The Director of Student Accessibility Services and Academic Support provides leadership, vision, and oversight for the delivery of accessibility and academic support services. The Director proactively creates and promotes accessible, usable, equitable, and inclusive learning environments that support student success and ensures that resources and services meet the needs of all learners. The Director is responsible for coordinating and maintaining campus-wide learning support programs for all students. In this capacity, the Director oversees daily operations and works closely with individual faculty and academic departments, administrators, and the community to identify and meet the changing needs of students utilizing these programs. The Director is charged with ensuring the mission, vision, and values of the department align to divisional and institutional priorities, support student success, and facilitate the development and personal growth of the student population.
Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. The University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration.
All applicants have the right to request accessibility support and accommodations. To find out more about the Wentworth’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit the website https://wit.edu/about/diversity.
• A Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Psychology, Higher Education Administration or related field required. • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in disability services required. • Knowledge of universal design and the socio-political model of disability is required. • Demonstrated understanding of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and best practices for fostering an accessible and inclusive learning community. • Ability to conduct interviews and review documentation to develop appropriate accommodations and to collaborate with students to determine their best learning environments is required. • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, decision making, oral and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks at once, organized and detail oriented. • Knowledge of, commitment to, and expertise in building rapport with students from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socio-economic and other backgrounds. • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents including students, parents/families, faculty, and administrators. • Familiarity and expertise with information technology, including administrative software systems, adaptive technologies, Microsoft Office, online communication tools and social media platforms.
The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Bostons academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design...: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/