Coordinator of Disability Services
|Position:||Coordinator of Disability Services|
|Location:||Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR|
The Division of Student Services at Arkansas Tech University is seeking a Coordinator of Disability Services. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month position.
This position requires a master’s degree in an appropriate area within student affairs, preferably rehabilitation counseling, special education, psychology, higher education administration, college student personnel or counseling, as well as a preference for individuals with experience working with students with psychological, physical or learning disabilities. Primary job functions, duties and responsibilities are listed below.
Salary range is $35,000 - $40,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus full benefit package including excellent health insurance, vacation, and retirement package. Send a letter outlining your qualifications, a resume, and contact information for at least five professional references to Amy N. Pennington, Dean of Students, Arkansas Tech University, Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Suite 233, Russellville, Arkansas 72801, 479-968-0239 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (AA/EOE)
Applications are due no later than Friday, October 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm. Anticipated employment start date is November 1, 2012.
About Arkansas Tech University: Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech University is rich in history and is now one of the fastest growing universities in the region. With an over 50 percent enrollment increase since 1998, the current campus population exceeds 10,000 students. Arkansas Tech University, located in Russellville, Arkansas, is situated in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peaks region. Nestled between the beautiful Ozark and Ouachita Mountains as well as Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville offers small town appeal with city benefits. With a population of almost 25,000, Russellville is only an hour from the capital city.
Disability Services Program: Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Wellness, the successful candidate will serve as campus ADA coordinator for students with disabilities while collaborating with other campus offices, including the Office of Admissions, Student Life, Residence Life and Academic Affairs to support students with disabilities in realizing their academic potential.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Verify and review all requests for disability accommodations
- Interpret confidential psychoeducational and other disability-related documentation and make recommendations for accommodations
- Maintain confidential student files
- Monitor, adjust, and evaluate individual accommodation plans for students with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, psychological disorders, and other conditions based on individual documentation, functional needs, and abilities
- Provide personal growth and equipment needs for students registered for services
- Recruit, hire, and supervise student assistants to provide transcription and other services to students with disabilities
- Serve as a liaison between students with disabilities and faculty
- Provide assessment and evaluation of the Disability Services Program and make recommendations for improvement
- Master’s degree in an appropriate area within student affairs
- Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, special education, psychology, higher education administration, college student personnel or counseling
- Experience working with students with psychological, physical or learning disabilities
- Experience as a Coordinator/Director of Disability Services at a college or university
- Strong working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2009, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and other federal and state laws pertaining to higher education and disability services
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with students, parents, faculty, and staff from a broad range of programs and disciplines
- Ability to show compassion, a positive attitude, patience, and respect for others, as well as, sensitivity to multicultural issues
- Ability to mediate conflict and advocate for students
- Dedication to creating a collaborative and creative work environment
- Ability to manage multiple projects
- Detail oriented and the ability to prioritize
- Willingness to collaborate and contribute in a team environment
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and the willingness to learn the campus computer software for student information and other administrative systems