SUNY New Paltz invites applications for the position of Director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Reporting to the Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students, the Director of the DRC coordinates the overall administration of the Center, including managing state and auxiliary accounts in excess of $330,000 as well as supervision of three other professionals, an Administrative Assistant, and graduate assistants. The successful candidate is expected to have experience with a full range of disabilities (physical, sensory, learning, neurological, mental health, medical, etc.). The Director works closely with State and local agencies that provide services and/or funding to students with disabilities, and communicate on an as-needed basis regarding students to facilitate transition planning or determine academic accommodation needs.
Duties and Responsibilities include: Pre-admission consultation for individuals seeking academic accommodations under ADA, Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Supervising the review of all documentation pertaining to student's disabilities and determining and assigning reasonable academic accommodations.
Serve as an initial contact and works closely with all student services providers to ensure that student's access needs are being met.
Serve as the primary advocate and liaison to the campus and external community regarding the academic and non-academic needs of students with disabilities.
Serve as a resource for the campus community and a liaison to Academic Deans, Associate Deans, and faculty on compliance issues relating to ADA and Section 504 and 508 as needed.
Articulate recommendations to improve campus accessibility including buildings, walkways, classrooms, testing and housing accommodations Serve on various campus committees where inclusion and access are addressed.
Coordinate outreach and communication to prospective students (first year and transfer) and their families about DRC services and documentation requirements.
Oversight of the overall maintenance of confidential data and records related to disabled students and development of an annual assessment plan and report.
Participate in the NYS Disability Services Council to stay apprised of changing legislation and best practices – attend yearly training and meetings.
Expected to have a consistent campus presence supporting the core hours of the university. Occasionally requires attendance at weekend or evening events, travel for professional development or SUNY system meetings.
Other duties as defined
Master's degree in a related field.
At least five or more years of experience as a full-time professional in disability services administration on a college campus.
Knowledge of ADA, Section 504 and Section 508
At least three years of progressive supervision of professional and support staff
Working knowledge of AHEAD standards, and the incorporation of a
The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply. The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.