[nfbwatlk] Director, Disability Resource Center, Bellevue College Job Announcement #015041

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Wed Sep 9 19:08:54 UTC 2015


Job Title:

Director, Disability Resource Center, #015041

Closing Date/Time:

Thu. 10/01/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time


$64,269.00 - $77,123.00 Annually

Job Type:

Full-time Exempt


Main Campus - 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue WA, Washington


Student Services

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This position is exempt from overtime.
This position is not eligible for relocation allowance.
Bellevue College (BC) is a student-centered, comprehensive, and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
We strive to create a vibrant campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty, and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, pluralism is promoted in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building a pluralistic and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation, and student success.
The Director of the Disability Resource Center is a full-time, exempt position responsible for Bellevue College's compliance with federal and state disability laws as they apply to student access to instruction, services, programs and activities; and provides expertise in all aspects of disabilities to meet the mission of the College. The Director reports to the Dean of Student Success and is a member of the Student Affairs Cabinet and is a permanent member of the Steering Committee for the Office of Equity and Pluralism.

Essential Functions/Typical Duties:

  *   Supervise, plan, direct, provide and arrange services and accommodations to students with disabilities to enable them to benefit from college instructional programs, services and student activities.
  *   Oversee the provision of intake interviews by DRC Disability Specialists (and personally conduct intakes as needed) with prospective, new and currently enrolled students who are interested in obtaining accommodations for a disability; provide orientation, referrals, and ongoing case management.
  *   Evaluate disability documentation from qualified professionals. Manage disabilities records with attention to the protection of confidentiality of all student records and in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.
  *   Interpret federal (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Americans with Disabilities Act), state, and College regulations pertaining to the rights of students with disabilities and develop procedures and practices to ensure compliance.
  *   Develop, maintain, and supervise appropriate student data, accommodation documentation and resource information; maintain and utilize systems to inform and communicate with current and prospective students.
  *   Serve as campus ADA/Section 504 Coordinator.
  *   Ensure accountability of the DRC through preparation and maintenance of administrative records and reports.
  *   Regularly review and revise campus practice to stay current with evolving laws and technology in disability service provision. Recommend policies and procedures necessary to ensure access to the programs of the College for students with disabilities.
  *   Collaborate with appropriate college departments and staff to coordinate and implement admission, testing, orientation, advising, and registration of students with disabilities.
  *   Serve as the primary consultant to faculty on creating more accessible classrooms and curriculum and provide outreach and support to faculty and staff to support universal design and accessibility.
  *   Provide direction and education to the campus regarding disabilities and disability related access issues. Develop and present workshops and other training opportunities for faculty and staff; disseminate disability information to assure compliance with ADA and Section 504. Work in conjunction with Information Technology Services in coordinating the purchase of adaptive technology and for testing and verifying the VPAT process.
  *   Manage budget and monitor expenditures and monthly financial data. Make recommendations on expenditures to ensure program functions efficiently and students are provided appropriate and reasonable accommodations. Seek out and apply for appropriate grant opportunities.
  *   Direct and supervise department staff including hiring, training, evaluating, scheduling, etc. for DRC professional staff, readers, scribes proctors, student employees, as appropriate.
  *   Maintain a cohort relationship with students with disabilities, providing appropriate interventions and support.
  *   Participate in outreach/recruitment activities.
  *   Represent DRC and serve as liaison to college departments/divisions, campus committees, educational partners, community agencies/associations, regional/state organizations and at workshops and events.
  *   Assist in the assessment of campus facilities for ADA compliance and make recommendations as part of an ADA Advisory Board.
  *   Participate in professional organization and professional development to stay current with literature and best practices pertaining to accommodations for students with disabilities in post-secondary education.
  *   Communicate and work respectively and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds such as racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic and with diverse physical and learning disabilities.

Qualifications/Core Competencies:

Minimum Qualifications:

  *   Bachelor's degree in special education, social/behavioral science, vocational rehabilitation, psychology, or related field.
  *   3 years of progressively responsible professional experience providing support services to individuals with disabilities in a higher education setting.
  *   Extensive knowledge of and ability to interpret and comply with the American Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable state, local and federal laws/regulations.
  *   Expertise and competence in understanding and articulating a broad variety of disabilities (e.g. physical, mental learning, psychological).
  *   Knowledge of and experience accessing wide network of local, county and state resources that serve individuals with disabilities.
  *   Proven leadership skills including skill and ability in managing professional and support staff.
  *   Effective interpersonal and communication skills and ability to communication with individuals in stressful situations
  *   Proven ability to manage diverse staff in a dynamic environment.
  *   Ability to function in a consultative and collaborative manner, applying problem solving techniques and using professional judgment to make decisions, particularly in complex and sensitive situations.
  *   Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  *   Understanding of Assistive Technology, accessibility as it relates to websites and course materials/alternative media.
Preferred Qualifications:

  *   Master's degree or equivalent in Education, Psychology, human relations, student development or related field.
  *   Experience working with individuals in a community college setting
  *   Progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience.
  *   Success in developing and implementing programs to support student success.
  *   Knowledge of student development theories and practices.
  *   Experience working with Washington community college's computerized Student Management System (SMS).

Required Information:

How to Apply:
Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include all required documents and a complete online application to be considered complete.
Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.
Please submit the following to be considered:
*        Complete an online application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
*        Complete the supplemental questionnaire
*        Attach a resume
*        Attach a letter of interest addressing how you meet or exceed the minimum and desired qualifications
*        Attach a college transcript
*        Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College (max 1 page)

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