WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Winona, MN 55987-5838
MSUAASF Range D (Unclassified MSUAASF)
1. Student Access Accommodation Administration. Ensure qualified students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations. Manage, oversee and supervise the administration of accommodations and services to students with disabilities annually.
Establish institutional policies and procedures to serve students with various disabilities in compliance with Section 504 and ADA guidelines. Examples include faculty notification, determination of provision of services to include interpreters, CART, note takers, alternative testing, and acquiring auxiliary equipment for student use.
Supervise the assessment of eligibility/accommodation needs of students with disabilities and provide official verification of student accommodations needs and eligibility to WSU faculty and staff.
Advocate for students with disabilities and mediate conflicts as needed.
Provide disability verification and reasonable accommodation determination for students seeking accommodation in the WSU residence halls as needed.
Provide disability verification and reasonable accommodations determinations for WSU students applying to graduate schools or nationally standardized exams.
2. Access Services Program Administration. Direct the programmatic and operational activities for WSU Access Services which provide a complex variety of support services to students annually, in consultation with the Director of the Warrior Success Center.
Contribute to planning budgets, program and departmental reports, maintenance of student records, maintenance and confidentiality of disability documentation.
Provide leadership to Access Servces staff which will include hiring, training, developing work plans and scheduling. The Associate Director will also evaluate performance and assist with professional development and training as needed.
Responsible for the oversight of the Access Services data base system and the MN State Disability Services component on ISRS.
Responsible for the oversight of the confidentiality of all electronic files for students with disabilities on Knowledge Lake.
3. Disability Consulting and Outreach Responsibilities. Provide disability program and facility interpretation and advice on compliance to all sectors of the University community.
Promote and broadly disseminate information regarding the ADA and the University's policies relating to persons with disabilities.
Design and participate in the development of presentations for students, faculty and staff on the provision of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.
Consult on matters relating to the ADA and facilitate activity and the flow of information among the various University offices with responsibilities relating to compliance, including but not limited to: Admissions, Safety Director, Facilities Management, Student Life and Development, and TLT.
Serve as the primary University liaison with relevant state and federal agencies, as well as Accessibility Directors and Coordinators at colleague institutions and associations.
Provide disability awareness and accommodation coordination/verification for Residential Life and other WSU departments/programs as appropriate.
Coordinate Temporary Conditions Checklist for the Student Life and Development division with multiple offices across campus.
Maintain current information regarding state and federal laws and regulations as well as the best practices of other universities regarding the rights of persons with disabilities and ways of providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities while maintaining program performance standards.
Assure that University-related information is readily available on services, accommodations, policies, and demographics relating to persons with disabilities.
4. Academic Advising Responsibilities. Provide holistic advising for undeclared first year, transfer, international, Associate of Arts degree seeking, New Admits and PSEO students. Advising includes students who are on academic warning, probation and suspension as well as their parents when there are questions. Participate in Warrior Success Center Staff meetings and functions such as New Student Registration, Scholarship Registration, Transfer and International Registration several times each year.
5. Perform other duties as assigned. Serve on the WSU Inclusion and Diversity/Title IX WSU Diversity Committee and other divisional and campus-wide committees and work groups as needed. Serve as resource for the WSU Students Advocating for Accessibility organization. Teach Orientation 100 or 115 annually. Ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of the institution as the educational solution of choice.
Master's Degree or higher in Education or related field required
Three (3) years of experience working with students with disabilities in higher education or equivalent settings.
Strong working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as they relate to students with disabilities and to know the rights and responsibilities of persons with disabilities as well as those of the university.
Broad management skills and experience in personnel supervision, program development and budget management.
Current knowledge of law, policy, practice and literature on the full range of disability services in higher education.
Demonstrated ability to develop and monitor accommodation plans for students when appropriate documentation is presented.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work with faculty and others regarding provision of services to student clients.
Must possess strong organizational and time management skills with a track record of paying attention to details
Evidence of establishing and interpreting policies, procedures and principles relative to highly sensitive and complex issues
Written and oral communication skills sufficient to prepare messages and materials for diverse audiences and clearly explain, discuss, and present complex ideas, regulations, policies and/or procedures
Demonstrated ability in working with diverse populations
Knowledge of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Please apply online at:www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winona; and include the following required materials: