Days and Hours: M-F 8:30a to 4:30p and One night 10:30a-6:30p
The Director of Disability Services reports directly to the Associate Dean of Students and is responsible for college disability programs that support our student and institutional goals.
The Director of Disability Services is responsible for the framework that supports all of the college disability programs and provides overall leadership for the direction, administration, and management of recruitment, retention, and student success. The Director is also responsible for directing and evaluating program activities, developing disability awareness curricula for faculty and staff, supervising professional and support staff, and collaborating with all areas of the College.
ESSENTIALFUNCTIONSINCLUDE: 1.Provides leadership and operational management for the College's department of Disability Services (Disability Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing program and Garden State Pathways program) and relat-ed functions at all College locations, 2.Supervises all day-to-day activities, develops and implements procedures, and evaluates staff. 3.Prepares and monitors department operating budget. 4.Interviews students who self-identify as needing accommodations, evaluates their eligibility, and authorizes appropriate reasonable services in compliance with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA/504) guidelines. 5.Acts as an ombudsman for students with learning and physical disabilities. Reviews and investigates complaints and grievances relating to accommodations 6.Prepares necessary reports. 7.Conducts workshops for faculty and staff to enhance awareness of the support for students with special needs. 8.Develops the master schedule for and monitors registration for special sections of courses, as well as recommends hiring of adjunct faculty. 9.Participates in college-wide academic advisement/registration activities. 10.Represents the College in professional conferences and organizations relating to services for learning disabled/physically challenged students. 11.Maintains a working knowledge of changing practices and legislation in the field of disability services. 12.All other duties as assigned.
1.Master's degree in education/special education, higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling, social work, psychology, or related field. 2.Minimum of three years professional experience in program supervision of students with a wide range of disabilities within a post-secondary institution is required. 3.Supervisory and budgetary experience are preferred. 4.Relevant certifications to support a higher education disability services environment. 5.Demonstrated effectiveness and experience supervising, instructing, and reviewing the work of staff is required. 6.Knowledge of and ability to interpret results of various assessments and diagnostic tools used to diagnose different types of disabilities and make recommendations for reasonable accommodations required. 7.Computer literacy required (MS based software); familiarity with Ellucian Colleague and assistive software experience strongly preferred (e.g.,) JAWS for Windows, Kurzweil 3000, etc.) 8.Ability to communicate effectively interpersonally and in writing within a culturally diverse institutional environment. 9.Experience with maintaining positive collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and staff; serving as an effective team member as well as having the ability to function independently, lead, manage, and prioritize multiple job assignments. The incumbent must be able to organize, manage, coordinate, and supervise professional and support staff, be able to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules, and regulations and be able to communicate the interpretation to subordinates and others. 10.Proven experience to prepare and present detailed reports and make recommendations concerning the substance of the studies and reports. Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to prepare and deliver oral presentations before small, medium, and large groups. 11.Knowledge of and experience in interpreting and applying Federal Regulation 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act required.
Job Category: Administrative/Staff
Internal Number: 5459
About Camden County College
Camden County College is one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in New Jersey and the surrounding region and is a vital resource for transfer education, workforce training, and cultural events. Its three distinct locations in Blackwood, Camden and Cherry Hill – along with its satellite locations in Lakeland, Sicklerville and elsewhere throughout the County – share the common mission of providing accessible, affordable higher education and occupational study to all who can benefit.The College also is recognized nationally as a leader in technology programs such as video game design/development and photonics. In addition, it is acknowledged for maintaining low tuition rates for many years. Perhaps most importantly, CCC is known for responding to the changing needs of the communities and students it serves by continuously updating its programs and services to support the economic development in this area and the professional and personal development of residents.