Director, Services for Students with Disabilities; Director, Testing Center
California State University, Sacramento
April 4, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Disability Support Services
The Director of the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities is a key member of the Student Engagement and Success team as well as the University Committee for Persons with Disabilities team. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs/ Dean of Students, the Director is responsible for overseeing a large, comprehensive department inclusive of an Assistive Technology Center and a Testing Center that insures equal access to students with disabilities and complies with federal, state, Chancellor’s Office and campus mandates. In addition to insuring equal access, the Director also leads the charge in creating and implementing supports that assist students with disabilities in their academic success. The incumbent liaises with Academic Affairs as well as other campus divisions and also coordinates with other relevant agencies and organizations in the community. Working closely with the Executive Director for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the ADA Compliance Coordinator, the Director is a critical part of Sacramento State’s efforts to be a universally inclusive campus.
Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Counseling, Higher Education/Student Personnel Services, Education, or related field.
Two to three years working with persons with disabilities in a postsecondary education setting.
Three years of administrative supervisory experience, including performance evaluations, salary reviews, classification reviews, resolution of personnel conflicts and disciplinary processes, recruitment and hiring, and identification of training needs and sources.
Experience working collaboratively with staff and faculty.
Experience counseling adult students with diverse educational, learning styles, and disability backgrounds.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of federal and state laws, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 508 amended 1998, the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 amended 2008, and Office of Civil Rights decisions and case law related to higher education and students with disabilities.
Competence in budget development and management, including analysis of impact of legislative and other changes on staffing and budget forecasts.
Condition of Employment:
-Ability to successfully pass background check.
Five or more years working with persons with disabilities in a postsecondary education setting.
Experience in conflict resolution.
Experience in tailoring presentations on disability issues to differing audiences.
Experience attaining and supervising grant funded projects.
Knowledge of Deaf Blind, Deaf/HOH program services, including direct experience with provision of sign language interpreting and captions, CART, video relay, and associated certification and training/equipment; understanding of Deaf culture.
Thorough knowledge of CSUS system wide policies, academic policies, and requirements.
Knowledge of learning disabilities and the impact in the academic environment, diagnostic assessment reports, compensatory learning strategies, and specific appropriate accommodations.
Basic knowledge of physical access requirements for new and retrofit construction, ADA transition plans, and ability to identify sources and vendors for access needs.
Familiarity with medical terminology and medical records/documentation for a broad range of physical, psychiatric, and cognitive disabilities, the impact of functional limitations, and the relevant appropriate academic accommodations and auxiliary aids.
10. Familiarity with various assistive technology platforms.
Internal Number: AS0261P
About California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento State is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city’s two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University’s approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor’s degree in 58 disciplines, the master’s degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, Sacramento State is committed to providing lead...ership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of Sacramento State to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment.