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Assistant Director of Accessibility and Disability Resources

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA,US

At Wellesley, our mission is to deliver an outstanding liberal arts education
to women who will make a difference in the world. Our collaborative
community, comprising faculty, students, staff, and alumnae, is guided by
our shared values. We champion intellectual discovery and excellence,
uphold gender equality as foundational to progress, affirm diversity as
crucial to educational excellence, value connection and community, empower
individuals for social change, and commit to integrity and academic freedom
in our pursuit of knowledge. Join us in this transformative journey!

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Job Posting Title
Assistant Director of Accessibility and Disability Resources
Job Description Summary
Admin Exempt
Job Description
This position supports the director in campus-wide initiatives, reviews documentation and makes preliminary accommodation suggestions, meets with students for in-take appointments and follow-ups, participates on specific committees as asked by the Director, oversees the note-taking process, the Access Van, reading/alternative format and exam process and hires students to support the development of a more robust assistive technology presence. In support and in collaboration with the director, the assistant director will be involved in the assessment of the department.
Primary Position Responsibilities

Meets with a caseload of students who disclose a disability as well as with others interested in exploring resources for temporary and possible health needs to provide information and advice regarding accessibility services and related resources both within and outside the college.
Review documentation to determine eligibility for accessibility services and accommodations while also providing direct services to students including advising and strategy development.
Serve as technical support for the department’s accommodation management software, AIM, including generation of reports to be analyzed by the director.
Coordinate direct services to students including notetaking, reading/alternative format and testing accommodations.
Assist the director with implementation of practices to ensure that students receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
Assist the director in providing training and advising to the campus community on universal design.
Maintain contact with college constituencies (faculty, administrators, staff, students), professional organizations, and disability agencies in order to take advantage of available resources for continued development of student disability awareness and services on campus.
In collaboration with the Director, the Assistant Director will play a key role in assessment of the program and services. Will assist in collaboration with the Director to ensure that programs and services are the highest quality possible and delivered in a timely manner.
Serve as the primary advisor to student groups with a focus on access and disability issues and topics.
Develop and implement programs and workshops related to disability topics to increase awareness as well as promote better understanding of the department’s role and use of resources to provide access.
Will also learn and support the director in understanding physical and programmatic access issues across the college and when needed filling in for the director in the director's absence.

Performance Profile

Accurately evaluate requests for services, accommodation and exceptions.
Develops and implements programs designed to raise the level of awareness of disability and access issues on this campus.
Provides service and support for persons with disability within ADA and institutional guidelines.

Supervisor Responsibilities

Supervises work-study students including the Student Access Advocates doing a variety of services and oversees the administrative assistant in providing Access Van, note taker, and testing accommodation services.

Education Required

Master’s degree in related fields such as rehabilitation counseling, special education, disability studies, higher education, counseling, or psychology.

Experience Required

At least 3 years prior professional experience working with college-age individuals with disabilities
Experience working with federal laws regarding postsecondary education and disabilities, including ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Exposure to and experience working with laws, policies, and practices regarding students with disabilities
Knowledge and understanding of universal design concepts especially those related to academics, event planning and physical access.
Experience working with confidential information
Advising, case management, counseling, and/or programming in higher education or a comparable setting with a comparable population of individuals with disabilities

Skills and Abilities Required

Knowledge of federal laws regarding postsecondary education and disabilities, including ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to build and sustain key relationships with governing agencies, students with disabilities, and all levels of the college community
Solid writing skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences
Excellent organization skills and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
Excellent computer skills include being able to work with all Microsoft Office products
Experience working with AIM case management software is highly desirable.

Company Description
Wellesley’s mission is to provide an excellent liberal arts education to women who will make a difference in the world. We advance our mission by working together as a community—faculty, students, staff, and alumnae. Embark on a fulfilling career journey at Wellesley College, where we prioritize your well-being and professional growth. As a valued member of our team, you'll enjoy a comprehensive array of benefits and resources designed to enhance both your work-life balance and long-term success.

Competitive Compensation: Experience competitive wages ensuring your dedication is recognized and rewarded.
Exceptional Benefits Package: Access a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and pre-tax saving benefits, life insurance, disability coverage, and more to safeguard your health and that of your loved ones.
Commuting and Transportation: Enjoy the convenience of free parking on our picturesque campus, easily accessible from major roadways. We are also accessible via the MBTA commuter rail.
Paid Time Off: Take advantage of paid vacations, personal days, sick time, and holidays to recharge and maintain a healthy work-life harmony.
Retirement Savings: Plan for the future with our retirement savings plan. Wellesley College contributes up to 10.5% towards your 403(b) plan for eligible employees
Work/Life and Wellness: A hybrid work environment for select positions (additional details will be provided during the interview process), caregiving support through Wellthy, legal plan insurance, pet insurance discount and a variety of other resources including retirement planning, free onsite and virtual fitness classes and access to cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Professional Development: Enhance your skills and explore growth opportunities through continuing training and pathways for growth within our supportive environment.
Tuition and Education Benefits: Invest in your education with tuition benefits, and access resources to navigate student loan forgiveness, reinforcing our commitment to your ongoing learning.
Campus Privileges: Enjoy free use of our state-of-the-art athletic and fitness facilities with onsite fitness classes, Library resources, and seize opportunities to attend diverse campus events that contribute to a vibrant community.

Apply today and take your first step toward a rewarding career with Wellesley College – where your unique strengths and success are celebrated as part of our shared commitment to inclusivity!
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EEO Statement
At Wellesley, we embrace and honor difference and diversity. We believe the best ideas—the best solutions—draw on a range of voices, perspectives, and experiences. As a college, and as a community, we are dedicated to assuring that all members for the Wellesley community have an equal opportunity to flourish.
Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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