Assistant Director of Student Accessibility Services
Franklin & Marshall College is recruiting for a full-time Exempt Assistant Director of Student Accessibility Services
Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.
Lancaster: A Great Place to Live!
The campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster, PA, a vital, historic city in a county of over 500,000 residents, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. Lancaster offers both a diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste.
Work with self-referred students to determine reasonable accommodations at F&M and maintain a student caseload. In addition, this position will be responsible for all social media and technology for SAS. This position will review all requests for emotional support animals, keep current records of ESAs and serve as a liaison for off-campus landlords. Will plan and implement programming for the office as well as provide disability-related presentations for the F&M College community.
- Intake interviews with students; keeping accurate, comprehensive, and timely notes/records related to students; reviewing documentation and evaluative reports; assessing eligibility for services; organizing reasonable accommodations, services and auxiliary aids for students; preparing letters of accommodation; conducting follow-up meetings with students, and making referrals to appropriate community and College services or agencies.
- Work with F&M's Office of Housing in regard to student housing and dining accommodation requests. The Assistant Director will also work with the Office of Housing, along with off-campus property landlords, on emotional support animal requests, record maintenance, and communication with students, staff and other relevant parties about emotional support animals.
- To promote the access and independence of students with disabilities in the college environment by researching, recommending, implementing, and troubleshooting assistive and computer technologies. An additional component of this position is to update and maintain the SAS webpage.
- This role includes outreach to the greater F&M community via planning and implementing programming related to disabilities. The Assistant Director will assist with departmental efforts to provide education and training on disability inclusion and accessibility to the F&M community.
- Create content and maintain social media accounts for SAS
- Provide workshops and seminars on disability-related topics for the College community.
- Hire and provide supervision to SAS student workers (not Peer Academic Coaches)
- Bachelor's degree in Disability services, clinical, counseling or educational psychology Required; Masters preferred
- Minimum 4 years experience in Disability Services; previous experience with marginalized groups
- Experience with Google Suites required
- Accommodate database experience preferred
- The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.
Franklin & Marshall College requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by sending a scanned copy of their completed vaccination card to Human Resources. Employees may request a religious or medical vaccination exemption by contacting Human Resources.
Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.
Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.
Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at (717) 358-3995.