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Director - Access Center

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

NOTE: This position is part of the Student Services Department.

Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Director - Access Center
Position Title Director - Access Center
Department NaSCC-Learning Support
Position Summary

Ensures that students and employees with disabilities who experience barriers in the design of College programs, services, and facilities have equal access through the provision of accommodations and the College maintains compliance of the Access Center with TBR, state and Federal laws including both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

A. Collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to proactively create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments by advising the senior administrations about universal design, reasonable accommodations, disability rights and responsibilities, technology, architectural and programmatic barriers, and local, state, and federal legislation related to disabilities; developing and recommending policies and procedures that promote inclusion and universal design in programs and facilities; maintaining cooperative working relationships on campus and in the community; and coordinating ongoing efforts to have fully accessible and usable learning environments.
B. Ensures that students with disabilities have equal access through the provision of accommodations such as auxiliary aids and services, materials in alternative formats, sign language interpreters, lab assistants, assistive technology, readers, test proctors, note takers, equal access to facilities, etc. as well as providing information and referral concerning admission, access, and participation in College programs.
C. Develops a plan of action and/or accommodation plan with students seeking reasonable accommodation(s) by conducting interviews, collaborating with the student, determining eligibility for services, establishing professional verification of the disability, and reviewing medical documentation to develop the accommodation plan.
D. Reviews documentation and requests for accommodation; makes recommendations to the Dean of Students for students who have learning or psychological disabilities; and ensures the provision of specialized prescriptive instructional services accommodations.
E. Provides student and employee referrals to the Dean of Student Services and Director of Human Resources as appropriate to address barriers that might be resolved through the use of adaptive technology.
F. Serves in a consulting role to the Human Resources department to facilitate employee accommodations.
G. Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources supports investigations associated with ADA and EEO compliance.
H. Provides training, technical assistance and consulting services to faculty, staff, administration, and students about universal design, disability studies and issues, reasonable accommodations, technology, barriers to programs and services, as well as information regarding local, state, and federal legislation.
I. Develops a competent and effective staff of full and part-time employees, and student workers by recruiting and selecting qualified person to serve as interpreters, readers, test proctors, and note takers, providing training in the various service functions and orientation on policies and procedures, making work assignments based upon qualification, and supervising and evaluating work performance.
J. Serve as a liaison to College departments.
K. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in special education, counseling, human resources, or a related professional field.
• Two years of supervisory and leadership experience.
• Three years full time progressively responsible work experience coordinating services for persons with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Strong follow up skills, organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
• Knowledge of state and federal regulations, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
• Must have keen knowledge of DSM-5, diagnosis and interpretation of educational, psychological, medical documentation and effective uses for educational intervention.
• Must be able to determine how a student’s and employee’s documented functional limitations interfere with the completion of specific work or job duties and determine reasonable and suitable accommodations in order to meet essential course and job requirements.
• Ability to build an effective team among staff with diverse functions and needs.

Pay Rate $54,000-$60,000; commensurate with experience
Posting Date 09/12/2017
Closing Date
Open until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

NOTE: This position is part of the Student Services Department.

Type of Appointment Fiscal
FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Category Administrative
Location Nashville State Community College (Nashville)
Location of Position The primary job location is the college’s main campus. Occasional travel to off-campus training sites is required.
Posting Number 005962

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents