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Director for Student Disability Services & ADA/504 Coordinator
St. Edward's University


Date Posted Apr. 27, 2022
Title Director for Student Disability Services & ADA/504 Coordinator
University St. Edward's University
Austin, TX, United States
Department Disability Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Director/Manager
  • Student Affairs
 
 
Director for Student Disability Services & ADA/504 Coordinator

St. Edward's University



Director for Student Disability Services & ADA/504 Coordinator

Student Disability Services

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Director for Student Disability Services & ADA/504 Coordinator. The Director for Student Disability Services & ADA/504 Coordinator ensures that all St. Edward's students, graduate and undergraduate, who are diagnosed with a disability, receive the services and accommodations that are within their legal rights. The Director upholds St. Edward's mission by collaborating with the campus community to safeguard the precept that there will be no discrimination either in the recruitment, admission, educational process, or treatment of students with disabilities. The Director supervises the student disability services team and provides academic counseling for students with disabilities. This position is supervised by the Associate Vice President for Student Success.

For consideration, graduate degree in counseling or equivalent is required. Supervisory experience required. Minimum of 5 years of experience working in education with students with disabilities in academic and/or mental health counseling; work in higher education preferred. Licensed mental health professional (LPC-S preferred, LCSW, Psy D., PhD or equivalent).Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act and all other relevant federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities. Ability to work successfully as member of collaborative team. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills. Ability to work with a diverse constituency including faculty, staff, and students. Ability to manage tasks and projects independently. Skills in word processing, use of web resources and database records.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

SDS role
  • Determines if student is eligible under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA).
  • Clarifies students' request for services and reviews documentation related to disability and functional limitations
  • Identifies and approves reasonable accommodations for eligible students based on individual
  • Arranges for and provides direct disability services; coordinates with faculty and staff to ensure equal access to educational programs and services.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of student accommodations in the educational process, including assistive technology.
  • Monitors the academic progress of students with disabilities and provides on-going support as needed.
  • Educates students regarding their disabilities: characteristics, learning and coping strategies.
  • Manages the administrative process for the department, which includes maintenance of department electronic files, student records, statistics and data disability documentation in a confidential manner.

ADA/504 Coordinator role
  • In collaboration with Human Resources, Risk & Compliance, and other university entities, formulate policies and practices that will facilitate:
  • ADA and 504 compliance efforts across the institution that are consistent with the university's mission, goals, operational needs, and/or academic requirements.
  • Prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and inquiries from students and the public, regarding compliance with the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws concerning discrimination on the basis of disability.
  • The development and maintenance of written materials and other informational pieces to broadly disseminate information regarding the ADA and other disability laws and regulations.
  • The education, training and guidance on the rights of persons with disabilities and the university's responsibilities pertaining to the ADA and other disability laws and regulations. Provides leadership and oversight for all ADA-related programming initiatives for faculty, staff and students.
  • The assessment of the effectiveness of existing programs designed to support the university's compliance with federal and state disability laws and regulations and with university policy.


  • Provides guidance and assistance to campus departments in implementing accommodations and developing office practices with an emphasis on accessibility.
  • Maintains current information regarding state and federal laws and regulations as well as the best practices of other universities concerning the rights of persons with disabilities and ways of providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities while maintaining program performance standards.
  • Researches, develops and collaboratively implements best practices for creating an inclusive and accessible environment at the university for individuals with disabilities.
  • Consults with university leadership on electronic and information technology, and website accessibility in the classroom (physical and on-line) and in outreach with the public consistent with best practices in higher education.
  • Consults with university leadership to assist with compliance with technical requirements under the ADA guidelines regarding building and facility accessibility and architectural changes.
  • Serves on institutional committees and tasks forces as needed.


For more detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Sunlife Dental

Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit an online application at; https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at; https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

OTHER ITEMS TO KNOW

Sponsorship:

We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Available: Immediately


 
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