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Director of Disability Support Services

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 14, 2024

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

Director of Disability Support Services

Classificaiton: Administrator II
Department: Disability Support Services
Sub-Division: Student Retention
Salary Range: $8,200 - $9,400 per month
Appointment Type: At Will
Time Base: Full Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres in the heart of Southern California, the University was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At Cal State Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty, and administrators through orientations, training programs, and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, the Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Cal State Fullerton, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from various career disciplines that share the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:

Disability Support Services at California State University, Fullerton is a civil rights office committed to providing students with disabilities access and an equal opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and abilities. We acknowledge this is a campus-wide responsibility, and promote an accessible community where diversity is celebrated and barriers are removed. Our work is framed through the lens of human dignity and social justice in order for students to acquire a sense of agency, advocacy, and equitable, meaningful experiences. We seek an exceptional individual to join our team as the Director of Disability Support Services (Administrator II). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Under the general supervision and direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director provides operations management and professional leadership to Disability Support Services (DSS) as well as ensuring that disability student services are coordinated and in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and the CSU Chancellor Executive Orders. Provides administrative leadership for the department, including management of daily operations of the department, the development of strategic plans, and the evaluation of programs and services. Develops office policies, procedures and protocols and identifies personnel needs and resources; handles crisis and other special situations; initiates and leads staff meetings, staff training and development; selects, trains, supervises and evaluates staff at both the professional and support staff levels. The Director communicates and collaborates effectively with administrators, faculty, staff and students regarding academic accommodations for students with disabilities, the general needs of students with disabilities, maintains highly sensitive and confidential records (i.e., FERPA and HIPAA) and oversees specialized data entry and confidential reporting within the department and university systems (e.g., Clockwork, Common Management System, etc.), and administers departmental budgets. Serves as the primary campus point of contact on matters related academic accommodations in alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Office of Civil Rights. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in in Public Administration, Counseling, Special Education, Rehabilitation, or a closely related field and a minimum of five years of experience effectively managing a program or department and developing new programs and/or initiatives, preferably in disability services, is required. Demonstrated expertise in the many facets of disability (both visible and invisible) including assessment of accommodation needs, rehabilitation, independent living, medical terminology, legal issues, assistive technology, and other resources is preferred. Demonstrated expertise in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act as it relates to students preferred. Knowledge of federal and state disability support systems. Demonstrates ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to complete the background check satisfactorily may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Thorough knowledge of relevant CSU system policies, state and federal laws, and implementing regulations including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 1990 (as amended). Experience working with and sensitivity towards, students with varied disabilities and the provision of appropriate support services. Understanding of the overall legal rights of students with disabilities, including the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights grievance procedures. Experience with and sensitivity to working with multi-cultural, low-income, underrepresented, and disabled populations. Experience working with students at the post-secondary level.

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment where students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial “Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests” within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

The person holding this position is considered a general mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the requirement outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) position under the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act Crimes reported to them or that they witness. CSA training is required.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as a Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant, or Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who applies for a position may be required to successfully complete job-related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e., H1-B Visas).

Application Deadline: Jun 27, 2024 (9:00 PM)

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