Director of Disability Support Services
- Bowie State University
- Maryland, United States
- Salary Not Specified
- Posted Date
- Aug 24, 2022
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Special Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Job Posting Information
Job Posting Number
Director of Disability Support Services
Regular or Contingent II
Desired Start Date
$90,000 - $95,000
Open Until Filled
Duties and Responsibilities
PURPOSE : Under the supervision of the assigned Associate Vice President, the Director of Disability Support Services ( DSS ) has responsibility for compliance with a broad range of state and federal disability laws and regulations, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ), the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act ( ADAAA ) and the Fair Housing Act.
Provide leadership to Bowie State University in maintaining compliance with these federal and state disability laws and regulations by coordinating and providing access for students with disabilities to all programs and services of the university. Provide administrative oversight for all disability accommodations and services for students. Hire, train and supervise DSS employees. Educate, assist, and provide guidance to the campus community on disability accessibility.
A Master’s Degree or higher in Social Work, Special Education, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or closely related field required.
A minimum of five (5) years of prior related experience required. Three (3) years of experience supervising professional employees. Experience with coordinating services to students with disabilities in a post-secondary setting. Experience with interpreting Americans with Disabilities ACT, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for accommodation determination in the post-secondary environment. Experience with Collaborating with university faculty members to ensure students are afforded approved accommodations.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Planning and developing program goals and objectives. Applying budgetary and fiscal planning techniques within financial constraints. Delivering effective presentations to large and small audiences. Working with individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Creating, composing, and editing written and electronic material with attention to detail. Multi-tasking and efficiently managing multiple communications via phone, email, online chat, and in-person. Task management. Conflict resolution and mediation.
Analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes. Maintain and enforce strict confidentiality related to sensitive information. Communicate effectively in a variety of scenarios including oral presentations, face to face consultation, group meetings, tabling events, phone calls, print and electronic communications.
Legal and ethical considerations for disability accommodations processes in higher education settings. Assistive technologies and accommodations utilized by students in higher education. Disability service organizations in Maryland and national associations for disability professions.
Conditions of Employment
Please be advised, COVID -19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged but not required for eligible faculty and staff employed by Bowie State University. This protocol may be subject to change.
BSU offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 13 holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
For best consideration please apply by September 24, 2022.
Posting Detail Information
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a Masters Degree or higher in Social Work,
Special Education, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or
closely related field?
- * Do you have three (3) years of experience supervising
- Do you have experience Interpreting Americans with Disabilities
ACT, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for accommodation
determination in the post-secondary environment?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Other Document
- Curriculum Vitae
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