Disability Resource Program
Level 3 / Class 1716 / Exempt / Full-Time / Benefited / Represented
Hiring Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000 (commensurate with qualifications)
The mission of the Disability Resource Program (DRP) is to ensure that all students with documented disabilities at UC Law SF receive comprehensive disability-related services in the form of accommodations, academic adjustments, and auxiliary services. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended in 2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and related state laws, DRP supports the College in its efforts to provide equal access to all its programs and activities.
THE ROLE and RESPONSIBILITIES
DRP seeks an Assistant Director to support implementation of disability-related programs and accommodations for individual students. Primary duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
Coordinates and assists with day-to-day functions of the department.
Coordinates implementation of student accommodations and auxiliary services, i.e., alternative formats, e-texts, coordinating captioned course needs, ergo chair placement throughout campus buildings, tracking and signage, notetakers, sign language interpreters, etc.
Serves as initial point of contact for students seeking accommodation and conducts intakes with students using the interactive process to determine qualification for DRP and reasonable accommodations.
Reviews all incoming documentation and student inquiries to triage students’ urgent needs.
Manages exam accommodations, including preparing contracts with vendors and working with Facilities to prepare the physical set-up for accommodated exams; assigning student seating based on disability needs; identifying and training proctors; coordinating rescheduled exams; monitoring exam space; responding to technical difficulties and disability-related issues during exams; and generally ensuring that students receive the appropriate exam accommodations.
Supports departmental budget process.
Generates reports and maintains spreadsheets to support departmental analytics.
Liaises with the IT department, Media Services, the Registrar’s Office, Faculty Support, Facilities, and faculty members related to classroom accommodations and exam accommodations.
Monitors disability-related accommodations and provides technical assistance in the context of campus-related events.
Manages assistive technology resources, including maintaining current assistive technology resources and recommending new resources when appropriate.
Manages and enhances the internal and external website information and communications, including social media.
Performs other duties as assigned as necessary to ensure smooth operation of the DRP Office and compliance with requirements of such an office in higher education.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience working in disability support services, preferably at a higher education institution with responsibility for determining and coordinating classroom and exam administration; OR
At least five years of experience working in disability-related services, preferably at a higher education institution with responsibility for determining and coordinating classroom and exam administration.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Demonstrated organizational and project management proficiency with attention to detail.
Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn a wide range of disabilities and need for accommodations in higher education.
Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn best practices in the provision of accommodations and auxiliary services to graduate students with disabilities.
Budget management experience preferred OR ability to learn budget management skills with high degree of attention to detail and follow through.
Demonstrated proficiency of MS Office Excel, Word, Mail Merges.
Strong background in the effective use of technology and the application of complex student information systems, preferably including Colleague.
Demonstrated analytical skills to interpret data, identify trends, and anticipate the impacts of technology platforms/programs on the department’s objectives and practices.
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to listen and interact effectively with diverse constituents and to communicate technical and administrative information in verbal presentations, as well as written documents and reports.
Experience working collaboratively with groups that have diverse needs in achieving organizational objectives.
Knowledge of ADA (ADAAA) / the Rehabilitation Act / disability accommodations / regulations, national trends and best practices, FERPA requirements.
Ability to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently, as well as being able to contribute as a member of a team.
Excellent customer service skills and sensitivity.
Ability to lift/move / transport 20 lbs. and the ability to use stairs.
Health and Welfare Benefits
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses
Employee Assistance Program
For your Financial Future
Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Legal Insurance
University of California Retirement Plan (a defined benefit plan)
Deferred Compensation Plans/Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs
For your Work/Life Balance
Fifteen paid holidays per year
Generous vacation and sick leave
Commuter Benefits Program
THE HIRING PROCESS
This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Applicants who meet the position requirements will be competitively evaluated to identify the individuals whose breadth and depth of experience and education most closely relate to the stated requirements and the needs of the College. Depending on the quality and number of the applications received, only the better qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview. The position is open until filled.
The skills listed above are comprehensive, and we understand there are great candidates who possess only a subset of those skills, or who have other important skills. If you match some of these skills, please do not hesitate to apply.
UC Law SF is an equal opportunity employer. UC Law SF strives to provide a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect. UC Law SF is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.