The Associate Director of Disability Resources will provide leadership, direction and guidance to promote inclusiveness and support across the MassBay College community for students with disabilities and ensure equal educational access. The Associate Director will manage staff at all locations of the Office of Disability Resources including the Transitional Scholars Program. In addition, the Associate Director will evaluate related program activities, create disability awareness curricula and conduct professional development activities for faculty and staff.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Develop, direct, supervise, implement and evaluate all aspects of the Office of Disability Resources and Transitional Scholars Program in collaboration with the Director of the Academic Achievement Center;
Ensure compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504;
Act as a resource to identify and address architectural and accessibility related barriers on the college campus;
Create and maintain an assessment plan to measure programs and outcomes on student learning, to ensure the effectiveness, relevance of accommodation efforts and to improve student learning;
Develop and update ongoing functional mission and strategic planning (including goals, objectives and learning outcomes) to facilitate and increase accommodation services in order to increase student success;
Create, compile and maintain annual reports, trends, emergent issues and resources;
Oversee the development, design and implementation of procedures, forms and materials required for successful operations;
Supervise the delivery of support services such as learning disabilities assessment, readers, note takers, scribes, interpreters, CART, test proctors, etc;
Hire, train, supervise and evaluate full and part time staff in the Office of Disability Resources and Transitional Scholars Program;
Respond to inquiries regarding established policies and procedures pertaining to disability resources;
Act as a resource for faculty and staff on complex issues related to the provision of services for students with disabilities;
Develop and present training activities on best practices for supporting students with disabilities;
Provide guidance and advice on reasonable accommodations;
Work with faculty, staff, students and/or external advocates to effectively resolve issues related to accommodations;
Represent the college in regional and state-wide professional organizations and activities, professional conferences, workshops and webinars;
Maintain and monitor budget records and expenditures for the Office of Disability Resources and Transitional Scholars Program in collaboration with the Director of the AAC;
Participate and provide leadership for committees as assigned, department meetings and district-level activities when appropriate;
Assist with daily supervision and office management of the AAC;
Other duties as assigned.
Massachusetts Bay Community College values and pursues diversity, and teaches the importance of inclusion and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lisa MacDonald:email@example.com or (781) 239-3147), the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
Master's degree in education/special education, higher education administration, counseling, social work, psychology or related field with a minimum of three years' professional experience providing services to people with a wide range of disabilities within a postsecondary institution or equal experience';
Demonstrated effectiveness and experience supervising, instructing and reviewing the work of subordinates;
Knowledge of and experience interpreting and applying Federal Regulation 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act;
Knowledge of and ability to interpret results of various assessments and diagnostics tools used to diagnose different types of disabilities and make recommendations for reasonable accommodations;
Ability to create and conduct effective programming for students with diverse abilities;
This position requires the candidate to communicate effectively within a varied and diverse environment, establish and maintain relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community.
This position requires the candidate to communicate effectively within a varied and diverse environment, establish and maintain relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community as well as be able to manage an energetic office and assist with the larger Academic Achievement Center.
Knowledge of various disabilities, including learning, mobility, visual, hearing, medical, psychiatric and related reasonable accommodations that apply;
Knowledge of PeopleSoft (Bay Navigator) or equivalent student data base systems and comfortable working in Microsoft Office and other systems.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000
Classification: Non-Unit Professional
Source of Funding: State Appropriation
About MassBay Community College
MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.