ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
Number of Vacancies:
Student Accessibility Services
Scope of Job:
Responsible for the management of day-to-day operations of the
Office of the Student Accessibility Services in the Office of
Student Life and the Dean of Student, including the coordination of
accommodations and services for students, staff, faculty and
visitors with disabilities and supports the overall strategic
objectives of the department. Manages, coordinates and facilitates
programs, resources and procedures for students with disabilities
that is consistent with all applicable laws and regulations.
Description of Duties:
• Under general supervision from the Director of Disability
Services, manages the day-to-day departmental activities, including
provision of accommodations and services as well as planning and
monitoring the achievement of departmental goals.
•Acts as a point of contact for all accessibility requests for
students pursuing degrees in medical and health care field.
• Participates in the preparation and administration of the program
budget for assigned area; submits budget recommendations and
•Oversees the maintenance of records and develops reports
concerning new and ongoing programs and program effectiveness, as
• Assists in the design, implementation and evaluation of
departmental programs and initiatives; identifies and communicates
best practices in the provisions of services to students, faculty,
and staff with disabilities.
•Assist with the development and implementation of multiple
projects or programs.
•Reviews program records and reports of activities and recommends
modifications to methods or procedures as required.
•Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars related to the
program’s missions and goals; represents department in official
• Provides ongoing staff development, on site demonstrations and
field based experiences related to project or program.
•Works closely with faculty, staff, and clerkship, clinical, and
testing coordinators to ensure effective implementation of
accommodations across environments.
• Develops, cultivates, and maintains working relationships with
internal/external departments/agencies and other organizations
associated with and/or receiving benefit from the program.
• Works directly with the students regarding Title IX pregnancy
• Develops and conducts training, presentations and professional
development for faculty, staff and other stakeholders.
• Designs and implements a wide variety of outreach activities to
increase awareness of the Office of Student Accessibility Services,
including campus and community events; drafts brochures, letters,
agendas, and contracts.
• Assists in the preparation and development of grant
• Coordinates long and short term programs, including performing
feasibility studies and estimating the cost of the program.
• At the direction of the director, may plan, develop, organize and
coordinate research and survey designs.
• May coordinate and oversee tutorial, counseling, teaching and/or
training activities of the program.
• Assists with revising technical standards for any applicable
• Collaborates with deans, staff, and faculty, as indicated, to
develop plans for the delivery and coordination of individualized
accommodations and services.
• Advises students seeking accommodations for Board exams and
completes applicable documents related to these requests.
• Determines reasonable and appropriate accommodations and/ or
services that maintain essential program requirements and are
consistent with the program of study and school/college
• Performs other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Master’s degree from an accredited university in rehabilitation
counseling, counseling, psychology, social work, special education
or a related field.
• Two (2) years of work experience with students with disabilities;
• Four (4) years of work experience with students with disabilities
with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in
rehabilitation counseling, counseling, psychology, social work,
special education, or a related field.
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.
Knowledge of the ADA and other federal and state disability laws.
Ability to initiate and coordinate programs and services and work
in a team based environment. Ability to work independently and
effectively with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and disability.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
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applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after
meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you
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UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is
subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background
check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/36584