Student Disability Services Senior Director Homewood
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 110873-en_US
Johns Hopkins University's Student Health & Well-Being portfolio supports disability services, health education, primary care and mental health services for JHU students and learners across all nine schools within the University. Student Disability Services (SDS) coordinates academic, housing, dining and transportation accommodations in accordance with applicable laws institutional policies and enhances understanding of disability as a cultural identity.
The Homewood Student Disability Services Center coordinates accommodations and services for full-time undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS), the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) and the Peabody institute. We are seeking a Student Disability Services Senior Director Homewoodwho will reporting to the Executive Director of Student Disabilities, directs the SDS Homewood Hub and also serves as a part of the senior director team, providing leadership support, along with the Sr Director for the E. Baltimore Hub, to the Executive Director. The Senior Director (s) may represent the Executive Director and department on committees and in meetings as assigned. The goal is to ensure students with disabilities have consistently inclusive and accessible experiences at Hopkins. The Senior Director will support the diverse academic, personal/developmental, and interpersonal needs of our growing population of students with disabilities with a focus on proactively reaching out to students, developing relationships, and having campus visibility. Overall, we seek committed, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and social justice. Ability to travel and work at other campus locations is required as well as experience working in a diverse and multicultural work environment.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
The Senior Director will provide leadership and oversight for the day-to-day operations of the Office for Student Disability Services for KSAS, WSE and Peabody students.
Provide strategic direction, oversight, guidance and subject matter expertise to the SDS Homewood Hub, coordinate with school liaisons and student affair representatives as appropriate.
Lead, implement, and support efforts to develop policies and programs for SDS Homewood/Peabody around students with disabilities.
Ensure Homewood Hub is following best practices and remains up to date about cutting edge issues and changes in the field.
Coordinate and provide accommodations for disabled, full-time undergraduates and graduate students in KSAS, WSE and Peabody.
Coordinate and provide accommodations for part-time students in summer school, outreach, and enrichment programs offered by KSAS, WSE and Peabody.
Review provided documentation and suggested or facilitate accommodations for students.
Champion the implementation of coordinated support between schools to better support students including, but not limited to, testing and accessible course materials.
Awareness & Support
Build awareness, knowledge, and skills related to disability as a part of Johns Hopkins's diversity and inclusion initiatives that involve disability, partnering with the Office of Diversity &Inclusion/Center for Diversity & Inclusion as well as serving as a content expert for the division of Homewood Student Affairs and Peabody Student Affairs to ensure programs, resources and services are inclusive of students with disabilities.
Coordinate with students, faculty, and staff (including SDS staff across the university) to raise awareness of issues related to ableism including Disability Awareness Month activities, educational outreach during faculty and new student orientations, and other outreach efforts.
Organize regular campus-wide programming to raise awareness of disabilities.
Plan and execute a full complement of programs during the Disability Awareness Months as well as other trainings in partnership with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion that builds awareness and skills to promote disability as a prominent focus for Johns Hopkins' diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Help students develop and holistically integrate their own identity as a student with a disability.
Teach students to advocate for themselves, both at JHU and beyond.
Promote and support a culture of acceptance and inclusion for students with disabilities.
Educate faculty, staff and students regarding all forms of disability.
Work closely with student organizations that support students with disabilities, including but not limited to the Advocates for Disability Awareness, DiSCO, and other student organizations.
Work closely with the Office of Institutional Equity, General Counsel, Offices of Academic Advising in both KSAS and WSE, Counseling Center, Residence Life, Transportation, Hopkins Dining, Housing Operations, Student Outreach and Support, Center for Student Success, Student Health and Wellness, Student Employment Services, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and various campus partners.
Represent the office, portfolio, division and university on committees and serve as a content expert for the division of Homewood Student Affairs to ensure programs and services are inclusive of the needs of students with disabilities.
In partnership with the Executive Director, Office of Institutional Equity and the ADA Compliance Officer, support the campus' continuing efforts to learn about disability affairs by consulting, offering workshops and other programs.
Partner with the other disability coordinators in the 9 schools at Johns Hopkins as well as the Executive Director.
When appropriate, partner with local community organizations to educate the campus and provide supplementary resources.
Ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act in coordination with the ADA Compliance Officer at the Office of Institutional Equity.
Ensure compliance with related federal and state regulations as they pertain to students and applicable disability matters.
Ensure that all accommodations are ADA compliant, developed and delivered thoroughly, effectively, and efficiently and build needed connections with faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and staff supporting students both inside and outside the classroom.
Oversee the range of accommodation needs of undergraduate and graduate students related to coursework, housing, dining, transportation, information technology, teaching, research as well as other services.
Supervision & Budget
Supervise five staff members (two Assistant Directors, a Disability Services Specialist, an Exam Coordinator and an Administrative Coordinator).
Evaluate the performance of direct reports, including setting yearly goals, professional development opportunities and high standards for professionalism and service delivery.
Manage the budget for the Office of Student Disability Services Homewood, including spending, tracking and reconciliation.
Serve as second in charge along with Sr. Director of E. Baltimore HUB in the absence of Executive Director.
Academic & Student Services Portfolio
As a member of the Student Health and Well-Being, a portfolio of offices within University Student Affairs, it is expected that the Senior Director will be an active participant in the leadership of not only the portfolio but also the division, advising on matters with colleagues related to accommodations and best practices for working with students with disabilities.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities
The position requires a leader who can work both independently and collaboratively to guide the disability service support programs.
A highly organized and detail-oriented individual with knowledge of changing legal issues as they relate to students with disabilities.
Knowledge of student development and disability issues.
Knowledge of and experience with assistive and/or instructional technologies.
Ability to interact well with faculty, staff and students.
Ability to identify academic problems and their effective solutions.
Understanding of the needs and interests of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to interact well with diverse internal and external clientele.
Ability to be flexible in a decentralized academic environment; strong supervision skills and budgetary experience.
Master's Degree Required.
At least five years of experience in a disability services office, preferably one in a higher education setting, with increasing supervisory and management responsibilities.
PhD preferred in one or more of the following areas, educational psychology, curriculum and teaching, counseling, psychology, special education, disability services or a related field.
Classified Title: Director Disability Services Job Posting Title (Working Title): Student Disability Services Senior Director Homewood Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: Min $74,400 - Max $130,400 Annually ($110,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Student Disability Services Personnel area: University Student Services
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