Assistant Director of Accessible Education

Employer
Agnes Scott College
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Full Time


Office: Academic Advising

Reports to: Director, Accessible Education

Hours: Full-time

Overtime: Exempt

Job Grade: 7

General Summary: Facilitates access to courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities for students with disabilities. Collaborates with faculty and staff to develop and implement best practices in promoting inclusive design; and assesses and facilitates reasonable accommodations when the environment is not accessible within the guidelines of federal, state and local laws and office, division and college policies and procedures. Reports to the director of accessible education and works with students, staff, faculty, and on and off campus constituents.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Reviews medical documentation and determines eligibility for disability accommodations for undergraduate and graduate students under provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).
  2. Meets with students to identify barriers to full participation in the curricular and co-curricular environments and determine appropriate access and accommodations, reviewing additional sources of information as needed.
  3. Coordinates the provision of access and reasonable accommodations in consultation with students, faculty and staff.
  4. Provides consultation, information, resources and referral to students with disabilities and college faculty, staff and administrators.
  5. Collaborates with academic advisers, medical providers and other staff to provide support, accommodations and resource referral to students including interpreting college policies that may need modification to ensure access
  6. Recruits, trains and oversees the Accessibility Mentorship Program (AMP)
  7. Designs and facilitates group support programs in collaboration with various departments to support students
  8. Collaborates with Director and other staff for education, training and outreach events
  9. Maintains appropriate records by documenting communication with and regarding students and recording recommended courses of action or accommodations.
  10. Collaborates with Director to participate in environmental access work to improve the design of curricular, information, physical and co-curricular environments.
  11. May participate on college committees, task forces, and networks and serve a liaison role with other offices/departments.
  12. Maintains membership with relevant professional organizations.
  13. Stays abreast of national, state, and local disability-related issues.
  14. Participates in professional development activities through presentation, publications, attendance at conferences and/or related activities.
  15. Furthers personal and community knowledge of models of disability and inclusive educational design and their application in higher education.
  16. Maintains appropriate confidentiality in verbal and written communications.
  17. Works effectively with all members of the college community.


REQUIREMENTS

Education : Bachelor's or Master's Degree with emphasis or major in education, special education, psychology, counseling, rehabilitation counseling or other related field.
Experience : Minimum of 2 years work experience working with persons with disabilities.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :
  • Knowledge of the application of federal and state laws that provide for an accessible higher education experience for disabled students.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of common computer applications (e.g. word processing, PowerPoint, databases).
  • Considerable knowledge of types of academic accommodations for higher education.
  • Familiarity with academic advising at the collegiate level.
  • Mastery of several assistive technologies for students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a variety of personalities and work with college students.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and regular moving of light objects.

DISCLAIMER
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please apply online. Position is posted until filled. Due to the overwhelming response to the college's staff openings we are unable to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed submissions please.

EEO
Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity and gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Health & Safety Measures

All persons hired by Agnes Scott College must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment unless they have been granted an exemption based upon a medical or religious reason.

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