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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Employer
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Posting Number: SRGV6356
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: Student Accessibility Services
FLSA: Exempt

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 monitors expenditures.
•Oversees the maintenance of records and develops reports concerning new and ongoing programs and program effectiveness, as needed.
• 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 functions.
• 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 processes.
• 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 proposals.
• 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 program.
• 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 policies.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
Master’s degree from an accredited university in rehabilitation counseling, counseling, psychology, social work, special education or a related field.

Preferred Education:
N/A

Licenses/Certifications:
None.

Required Experience:
• Two (2) years of work experience with students with disabilities; or
• 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.

Preferred Experience:
N/A

Equipment:
Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.

Other:
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.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 12/01/2022
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
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 interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or careers@utrgv.edu.

Additional Information:
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 jeid-2128415a6857bd4696c2d943491fb078
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