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Associate Director, ODS

Company: Texas State University
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or related field. -
  • 3 years of clear and effective administrative leadership experience (including supervising staff), experience implementing legally mandated accommodations, and understanding the needs of students with disabilities in a college or university environment.
  • Ability to relate well to the unique needs of college students with disabilities, including a desire to work one-on-one with these students to help meet their accessibility needs in their academic environment.
  • Ability to interpret a wide variety of educational, psychological, and medical documentation.
  • Knowledge of disability law (i.e., Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504) and its application to students with disabilities.
  • Must be student-centered.
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision, as well as work collaboratively as a team member.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including both oral and written communication. Preferred Qualifications
    • Master's degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field
    • Experience working with diverse and underrepresented student populations (e.g., LatinX, First Generation, Veterans, etc.). -
    • Experience providing accommodations to students living in on-campus residential housing.
    • Knowledge of the Accessible Information Management ( AIM ) database.
    • Demonstrated experience managing a budget. Job Description The Associate Director position works with students with disabilities to facilitate access to the educational environment. The Associate Director is responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to improve accessibility and promote an inclusive environment. This position assists in the coordination of activities which increase disability awareness within the Texas State University community. The Associate Director assists with managing daily and strategic operations of the office as well as supervising staff. - Job Duties
      • Provides on-going service and case management to students with disabilities. This includes direct assistance to monitor the effectiveness of accommodations, individual advocacy, and referrals to appropriate campus services and programs. Provides resources that address the unique needs of students with disabilities and focuses on those strategies needed by students at Texas State University.
      • Meets with students requesting accommodations. This includes reviewing student applications and obtaining, interpreting, and verifying documentation (e.g., student self-reports, medical records, school records) provided by the student. Through an interactive process with the student, evaluates the student's disability and its effect on academic performance and participation in campus life to determine appropriate accommodations.
      • Creates and maintains appropriate records by documenting communication with/regarding students and recording recommended courses of action or accommodations.
      • In collaboration with the director of ODS , assists with managing daily and strategic operations of the office.
      • Assists with supervision and training of ODS staff.
      • Makes decisions regarding daily operations of the office and attends administrative meetings in the absence of the director.
      • Reviews and responds to student disability concerns regarding accommodations and/or access.
      • Provides consultation and training to students, faculty, and staff regarding accessibility issues and laws to foster disability awareness, sensitivity, and knowledge. Serves as a resource for the accessibility needs and rights of students with disabilities.
      • Participates with disability outreach and awareness events.
      • Assists in the creation and/or review of office publications, policies, and procedures.
      • Serves on university, division, and departmental committees and task forces. Keeps updated on research and best practices related to students with disabilities in higher education. Actively promotes the principles of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.
      • Performs other duties as assigned. Additional Information to Applicants Job Open Date 09/09/2022 Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight) 10/28/2022 Open Until Filled No Normal Work Days Normal Work Hours Start 8:00AM Normal Work Hours End 5:00PM Posting Notices You will be required to electronically attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references to your application. Legal and Required Notices Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
        Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

        Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

        Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE .

        Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions. Why work @ Texas State? --- Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
        --- Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
        --- Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
        --- Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
        --- An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
        --- Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

        By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you'll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Keywords: Texas State University, San Marcos , Associate Director, ODS, Executive , San Marcos, California

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