Position Title: Assistant Director, Student Accommodation
Department: University Diversity & Inclusion
Advertised Pay: Competitive
Campus Location: Washburn University
The screening committee will review all eligible applications
submitted by July 25, 2023
Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Student
Accommodation Services collaborates with the Washburn University
Institute of Technology (WIT) campus community to establish an
accessible learning environment at WIT. This position ensures that
students who disclose disabilities are afforded all of the legal
rights and protections as mandated in the Americans with
Disabilities Act, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973. The primary focus of this position will be promoting
access to the curriculum, campus facilities, and related
educational opportunities for students with disabilities.
This position works with students, families/supporters, and
healthcare providers to assist students seeking disability-related
accommodations. In addition, they work to determine eligibility for
accommodations and the appropriate accommodations. Once determined,
will coordinate with instructors and other WIT staff and offices to
ensure access to university programs and services for students with
The Assistant Director of Student Accommodation Services (WIT)
serves as a resource and advocate for students with disabilities
while promoting independence and responsibility. They will manage
the WIT caseload including students requesting accommodations from
the WIT Testing Center. This position provides training and
development to WIT Employees on establishing an accessible learning
environment and works closely with Washburn University Student
Accommodation Services to best align policies, processes, and
• Lead the vision, planning, and development of accommodations
services for WIT students.
• Manage a caseload of students who disclose a disability and
request reasonable accommodations. Conduct Intake and evaluation of
academic and physical accommodation requests. Review documentation
to determine eligibility for accessibility services.
• Make decisions regarding eligibility for accommodations (academic
and non-academic) per applicable laws, and technical standards, and
assist in addressing issues regarding reports of discrimination per
• Evaluate supporting documents and requests, including
qualifications of medical providers, the reasonableness of the
request, assess the impact of disability on learning/education, and
major life activities, and determine which if any reasonable
accommodations may apply.
• Collaborate and communicate with instructors to implement
accommodations. Make any necessary arrangements with other
departments, and instruct students on accessing any reasonable
accommodations. Monitor, evaluate, and adjust accommodations when
• Manage testing and exams. Assure student services and supports
for distraction-reduced testing environments. Protest the integrity
of exams and assure timely receipt and delivery of exams.
• Advise instructors, students and staff regarding best practices
and University policy. Communicate the purpose and nature of
academic and non-academic accommodations. Communicate with
prospective students via individual meetings and group programs to
share information on policies, eligibility, determinations of
services/accommodations, advise on disability issues, and teach
self- advocacy skills.
• Promote and support a culture of acceptance and inclusion for
students with disabilities. Lead training and development for WIT
areas to create an inclusive environment for students with
• Lead outreach efforts in the campus community. Including
participation in New Student Orientation, Campus Programming and
other WIT events.
• Collaborate with WIT and University staff to develop programming
for events, education, and training which may include themes such
as: (1) social and disability justice, (2) disability culture and
awareness months, (3) disability access training events.
• Research, evaluate, recommend and maintain hardware and software
to support accommodations, accessibility, and inclusion. Develop
and maintain a working knowledge of current assistive
• Chair campus-wide committees and initiatives focusing on student
success and support.
• Periodically assess student needs for services to understand
current issues facing students with disabilities.
• Collaborate with the Assistant Dean of Student Services to
research and draft policy, plan and revise services to help the
Office provide the highest level and quality of service
• Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as
• Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social services or a
• Minimum of two years of experience working with students with
• Proven familiarity with and sensitivity to issues of
accessibility, bias, and inclusion related to disabilities, either
through personal or professional experience.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities
Act, as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
FERPA and other appropriate laws about higher education and
• Proven experience reviewing medical documentation in support of
academic and non-academic accommodation requests.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a
team, and with diverse, multicultural constituencies.
• Proven effective communication, organizational and attention to
• Demonstrated effective ability to take the initiative and
complete tasks with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrated proficient skills in Microsoft Excel, Access, Word,
• Proven ability to complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines in
an environment of frequent interruptions changing and competing
• Proven ability to appropriately manage sensitive and confidential
issues requiring independent judgment and strict discretion and
maintaining the confidentiality of privileged information.
• Master’s Degree in Counseling, Education, Rehabilitation,
Psychology, Higher Education, Student Personnel, Disability Studies
or relevant field required.
• Experience working with students with disabilities in higher
• Working knowledge of digital accessibility and assistive
• Experience working with adult learners
Full time Exempt Mon-Fri
Background Check Required