Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential. Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.
Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes. At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.
Provide coordination of institution-wide disability services.
Essential Functions of Job:
Establish and maintain institutional policies
Meet with prospective and current students/parents; introduce, inform, and instruct them regarding services and processes for accessing accommodations at GV
Determine student eligibility for services
Coordinate the implementation of accommodations
Collaborate with faculty and staff as needed to determine and arrange for implementation of reasonable accommodations
Monitor and evaluate appropriateness of accommodations regularly
Serve as an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) resource person to the campus community
Participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of current trends and practices
Obtain and provide training on assistive technology
Provide campus accessibility consultation
Provide leadership to the campus community to enhance understanding of Disability Services
Provide guidance and training for institutional staff and faculty members in the understanding of disability issues
Advocate for equal access, accommodations, and respect for students with disabilities within the campus community
Identify relevant and desirable student learning and development outcomes
Provide programs and services that encourage the achievement of those outcomes
Provide evidence of its impact on the achievement of student learning and development outcomes
Arrange for Administration of pre-admission and standardized assessments (ACT, CLEP, and DSST) and such other examinations as identified
Arrange for proctoring of test for students with testing accommodations
Arrange for or administer, read, and scribe tests
Comply with test company standards and agreements
Serve on appropriate faculty governance committees and other ad hoc work teams.
Prepare and submit a budget in compliance with the strategic plan
Maintain a balanced departmental budget
Submit an annual report to the Provost
Participates with the ALT Center team in the delivery of learning support to students.
Assists in the ALT Center activities as needed.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Master’s degree in Special Education, Higher Education, Student Development, Human Services/Social Work, Sociology or Psychology preferred with 2-3 years’ experience. Or in substitution of a Master’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3-5 years’ experience.
Knowledge of academic preparedness and progress required of college level students
Successful experience working with college level students and their academic success
Knowledge and experience working with students with special needs (disabilities)
Knowledge and experience of testing and evaluation
Strong administrative and supervisory skills
Strong professional written and verbal communication skills
Emotional stability, personal maturity, and professionalism required to manage the diverse demands of the position, deal with conflict, resolve problems, make effective decisions, and prioritize
Ability to initiate, plan, implement, and evaluate programs and services
Computer literacy essential
Ability to multi-task
Travel around campus to space available to conduct various programs and services (possibly without air conditioning)
Requires eye-hand coordination, dexterity and a normal range of hearing and vision
All applicants must apply through our online application system.
Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.
Grand View is a Liberal Arts University that supports a diverse student population of approximately 2200 full and part-time students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. A University of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Grand View was founded in 1896 and is located in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines offers exceptional facilities for the enjoyment of lectures, concerts, museums, sporting events, and other cultural opportunities. Grand View welcomes traditional students and adult learners representing a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds.