Associate Director, Disability Services

Fairfax, VA
High-$50,000s to mid-$60,000
Oct 09, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
Full Time
Associate Director, Disability Services

George Mason University Disability Services, within University Life, invites applicants for the Associate Director position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Disability Services, the Associate Director is responsible for: * Assisting the Director in the development of a seamlessly accessible curricular and cocurricular environment for students with disabilities; * Collaborating with and advising faculty, staff, students and others in the delivery of services; * Interpreting and implementing all university, state, and federal laws, and policies as necessary; and * Ensuring that reasonable accommodations are provided for registered students within DS; * Determining program eligibility for services based on documentation of a disability, and assisting in the development of program policies and procedures; and * Serving in the absence of the Director and assume oversight of the department as needed. * Providing ongoing supervision for staff, administrative faculty, and student employees; * Serving as the point-of-contact for students-of-concern (CARE team) while coordinating with other University Life stakeholders (e.g., Student Support and Advocacy Center, Housing and Residence Life, Counseling and Psychological Services); * Gathering, tracking, and reporting Disability Services data and usage to support ongoing assessment; * Creating and managing unit presentation materials, internal documents that outline policies and procedures, and promotional materials shared with stakeholders; * Workshop and program/professional development; * Website development and management.

Required Qualifications: * Master's degree in higher education, counseling, or a related field; * Supervisory experience with professional staff; * Experience in evaluating, preparing and presenting detailed assessment reports and plans; * Must have a proven track record of experience and knowledge about disability-related assessments and disability-related issues; * Ability to collect and analyze data, and make recommendations based on findings; * Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; * Demonstrated knowledge of current disability law; * Must possess the ability to work collaboratively in a group and/or independently with individuals from diverse backgrounds; * Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills; * Knowledge of psycho-educational test instruments, and alternative forms of individual student assessment pertaining to higher education and disability; * Experience working with students with disabilities in a postsecondary educational system; and * Working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and other appropriate laws.

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience working with individuals with psychological, physical (visible and invisible), sensory impairments, medical conditions, learning disorders, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and/or other conditions; * Experience and knowledge with assistive technology; and * Experience with creating and presenting to stakeholders and partners.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA28Ez at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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