Director of Accessibility Services

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

Posting Details

Posting Details

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Position Title:

Director of Accessibility Services


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Staff Term:

12 Months

Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates):

M-F 8:30-4:30

Academic Year Schedule (dates):

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Filene Ctr Acad Adv & Career Svcs

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Director for Accessibility Services has primary responsibility for: 1) advocating for equal access for students with disabilities to all aspects of campus life (programs, services and activities) as outlined by the ADA ; 2) providing academic support to students with disabilities, and to faculty and staff in providing accommodations and development of responses to these students; and 3) serving as a liaison between Accessibility Services and the Counseling Center, Health Services, the Dean of Students Office, Academic Advising, Admissions, Residence Life, and other offices on campus. The Director supervises a 10 month Accessibility Specialist. In addition, the Director serves as a member of the leadership team of the Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services, along with the Dean of Advising and the Director for Career Services.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Psychology/Counseling or Special Education, or a related field. At least 3-5 years of experience working with students with disabilities, some of which must be at the post-secondary level.
  • Knowledge of physical, mobility, medical, psychological, sensory, learning and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, and providing
    reasonable accommodations for students in a selective, post-secondary educational setting.
  • Experience with academic advising and academic support program development.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining assistive technology.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Management of sensitive information in a confidential and discreet manner.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current and professional knowledge base regarding ADA legislation and case law,

including ethical and legal implications of 504/ ADA legislation.
  • Familiarity with assistive technology for persons with disabilities and the respective laws and standards.
  • Current with changing assistive technologies related to disability

accommodations; facilitate assistive technology training and use by students with
  • Strong academic advising skills.
  • Flexible, innovative, collaborative, and a self-starter.
  • Knowledge of and comfort with Wheaton College’s mission, vision, and goals
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google platforms and Student.
  • Information Systems (Accommodate and Banner preferred).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled



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Special Instructions to Candidates:

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19 and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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