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Assistant Director 2, Disability Resource Center

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Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Director 2, Disability Resource Center
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status
Reports to (title) Director, Disability Resource Center
Department Disability Resource Center-4B5
Requisition Number 17139
Position Type Replacement
Job Category Staff
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location
Starting Salary $51,425 - $54,774
Job Open Date 01/22/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 02/06/2018
Job Summary

Provides leadership and independently manages the day to day operations of the Disability Resource Center at assigned campuses and sites including direct supervision of professional and support staff, service delivery and coordination with staff, faculty and outside agencies, and some budget management. Coordinates accommodations for students in the SLCC Prison Program. Serves as the primary contact with assigned academic departments. Manages a caseload of students with disabilities to ensure reasonable accommodations are established in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and College policy. Fosters and maintains close working relationships with various campus administrators, departmental staff and faculty in order to advocate for students and resolve accommodation and coordination issues. Assists the Director in writing assessments and reporting.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Oversee delivery of disability services on respective campuses both by direct delivery through DRC staff and equipment, as well as through coordination with other departments. Foster and maintain close working relationships with various campus administrators, departmental staff and faculty in order to advocate for students and resolve accommodation and coordination issues in a timely manner. Evaluate services and recommend new and streamlined procedures to achieve timely and effective results.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate DRC Advisors and other service providers. Review eligibility determinations made by Advisors and provide suggestions regarding interpretation of medical documentation, functional limitations and accommodation authorizations for new students. Provide ongoing feedback regarding case management. Ensure confidentiality of records and determine release of disability information on a need-to-know basis.
Case management for assigned caseload of students to facilitate academic accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 to the Rehabilitation Act and College Policy. Coordinate accommodations for students in the SLCC Prison Program.
Work in concert with the Director to guide the department by collecting data and developing assessment plans that lead to continuous improvement of services; provide strategic interaction and advisement to the Director on what is needed in the department and on other campuses, as well as formulating future plans for the department. Plan and manage projects, including implementation of the decisions agreed upon by the director and assistant directors.
Participate in institutional, community, and professional committees or activities. Stay current on emerging innovations in the field of Disability Services.
Other duties as assigned including acting as Director as needed.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree with emphasis in Rehabilitation, Special Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Disability Studies, or a closely related field.

Professional licensure in a closely related field (CRC, LCSW, etc).

Experience working with advising technologies such as Accommodate, Starfish, DegreeWorks, Banner, etc.

Supervisory experience.

Experience working with the Department of Corrections.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Rehabilitation, Special Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Disability Studies, or a closely related field.

Three (3) to five (5) years experience reviewing documentation to determine eligibility for services, or determining and providing accommodations for students with disabilities in higher education.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Disabilities, functional limitations, accommodations and services.

Interpretation of disability documentation, medical reports, psychological evaluations, vocational evaluations, etc.

Universal Design pricinples.

Rehabilitation theory and practice.

Crisis counseling and management.

ADA/504 compliance regulations, definitions and current case law.

Project planning and management.

Personnel supervision and strategies for building strong, cohesive teams.

Student Affairs administration, policies, and procedures.

Computer skills including data base management and spreadsheets.

Business writing.

ABILITIES:
Manage the needs of students with disabilities.

Manage multiple tasks, activities and projects simultaneously.

Determine reasonable accommodations in compliance with federal laws.

Build collaborative relationships with other departments at SLCC.

Communicate and relate well with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

Work with sensitive, confidential and personal information.

Work within college structures and policies.

Work well in a fast-paced changing environment with new responsibilities, ideas and approaches to providing services and accommodations to students with disabilities.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.

Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
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  2. If other referral source, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letters of Reference
  4. Other Doc