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Director, Student Accessibility

Employer
St. Catherine University
Location
Minnesota, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Director, Student Accessibility & Accommodation

Division: Student Affairs
Department/Office: Student Accessibility & Accommodation

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St. Catherine University and the Accessibility and Accommodations office invite applications for the Director of Accessibility and Accommodations position.

The Student Accessibility & Accommodations office's mission is to advance access for the whole student and we are passionate about achieving our goal! Services are provided to all students, collaborating with them to identify learning solutions that accommodate diverse learning styles, and partnering with faculty to address learning challenges so students have access to resources that facilitate their success. The Director of Student Accessibility and Accommodation (SAA) develops and delivers innovative vision and direction to student services delivery, as well as administrative and fiscal oversight of the office. Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with colleagues in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to ensure the highest quality of services are provided to students in order to ensure holistic services and support for students with disabilities.
  • Lead efforts to increase visibility of, sensitivity to and inclusion of students with differing abilities.
  • Supervise and evaluate professional staff responsible for providing student disability accommodation, access consulting, testing accommodations, and deploying appropriate assistive technology.
  • Conduct needs assessments and make strategic plans to meet student needs, develop program policies and procedures, and outreach to consult with campus and community members.
  • Train campus community members on topics related to disability support.
  • Develop and administer the department budget.
  • Provide overall supervision of services and programs administered by the office, including coordinating and providing academic accommodations, emotional support animals, and housing/dining accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Oversee the implementation and management of the electronic recordkeeping system (AIM) and database service for office management
  • Oversee the review of student files submitted to determine appropriate accommodations including reviewing and auditing decisions made by team members to ensure consistency.
  • Communicate with students and external experts like healthcare providers, evaluators and clinicians, to obtain additional information to determine accommodation and service needs
  • Track student success, persistence, grades, and registrations of students served in the office in order to report trends and developing issues, providing guidance and solutions to institutional leadership.
  • Provide direct accommodation services to students by evaluating their accompanying documentation, issuing accommodation guidance on accessibility and accommodation to members of the university community, and engaging faculty and other campus partners about specific student accommodations through standardized disability communications.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other departments on campus to address needs of students with disabilities.
  • Participate in University-wide efforts to promote access and equal opportunity for students with disabilities, contributing to University-wide initiatives that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and advocating for accessibility issues on our campus.



St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.



Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in social work, special education, counseling, psychology, rehabilitation education or a closely related field.
  • 5 years of related experience, with increasing levels of responsibility, providing services and access to individuals with disabilities.
  • Sufficient experience supervising professional level staff. Supervisory experience in higher education is preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessing student needs, effectiveness of accommodations, and student learning outcomes is desired.
  • Demonstrated innovative and visionary leadership, with successful strategic planning and tangible outcomes in accordance with the mission of a broader institution or agency.





Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in conflict resolution and basic mediation skills.
  • Experience working in college and university settings related to student behavioral intervention.
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty members.
  • Fluency in one of the following languages: ASL, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese



We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

Application instructions:


Posting Number: 20220402-STAFF
Posting Start Date: 11/28/2022
Application Deadline: 1/2/2023

To apply, visit https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/7602

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at hr@stkate.edu or 651-690-6565.


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