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Director, Disability Support Services

Howard Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

The Director's function is to provide leadership for the office of Disability Support Services (DSS) and the Project Access program and to ensure programmatic and physical accessibility for students with disabilities. The Director is responsible for strategic planning, budget development, hiring, scheduling, training and evaluating staff.

This position works closely with faculty, staff, and administrators of the college to ensure that students with disabilities are appropriately accommodated in all aspects of their college experience. The Director is responsible for the development of policies and procedures that address the needs and concerns of students with disabilities and ensure campus compliance to all applicable federal laws. The Director also serves as a consultant on all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act issues affecting students. The Director is responsible for assisting in and preparing necessary materials in Office of Civil Rights investigations with respect to disability.

This person directly supervises three Disability Support Services Counselors, the Interpreter Coordinator, the Assistive Technology/Accommodated Testing Specialist, the Associate Director, Project Access, and the administrative assistant. The Director also indirectly supervises approximately 20 free-lance sign language interpreters, 10 reader/writer/proctors, three work-study students and Project Access staff which includes 10 part-time teachers, a counselor, 8 peer mentors/tutors and an administrative assistant. The Director also supervises any ancillary staff /outside contractors that may be working for DSS as a part of grant projects or agreements with community agencies.


  • Master's degree in Counseling, Special Education or related field
  • At least three years college advising, advocacy, and counseling experience (preferably with one year supervisory experience)
  • Knowledge of laws protecting persons with disabilities such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504
  • Experience assessing students' documentation of disability and prescribing appropriate accommodations, preferably on the college level
  • Ability to establish working relationships with local human services agencies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Access
  • Familiarity with Colleague Student System and the use of Ellucian Student Planning is highly desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • May need to work evening and weekend hours as needed and for special event

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: M-F; 8:30am - 5:00pm
Compensation: $80,552 plus excellent medical & dental insurance, tuition reimbursement and paid leave
Grade: 19
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: November 8, 2021

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

HCC is interested in all qualified applicants who are eligible to work in the United States. However, HCC will generally not sponsor applicants for work visas. Only employees living in states contiguous to Maryland are eligible to work at HCC to include Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania. Candidates must live in the commutable area or willing to relocate at their own expense if offered the position because HCC does not offer relocation benefits.

Please submit the following:

  1. Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on completing the college's application in full)
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter


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