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Director of Accessibility Services

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide and coordinate support services for Concordia students in accordance with state and federal regulations and institutional guidelines. The Director of Accessibility Services provides leadership in policy and process improvements, including advising the campus community about ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other applicable laws.

POSITION FUNCTIONS:

Student Accommodation Requests: Reviewing requests, interviewing and determining appropriate accommodations for prospective, newly admitted, and currently enrolled students.  Directing the provision of accommodations and services for students with disabilities including the provision of a testing center and needed assistive technology.

Student Accessibility Services Coordination: Coordinating and consulting with faculty, staff and upper level administrators concerning disability and accessibility related matters. Maintaining confidential student records for students with disabilities. Staying current with federal and state regulations and best practices in the field and communicating such to appropriate university administrators.  Developing and refining appropriate policies and procedures.  Coordinating record keeping for the Disabilities Services program and generating reports of students served.  Proposing a budget and monitoring budget expenditures for the Disabilities Services program.  Hire, train and supervise all staff.  Maintaining professional skills and knowledge through continuing education, conferences, including membership in AHEAD and participation in appropriate list servs.  Interpret data to create a strategic plan for the program that aligns with the institution’s mission and vision.

Testing Center: Oversite of the coordination and management of the Testing Center for students with accommodations, including proctoring accommodated tests as needed.

Student Accessibility Services Awareness: Developing presentations on the Accessibility Services program and related topics.  Counsel and provide support to faculty and staff regarding ADA compliance. Assist in the Emergency Management Program of the university as a member of the Behavioral Intervention and Support team.  Collaborating with office of communications  to develop and market information about the Disabilities Services Program.  Planning and coordinating events to educate the campus community on Accessibility Services role on campus

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

Successful candidates for this position must have:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Disability Studies, Special Education or a related field.
  • Five years’ experience in counseling, education, and/or working with disabilities in higher education.
  • Working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2009; the Fair Housing Act; and other federal and state laws pertaining to higher education and disability.
  • Working knowledge of the interactive process related to disability and accommodation.
  • Ability to interpret psychoeducational reports and other disability documentation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of assistive technology.

 

Successful staff at Concordia University Texas will be able to:

  • Articulate and model the Concordia University Texas mission, vision, and values
  • Approach teaching and learning from a faith perspective, continually learning about their own faith identity as well as Concordia’s commitment to teaching through the Lutheran learning model.
  • Prioritize excellent teaching in a variety of teaching modalities (face to face, online, hybrid), recognizing the diversity of our student body.
  • Demonstrate equitable and inclusive practices both inside and outside the classroom

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

 

Commitment to the Concordia Mission

Concordia University Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Concordia University Texas empowers students of all backgrounds to lead lives of critical thought, compassionate action and courageous leadership. As a liberal arts university, Concordia develops the mind, heart, soul, and body, preparing leaders for lives of service. As a private, faith-based university, employees must be supportive of our mission. We actively seek candidates who have professional skills, experience, and willingness to strengthen campus diversity, equity, and inclusion in support of our mission as an institution and our strategic plan. To the extent allowed by law, we reserve the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Concordia does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, and any other basis protected by law.

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