Vacancy for Assistant Director at Williams College

Deadline : 03 Aug 2020

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Vacancy for Assistant Director at Williams College

Apply for the Vacancy for Assistant Director at Williams College. The category of the position is Disability and Accessibility Services.

Williams College seeks a collaborative and engaged professional to serve as the Assistant Director of the Office of Accessible Education. The Office of Accessible Education has two key areas of responsibility relating to Accessibility: legal compliance and the development of a culture of accessibility, and serves as an important campus resource for all segments of our community, playing an essential role in the development of policy and institutional norms.

Duties :

  1. Conducts intake interviews with students and provides information about the accommodation process, specific accommodation options and services. Will also communicate determinations about appropriate accommodations to faculty and staff. 
  2. Collects, verifies, and maintains documentation in support of accommodation requests.
  3. In consultation with members of the Accessible Education staff, ensures the effective implementation of accommodations and auxiliary aids and services for students.
  4. Provides technical assistance and training support to students, faculty and/or staff when necessary. 
  5. Provides oversight of special projects conducted by student Accessibility Coordinators 
  6. Assists with the development of policies and procedures which reflect best practices among peer institutions.
  7. Acts as a key resource for students, identifying appropriate campus resources and services.
  8. Contributes content for the Accessible Education website.
  9. Contributes data for annual and other departmental reports when necessary 
  10. Other duties as assigned in support of the Office of Accessible Education mission

Qualifications for Vacancy for Assistant Director :

  1. Bachelor’s Degree required with a focus in disability studies, rehabilitation, counseling or a social science discipline preferred; Master's Degree preferred; or a combination of relevant education and experience
  2.  2 - 5 years higher education experience in supporting academic success required
  3. Knowledge of the ADA and its 2008 Amendments(ADAAA), Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, FERPA, WCAG 2.0AA, and Assistive Technology
  4. Experience interpreting clinical documentation and determining reasonable accommodations in a small liberal arts college environment 
  5. Professional experience working with and advocating for diverse student populations; a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion; strong understanding of complex issues as related to ableism, equity, diversity, and social justice
  6. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills 
  7. Ability to communicate effectively in writing within a professional context  
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff 
  9. Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality for work with sensitive materials

About the Williams College :

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The college is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff, and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students.

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