Director of Integrated Studies
- Millersville University
- Pennsylvania, United States
- Salary Not Specified
- Posted Date
- Jan 17, 2023
- Position Type
- Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Job Summary/Basic Function
The Director of Integrated Studies will manage an inclusive post-secondary program for students with intellectual disabilities. The position will lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the program, including the creation of foundational experiences, incidental learning, scheduling, and program activities. The Director supervises and evaluates the performance of the Administrative Assistant, serves as a liaison and resource for students, parents, faculty and members of the campus community, and compiles data related to student and program outcomes. Duties include conduct the evaluations and develop a process for establishing outcome measures for individual participant success, develop and maintain the programs management and performance database, lead and direct the work of the Success Coach, advocate for inclusive opportunities, coordinate the admission and registration process, create and identify professional development opportunities for students, families and members of the campus community, maintain budget and monthly budget reports, write grants for additional funding, participate in related council, panel, and administrative meetings, participate in advisement for students, oversee volunteers, meet with project Faculty Coordinator, prepare future plans leading to program outcomes and expectations, and maintain a record of progress and achievement for all participants.
Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path.. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.
Annual Salary: $55,590.00 plus comprehensive benefits starting on the first day of employment, including:
- Health insurance – Low bi-weekly premium. Employees pay 5% of bi-weekly salary for benefit coverage with ability to pay 2.5% when participating in the wellness program.
- Dental insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days
- Vision insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days.
- Group life insurance - equal to annual salary (up to $50,000) at no cost to the employee
- Voluntary Group Life and Accident Insurance – available for purchase at low rates for additional employee coverage as well as coverage for spouse and children
- Long Term Disability Insurance – available for purchase at low rates with either a 90 or 180-day waiting period
- Retirement – 2 plans to choose from
- Tuition waiver – employee, spouse, and dependents are eligible
- Vacation leave – up to 10.4 days accrued for the first year, increases to up to 15.6 days per year after first year
- Personal leave – up to 5 days per year
- Sick leave – up to 15.6 days accrued per year, including up to 5 days per year that can be taken to care for a family member
- Holiday leave – up to 12 days per calendar year
At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence are an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
- Master’s degree and 4 years of progressive experience in Social Work, Special Education, Disability Studies, Business Administration or similar program OR the equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the duties of the position.
- Experience working with individuals with intellectual and other disabilities at an post-secondary or secondary inclusive transition level program or similar inclusive support environment.
- Knowledge and skills providing learning experiences that are functionally relevant and community based.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain an understanding disposition toward individuals with an intellectual disability.
- Experience working collaboratively with an academic department or inclusive secondary transition curriculum.
- Ability to:
- communicate and mentor program staff, including coach facilitators, educational support coaches, interns, and mentors.
- address concerns and work toward resolution.
- keep and maintain records.
- Knowledge of:
- Educational Support Coaches, Coach Facilitator, or Success Coach roles and responsibilities.
- Best practices in areas of higher education, education, special education, inclusion, and postsecondary opportunities for students with intellectual disability.
- The University admissions and registration processes.
- Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
- A strong commitment to diversity and social equity, and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student university community.
- Successful interview.
- Successful completion of three background checks.
- Prior experience with inclusive supports for people with disabilities.
- Prior professional work experience in a student support service in higher education.
- Prior experience using specific systems (Banner, SAP, etc.).
- The fundamental principles and practices used in the field of developmental disabilities, including appropriate medical terminology and developmental programming.
- Knowledge of the principles of Social Role Valorization.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the SCUPA – SUA & GFPC Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- Ability to work remotely if required due to emergency university closure.
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