Associate Director Disability Services Office 7162BR Student Affairs Disability Services
Detailed Job Description Live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all.
Minimum Qualifications Education/Experience:
Minimum of 5-7 years experience in education and/or special education or other related field such as counseling or social work.
Education in disability studies, social work, special/inclusive education, counseling, higher education student affairs, or a related field
Strong commitment to social justice, diversity (including disability), and empowering underrepresented populations
Experience working with students with disabilities at the high school or post secondary level.
Knowledge of federal and New York State laws relevant to K-12 and postsecondary students with disabilties, as well as best practices for disability services professionals Ability to:
critically review requests for accommodations due to disability
effectively work with postsecondary students with a variety of disabilties, employing a socially-just and student-centered approach
organize, plan, and manage multiple projects simulaneoulsy
develop and give presentations to groups of students, families, faculty, and staff
develop and conduct program assessments
use data and information to inform decision-making and the establishment and implementation of strategic goals
listen, analyze, and problem solve; as both a team leader and team member
manage, supervise and coach both professional and student staff
Effective interpersonal, written, and electronic communications skills, including the ability to convey complex information in accessible terms to diverse or multicultural audiences Ability to manage and maintain confidential and private information; uses confidential, sensitive and/or private records and information, protects information appropriately Ability to establish, build and maintain effective working relationships with students, families, faculty, and staff based on respect, empathy and honesty with diverse groups and individuals Knowledge of Deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), or willingness to learn Computer competence using word processing, spreadsheet, email, and electronic calendaring software Computer competence using software and enterprise systems appropriate for the complexities of the role and its functions Willingness and ability to assume the responsibilities of the Director as needed Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development and stay on the cutting edge of best practice in the field of disability and higher education Willingness to represent the department via participation on division and university committees, task forces, and projects as assigned and appropriate for the role Must maintain active membership in the national organization, Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) as well as the New York State Disability Services Council (NYSDSC)
In addition to approving direct student accommodations, ability to recommend appropriate resources to students with disabilities, including assistive technology, as appropriate
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 118A
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For.' RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .