Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The Disability Access Center supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Manager is responsible for supervising, managing, coordinating the activities and functions of accommodations/services programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the Disability Access Center (DAC) and for ensuring the timely and effective provision of accommodations for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal guidelines and regulations. Primary responsibilities will include: managing the DAC Speech-to-Text Program; providing technical and logistical support to students and faculty on the use of real time transcription, closed captioning and other services for Deaf and hard of hearing students; providing training to the campus community on best practices in promoting inclusion and understanding of deaf culture; managing DAC equipment and inventory; and recruiting, hiring, training, assessing, and supervising service providers.
BA or BS degree required.
Proficiency and 3 year's experience in providing meaning-for-meaning real time transcription.
Experience working with students and or adults with disabilities.
Knowledge of universal design and social model of disability.
Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other applicable state and federal statutes and laws.
Sensitivity and competency in working with a diverse population.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to work collaboratively with others.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, or related field.
Fluency in American Sign Language.
Knowledge of assistive technologies for people with disabilities.
Knowledge and experience using the AIM Database System.
Direct work experience with individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education.
$58,968 - $68,796 commensurate experience, including an excellent benefits package.
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Position closes August 25, 2019 at 11:55pm
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); email@example.com
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.