Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Director for Disability Support Services to oversee daily operations, strategic and operational planning, and policy and program development of Columbia Basin College's disability services programs that support students’ intellectual and personal development, consistent with the mission of the College and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Director is responsible for developing the Disability Support Services Center and its services to the fullest potential, including professional development of Disability Support Services professionals and classified staff. More broadly, this position is responsible for promoting and providing leadership for the College's full inclusion of students with disabilities, serving as a consultant to faculty and the campus community, and raising awareness around stigma and unconscious bias toward students with disabilities. The Director for Disability Support Services reports to the Dean for Library & Instructional Services.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by November 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
Provide leadership in the direction, management and supervision of Disability Support Services (DSS) professional and classified staff, fiscal, facility, and programmatic resources and services for all activities within the DSS Center;
Provide support and technical assistance for faculty and staff on the appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in compliance with state and federal disability laws, including, but not limited to: adaptive equipment, alternative testing, interpreting, material in alternative media, note taking, readers, and scribes;
Supervise, mentor, and develop professional and classified staff in the delivery of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, including intake, assessment of information, review of documentation, and notifications to and consultations with faculty and/or staff;
Oversee general supervision of staff which includes hiring, approval of leave and timecard submissions for overtime-eligible staff, conducting performance evaluations and counseling on performance, taking or recommending corrective actions as needed, making recommendations for civil service status for classified staff, and dismissal of staff as appropriate;
Provide leadership for strategic departmental planning and development of guidelines and procedures for the DSS Center; assess and evaluate program and service effectiveness by analyzing faculty, staff and student experiences, making quality improvement changes to the accommodation process as appropriate and participate in long-term program development for the College's provision of disability support services;
Ensure the production and promotion of services offered in multiple modalities including print, internet, intranet and social media;
Coordinate with deans, faculty and other key administrators to develop and implement College policies and procedures pertaining to disability support services for increased accessibility for students with disabilities;
Facilitate dialogue on universal design, present findings and provide workshops and other learning opportunities for faculty and staff and raise awareness around stigma and unconscious bias towards students with disabilities;
Lead and/or facilitate various committees and task forces for disability-related initiatives and awareness, implement services or other activities and support for students with disabilities;
Maintain a close liaison with the Vice President for Instruction, other instructional colleagues, student services administrators and faculty on provision of disability support services;
Serve on Instructional Council and other College committees as appropriate, and represent the College at required professional meetings in the community and across the state;
Maintain professional expertise in matters pertaining to the ADA and Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, WCAG and WC3 Guidelines through reading publications, materials and attending disability-related conferences and other professional development trainings and opportunities; and
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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Master's degree in Education, Social Work, Vocational Rehabilitation, Special Education, or related field from an institutionally accredited college or university;
Three (3) years of progressively more responsible experience in working with disabled individuals in an educational setting and supervision of full-time staff;
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to federal and state rules and regulations pertaining to the ADA and Section 504; and
Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Five (5) years of progressively more responsible experience in working with disabled individuals in an educational setting and supervision of full-time staff;
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the mission of the community college; and
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.