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Director, Disability Services

Company: Texas State University
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Information Posting Information Posting Number 2019141 Posting/Functional Title Director, Disability Services University Pay Plan Title Director, Disability Services Location San Marcos Department Office of Disability Services Recruitment Type Open to All Job Type Full-Time Monthly Salary Commensurate with experience Job Category Exempt Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position. The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree and experience in managing a disability services department. The candidate must have demonstrated experience with the supervision of professional and support staff, fiscal management including budget development and oversight, strategic planning and program development. A strong familiarity with applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to disabilities including the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the application of this act to the university setting as well as knowledge of testing, interpreting, accommodation services/programs and assistive technology, and a broad spectrum of disability services experience are required. In addition, the successful candidate will be an effective communicator including public speaking and presenting skills, and possess the ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data to make informed management decisions. Preferred Qualifications Additional preferred qualifications include progressive administrative/leadership advancement; a master's degree in counseling, education, student personnel, psychology, sociology, or related field; bi-lingual (Spanish) skills; minimum of five years of work experience in disability services or related field; experience coordinating with or responding to the Office of Civil Rights; and a minimum of three years of experience working directly with students with disabilities. Job Description Reporting to the assistant vice president of student affairs/director, student diversity and inclusion and serving as a member of the student affairs leadership team, the director, disability services is responsible for operations of the office of disability services which coordinates accommodations and support services for enrolled students with disabilities at the university. Job Duties The director provides the leadership and vision for the office of disability services through the development of programs, policies, and processes that provide timely and effective services for students with disabilities. In addition, this position is responsible for identifying and establishing program goals; making additions and changes to the strategic plan; compiling reports on program activities and services; developing program policies; and recommending university policies and procedures for incorporation in the university policy statements. Further, the director responds to requests for general and program information from enrolled students and potential students and their family members as well as requests or interpretation of legal mandates on campus issues related to ADA and interpreting federal law and court rulings affecting services for students with disabilities. The director provides consultation for faculty regarding instructional needs and reasonable accommodations and other campus departments regarding the needs of students with disabilities. With oversight of a $1.37 million budget and a passionate staff of 13, the director is responsible for developing and monitoring the budget as well hiring, training, supervising and evaluating all staff. The director also presents information on program services and coordinates programming activities to increase awareness of the needs and abilities of students with disabilities as well as works to collaboratively monitor the university's self-evaluation plan for progress towards ADA compliance. Additional Information to Applicants Application and Nomination Review of applications will begin January 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. To apply go to this link https://www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/director-disability-services/ please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at hjlspelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895. Job Open Date 11/28/2018 Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight) Open Until Filled Yes Normal Work Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Normal Work Hours Start 8:00AM Normal Work Hours End 5:00PM Posting Notices Legal and Required Notices Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications. Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles. Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE. Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions. Why work Texas State? --- Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents --- Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more --- Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program --- Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses --- An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus --- Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you'll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation. Quick Link http://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/24047 Applicant Document Required Documents Optional Documents Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

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