Niagara County Community College is seeking a Program Administrator in our Career and Transitional services department. This is a full time 12 month non-ranked professional position reporting to the Director of Career and Transitional Services . The Program Administrator will oversee the coordination and provision of services for disabled students requesting accommodations to assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities at the College. This individual also serves as a resource for students regarding their accommodation(s), academic performance, registration, and referral to appropriate resources. The position will also oversee the services provided through the Testing Center which includes the college's placement testing program. Evening/weekend hours may be required.
Typical Work Activities:
Coordinate provision of services for students with disabilities.
Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Testing Center.
Supervise the staff within the Accessibility Services and Testing Center.
Review, evaluate, and interpret documentation and self-reported information and communicate with students, families, and clinicians to determine how to most effectively accommodate a student and minimize barriers created by disability.
Create long-term accommodation plans for students registered with Accessibility Services and apply a case management approach to tracking and documenting student progress, to include developing, managing, and evaluating a plan for academic success for students, with consideration of disability.
Serve as an Academic Coach for students who are registered with the Accessibility Services Office. Maintain a caseload of advisees as the assigned Academic Coach.
Participate in academic advising sessions during peak times throughout the year.
Initiate intervention for students at risk of failing courses, work with students to identify semester-specific issues, and work with campus offices to provide bridge to get students help to improve academic support.
Maintain current information regarding state and federal laws and regulations as well as best practices concerning the rights of these students and ways of providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities while maintaining program standards.
Regularly meet with Testing Center staff to ensure integrity of the testing environment and process is maintained; stay apprised of test, technology, and faculty issues related to students using the Testing Center and issues related to student accommodations.
Advise faculty regarding reasonable accommodations for exams and accommodations in the classroom and work with faculty to create accommodations that protect the academic integrity of coursework and testing instruments.
Provide training and act as consultant to students and faculty regarding use of adaptive technology in the classroom.
Maintain web content for Accessibility Services and Testing Center, and ensure that information on services, accommodations, and policies related to persons with disabilities is readily available to both the campus community and the public.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Career and Transitional Services.
Ability to interact, communicate and work with a diverse student population and academic community including individuals with disabilities. Ability to manage multiple functions. Ability to speak in front of groups of people. Must be able to effectively communicate with students, co-workers, supervisors and the campus community both orally and in writing. Must able to operate computers and be technology proficient. Must be able to physically perform the duties of the position.
Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social Work, or Counseling OR; Bachelor's Degree and the equivalent of four months (one full semester) full time experience working in an educational environment or working with individuals with disabilities.
Special Instructions Summary:
Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:
cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references
Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.
NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 678
About Niagara County Community College
Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 5,214 students (Fall 2018 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 17:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention for students. The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls. NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services. Our college nurtures and empowers its students in ways that recognize and value our common humanity ...as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.