Director of Disability Support Services

Front Range Community College - Fort Collins, CO4.3

Full-time
EducationSkills
Front Range Community College

Director of Disability Support Services - Larimer Campus

Who We Are

We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project, recently selected as a “Most Promising Place to Work” in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. We have developed a strong strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates and have made significant investments in advising and other student support programs.

We also have a strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that matches our student community.

We are guided by the philosophy “One College, Many Communities.” Campuses share many common values, goals, and practices, but are also given the opportunity and flexibility to develop unique cultures and programs that serve individual communities. In addition, we have a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan. For more information, visit the following: www.frontrange.edu and VISION 2020.

Who You Are

As the Director of Disability Support Services, you will collaborate with campus and college-wide staff and faculty to ensure that persons with disabilities are welcomed as equal members into the diverse and inclusive environment of our college. You will provide direction and leadership on various campus committees, direct strategic planning, develop policies and procedures consistent with state and federal laws and policies, monitor departmental performance and grievance/appeal procedures, manage and mentor staff on employee issues or concerns, and direct the implementation of accommodations and access services to students in alignment with the college’s vision, mission, goals, and strategic plan.

SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of August 26th, 2019.

In your application please include a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with requirements, qualification and responsibilities of the Director of Disability Services.

SALARY: High 50’s/annually

PRIMARY DUTIES

Collaborates with campus and college administrative staff and faculty to engage in proactive institutional strategic planning and implementation to assess needs, remove barriers, and ensure access for student success and retention.
Hires, trains, supervises and provides professional development for the Disability Support Services staff.
In conjunction with the Boulder County Campus and Westminster Campus manager, establishes, monitors, evaluates and continuously improves college-wide procedures and processes for intake of new students with disabilities, case management, renewing accommodations for returning students, documentation guidelines, accommodation requests and reviews, and accommodation-related communications with students and faculty.
Remains informed of educational opportunities, best practices, community resources, and state and federal laws, regulations, and policies regarding disability rights by monitoring case law outcomes reached through Office of Civil Rights, based on mandates from the ADA Amendments Act, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, FERPA, Fair Housing Act, and college and Colorado Community College System policies.
Oversees and supervises staff to ensure production and provision of accommodations.
Develops, administers, and monitors departmental and grant budgets for general operations, accommodations, and access services.
Assists with mediating student and faculty disagreements about accommodations and reviews departmental grievances or accommodation appeals as consistent with college and system procedures.
Establishes and maintains ongoing professional relationships with faculty, staff and professionals in the community, including local agencies and community organizations and resources.
Oversees the coordination of the Opportunities for Postsecondary Success/CHOICES Grant in collaboration with Colorado State University.
Acts as an accessibility advocate for the campus and reports accessibility problems to Campus Vice President and Director of Facilities.
Serves on campus, college, and System teams such as the Larimer Campus Student Affairs Division leadership team, CARE Team, college-wide Disability Support Directors team, CCCS Director’s team, and others.

Required Skills
REQUIRED EDUCATION

Master’s degree from an accredited college/university.
PREFERRED EDUCATION

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Education, Special Education, Rehabilitation, or a related field.

Required Experience
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

Three or more years’ experience working in a disability support services setting in higher education.
Experience reading and interpreting psychological/medical documentation to determine appropriate accommodations.
Supervisory/management experience.
Knowledge/ability to operate standard office equipment. Knowledge/ability to operate various assistive technologies.
Knowledge of characteristics of disabling conditions and best practices in providing college-level accommodations.
In-depth knowledge of requirements for ADA Amendments Act, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, FERPA, Fair Housing Act.
Ability to work in a team environment, balancing the rights of students with the requirements and academic standards of the college.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and group presentation skills. Experience with data tracking and reporting.
Working knowledge of high school special education practices and requirements.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

Experience working in a Colorado higher education/community college environment.
Experience providing leadership in disability services at an institute of higher education.
Experience using Banner, Microsoft Office, particularly Access database software.
Teaching experience at the college level.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Notice to Prospective Employees:
Front Range Community College is required by the Clery Act of 1990 to notify prospective employees, current employees, students and applicants where to access our Campus Security Report. The report is updated and published annually in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Federal Student Right-to-Know, the Federal Drug-free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. This report contains information about:

Front Range Community College's alcohol and other drug policy
VAWA policy
Campus security policies
Campus/community resources
Where to find registered sex offender information
Crime statistics for the previous three calendar years
Reporting crimes

The Campus Security Report can be accessed in two ways:
By going to the internet website at: Clery Act Information
Printed copies of the FRCC Campus Annual Security Report are available on request through the Dean of Students Affairs Office and any college Campus Security and Preparedness Office.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.