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Director of Disability Services

Texas A&M International University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

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

Director of Disability Services

Job Title
Director of Disability Services

Texas A&M International University

Student Counseling & Disability Services

Proposed Minimum Salary
$5,416.67 monthly

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

Job Summary

The Director of Disability Services, under general direction, oversees daily operations of services and programs administered by the Office of Disability Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversees the daily operations of services and programs administered by the Office of Disability Services, including coordinating and providing academic accommodations, exam services, faculty training and consultation, conversion of academic materials to alternate formats, and providing assistive technology to qualified students.
  • Reviews documentation and evaluates for appropriate academic accommodations. Facilitates implementation of accommodations.
  • Drafts rules and procedures to implement State and Federal regulations and statutes related to persons with disabilities.
  • Collaborates with academic units to facilitate the educational progress of students with disabilities.
  • Acts as a liaison and maintains relationships with community, State, and Federal agencies.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff.
  • Conducts strategic planning and assessment of services provided.
  • Prepares and administers departmental budget.
  • Serves on University committees and participates in special projects.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Provide training, workshops, and other learning opportunities to faculty, staff, and students to raise awareness around stigma and unconscious bias towards students with disabilities.
  • Provide support and technical assistance for faculty and staff on appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Ensure that complaints and grievances related to the rights of individuals with disabilities are handled appropriately and other relevant offices and stakeholders are included in the discussions.
  • Ensure appropriate processes are in place to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and inquiries.
  • Participate in professional organizations and professional development activities.
  • Ensure DSS website is up to date.

Minimum Requirements
  • Education - Master's degree in Special Education, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or Rehabilitation.
  • Experience - Ten years of related experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Five years or more of experience in higher education.
  • Training, certifications, and demonstrated knowledge of best practices.
  • Experience and certifications in crisis and mental health management.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 504 and other Federal and State laws.

Ability to:
  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Determine appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Interpret standard psychological assessments and diagnostic methods for use in determining accommodations.

Preferred Knowledge and Abilities
  • Knowledge of Accessibility Information Management (AIM)-electronic record system, Banner, Outlook, and Web Focus.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to working with students with disabilities in an educational setting.
  • Ability to multi-task in a high-traffic area with constant interruptions.
  • Ability to provide administrative guidance within the area of responsibility, providing direct training and supervision as needed.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise

Licensing / Professional Certification - Licensed Professional Counselor Preferred

Physical Requirements - General office environment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervision of Others

This position generally supervises employees.

Other Requirements
  • Evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Position requires on campus, face-to-face interactions.
  • Position requires maintaining a regular schedule of attendance on campus and in the workplace.

Salary: $65,000/annual

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you “Submit” the application materials. The software does not allow you to “Save” your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • At least 3 professional references and their full contact information, and
  • Unofficial Transcripts (if applicable).

Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. “See resume” is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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