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Director of Accessibility Services

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia,US

This is a supervisory position in which the incumbent plans and directs the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) within the Office of the Provost at West Virginia University. The incumbent is responsible for managing the daily operation of the office. The incumbent exercises discretion and independent judgment and supervises a professional staff which includes administrative staff. Reports directly to the Vice Provost of Academic Strategies, Curriculum and Assessment.

In order to be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will:

Supervises the day to day functioning of the OAS.
Supervises OAS staff and Accessibility specialists in the provision of disability related services and accommodations to qualified students with disabilities.
Manages the OAS budget assuring fiscal responsibility and compliance with the University budget and expenditure policies.
Determines staffing needs required to fulfill the duties of OAS.
Supervises the duties associated with OAS on the Potomac State and West Virginia Tech campuses.
Evaluates, plans, and supervises the implementation of policies and procedures in response to applicable Federal and State laws and regulations that apply to students with disabilities.
Supervises the review, editing and update of OAS policies, procedures and related University information sources related to changes to federal and state regulations that apply to students with disabilities.
Supervises the collection, maintenance and storage of confidential medical, psychological and personal information presented by students for documentation of the functional limitations associated with disability conditions for which accommodations are being requested, assuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Supervises assistive technology related services provided through OAS, such as, close captioning, audio books/alternative format educational materials.
Supervises auxiliary aid services, such as, sign language interpreters and transcriptionist services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Represents OAS in collaboration with the community, state and University colleges, departments, programs, organizations, and institutions.
Supervises and mentors graduate interns.
Supervises the development and dissemination of information related to serving students with disabilities such as the OAS webpage, and information brochures.
Supervises the Mountaineer Academic Program (MAP) which provides mentoring and tutoring to students served by OAS.
Maintains a student client load within the OAS, meeting with students and their representatives to provide accessibility services to these students.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties, such as participating in professional development activities and participating in University committees, task forces, networks, etc.
Attends Direct Report meetings, conferences and workshops as needed.

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology or related field required. EdD. Or PhD preferred.
Minimum 5 years working with individuals with disabilities, program coordination, and supervisory experience.
Skills in administering, organizing, planning, directing and evaluating the staff and disability programs.
Skills in grant and proposal writing.
Skills in developing and delivering specialized professional consultations and training on disability issues.
Skills working with individuals with a wide-range of disabilities including psychiatric, attention, learning, vision, hearing, and mobility disabilities.
Skills in analyzing requests for reasonable accommodations and developing and implementing plans for the provision of reasonable accommodations.
Skills in effectively communicating complex technical matters related to disabilities both verbally and in writing.
Skills in counseling, clinical and case management.
Skill in effectively communication complex technical matters related to disabilities both verbally and in writing.
Skills with personal computers and related software, such as word processing, databases and spreadsheets.
Supervisory skills to hire, train and evaluate accessibility specialists.

Requirements

Resume or curriculum vitae
Letter of interest
Three professional references

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