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Associate Director of Accessibility Services

Employer
College of the Holy Cross
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Director of Accessibility Services


About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.


Job Description:

The Associate Director of Accessibility Services provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Collaborates with students, parents, faculty, class deans, facilities, legal counsel, Residence Life and Housing, Academic Services and Learning Resources, college administration, health care providers and the like assuring that the College is compliant with federal and state laws, local ordinances and college policies and practices.

Major Areas of Responsibility
  • Evaluates neuro-psychological and psycho-educational evaluations along with other medical documentation to determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations under ADA and 504.
  • Conducts interactive process with students (parents and health care providers) to establish reasonable accommodations.
  • Collaborates with campus partners to make sure reasonable accommodations are provided.
  • Responds to questions and concerns that arise around services to students with disabilities from students, faculty, parents, class deans, and other key stakeholders.
  • Provides educational programs on disability services for the community at large.
  • Stays abreast of Federal and State laws, local ordinances, and college policies and practices that guide the process of accommodating students with disabilities.
  • Familiarity with assistive technology and must stay current with technology and its use for students with disabilities.
  • Interest and investment in Jesuit values especially in the process of helping students get the most from their Holy Cross education.
  • Responsible for helping the College to remain complaint with Federal and State laws, local ordinances, and college policies and practices.
  • Helps maintain updated version of office Policy Manual.
  • Helps produce semi-annual office newsletter.
  • Coordinates Eye-to-Eye program for college student mentors and middle school mentees.
  • Training of student note takers and exam proctors.
  • Help establish and maintain an Access and Disability Peer Educator Group.
  • Reports to the Associate Dean for Student Development.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Requirements:

To mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters or Doctorate in Counseling, Social Work or Assistive Technology and Human Services.
  • Ability to interpret neuro-psychological and psycho-educational testing.
  • Prior experience of at least 3 years with disability services on a college campus.
  • Keen awareness of Federal and State laws that guide the process of providing accommodations to students with disabilities.
  • Knowledgeable about disabilities, accommodations, and technological aids.
  • Ability to engage with and consult to a wide variety of students, parents, and professionals on and off campus.
  • Strong student service interest and skill-level.



Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt position

College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 200,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities which you can read more about here.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits

Holy Cross Benefits at a Glance PDF for download: click here


Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.







To apply, visit https://holycross.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141659

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/) jeid-c2d119f408f3a1478e1b135ee34e424b
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