Assistant Director Disability Support Services

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Counseling/Health Professions

Position Title: Assistant Director Disability Support Services
Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Director for Disability Services, the Assistant Director for Disability Support Services performs general duties that support students with disabilities at Mines. Additionally, the position provides support for Mines faculty and student families. Support includes, but is not limited to, communication, registration, referrals, outreach, and assistance. The position is an integral member of the Disability Support Services (DSS) administration and will function as valued professional within the of the Division of Student Life, supporting the holistic departmental mission of student and campus support. This is a full time, 12-month administrative faculty position.

  • Initial coordination and communication with students and families regarding processes, accommodation requests, review of documentation, support inquiries, and referrals. Assist students with registration process and establishing appropriate accommodations and plans. 
  • Assist DSS office with implementation and maintenance of disability-specific database. Assist with creating and providing training to students and faculty regarding database use. This database contains disability documentation, as well as accommodation and communication information. The DSS Assistant Director will be responsible for discerning appropriate record management and management of said records. 
  • Assist with academic coaching for students registered with DSS. 
  • Collaborate with the Director for Disability Services to revise, develop, amend, and administer institutional and academic disability policies or procedures as necessary to conform to state and federal laws and regulations. This will include matters related to: institutional training (e.g. training faculty and staff on policies and services), student and family awareness (e.g. presenting on matters related to Disability Services at Orientation and with prospective families) and pedagogical efforts. These efforts necessitate intimate knowledge of disability laws, autonomous decision making with faculty, student, and family meetings and empowerment to speak autonomously with training and pedagogical matters.
  • Play an active, autonomous role in meeting with and proactively addressing with other campus entities and outside agencies regarding disability-related needs, including computing personnel on assistive technologies, legal counsel on laws and regulations, faculty leadership on educational needs, and others as needed to gather information, explain policy, appropriately update business processes or accommodations and services, or make referrals. Appropriately utilize budget to procure appropriate assistive technologies, hardware, software or tools respective and appropriate with the presenting disability or need. 
  • Participate as a member of DSS team on initiatives, trainings, programming, and professional development opportunities that better the student experience at Mines. Assistant Director should bring strong knowledge of student development theory, best practices in the field of disability support services, and knowledge of testing administration best practices. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited four year institution of higher education
  • Direct professional experience working with students in an advising or support capacity
    • Preference given to those who have worked with differently-abled students or populations and/or within the line of disability support and accomodations. 
    • Preference given to those with disability work at a post-secondary education level.
    • Preference given to those with assistive technology or disability/ADA experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including goal setting, strategic planning, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Experience and knowledge regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
  • Experience working on teams, relationship building, managing people and partnership development.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree
  • Direct experience with data management and record-keeping.
Department Description: Colorado School of Mines is committed to providing equal access to University courses, programs, and activities for students with a disability. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Disability Support Services staff works with qualified undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to manage the impact of their disability on learning and living at Mines. DSS reports to Campus Life and Student Success (CLASS) as part of the Student Life Division at Mines.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required).
Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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