Director of Accessibility Services
Director of Accessibility Service
This position has the responsibility for helping the university meet the needs of students who are requesting some form of learning assistance. The candidate chosen will serve as the main point of contact with students and prospective students and their parents who qualify for academic accommodations (any student with a documented disability) in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This position works closely with faculty, staff, and the community in making available equal access, opportunities, and accommodations for students with disabilities. This role also oversees the academic coaching program, an initiative to help students reach their desired level of success by providing accountability, study strategies, and executive functioning help to identified students.
- Maintains and evaluates detailed documentation from registered students with disabilities
- Coordinates adaptive technology acquisition and use
- Provides academic coaching for students registered with the office of accessibility and other students as assigned
- Collaborates with faculty and other campus partners to promote inclusivity and ensure ADA and Section 504 compliance
- Develops ongoing workshops and trainings regarding accessibility and academic support topics to campus community
- Supervises a team of seven part-time academic coaches and one full-time testing coordinator
- Coordinates academic coaching program, overseeing all scheduling efforts, education of staff, trainings, data tracking, etc.
- Administers the testing services offered by the Office of Accessibility Services – including supervision of testing coordinator
- Contributes to strategic initiatives within the Department of Student Success and Engagement
- Performs synthesis, analysis, compilation, and interpretation of office statistics, retention, and diagnostic reports
- Processes related paperwork and maintains confidential student files
- Oversees the electronic generation of student accommodation letters
- Meets with incoming and returning students to assess accessibility needs
- Serves as campus ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
- Provides a strong personal investment in, and passion for student’s wellbeing and success
- Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to make difficult decisions
- Other duties as assigned
Education and/or Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years related work experience required.
- Master’s Degree in Psychology, Higher Education, Counseling, Special Education or related field
- Comprehensive knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2009; the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other federal and state laws pertaining to higher education and disability
Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:
- Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
- Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
- Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
- Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children
- Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy
The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Trine University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.