Assistant Director of Disability Services and Wellness - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Feb 07, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Executive, Director
Education, Law
Full Time
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Assistant Director of Disability Services and Wellness - Georgetown University Law Center

Tradition. Innovation. A superb faculty, hundreds of course offerings — and all of this just steps away from the Capitol and Supreme Court. Georgetown Law is an exceptional institution in an enviable location.

The Georgetown University Law Center, one of the world's premier law schools, seeks a creative, collaborative and energetic professional to serve as Assistant Director of Disability Services and Wellness. The ADDSW provides support services and programs for students with disabilities and assists in the development and implementation of wellness programming targeted to law students, faculty and staff.  Reporting directly to the Law Center's Director of Disability Services and Director of Academic Success, the Assistant Director's responsibilities include:

  • Manage a student caseload, including:  consultation with individual students to assess eligibility for accommodation, review of disability-related documentation, determination of reasonable accommodations (including housing, class, exam, and clinic), and implementation of accommodations.
  • Co-supervise and implement exam administration process for students with disabilities including some health emergency management response.
  • Schedule and coordinate the implementation of semester auxiliary aides and accommodations including sign language interpreters, transcription services, alternative format requests, and note-takers.
  • Assist in planning and implementing broader wellness programming for all law students, including Law Student Mental Health Day, Lawyers in Balance, Dean's Challenge and other Office of the Dean of Students well-being initiatives.
  • Assist in developing effective communications for, and branding and distribution of, wellness initiatives.
  • Research, evaluate, and stay abreast of wellness best practices for law students and the wellness initiatives of other law schools, law firms, and the American Bar Association.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A Bachelor's degree (required), plus a Master's and/or doctoral degree in a related field including rehabilitation counseling, special education, counselor education, community counseling, human services, social work, psychological counseling, higher education management or law
  • 2+ years' experience working with people with disabilities (relevant work experience may substitute for direct disability services experience and/or relevant professional degree(s))
  • Familiarity with strategies for assisting students with disabilities and facilitating accommodations in complex environments
  • Familiarity with the application of Section 504 and the ADA in the higher education setting, and ability to recognize and understand regulatory requirements associated with disability and accommodation issues
  • The ability to interpret medical, psychological, neuropsychological and educational documentation or develop that ability through intensive training
  • Familiarity with strategies and programming to support student wellness and thriving, ideally in a law or professional school setting
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent judgment and discretion, with the ability to manage highly confidential information
  • The ability to communicate and interact with people of diverse ages, backgrounds, experiences and personality types
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities and respond competently to unpredictable events
  • Demonstrable compassion, resilience and emotional intelligence
  • High energy, and the flexibility and commitment to periodically work long and/or irregular hours
  • Computer skills in either Macintosh or Windows platforms
  • The ability to use spreadsheet, database, and presentation software

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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