Assists with the operations of a department or unit. May have responsibility for a function or major project / program within a department.
The Assistant Director for Disability Resources supports the Director in overseeing day-to-day operations and serves as the primary spokesperson/liaison in the absence of the Director. They will assist students in an interactive process, evaluating third-party documentation and other information provided by the student, to determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations to support their access in curricular and co-curricular activities and environments. They will promote accessibility awareness and Universal Design through networking, training, and collaboration with others in the campus community. More specifically, the Assistant Director is responsible for providing technical expertise and support in order to facilitate equally accessible and inclusive University programs and services.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Director in maintaining day-to-day operations and assist in general administration of Disability Resources including but not limited to: budget and programmatic management, policy and procedure development, and assessment/research activities.
Participate in supervision and training needs of DR staff and student employees.
Engage with students in an interactive process for determining disability-related accommodations and resources for establishing inclusive opportunities at WashU, and assist Department in evaluating documentation (informal as well as professional 3rd-party) to determine appropriateness of accommodations and recommendations, including Adaptive/Assistive Technologies and campus/community resources.
Inform, instruct, and support WashU faculty, staff, and administration in their provision of, and responsibility to provide, equitable access for disabled students and promote inclusive campus planning.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A broad knowledge of the field of disability resources is essential, including the ability to advise and assess the needs of students with disabilities and align accommodations and support to ensure curricular and environmental accessibility.
Excellent public speaking and discussion facilitation skills.
Excellent writing, data collection and analysis, and program planning skills.
Direct supervisory experience within a college or university disability resource settling.
Experience with electronic disability resource management systems, such as AIM, Accommodate, or Clockwork.
Proficiency with various software and hardware platforms and programs, such as: Microsoft Office Suite, Banner, Blackboard, and commonly used adaptive technologies (e.g., Kurzweil, JAWS) and notetaking devices/software.
Master's degree in Education, Special Education Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Counseling or related field, or Higher Education Administration/Leadership.
3-4 years of experience providing direct student service in a college or university disability resource setting.
Demonstrable competency in reviewing and interpreting psycho-educational reports and other medical and psychological information for the purpose of determining accommodations.
Articulated understanding and relevant experience in promoting Social Model of Disability, Principles of Universal Design, and application of disability-related regulations and compliance requirements.
Working knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations regarding postsecondary education and disabilities, including: ADA as amended, Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and FERPA.
$53,900.00 - $92,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
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