Director of Disability Access Services (DAS) - Spokane Community College

Employer
Community Colleges of Spokane
Location
Spokane, Washington State
Salary
$77,409.00 per year + benefits
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity Statement  

CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.

Spokane Community College (SCC) is a beautiful campus set along the Spokane River and near the urban city center of Spokane.  Spokane is a mid-sized city in the inland Pacific Northwest with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. In addition to the 148-acre main campus in Spokane, SCC serves over 10,000 square miles in eastern Washington including educational centers in Colville, Newport, Inchelium, and Republic. More information about relocating to/living in Spokane is available here: http://ccs.spokane.edu/Working-for-Us/Relocation-and-Living-in-Spokane.  

SCC is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane. Serving about 22,000 students, SCC is an educational leader and responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. Offering state-of-the-art career technical programs (approximately 50% of total enrollment) as well as liberal arts/transfer programs (about 25%) and basic education for adults (about 25%), SCC’s comprehensive opportunities transform lives and enrich our communities. As a college we are collectively committed to the work that embraces diversity, promotes equity, and fosters inclusion and global awareness at every level of our college. 

Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Director of Disability Access Services in the Disability Access Services Division. 

GENERAL DEFINITION

Under direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Director of Disability Access Services (DAS) has administrative authority for DAS at all Spokane Community College (SCC) locations that comply with federal, state and district regulations/policies (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disability Act, and RCW28B.10.910-16 Washington Core Services Bill). This position is responsible for ensuring equal access by providing supportive services to students with disabilities and providing consultation to the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Chief Compliance Officer on all campus disability issues.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct interviews with students requesting disability accommodations and provide information about services available. Evaluate disability documentation from qualified professionals, determine student specific accommodation plans and consult with faculty, advisors, and administrators on implementation. *
  • Administer procedures in order to support student access and to comply with federal, state, and district regulations/policies (Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and RCW28B.10.910-16) regarding access and disability accommodation. Work closely with the CCS Chief Compliance Officer on policies, procedures, and other matters as needed. * 
  • Develop and provide orientation, workshops/seminars, and other training for administrators, faculty and staff to disseminate disability information to ensure compliance with the ADA and Section 504/508.  Collaborate with other state agencies (e.g., Labor and Industries, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Services for the Blind) and local secondary school districts. *
  • Supervise (recruit, select, train, schedule, discipline, and respond to grievances) classified supervisors, staff and hourly employees, including staff assigned to rural centers.   Adhere to classified contracts, and all district rules and regulations to ensure efficient operations and student success. *
  • Inform and educate staff about behavior and performance expectations, provide timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and ensure performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly and effectively. *
  • Manage budgets for assigned programs ensuring appropriate allocation of budgets/monies. *
  • Responsible for records management with strict attention to confidentiality of all student records in accordance with Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations. *
  • Responsible for required daily, quarterly and yearly reports.  Audit/review and retain reports as needed or required. *
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating departmental information, brochures and website. *
  • Attend campus and district meetings representing the department. *
  • May apply for grants as requested.
  • Serve on student conduct panels.
  • Model professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal interactions. *
  • Comply with district policies, procedures and directives, state and federal regulations, orders and statute and collective bargaining agreements. *
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned. *

* Indicates this is an essential duty.

 

COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS)

  • Masters’ degree in special education, counseling, social work, psychology, certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) or closely related field from an accredited institution. Or an equivalent mix of education and experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency requirements for this position.
  • Three (3) years of experience working with people with all types of physical, mental, sensory, and intellectual disabilities as described by the ADA. 
  • Knowledge of medical, psychological and pharmacological aspects of disability, and functional limitations as they relate to the higher education learning environment. 
  • Knowledge of ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Washington Core Services Bill (RCW28B.10.910-916).
  • Knowledge of Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA). 
  • Ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve. 
  • Ability to motivate and supervise employees. 
  • Knowledge of managing budgets. 
  • Ability to organize data and produce reports. 
  • Ability to use computerized information/software used in an office environment. 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with competing deadlines. 
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals, objectives and strategic plan of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS)

  • Five (5) or more years increasing responsible related experience in higher education.
  • Experience with adaptive technologies and exposure to Deaf culture and interpreter services.
  • Experience using the Accommodations Information Management System (AIM). 
  • Knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Standards and Policy 188.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with PeopleSoft Enterprise Management Systems.
  • Experience working with student conduct code violation procedures.
  • Knowledge of Title IX and ability to serve as Title IX Investigator.

 

CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

TOTAL COMPENSATION WITH BENEFITS $101,647

 Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:

  • Base compensation of $77,409, plus
  • Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
  • Median retirement fund contributions. 

The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. 

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified at New Hire Intake. Please reach out to Reggie.Eans@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a medical accommodation or Macki.Snyder@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a religious exemption.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Work is performed in a normal, temperature-controlled office environment.
  • Work is sedentary in nature.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
  • Visual focus and strain.
  • Work directly with students/clients.
  • Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
  • Work in an environment of frequent interruptions and distractions.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Contract 12-month position.
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
  • Valid motor vehicle operator license required.
  • Criminal background check required.

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.

NOTE:  All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact HR at CCS.recruiter@ccs.spokane.edu

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category.  Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.

Native Land Acknowledgement

We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.

We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.

 

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