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Associate Director, Student Accessibility and Support Services

Employer
Kenyon College
Location
Gambier, Ohio (US)
Salary
not specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

Kenyon College is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Associate Director of Student Accessibility and Support Services. The Associate Director of Student Accessibility and Support Services is a member of Student Accessibility and Support Services in the Academic division. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position reporting to the Director of the Office of Student Accessibility and Support Services.

Responsibilities:  Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist the director in day-to-day operations in support of students with disabilities. Supervise testing and note-taking services, providing support and guidance to the respective Coordinators. Spearhead coaching support, time management and executive function skills assistance. Review documentation and student learning profiles to support development of appropriate accommodation plans. Explain Kenyon's disability related services to prospective students, parents, and high school counselors. Develop and present training and programs on disability related topics for a variety of campus stakeholders. Oversee implementation of accommodations for students with disabilities. Provide academic support and guidance for students with disabilities, students on conditional enrollment and or students referred for poor academic performance. Interview, assess, and provide appropriate referrals for students with potential disabilities. Maintain and analyze databases and records of confidential student files. Develop and maintain relationships with state/local community organizations and agencies that provide services to persons/students with disabilities Promote student development. Serve on appropriate committees. Undertake special projects and duties as assigned. Serve as proxy in the absence of the director, as assigned This position requires occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Requirements:  

Master’s degree in education, disability studies, vocational rehabilitation, psychology, or other related field and 3 years progressively responsible, supervisory experience in a post-secondary disability services environment.

OR 

Bachelor's degree in education, disability studies, vocational rehabilitation, psychology, or other related field and 5 years progressively responsible, supervisory experience in a post-secondary disability services environment.  

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Advanced  knowledge of Section 504 and ADA/ADAA, differences between k-12 and post-secondary accommodation practices and experience with a wide range/ types of disabilities.  Experience reviewing and interpreting documentation (including psychoeducational evaluations) in the provision of post-secondary accommodations.  Ability to work collaboratively across all levels of campus and wider community. Demonstrated experience with neurodivergent populations in a higher education environment. Experience in data gathering, analysis and reporting.  Sensitivity and competency in working with a diverse population.  Commitment to Access, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Additional skills desired: 

  • The ability to monitor details under deadline while focusing on the overall mission of student access and support.  Evidence of strong database and technological skills. Evidence of excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Strong ability to direct and organize work of self and others.  Ability to work effectively in a team environment.  Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty and wider community.  Strong presentation, teaching and problem-solving skills. Commitment to the principles of access, diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.

 Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 90% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health, dental and vision insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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