George Mason University Disability Services, within University Life, invites applicants for the Associate Director position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Reporting to the Director of Disability Services, the Associate Director is responsible for:
Assisting the Director in the development of a seamlessly accessible curricular and cocurricular environment for students with disabilities;
Collaborating with and advising faculty, staff, students and others in the delivery of services;
Interpreting and implementing all university, state, and federal laws, and policies as necessary; and
Ensuring that reasonable accommodations are provided for registered students within DS;
Determining program eligibility for services based on documentation of a disability, and assisting in the development of program policies and procedures; and
Serving in the absence of the Director and assume oversight of the department as needed.
Providing ongoing supervision for staff, administrative faculty, and student employees;
Serving as the point-of-contact for students-of-concern (CARE team) while coordinating with other University Life stakeholders (e.g., Student Support and Advocacy Center, Housing and Residence Life, Counseling and Psychological Services);
Gathering, tracking, and reporting Disability Services data and usage to support ongoing assessment;
Creating and managing unit presentation materials, internal documents that outline policies and procedures, and promotional materials shared with stakeholders;
Workshop and program/professional development;
Website development and management.
Master's degree in higher education, counseling, or a related field;
Supervisory experience with professional staff;
Experience in evaluating, preparing and presenting detailed assessment reports and plans;
Must have a proven track record of experience and knowledge about disability-related assessments and disability-related issues;
Ability to collect and analyze data, and make recommendations based on findings;
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
Demonstrated knowledge of current disability law;
Must possess the ability to work collaboratively in a group and/or independently with individuals from diverse backgrounds;
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills;
Knowledge of psycho-educational test instruments, and alternative forms of individual student assessment pertaining to higher education and disability;
Experience working with students with disabilities in a postsecondary educational system; and
Working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and other appropriate laws.
Experience working with individuals with psychological, physical (visible and invisible), sensory impairments, medical conditions, learning disorders, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and/or other conditions;
Experience and knowledge with assistive technology; and
Experience with creating and presenting to stakeholders and partners.
Salary: High-$50,000s to mid-$60,000
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA28Ez at http://jobs.gmu.edu ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46319
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.