Oversees all aspects of Access Resources for students with disabilities. This position will also be responsible for developing services for students needing to build skills and independence in order to succeed in college work and residential living. The Director is responsible for assessment, outreach, and data management Access Resources. This is a full-time 10-month exempt position.
The Director will supervise an academic coordinator (shared with Student Learning Collaborative), testing proctors, and 2 part-time learning specialists. This is a full time position, reporting to the Academic Dean.
- Review documentation and determine reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Collaborate with students on accommodation plans that underscore student responsibility and agency.
- Meet regularly with Access Resources students to review their accommodation plans and ensure that they are accessing the necessary campus resources.
- Provide individualized study skills consultations based on formal and informal assessment of a student’s particular learning needs.
- Collaborate with various stakeholders on campus, including faculty, the Student Learning Collaborative, the Teaching Enrichment Center, Baird Health and Counseling, Harrington Center, Information Resources, Residential Education, and Success and Retention.
- Manage budget and payroll for Access Resources.
- Keep accurate records of all contacts with students and of contacts with faculty/staff/parents regarding individual students.
- Regularly assess the efficacy of all programs and interventions.
- Supervise an academic coordinator, proctors, and learning specialists. Schedule these staff members to ensure coverage, while staying within budget.
- Supervise all testing accommodations administered through Access Resources.
- Work with target populations (primarily students with disabilities) to build self-advocacy skills and collaborate with faculty and staff to facilitate accommodations for these students.
- Provide parents and families with information about the learning services available at Colby-Sawyer College.
- Maintain confidentiality of student information in accordance with FERPA and HIPAA.
- Keep informed of changes in the disability law.
- Keep current on adaptive technology and alternative formats relevant to providing effective service to students with disabilities.
- Master’s Degree in Special Education or in a related field.
- Five or more years of experience working with students with disabilities at the post-secondary and/or secondary level.
- Strong computer skills and a familiarity with assistive technology
- Flexibility to work occasional evening or weekend hours.
The essential functions of this job require an individual who is able to adequately (1) communicate well enough to be understood by others, (2) operate a personal computer and (3) use a telephone. In the course of the typical workday, one may be required to transport oneself short distances in order to attend campus meetings and events. These distances will generally not exceed three standard city blocks.
E-mail your cover letter and résumé to CSCjobs@colby-sawyer.edu or stop by the Human Resources office in Colgate Hall room 230 to complete an application.
Colby-Sawyer College is committed to being an inclusive and diverse campus community, which celebrates multiple perspectives. Under institutional policy, as well as under state and federal law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act), Colby-Sawyer College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices or its admission practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, mental or physical disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or gender identity.