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Assistant Director of Disability Support
Hours Per Week
The Assistant Director's function
is to provide leadership for the office of Disability Support
Services in concert with the Director and to assist in ensuring
programmatic and physical accessibility for students with
disabilities. This position works closely with faculty and staff to
ensure that students with disabilities are appropriately
accommodated in all aspects of the college experience. This
position works closely with students to provide academic advising
and determine reasonable accommodations based on their disability
documentation. The Assistant Director must be able to multi-task in
a fast-paced environment as the DSS Office serves over 900 students
with disabilities each semester with the equivalent of three
The Assistant Director directly supervises the Assistive
Technology/Accommodated Testing Specialist, the Accommodated
Testing Assistant, the Assistive Technology Assistant, 10
reader/writer/note taker/proctors and up to two work-study
students. This person is responsible for strategic planning, budget
development, hiring, training, and evaluating staff within this
subset of DSS— Assistive Technology and Individualized Proctoring
The Assistant Director will assist the Director in developing and
implementing policies and procedures that address the needs and
concerns of students with disabilities. The Assistant Director must
have specialized working knowledge of the Americans with
Disabilities Act ( ADA ) and Sections 504 and 508 of the
Rehabilitation Act and may serve as a consultant to ensure campus
compliance with these federal laws.
Minimum Education Required
- Coordinates and oversees operations for Disability Support
Services in collaboration with the Director.
- Supervises the Assistive Technology/Accommodated Testing
Specialist, the Accommodated Testing Assistant, the Assistive
Technology. Assistant, 10 reader/writer/note taker/proctors and up
to two work-study students.
- Supervises the timely production of alternative format
materials as well as the instruction on assistive technology for
students with disabilities.
- Supervises the purchase and maintenance of all technology and
equipment for the assistive technology lab.
- Oversees changes to data management systems within Disability
Support Services and develops internal procedural adjustments in
concert with such changes.
- Supervises all professional and hourly staff in the absence of
- Serves as a member on the college's core behavioral
intervention team, ASSIST , as well as on other college-wide
committees as assigned.
- Conducts intake interviews, assesses psychometric and
psychological documentation to determine eligibility and determines
reasonable accommodations based on the student's needs, disability,
and relevant laws ( ADA /504).
- Facilitates the process of communicating student accommodations
- Documents student interactions and maintains confidential
- Provides academic counseling based on a thorough knowledge of
the college's career and transfer programs and courses as well as
the students' unique learning styles.
- Assists students with course selection, priority registration,
and long-term planning.
- Guides students in self advocacy to help develop necessary
skills in academic and professional careers.
- Refers students in need of crisis/personal counseling to
appropriate internal and external resources, and collaborates
directly with other providers across campus to maximize the
- Assists and advises faculty on how to provide reasonable
accommodations and accessible instruction to students with
- Collaborates with other professionals to coordinate students'
assistive technology and testing needs.
- Works cooperatively with Completion Services to monitor
academic progress and provide necessary intervention to ensure
retention and student success.
- Serves as a liaison for students with various outside agencies
such as the Department of Rehabilitation Services and area high
- May interact on an occasional basis with students' family
members explaining and clarifying college policies and
- Collaborates with and refers students as needed to other campus
resources such as tutoring, counseling, career services, completion
services, financial aid, registration, Veteran's Affairs, etc.
- Serves as a representative of the DSS office on various panels
and makes presentations both on and off campus as needed.
- Responsible for identifying, developing, and revising DSS
policies and procedures for the Director's implementation.
- Prepares all departmental reporting requirements for the
- Interfaces with administration, faculty, staff, and students on
matters relating to disability and access.
- Works with DSS staff and campus partners in the planning and
presenting of disability awareness activities and other campus
- Prepares and conducts workshops and presentations on disability
related topics as requested.
- Attends meetings and holds membership in professional
associations such as AHEAD and its local chapter - MD AHEAD .
Minimum Number of Years Experience Required
Other Knowledge Required
- Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Special Education,
or related field.
- Three years college advising, student advocacy, or counseling
- Demonstrated knowledge of laws protecting persons with
disabilities such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 504 of the
- Three years of experience assessing students' documentation of
disability and prescribing accommodations, preferably at the
- Experience providing advocacy and counseling to persons with
disabilities, preferably at the college level.
- Ability to establish working relationships with local human
- Knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and
- Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written skills; ability to
work with a team.
- Regular attendance is a requirement of this job.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Must be willing to learn and use new and emerging software or
technology tools to streamline office processes and
Student Development (Div)
Academic/Student Support & Career
Number of Vacancies
Best Consideration Date
Job Open Date
Open Until Filled
Howard Community College offers competitive
salaries, excellent medical and dental selections, tuition
reimbursement and paid leave programs. As a participating member of
the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two
retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee
contribution and The ORP , a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer
contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a
bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that
possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that
require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The
Pension or The ORP .
Application Instructions *Pre-employment criminal
background investigation is a condition of employment.
HCC is interested in all qualified applicants who are eligible to
work in the United States. However, HCC will generally not sponsor
applicants for work visas. Due to HCC policy, only employees living
in states contiguous to Maryland are eligible for work at HCC and
include Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania.
Candidates must live in the commutable area or willing to relocate
at their own expense if offered the position because HCC does not
offer relocation benefits.
Please complete the entire HCC Employment Application (Candidates
will be evaluated on completing the college's application in
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Howard Community College ( HCC ) is an Equal
Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer &
values diversity within its faculty, staff & student
population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic
information, disability or protected veteran status.
HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need
assistance with the job application process and/or with the
interview process. For confidential assistance with the job
application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources