Assistant Director of the Office of Accessibility
- 02-Sep-2021 to 30-Sep-2021
- - Center for Academic Excellence
- St. Petersburg, FL, USA
- Full Time
ECKERD COLLEGE JOB DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Assistant Director of the Office of Accessibility
Department: Office of Accessibility
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Accessibility
FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Supports the needs of students with disabilities by reviewing diagnostic documentation to determine reasonable accommodations, understanding and applying the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Fair Housing Act. Serves in an educational capacity by working with students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders to ensure that the needs of students with disabilities are being addressed in accordance with established guidelines and protocol.
Essential Functions (other non-essential duties may be assigned)
1. Collaborates with students to identify barriers to full participation in the curricular and co-curricular environments and determines reasonable accommodations including academic, housing, dietary, and assistance animals.
2. Consults with faculty to understand essential components of courses and academic programs to determine reasonable accommodations for students.
3. Assists faculty in addressing problematic student behavior through accommodations or referral.
4. Collaborates with the accessibility coordinator in the management of the testing center and note taking accommodations.
5. Participates in the coordination of exams, proctoring of exams, and delivery of exams, etc.
6. Collaborates with academic coaches and with the accessibility coordinator to provide support services for students with disabilities.
7. Provides consultation, information, resources, and referral to disabled students.
8. Reviews, collects, and maintains disability documentation presented by students as a tool in assessing access and planning individual strategies.
9. Maintains appropriate records by documenting communication with and regarding students and recording recommended accommodations and other strategies to remove barriers.
10. Participates actively in the delivery of program services and activities.
11. Works with the Director to develop a program for Disability Awareness Month.
12. Participates on college, state, or national committees, task forces, and College or state/national networks.
13. Stays abreast of national, state, and local disability-related issues through participation in professional development activities.
Position(s) Directly Supervised
Required Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities, and certifications needed upon entry into the position)
• Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), and the Fair Housing Act (FHA); ability to determine and establish reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance with these regulations and prescribed College policies and practices.
• Ability to read and interpret psychological reports and to establish accommodations based on the reports and interactive process with the student.
• Experience working with agencies that provide interpreting/CART services for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing by determining fee for services and providing ongoing feedback regarding services.
• Experience working with agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Lighthouse for the Blind, Division of Blind Services, etc.
• Knowledge of the range of accommodations for students in higher education, including assistive technologies.
• Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as the ability to establish priorities and manage time effectively.
• Knowledge of common computer applications (e.g., word processing, PowerPoint, databases) and accommodation management systems such as Accommodate.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff, faculty, and students.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
• Frequently required to remain stationary and perform work on a computer.
• Frequently required to communicate with students, faculty, staff, and administration in person or via email, video conferencing, chat applications, and/or telephone.
• Infrequent travel for participation in continuing education.
• Occasional early morning, evening, and weekend work required for participation in college orientation, admissions receptions, and high-traffic times for the Office of Accessibility
Education and Experience
• Master's Degree is required in Special Education, Education, Counseling, or Psychology; at least five (5) years of experience working with students with disabilities in higher education, and with culturally and academically diverse populations of students.
• Experience in working with students with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, physical disabilities, chronic health conditions, behavioral health conditions, etc. in postsecondary settings.
• Experience in working with students with sensory disabilities (i.e., deaf/hard of and blind/visually impaired).
Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.
Employment will require a successful background check.
Eckerd College requires all employees to have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.