The StAAR Center is responsible for providing accommodations for students with documented disabilities enrolled in the schools of arts and sciences and engineering and in the Fletcher school. The Office fulfills and complies with the university’s legal responsibilities under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The StAAR Center determines eligibility for services and determines/provides reasonable forms of accommodation for academic, residential/housing and co-curricular student needs. The office manages outside assistive technology consultants and interpreters and provides education and consultation to faculty and the community about their responsibilities to students with disabilities.
StAAR also supports any student at Tufts who is enrolled in AS&E or Fletcher with outside the classroom academic support. Support ranges from academic coaching, tutoring, writing support, public presentations and other support as appropriate.
What You'll Do
This is a hybrid position. The expectation is that this role will be on campus 3-4 days each week.
The Senior Associate Director oversees day-to-day management of accessibility services. These tasks include, managing provision of all accessibility service to students, hiring, training and development of the accessibility team, and researching and implementing best practices in accessibility services. The Senior Associate Director meets with high need students and their families to evaluate, provide counsel and determine accommodations. They will develop and lead collaborative partnerships with faculty and staff as it relates to support students with disabilities across campus.
What We're Looking For
- Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Master’s degree in higher education or related field (or equivalent education and experience)
- Five or more years’ experience in disability services administration, including managing accessibility services
- Experience managing and mentoring young professionals
- Knowledge of relevant laws and legal precedence including ADA, FHA and Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act and the Tech Act
- Excellent organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Experience working with young adult/adolescent population
- Thorough understanding of student development and learning theories and best practices
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.