Associate Director, Disability Support Services

East Carolina University  |  Greenville, NC

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Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Associate Director, Disability Support Services

Job Type: Disability Services
Location: Greenville, NC
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 13190
Application Deadline: 07/21/2019


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

Vacancy #: 925453
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview
The Division of Student Affairs actively supports the University's missions of education, research, and service by providing comprehensive programs and services to assist each student in developing intellectually, socially, morally, and culturally. The Division anticipates students' developmental needs throughout their collegiate experiences and promotes students development by fostering a community of learning, which encourages individual student involvement and participation. The Division of Student Affairs provides a broad range of support services, activities, and programs that seek to: Assist students in developing respect and appreciation for individual differences, interpersonal civility, and human rights. Enhance the learning environment, facilitate retention, and optimize the student experience. Accommodate the diverse needs of all students. Support a community environment that is welcoming, safe, and secure. Assist students in meeting their basic needs for housing, nutrition, and physical and emotional well-being. Provide the means for students to become active participants and leaders in their own learning. Assist students in developing logical thought processes and sound decision-making skills. Assist students in developing an appreciation of the arts. Moreover, the division seeks to contribute to the development of the whole individual by fostering in each student a deeper appreciation of the importance of life-long learning, individual responsibility, and human diversity. Through collaboration, the division provides programs and services that are grounded in theory, assessment, and sound practice.

Disability Support Services is responsible for integrating students with disabilities into the life of the university by directing a planned program of comprehensive support services which adapt the programs and services available to all students.

Job Duties
The Associate Director is a senior member of the administrative team that works toward the delivery of a comprehensive program to ensure that students with disabilities are accommodated as mandated by federal civil rights legislation. This responsibility incorporates an appreciation for both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended in 2008. The Associate Director reports to the Director for Disability Support Services.

Specific Duties:

  • Maintenance of a student caseload to include the registration process, eligibility and accommodation determination
  • Coordinates priority registration services for eligible students during the week of early registration
  • Leads the unit in weekly staff meetings during which eligibility for and approval of reasonable accommodation takes place
  • Plans and provides counseling services to advance the academic success of students including self-advocacy skills, developmental learning strategies, organization and time management
  • Maintains accurate and confidential student records to reflect the quality of services and outcomes
  • Serve as the lead coordinator for the department in support of the Assessment requirements of the Division of Student Affairs
  • Consult with faculty and staff regarding the accommodation process
  • Provide training and information sessions related to disability trends and topics
  • Supervise two Graduate Assistants 10 hours per week each from the Department of Psychology
  • Serve on University Committees as assigned by the Director
  • Teach COAD 1000 with a primary focus on incoming freshmen with disabilities
  • Assists the director in other duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience
A Master's degree in Rehabilitation Studies, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Counseling, Student Development, Psychology or related field. A minimum of four (4) years' working with persons with disabilities. Advanced skill with computer databases. Attention to detail is critical. Assessment background. Ability to meet deadlines despite numerous interruptions and a heavy workload. Experience with and sensitivity to working with individuals with disabilities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Experience in a comprehensive Disability Support Program in the post-secondary setting. Practical and theoretical knowledge as it applies to university students with disabilities in the following areas: state and federal disability rights legislation, academics, psycho-educational assessment and diagnostic methods, learning strategies, coping skills, and appropriate academic accommodations.

Special Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a letter of interest, a current resume/vitae, and a list of three (3) references including contact information.

Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and two (2) signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.

East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

Additional Instructions to Applicants
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 925453 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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