Cincinnati State
  • Disability Services
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Manager, Office of Disability Services

Overview

The Manager of the Cincinnati State Office of Disability Services oversees the application of and compliance with federal and state requirements and regulations regarding access for students with disabilities, and educates the College community about the needs and legal rights of students with disabilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Serve as liaison for faculty, staff and other campus departments to coordinate reasonable accommodations between the area and/or internal and external departments, groups, agencies and individuals.

Serve as a resource on disability issues to the College collaborating closely with faculty, staff and administration on problem solving and dispute resolution regarding disability services and respond to any parent and faculty concerns.

Provide leadership and facilitate processes for the use of adaptive technology including access to textbooks and other materials in alternative format.

Review student documentation to determine eligibility for services and implementing reasonable accommodations for students registered with the Office of Disability Services.

Promote student self-advocacy and work to promote an environment of access and equal opportunity on campus.

Responsible for managing the Office of Disability Services to ensure accountability for and effective utilization of all resources, including setting and adhering to unit budget and developing proposals for funding initiatives.

Supervise the day-to-day operations of the Office of Disability Services, staff and resources provided (direct services, interpreters, computer lab, testing). This includes providing training, direct supervision and guide the daily work of personnel.

Collect and analyzes relevant program and outcomes data (i.e., tracking usage, student satisfaction and student success).

Meet with students, parents, faculty and staff as required to ensure students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of educational experience.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Educational Administration, Student Personnel, Special Education, Social Work, Psychology or a related field. 

Minimum of 3 years of experience working in higher education and/or human resources working with adults with disabilities and handling accommodations. 

Experience creating and writing accommodation plans. 

Extensive knowledge and interpretation of disability legislation related to access and accommodations for adults. Knowledge of Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, ADAAA 2009.

Supervisory/managerial experience, problem-solving, planning and organizational skills, ability to interact with a diverse population, computer (adaptive software) knowledge and budget experience. 

Knowledgeable regarding support resources available in the community that serve disabled adults. 

Occasional evening or weekend hours required.

  

Preferred Qualifications:

Five (5) years of experience in a college or university setting, working with students with disabilities and handling accommodations.

Knowledgeable of all categories of disabilities and appropriate accommodations in a higher education environment.

Knowledge of and experience adhering to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other appropriate laws pertaining to higher education and equal access to students with disabilities. 

 

Desired Competencies:

Knowledge of functional limitations of disabilities, their effect (s), understanding their academic implications, and the determination of the appropriate accommodations(s).

Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and all applicable state and federal disability statutes as well as general awareness of current literature, and legal cases in post-secondary education

Capability to develop effective internal and external relationships that support the recruitment of adult learners to the College, provide access to resources and services for disabled adults, and assist faculty and staff to support the academic success of students.

The ability to work well with people, show empathy, and act as a mediator, advocate, and leader.

 

Details:

Reports To:                           Vice President, Enrollment & Student Development

Position Level:                       Professional

Annual Compensation:          $50,000.00

Contract Affiliation:                Non-Bargaining

Status:                                   Full-time

Classification:                        Exempt

 

Excellent Benefits

Candidates selected for full-time positions are eligible for our benefit package that includes excellent medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits with minimal out of pocket payments and contribution rates, sick and personal leave, and immediate accrual of vacation.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer ~ Committed to Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual-orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.

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