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Executive Director, Academic Resource Center - Division of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission by educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social formation; enhancing students' learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth; teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs; promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community.
The Jesuit value of cura personalis - "care of the whole person" - represents the mission of Georgetown University. The Academic Resource Center (ARC) embodies this value by guiding students in their intellectual, emotional and social development and provides students with academic strategies and individualized support needed for academic success and inclusion within the Georgetown community.
The ExecutiveDirector (ED) of the Academic Resource Cente r serves as the leader in interpreting and applying the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The ADA is a civil law that ensures equity and access to programs and facilities, and Georgetown University is obligated to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all stakeholders with disabilities. Although the ED's role resides in the Division of Student Affairs, the their responsibilities extend into other divisions, for the ED is viewed as an expert in the area of disability law and etiquette and collaborates with other University leaders to ensure that the campus is in compliance with the ADA. The ED must stay current with the constantly evolving legal and regulatory landscape of disability issues. Consequently, the ED collaborates and confers with IDEAA, University Counsel, and Office of Compliance and Ethics to evaluate situations that can potentially be a risk to the University's image.
In addition to overseeing disability support services, the Executive Director develops and coordinates academic support services to address the diverse needs of learners. From tutoring services to study skills workshops, academic support continues to evolve in response to the needs of students. Specialized assistance is directed to student-athletes with two full-time staff members working with students and coaches to ensure that study strategies and academic advising are tailored to address the unique needs of student-athletes. Also, the Community Scholars Program and Georgetown Scholarship Program represent key stakeholders who work collaboratively with the Academic Resource Center to ensure that students are supported in their academic endeavors, thus fostering retention of students who graduate within 4 years.
The dual mission of the Academic Resource Center, disability and academic support services, requires an Executive Director who is knowledgeable about legal ramifications of the ADA/Rehabilitation Act and adept at crafting dynamic academic support services that address the diverse student community, including first-generation, veterans, and adult learners. In sum, the ED must practice discretion in handling highly confidential, sensitive student issues; handle a broad range of high level responsibilities; and, lead the Academic Resource Center in accordance with the mission and Jesuit tradition of Georgetown University.
The ExecutiveDirector's duties will include but are not limited to:
Provides supervision and leadership for the Academic Resource Center
Develops, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures to provide individualized and holistic support services and program access for students with disabilities.
Updates policies (e.g., documentation guidelines, grievance policy) in accordance with the ADA and University mission and protocols.
Oversees the development, coordination, and supervision of academic support services
Oversees the development, coordination, and supervision of disability support services
Undertakes research to assess academic services and students' needs and instructors' expectations.
Oversees budgets for the Academic Resource Center, Disabled Student Services, and Athletic Tutoring Services.
Serves as liaison to Center for Multicultural Equity and Access and GEMS students (Medical School) for academic support.
Doctoral or JD degree
Minimum of 10 years of experience in working with students with disabilities
Extensive pedagogical background in the area of academic skill building, tutoring, and academic advising.
Skills to work with people from diverse, multicultural backgrounds, to interpret and apply laws that impact higher education, such as ADA, FERPA, HIPAA, Fair Housing Act, Title IX, NCAA, etc.
Capable of addressing and resolving inquiries from parents in a timely and sensitive manner
Strong supervisory skills to guide staff members in carrying out their position responsibilities and in assessing their job performance in accordance with HR guidelines
Review of resumes will begin July 8 and will continue until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by July 8.
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