Human Resources

Director of Disability Services & Section 504 Coordinator

Department

Student Affairs

Overview

The Director of Disability Services and Section 504 Coordinator works to ensure equal access for all students with documented disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Responsibilities

  • Review disability documentation to determine eligibility for services
  • Develop a plan to provide reasonable accommodations to facilitate equitable opportunities
  • Coordinate communication between admission, student affairs, faculty, staff and prospective and enrolled students with disabilities
  • Assist students in understanding their rights and responsibilities relating to reasonable accommodations
  • Maintain confidentiality in verbal and written communication
  • Provide outreach and training to faculty, staff and students to promote awareness, sensitivity, and knowledge about accessibility and accommodations
  • Serve as a case manager for students on academic probation
  • Provide academic counseling and advising
  • Engage in campus, student affairs, and office initiatives, including Homecoming/Family Weekend, New Student Orientation, Major & Minor Expo, etc.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree required
  • 5-7 years of professional experience in Student Affairs or Academic Affairs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of student development & trends in Student Affairs
  • Experience working with students with disabilities, preferably at the postsecondary level
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Fair Housing Act
  • Commitment to professional development and awareness of current case law
  • Familiarity with residential college environment and housing/dining accommodations

Application

Interested candidates should apply here.  Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database. 

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