SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Supervised by the Dean for Community Wellness
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Office staff and student employees
POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Disability & Accommodation Services provides oversight to the Office of Disability & Accommodation Services which works to ensure access for every student (graduate and undergraduate) with a disability by removing barriers in design, promoting disability as an aspect of diversity, and creating a campus where access and inclusion are seamless. The Director serves as the primary contact for disability-related issues and questions, including responding to inquiries, overseeing the evaluation of associated documentation as appropriate, developing programs and processes in support of the accessibility needs of our students, and applying appropriate ADA law for student accommodation purposes.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and maintain policy and procedures related to providing student accommodations and a broad range of accessibility services in support of students with disabilities.
- Oversee and provide ongoing support services to enrolled students with disabilities.
- Remain current with legal and technological advances related to accessibility support.
- Serve as a member of the University's Behavior Intervention Team
- Participate in campus-wide committees as assigned or appropriate.
- Manage and coordinate response to accessibility-related inquiries from current students, prospective students, family members of current or prospective students, high school teachers and counselors, and Moravian University faculty and administrators.
- Oversee the evaluation process to determine if documentation indicates that a condition qualifies as a disability under applicable disability law and coordinate with appropriate offices to determine reasonable accommodations.
- Facilitate assistive technology training and shared responsibility in developing a view of shared ownership to be used by a diverse range of students with disabilities.
- Operate from a restorative lens, working with students by balancing support and accountability to meet their needs.
- Support ongoing professional development and awareness programs for faculty, staff, and students with a mind toward countering ableism and supporting disability rights.
- Support the training process for student employees such as resident advisors and peer tutors to increase capacity and skill-building when working with students with disabilities.
- Ensure that staff and faculty are appropriately involved in the implementation of accommodations for students with disabilities.
- Provide general guidance to staff and campus event sponsors who may be involved with the implementation of accommodations for events.
- Collaboratively work to track progress, trends, and use of services as well as recommendations for future initiatives.
ABOUT THE DIVISION OF STUDENT LIFE: The Division of Student Life strives to advance the educational mission of the University by recognizing, affirming, and promoting the development of the whole student in a campus climate that is at the same time challenging and supportive. We do this by asking students and ourselves to always reflect on the following questions: Who am I? How will we learn from each other? What is our responsibility to the world?
Staff in the division commit to the following core values as we carry out our mission:
- Student Centered: Empower one another to keep students as the focus of all decisions made and services provided by reflecting on the question: "Is this choice in the best interest of Moravian students?"
- Collaboration: Cultivate intentional, productive and respectful partnerships by reflecting on the question: "How will including others lead to shared success?"
- Inclusivity: Embrace diversified experiences, perspectives, and values by reflecting on the question: "Are we advancing our commitment to equity and justice in our community?"
- Community Focused: Modeling compassion and empathy with our community partners by reflecting on the question: "What is our impact on the world?"
Transparency: Sustain trust and confidence through open and honest communication by reflecting on the question: "Are we engaging, explaining, and clarifying expectations?"
QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in special education or special education administration, school psychology, rehabilitation counseling, higher education, or a related field with 5-7 years' experience with disability services in a higher education setting is strongly preferred. Candidates should have experience interpreting psycho-educational evaluations and other disability documentation, determining eligibility for disability services, evaluating the needs of students with disabilities in higher education, providing reasonable accommodations and familiarity with assistive technologies for students with disabilities. In-depth knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 & 2008 (ADAAA) is essential. Experience utilizing coaching, motivational interviewing, and Accommodate software is preferred.
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach their cover letter and resume to the online application by clicking "Apply Now". Please attach documents as a PDF file.
Link to our DEI Action Plan: https://www.moravian.edu/dei-action-plan
Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, citizenship status, veteran/military status, disability status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal laws.
Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:
Leah M. Naso
Executive Director for Equity & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator)
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Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:
Assistant Athletic Director (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
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Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
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Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at www.moravian.edu/titleix. Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at www.moravian.edu/policy.
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WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.
The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions and outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.
Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee's supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.
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