Job Opening: Director of Student disAbility Services
California State University Dominguez Hills is recruiting a Director of Student disAbility Services to join their team in Carson, California. Centrally located in the South Bay and the heart of Los Angeles, CSU Dominguez Hills is a diverse campus that values innovation and is a welcoming community of leaders committed to graduation excellence. A University dedicated towards changing lives and communities for the better.
Here’s a little about the position they are seeking to fill:
The Student disAbility Resource Center is committed to the student with a disability and his/her right to an equal educational experience. The goal is for the student with a disability to utilize the services provided to maximize independence towards graduation excellence and full integration into university life.
Under the administrative direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students, the Director of Student disAbility Services is responsible for the administration, the planning, organization and direction of its service delivery components and effective collaboration with faculty, staff within university offices to ensure accessibility by students with disabilities to the university’s academic programs, services and activities.
This position provides counseling and guidance to assist students with disabilities in their transition and adjustment to the university, accepts and reviews disability documentation, and determines appropriate accommodations in the classroom and other campus activities. This involves administrative and professional work that is used to administer a comprehensive program to ensure academic access and assistance for students with disabilities. Work is performed under minimal supervision with a broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment and performance is based on the effective operation of the administrative function.
The Director of Student disAbility Services provides consultation and leadership in areas of facilities access review, emergency evacuation and safety; mental health and wellness; has responsibility for contributing to campus wide efforts to address compliance with the CSU system Policy for the Provision of Services for Students with Disabilities, federal and state disability-related laws and statutes. The Director serves as a member of the Student Life Leadership Team.
- 65% – Provide leadership managing the operation of the Student disAbility Resource Center to meet its program objectives.
- 25% – Responsible for consultation with faculty, staff and administration on issues involving students with disabilities related to reasonable accommodations and/or appropriate and inappropriate behavior inside and outside of the classroom.
- 5% – Serve as a university designee (as requested by VP for Student Affairs), on OCR (Office of Civil Rights) investigations related to students with disabilities.
- 5% – Responsible for consultation and participation on campus committees involving CSUDH employee matters.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Extensive knowledge of disability issues and the provision of services to students with disabilities on a college or university level.
- Knowledge and experience interpreting and applying Federal Regulation 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act required.
- Knowledge of and ability to interpret results of various assessments and diagnostic tools used to diagnose different types of disabilities and make recommendations for reasonable accommodations required.
- Demonstrated ability to create and conduct effective programming for students with diverse abilities is required.
- The successful candidate will have a high level of energy and maturity, the ability to encourage and motivate students and staff, and work effectively in a large, fast-paced environment.
- Have knowledge of ADA and other laws addressing the rights of people with disabilities, such as Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as knowledge of CSU Chancellors Office mandates
- Have experience with people with a broad range of disabilities.
- Specialized knowledge of the planning, development and design of organizational structures suitable to the provision of services for students with disabilities.
- Demonstrated commitment to advocacy for and experience working with students with disabilities at the post-secondary level.
- Working knowledge of the overall legal rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities, including the office of Civil Rights grievance procedures.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated conflict resolution and mediation skills.
- Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and supervise a diverse staff in a dynamic environment that requires department and staff members to adapt to changing processes, practices and initiatives.
- Ability to plan budgets and allocate resources based upon department priorities.
- Acquire awareness and apply knowledge of executive orders and mandates.
- Demonstrated ability to engage in strategic planning to ensure the most effective and efficient delivery of programs and services.
- Assessment and evaluation procedures and the related student learning outcomes.
- Ability to interact with all areas of campus Presidents office, Academic Affairs, College Deans and faculty, Student Affairs departments and staff, Library, etc., as well as the Chancellors Office.
Must have the ability to:
- Plan, manage, administer and supervise the Student disAbility Resource Center (SdRC) office.
- Coordinate the provision of support services to students with disabilities.
- Establish departmental policy regarding the delivery of services.
- Provide campus awareness on the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities and the available program resources
- Advocate for students with disabilities.
Certification: Valid Driver’s License
Specialized Materials: The position activities may require the use of the following equipment, machinery, tools, vehicles or office equipment:
- Computer & Adaptive Software/Hardware for the Disabled; Phonic Ear; Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD); Visual Tech
- Master’s degree in Counseling (general or rehabilitation), Psychology, Disability Studies or related field.
- Minimum of five years of experience performing professional Student Services work requiring experience working in the area of services to students with disabilities.
- Minimum of five years of demonstrated effectiveness and experience managing, supervising, instructing and reviewing the work of subordinates is required.
- Seven years minimum experience performing professional Student Services work of unusual difficulty requiring extensive work experience in the area of services to students with disabilities.
- Bilingual skills in any language is a plus
- Experience working effectively with diverse populations
California State University Dominguez Hills is an HSI campus and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.
To be considered for this position, please apply directly on CSUDH Career site: https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/
Once on the site, scroll down to “New & Returning Applicants,” click “View Job Opportunities” and double-click “Job ID” to pull requisition 3182. This position is listed under the title “Director of Student disAbility Services Resource Center (Administrator II – Exempt), Student disAbility Resource Center”