Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Tue Jul 21 2020 Job Description:
Clark University seeks an Assistant Director of Student Accessibility Services who will assist the Director of Student Accessibility Services in all aspects of providing support and accommodations to students with disabilities. The Assistant Director will review disability documentation, hold intake meetings with students, and review requests for reasonable accommodations.
The Assistant Director will help to coordinate student academic accommodations, including test taking, notetaking, and alternate text accommodations. The incumbent will work with a caseload of students and will be available for regular meetings with these students to provide support and advising; assist the Director in ensuring equal access for students who are eligible to receive services. This includes providing assistance for graduate students who have documented disabilities.
Provide accessibility related support services and specialized academic pre-advising to a large caseload of diverse students who have documented disabilities - from preadmission through graduation
Conduct intakes and maintains confidential records
Coordinate, electronically send, and monitor appropriate academic accommodations letters for students that are currently registered with the office; also provides these services for students who are studying abroad
Coordinate the provision of specific educational accommodations including alternative formatted textbooks, note taking services, and assistive technology
Assists students in the transition from high school supports to college appropriate supports by providing learning strategies including: time management, organization, self-advocacy, and resiliency skill building
Provide advocacy, consultation, and negotiation with faculty, administrators and other members of the University with regard to accommodations
Assist in managing the exam scheduling process throughout the entire academic year and serves as a proctor for final exams
Maintains electronic record keeping through Banner
Follow up with prospective students and parents/guardians who express interest in the registration process
Foster appropriate working relationships across campus, including but not limited to: Counseling, Residence Life, Dean of Students, Dean of the College, Admissions, Academic Success, Health Services, and Facilities Management
Maintain current knowledge of University policies and procedures
Provide flexible, responsive and high quality service to all; answers and responds to phone calls, emails and walk-in appointments
Attend trainings and workshops; active as a member of University committees (currently: Summer Advising, CARE Team, Student Support Network)
Three years of experience working with students with disabilities in an educational setting, preferably at the post-secondary level.
Familiar with interpreting various diagnostic reports including neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and clinical assessments.
Experience making accommodation decisions at the post-secondary level.
Familiarity with effective accommodations and supports for college students with disabilities.
Demonstrated ability to work with a demographically diverse student population.
Excellent communication skills, coupled with good judgment, essential
Proficient Microsoft Office skills.
This is a full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.