Under the Division of Student Affairs, the Department for Disability Resources (DR) at Oberlin College and Conservatory is the campus resource for providing academic and programmatic accommodations to students with disabilities. DR works directly with students, faculty and staff to assist with all aspects of the student accommodation process on campus. DR acts as a liaison to multiple departments on campus that impact academic, housing, dining and campus accessibility. Frequent communication occurs between campus stakeholders to assure compliance with Federal and State statutes relative to individuals with disabilities. Committed to equal opportunity for students with disabilities, DR cultivates a caring environment that values personal and academic integrity and responsibility. The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of Disability Resources.
The Assistant Director will be part of a team that provides comprehensive support services to students with disabilities. Focus of the position will be on educating newly registered students on the process for accessing approved accommodations, as well as providing coaching skills such as self-advocacy, executive function, and essential skills for students with disabilities in the higher education setting. Additionally, the Assistant Director, in collaboration with the Director, will develop programs to increase the visibility of the department on campus.
• Assist in managing an extremely busy, high paced office with a very large caseload of students, by providing coaching, including self-advocacy skills, executive function support, and interacting with Faculty, Students, Families, and Staff.
• Actively engage in the iterative process by conducting student accommodation meetings to review the steps the student needs to take to access approved accommodations
• Participate in training and take initiative to master the AIM accommodation management system.
• Utilize AIM to manage delivery of student accommodations, and educate students on the use of AIM to set up accommodations.
• Assist in creating alternative formats of materials including enlarged print and acquiring accessible format material.
• Meet with students for coaching appointments, teaching strategies for time management and studying, and providing academic support
• Maintain timely and accurate case notes for all student contacts
• Serve as a designee for DR on campus committees as assigned
• Maintain confidentiality in compliance with FERPA
• Post-baccalaureate degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Higher Education, Rehabilitation Studies, or related field plus one (1) year of progressive experience working directly with individuals with disabilities; or Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Higher Education, Rehabilitation Studies, or related field plus three (3) years of progressive experience working directly with individuals with disabilities, preferably in the higher education setting.
• Demonstrated knowledge, training or experience interpreting federal and state laws e.g ADAAA, FHA, regarding disability rights and responsibilities, and their application to higher education.
• Demonstrated knowledge of understanding of disability rights and disability culture, universal design for instruction, and the social justice model of disability.
• Demonstrated application of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Demonstrated strong organizational and administrative skills, advanced computer skills, ability to thoroughly document conversations and actions regarding case management, excellent written and verbal communication
Additional Salary Information:
Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position includes an excellent benefits package.
Internal Number: APS150589PS
About Oberlin College
Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music. Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students. Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources. Learn more at http://new.oberlin.edu/about