leadership of President David A.
Armstrong, J.D., STU has had four consecutive years of record
enrollment and we’ve set fundraising records too. Our campus
footprint is also growing. In the past two years alone, we’ve
opened the state-of-the-art Gus Machado College of Business, a new
weight room for our student athletes, as well as a turf athletic
field, residence hall, and a student center. And, we are going to
keep growing…more students, more programs, more facilities!
As we mark our 60th Anniversary, we are setting our sights on the
future while also honoring our Cuban heritage and celebrating our
Catholic Identity. Come be a part of our diverse community! We are
seeking energetic innovators who will help us chart the course for
the University’s sixth decade of impact! Let’s work together to
attract, serve, and inspire a diverse group of students who will
leave STU prepared to be ethical leaders and change agents in our
Located in sunny Miami, Florida, St. Thomas University is a
private, non-profit university that offers 39 undergraduate,
graduate, and postgraduate degrees at its picturesque 144-acre
campus and through distance learning. Its academic offerings
include one of the oldest (and most highly ranked) undergraduate
programs in Sports Administration in the country. STU has been
ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report in Social Mobility for
regional universities in the South, which means it takes students
from the lowest financial strata and catapults them to much higher
financial strata in only ten years. St. Thomas University is the
only Catholic Archdiocesan-sponsored university in Florida, and one
of the only eight Archdiocesan universities nationwide.
The Director oversees all aspects of the University's Learning
Differences program. This person is responsible for the development
and implementation of specialized services designed to meet the
needs of students with learning differences who are a member of the
fee-based program that will include academic coaches and
professional level tutoring services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plan and direct all department activities and oversee personnel
administration and professional development of staff. This includes
creating a staffing proposal, leading searches for positions, and
providing daily management of staff.
- Establish department goals, objectives, and strategies; develop
and implement department programs and services to accomplish
- Assist in the recruiting process including outreach to
disability coordinators and counselors in high schools.
- Assist in the retention of students in the Institute.
- Plan and implement an orientation session for incoming students
and parents to the program and University life.
- Plan, monitor, and maintain department budget and approve
- Assist with fundraising activities including grant
- Develop an advisory board for the program and recruit new
members in support of its objectives.
- Advise students, parents, faculty, and staff on disability
related accommodations and concerns. Work closely with the ADA
Coordinator to develop accommodation plans.
- Create and facilitate workshops for the University's faculty
- Supervise the evaluation of medical and psychological
documentation and the recommendations of appropriate accommodations
and support for students with learning differences.
- Interpret state and federal legislation relating to persons
with disabilities; assess the impact of legislation on the
University's policies, procedures, programs, and services.
- Review and develop new policies surrounding disabilities on
campus, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and
Fair Housing Act.
- Oversee disability related complaints including but not limited
to, accommodation denials, emotional support animal requests, and
- Develop programs and presentations regarding disability related
issues and the services.
- Maintain University affiliation with professional organizations
related to disability services within higher education and
- Knowledge of assistive technology and the ability to integrate
it into the program services.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master's degree in Education, Rehabilitation Counseling,
Psychology, Higher Education or other closely related field.
- One to three years experience in learning disability related
services in higher education related environment.
- Knowledge of federal and state legislation related to students
with disabilities in higher education
- Knowledge and use of perceptive content/imagenow
- Budgeting, planning, and computer skills
- ADA Coordinator certification preferred
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
- Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Miami Gardens, FL 33054: Reliably commute or planning to
relocate before starting work (Required)
- Please provide contact information for three (3) professional
- Learning Disability Services: 1 year (Required)
Work Location: One location