Director of Disability Services

Grand View University - Des Moines, IA4.5

Full-timeEstimated: $62,000 - $79,000 a year
General Purpose of Job:
Provide coordination of institution-wide disability services.

Essential Functions of Job:
Disability Services
Establish and maintain institutional policies
Meet with prospective and current students/parents; introduce, inform, and instruct them regarding services and processes for accessing accommodations at GV
Determine student eligibility for services
Coordinate the implementation of accommodations
Collaborate with faculty and staff as needed to determine and arrange for implementation of reasonable accommodations
Monitor and evaluate appropriateness of accommodations regularly
Serve as an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) resource person to the campus and greater community
Participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of current trends and practices
Obtain and provide training on assistive technology as needed
Provide campus accessibility consultation
Provide leadership to the campus community to enhance understanding of DSS
Provide guidance and training for institutional staff and faculty members in the understanding of disability issues
Advocate for equal access, accommodations, and respect for students with disabilities within the campus community
Identify relevant and desirable student learning and development outcomes
Provide programs and services that encourage the achievement of those outcomes
Provide evidence of its impact on the achievement of student learning and development outcomes

Arrange for Administration of pre-admission and standardized assessments (ACT, CLEP, and DSST) and such other examinations as identified
Arrange for proctoring of test for students with testing accommodations
Arrange for or administer, read, and scribe tests
Comply with test company standards and agreements

Serve on appropriate faculty governance committees and other ad hoc work teams.
Prepare and submit a budget in compliance with the strategic plan
Maintain a balanced departmental budget
Submit an annual report to the Director of Student Success

ALT Center
Participates with the ALT Center team in the delivery of learning support to students.
Assists in the ALT Center activities as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:
Master’s degree in Special Education, Higher Education, Student Development, Human Services/Social Work, Sociology or Psychology preferred with 2-3 years’ of relevant experience. Or in substitution of a Master’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3-5 years’ of relevant experience.
Knowledge of academic preparedness and progress required of college level students
Successful experience working with college level students and their academic success
Knowledge and experience working with students with special needs (disabilities)
Knowledge and experience of testing and evaluation
Strong administrative and supervisory skills
Strong professional written and verbal communication skills
Emotional stability, personal maturity, and professionalism required to manage the diverse demands of the position, deal with conflict, resolve problems, make effective decisions, and prioritize
Ability to initiate, plan, implement, and evaluate programs and services
Computer literacy essential

Working Conditions:
Ability to multi-task
Travel around campus to space available to conduct various programs and services (possibly without air conditioning)
Requires eye-hand coordination, dexterity and a normal range of hearing and vision

Core office hours are Monday-Friday 8:15-4:30 during the academic year and 8:00 - 4:00 during the summer.

Interested candidates should apply via our online application process and include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

Pre-employment background check required.