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Assistant Director of Student Services, Accessible Education (4575U), Berkeley Law - 1599 - 1599
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 5, 2019
Title Assistant Director of Student Services, Accessible Education (4575U), Berkeley Law - 1599 - 1599
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Legal
    Student Affairs

Assistant Director of Student Services, Accessible Education (4575U), Berkeley Law - 1599 - 1599

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 23, 2019

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Law is one of the nation's premier law schools, located at one of the world's great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. As one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley, it is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation.

The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, American civil rights activist Pauli Murray, California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, president and founder of the Equal Justice Society Eva Paterson, United States Northern District of California Judge Thelton Henderson, and Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese.


Applying professional Student Services concepts, provides the full range of student services to student population served by the law school:
  • Meet with students to discuss academic needs and/or personal challenges
  • Refer students to the campus Disabled Students' Program (DSP), review and discuss implementation of letters of accommodations;
  • Work directly with students who receive accommodations through DSP to implement at the law school, including classroom and exam accommodations
  • Draft communications as needed, and serve as liaison to law school faculty at direction of the Senior Director of Student Services;
  • Work with the Student Services Coordinator and Exam Administrator and Facilities Department to schedule and coordinate exam accommodations;
  • Serve as the primary contact for non-emergency exam and other accommodations;
  • Partner with the Senior Director of Student Services to implement support for students experiencing personal or medical emergencies;
  • Maintain filing system and database for students with disabilities receiving accommodations;
  • Liaise with DSP to effectively support students given accommodation request and institutional needs.
  • Collaborate with DSP Alternative Media, IS&T, and Media Services to address student adaptive technology needs and issues;
  • Partner with the appropriate campus office(s) and Facilities Department to facilitate resolution of campus accessibility issue;
  • Facilitate outreach to students regarding resources and accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Within Berkeley Law provides, and makes recommendations for the improvement of the following programs:

Academic Advising:
  • Advises faculty on the law school and university policies and procedures;
  • Reviews students' progress and advises students and faculty on requirements for degree/program completion;
  • Identifies students with progression problems and recommends interventions;
  • Devises curriculum planning in collaboration with Dean of Law and faculty, and with other departments.

  • Plans and implements complex, high-visibility student events, such as commencements.
  • Coordinates accommodation process for Orientation and Commencement including addressing access for graduates (parking, ramps, clear paths); providing accessibility for guests such as reserved seating, wheelchairs, etc.;
  • Responds to student emergencies as directed;
  • Manages non-emergency food allergy accommodations and issues of accessibilities including seating and other activities for students.

Career Counseling:
  • Advises Berkeley Law students on the job market process, and the standards and norms specific to the student's field of study.
  • Plans, designs, and provides workshops for students, such as information about the campus, or academic strategies and enrichment programs.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
  • Knowledge of the legal framework involving accommodations for students with disabilities through state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of procedures for assessing and determining disability accommodation issues
  • Knowledge of assessment, accommodation, and intervention techniques for students with disabilities.
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
  • Ability in problem identification, reasoning.
  • Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills needed to work with faculty and other campus entities regarding a student's accommodations and other academic needs.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to apply logic and sensitivity while responding rapidly during student crises.
  • Knowledge of the field's post-degree employment opportunities and practices.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area, such as Legal Studies, Counseling, or Education, and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
  • J.D. degree preferred
  • Experience working with college students with disabilities preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $70,000.00 - $75,000.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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