Temporary Coordinator of Accessibility Services
Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.
A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.
Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.
This is The Dean Difference.
Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.
Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.
Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.
Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.
The Coordinator of Accessibility Services is a temporary, 30-40 hour a week position within the Morton Family Learning Center responsible for developing and providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and implementing programs, services, assessments, policies, procedures for a comprehensive accessibility program. The position reports to the Director of the Morton Family Learning Center within Student Success Programs & Career Planning as a critical member of Enrollment & Retention. The position is for twelve weeks starting mid-late June, 2021.
Job responsibilities will include:
- Determining and implementing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities;
- Counseling and advising students regarding academic goals, accommodations, and academic progress;
- Collaborating with Success & Career Advisors, faculty, and staff regarding student accommodations;
- Ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, Section 508;
- Providing support for faculty and staff on pertinent disability topics;
- Maintaining confidential information and records;
- Overseeing Testing Services which includes administration of tests and management of Testing Services;
- Maintain policies and procedures;
- Work closely with the Arch Learning Community (program for students with Learning Differences) to evaluate documentation, recruitment and evaluation;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Learning Disabilities, Psychology, Special Education, Higher Education Administration or related field;
- COVID-19 vaccination, required:
- Prior experience with implementing legally mandated accommodations in higher education;
- Experience with assistive technologies (e.g., JAWS, Zoom text, Dragon, text-to-speech software) and document conversion software (e.g., Adobe, Omni page);
- Understanding of all relevant legislation - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, and related standards, and translation of legislation into policy;
- Experience working with the needs of students with disabilities in higher education;
- Must have strong communication skills to be able to build relationships with faculty, staff, students and families;
- Familiar with using software such as Accommodate to document, track and deliver accommodations.
Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.
The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.
The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.
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