Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Director for the Resource Center who has overall responsibility for Disability Support Services and Women & Family Services within the Resource Center. The Director works closely with the instructional deans and other College administrators and external partners with regard to the provision of services within the department, and provides leadership in the development and administration of policies, procedures and budgets related to the department. The Director assists with administrative assignments within Student Services and also participates as a member of the Student Services Administrative Team and makes recommendations to the Vice President for Student Services (VPSS) regarding policies affecting the Director's scope of responsibility. The Director for the Resource Center reports to the Vice President for Student Services.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by December 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.
Provide leadership in the direction, management and supervision of personnel, fiscal, facility and programmatic resources/services for all activities within the Resource Center;
Ensure areas of responsibility operate within the policies and procedures of the College and applicable governing agencies;
Maintain professional expertise in matters pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and advocate for disabled students to ensure equal access to higher education;
Provide resources to educate faculty and staff on ADA and Section 504 rights and responsibilities to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations;
Coordinate with administration, faculty and staff to ensure that students with disabilities have appropriate accommodations to access and participate fully in the College's programs and activities, including, but not limited to: adaptive equipment, alternative testing, book taping, interpreting, material in alternative media, note taking, readers, and scribes;
Provide intake assessment of students requesting accommodations to include reviewing appropriate disability documentation and determining reasonable accommodations in compliance with state and federal regulations;
Assist in the production of student handbooks, pamphlets and brochures related to the services provided under his/her authority and in the production of informational and educational materials for faculty and staff professional development;
Provide leadership for strategic departmental planning and development of guidelines, policies and procedures for the department;
Assess and evaluate program and service effectiveness, making quality improvement changes as appropriate and participate in long-term program development;
Coordinate with deans, faculty and other key administrators to develop and implement College policies and procedures pertaining to services and resources provided by the departments under his/her direction and maintain close working relationships with all College entities;
Lead and/or facilitate the various committees and task forces pursuant to the departments under his/her authority;
Maintain a close liaison with the VPSS, other student services colleagues, instructional administrators and teaching faculty on mutual matters of institutional concern;
Represent the College at required professional meetings;
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President for Student Services.
Master's degree in Education, Social Work, Vocational Rehabilitation, Special Education or related field; and
Experience working with federal and state regulations.
Experience working with disabled individuals in an educational setting;
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the mission of the community college;
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.