Director of Disability Services

Posted in , on 04/24/2013

University of Colorado - Boulder

Company Website

www.jobsatcu.com

Company Email

michael.roseberry@colorado.edu

Job Type

Staff

Location

Boulder, Co

Address

Boulder, Co

Description :

Job Summary This position is responsible for the ongoing leadership and oversight of DISABILITY Services (DS), including the development of strategies and processes which contribute to the University of Colorado Boulder mission; is responsible for evaluating, developing, coordinating, and implementing programs, services, assessments, policies, procedures, and strategic goals for DS; is accountable for accommodations and services provided to students with disabilities at the university; is responsible and accountable for the human and fiscal resources required to achieve department objectives including hiring, compensation, termination, performance management of employees, accounting and budgeting, and other departmental business operations; is responsible for administering foundation awards, and endowments; is responsible for acting as a spokesperson at the university for DISABILITY-related matters and advising the schools and colleges, departments and units of the university with regard to understanding, adhering to, and developing policies and procedures forDISABILITY matters.

This position oversees the following program areas in DISABILITY Services: Academic Resource Team, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services, Assistive Technology Lab as well as other areas of operation including the business matters, Front Office/Reception, and exam proctoring for students with disabilities. This position requires ongoing evaluation and implementation of the principles and practices with respect to theoretical and applied models related to providing reasonable accommodations and services to students with disabilities.

This position uses a management team/steering committee model to assist with the complexity of operations in a DISABILITY services office, as well as fiscal and personnel matters. This position oversees a department with national recognition as a leader in providing reasonable accommodations and support services (e.g., academic advising, academic strategy development, resource referral) to students with disabilities. DS serves a growing student population, currently at 5% of the campus student population, which continually strains the departmental resources and requires the director to be visionary, possess effective interpersonal and problem solving skills, be able to effectively interface with the university community in building necessary relationships and networks of resources.

Posting Description Department Information:
This position oversees the following program areas in DISABILITY Services: Academic Resource Team, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services, Assistive Technology Lab as well as other areas of operation including daily business matters, Front Office/Reception, and exam proctoring for students with disabilities. This position requires ongoing evaluation and implementation of the principles and practices with respect to theoretical and applied models related to providing reasonable accommodations and services to students with disabilities.
This position uses a management team/steering committee model to assist with the complexity of operations in a DISABILITY services office, as well as fiscal and personnel matters. This position oversees a department with national recognition as a leader in providing reasonable accommodations and support services (e.g., academic advising, academic strategy development, resource referral) to students with disabilities. DS serves a growing student population, currently at 5% of the campus student population, which continually strains the departmental resources and requires the director to be visionary, possess effective interpersonal and problem solving skills, be able to effectively interface with the university community in building necessary relationships and networks of resources.

Job Responsibilities:

Administrative and Program Management:
Provides oversight, planning, coordination, supervision, goal setting and
evaluation of all aspects of the DISABILITY Services department, including, but
not limited to: quantity and quality of services provided by staff; modification of
program structure; development of processes and procedures (e.g., proctoring,
documentation review, assistive technology, committees); processes related to
internal and external assignments and special projects of staff. Provides
leadership and direction to staff in areas where information is not clear in the
process (e.g., documentation review, work flow intake assignments) and often
makes determinations based on all factors related to an individual case. Chairs
the department management team regarding development and implementation
of vision, mission, goals and programing for DS, as well as budget and personnel discussions and decisions.

Provides leadership coordination for departmental and university projects (e.g.,
departmental data collection and reporting, website maintenance, student leadership mentoring, specialized workshops, Fayez Endowment program) and committee participation (e.g., Students of Behavioral Concern, Diversity Summit).

Oversees the review of documentation and processing of accommodation requests. Hears and resolves student appeals to the documentation review and/or accommodation determination processes, providing information for further grievance measures if appropriate.

Human and Fiscal Oversight:
Oversees management of departmental human and fiscal resources including hiring, compensation, termination, employee performance, staff professional development, accounting, budgeting, procurement, and other business operations. Ensures compliance with appropriate campus policies and procedures, including proper use of systems (e.g., Marketplace, Concur, Performance Management Plan and Evaluation; develops and respects
relationships with other campus units relevant to these duties (e.g., Employment Services, Office of Labor Relations, ADA Coordinators Office, Human Resources, ODECE division accountant. Planning, Budget and Analysis);
oversees work with CU Foundation in administering foundation awards, endowments, and donor funding.

Supervision:
Completes employee progress reviews, annual performance plans and evaluations; conducts weekly, bi-weekly or monthly meetings with supervises as needed; provides guidance and support to staff members with respect to individual job responsibilities (e.g., supervision, programmatic development and management, process review, service to students); evaluates individual staff projects and recommends manner of proceeding, improving, and/or adjusting; identifies areas of employee need and matches resources to those needs; resolves problems related to job performance and program procedures; provides consistent messages to staff; encourages and demonstrates group decision making and active participation in department and campus committees and promotion of the department, division and university goals; works to ensure consistency within; and ensures that appropriate attention to diversity and inclusive excellence is part of staff performance planning and is embedded in the culture of the unit

Case Management, Guidance and Referral, Appeals Process:

Carries a small caseload of students (often those with unique circumstances) which requires documentation review and determining accommodations in collaboration with other DS staff with regard to currency, completeness, and appropriateness in accordance with the ADA, Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and 508, and DISABILITY Services documentation requirements and whether or not student requests are supported based on diagnostic information, current impact, reasonableness, and standards of practice. Determines appropriate program response and degree of advocacy needed to students, faculty, staff, or others in compliance with federal, state, and local legislation, case law and university policies.

Works individually with students to formalize an accommodation plan and to determine breadth and depth of prescriptive intervention strategies. Refers students and assists them in building a network of resources to maximize participation in the university community and the larger community related to student needs. Advises students with respect to skills and issues in the following areas: rights and responsibilities with regard to academic accommodations within parameters of the laws noted above and university policies. Advises with regard to academic requirements, self advocacy, career issues specific to disabling conditions and needs, university rules, regulations, policies. Determines when and how to provide written and verbal communications on behalf of students in order to be supportive of the students within the legal parameters and established departmental standards of practice. Provides information to prospective students and their parents regarding program philosophy, university requirements, expectations and support services available.

University and Community Resource:
Serves as a campus expert on DISABILITY matters to the University community. Provides consultation services, training and programming about disabilities to the university, local and state communities with respect to definitions, perspectives, implications, applications of professional research, DISABILITY as diversity, state and federal laws, transition to and from post-secondary education. Serves on campus, local, state and/or national committees related to job responsibilities. Provides cultural programming about issues related to DISABILITY and diversity.

Professional Development:
Attends and presents at professional conferences, workshops, brown bags, seminars, training sessions, and/or professional organizational meetings. Stays
abreast of current research in the field by reviewing publications, journals,
technical information, etc. Summarizes and synthesizes new information to
exchange with colleagues. Anticipates future needs of, and stays abreast of
trends in, of postsecondary DISABILITY issues.

Salary and Benefits:
The minimum salary for this position is $66,000 per year and is commensurate with skills and experience.

Important Notes:Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment, learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.


The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting human resources at adacoordinator@colorado.edu or (303) 492-6475.

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
-Master’s degree in education, special education, psychology, rehabilitation, counseling or closely related fields.

-Four years experience managing a program in the DISABILITY field at an institution of higher education.

-Supervisory experience

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities
Desired Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

-A doctorate degree

-Seven years experience managing a program in a post-secondary educational setting andDISABILITY field. A working knowledge of web accessibility and technologies designed for people with disabilities.

Special instructions to applicants Applications submitted by Friday May 10, 2013 will receive full consideration.

To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at www.jobsatcu.com:

1)A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
2) A current resume
3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references

Please Note: The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of a transcript or diploma copy if the candidate will be using a completed academic degree to fulfill a minimum requirement for the position.

If you have difficulties submitting application information, please contact the jobsatcu help desk at: 1-855-216-7740 option 5

How to apply :

http://www.jobsatcu.com:80/postings/62195

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