About Curry College:
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal
arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the
main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our
campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is
accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
(NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60
minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.
The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students
prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship
with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse
learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of
developing effective communicators with reflective and critical
thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building
meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their
Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs
to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of
liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical
field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry
extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students,
faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age,
disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by
applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.
In partnership with the Program for the Advancement of Learning
(PAL), the Director of Student Disability Services provides
leadership for and visibility to the College's efforts to ensure an
accessible learning environment for students with
disabilities. The Director will develop and implement
disability related accommodations and services and collaborate with
constituencies across campus to ensure access to education and
programs offered to the community. The Director is
responsible for academic accommodations for students registered
with the Office of Disability Services, oversight of the Assistive
Technology lab in the Learning Commons, note taking accommodations
for Disability Services and PAL students, and all other
non-academic accommodations for all eligible students at the
1. Direct Service to Students and
- Works with students with physical, cognitive, psychological,
psychiatric, and learning disabilities to determine eligibility for
accommodations and the necessity and type of reasonable
- Advises enrolled and prospective students regarding the
College's disability services and the steps for requesting
- Follows up with students to evaluate the appropriateness of the
accommodations that were provided;
- Serves as a point person for students and their family members
on questions or concerns regarding Disability Services and/or
decisions made regarding accommodations;
- Works Admissions and New Student events (Open Houses, Accepted
Students Day, Orientation) to provide information about Disability
Services to incoming students and their families;
- Responsible for the peer note-taker program that serves
students registered with Disability Services and students
registered with PAL.
2. Collaboration with On and Off Campus
- Consults with faculty and administration regarding disability
- Coordinates with Public Safety on transportation
- Coordinates with Residence Life & Housing on housing
- Coordinates with Buildings and Grounds on structural, physical,
and furniture accommodations;
- Collaborates with the Counseling Center, Health Services,
Dining Services, and other departments to provide reasonable
accommodations and services to students with disabilities;
- Consults and collaborates with students' off-campus providers
to secure documentation and recommendations as necessary.
3. Training & Support:
- Facilitates communication between students and faculty on
particular academic accommodations needed by students with
- Provides consultation and training for staff, faculty, and
student leaders regarding disabilities;
- Trains students registered with the Office of Disability
Services on Assistive Technology at the College.
4. Administrative Functions:
- Collaborate with other areas of the College to develop policies
and procedures pertaining to students with disabilities;
- Evaluate and procure assistive technology to meet individual
- Prepare annual reports related to College disability related
trends, resource utilization, unmet needs, and emergent
- Keeps individual records of all student and family
communication, decisions, and actions taken;
- Creates forms and procedures for systematic documentation,
administrative ease and record keeping;
- Manages the Office of Disability Services budget and
prioritizes resource allocations;
- Maintains the web and portal pages related to Disability
Services and laws and regulations under Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008
- Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation,
professional protocols, and individual privacy;
- Provide a high level of service and responsiveness to students
and their families;
- Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- Committee Work, The Director of Disability Services serves as a
standing member on the following committees:
- Student Assistance Team
- Diversity Committee
- Academic Services Team
- Health and Safety Committee
- Additional committee work may be added based on a specific need
of the College or because of the interest from the Director of
Student Disability Services.
- Master's degree in Education, Special Education, Rehabilitation
counseling, or a related field.
- A minimum of three to five years' experience working in
Disability Services in Higher Education.
- Basic knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973 as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),
and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).
- Working knowledge of assistive technology software and
- Demonstrated knowledge of diagnostic tests and the ability to
interpret the results.
- Familiarity with a variety of types of disability documentation
and arranging reasonable accommodations.
- Capacity to facilitate informational interviews, review
professional documentation, and educational reports to gather
necessary information for determining appropriate
- Extensive knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973 as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),
and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), as well as
Massachusetts disability laws and regulations.
- Thorough knowledge of all broad categories of disabilities
(learning, mobility, visual, hearing, medical, psychiatric) and the
reasonable accommodations that apply.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and the ability to
learn student information systems and administrative systems.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry
College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique
identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain
working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and
At the College's discretion, the education and experience
prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate,
to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of
education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for
success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful
completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to
the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at
Rachel.email@example.com, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic
Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of
Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post
Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617)
Please apply online at
for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the
- a cover letter;
- a resume; and;
- a list of three professional references, one of which must be a
former or current supervisor, including complete contact
information and professional titles.