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Regional Director of Disability Resources

Community College of Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

Regional Director of Disability Resources & Services (Reg FT)

Position Title: Regional Director of Disability Resources & Services (Reg FT)

Department: Disability Resources and Svs

Campus: Allegheny Campus

Additional Information: This position will remain open until filled. However, in order to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter and resume by no later than May19, 2023. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed.

Benefits: CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package. Highlights include an excellent health plan with very low out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other options through the State's retirement defined benefit pension system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan forgiveness eligible employer, and employer paid benefits including group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

Remote Work Option: Fully In-Person

Salary Grade: Admin 15 - $58,050

Job Category: Administrators

Employment Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Slot: 5964

Job Open Date: 4/14/2023

Job Close Date:

General Summary: The Community College of Allegheny County is a mid-size, multi-campus institution serving over 20,000 students. The college has 4 campus and 3 center locations in Allegheny County. The Regional Director provides oversight and execution of the strategic vision and daily operations for the Office of Disability Resources and Services with the goal of supporting student success and retention. Under the supervision of the Dean of Students for Student Advocacy, this position works to ensure the college is in compliance with federal laws while striving to provide a caring and supportive learning environment that fosters student inclusion and community.

Requirements: Master's degree in rehabilitation science, disability services, education, counseling, or related field or, an equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Minimum of 3 years working with students in an educational setting providing advocacy and student services. Experience in evaluating disability documentation including psycho-educational, psychological, and medical evaluations.

Knowledge of disability accommodations and best practices in the provisioning of services to students with disabilities in a college setting. Experience interpreting appropriate accommodations based on documented needs of the individual student. Ability to understand, interpret and implement academic and college policy and collective bargaining agreements. Knowledge of the laws governing students with disabilities for post-secondary institutions.

Demonstrated experience in effective communication, teamwork, and leadership in diverse settings and with diverse populations.

Demonstrated knowledge of computer and assistive technologies, disability practices, and procedures including familiarity with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.


1. Provides leadership in partnership with the other Regional Director for the strategic vision and daily operations of the Disability Resources and Services Department.

2. Oversees the student interview process, comprehensive disability documentation evaluations, appropriate accommodation determinations, recommendations and/or interventions to promote student success and ensure confidentiality and legal compliance.

3. Facilitates collaboration with faculty, students, and staff across the college to determine and implement reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

4. Leads and manages services, supports and accommodations for students with disabilities and work to remove barriers so that all students can participate in curricular and co-curricular college activities and services.

5. Serves as resource for faculty, administration, staff, and community members with regards to students with disabilities; provides training for understanding accommodations, best practices in the provision of accommodations, and supporting students with disabilities in the academic setting.

6. Advocates for, hires, evaluates and supervises Disability Resources and Services staff to ensure that appropriate services are provided to students with disabilities.

7. Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures to improve effective services and compliance with Section 504 and ADA regulations. Analyzes problems, recommends and implements solutions ensuring legal compliance. Serves as the Regional contact for issues regarding compliance with ADA.

8. Assists the team with monitoring academic progress of students and implementing effective interventions to support student success and development.

9. Processes medical withdrawals for students including reviewing submitted information and communicating the status to the student.

10. Responsible for building and monitoring the budget and assists in determining funding for staff, assistive technologies and sign language interpreting services.

11. Performs other duties as required or as assigned.

Clearances: Current criminal record/child abuse clearances will be required if offered the position and in order to be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to obtain these clearances and are available here.

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