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DIR EDUCATIONAL ACCESSIBILITY

Employer
Old Dominion University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Director Educational Accessibility is the primary administrator responsible for the leadership and fiscal and strategic management of the Office of Educational Accessibility in fulfilling its responsibility to facilitate equal access for qualified students with disabilities to university programs, events, and services. The Director is also responsible for upholding the legal, ethical, and philosophical principles of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Additionally, the Director ensures that reasonable accommodations and services are provided to students with disabilities.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Masters Degree.

Considerable experience as an administrator of progressive leadership in higher education for students with disabilities, with particular emphasis on students with learning disabilities.

Comprehensive knowledge of the reasonable accommodations needed for students with various disabilities, especially Learning disabilities and ADHD.

Comprehensive knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and other mandates as they apply to higher education.

Comprehensive knowledge of the diagnostic testing and documentation required for a student to be designated as having a disability.

Working knowledge of study strategies appropriate for students with learning challenges.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others to develop new programs, policies or services.

Working knowledge of assistive technology as it applies to students with disabilities.

Considerable knowledge of program administration and staff management.
Working knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of University structure, departments, policies, procedures, values, strategic plan and mission.

Demonstrated ability in the following areas:
Analysis of problems and development of solutions
Oral and written communication
Interpersonal communications and public relations
Counseling
Computer proficiency
Maintenance of confidential files and records
Attention to detail, organization, multi-tasking, and prioritization
Working collaboratively as a member of a team
Assessment of program effectiveness

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters Degree in special education, psychology, counseling, higher education administration or other related area.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Given the nature of the positions in Student Engagement & Enrollment Services that provide support to student services and/or student-centered programs, the employee occupying this position may be required to work during a university closing as directed by his or her supervisor. These instances may include working from a remote location (i.e. telework, etc.).

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