[Athen] Director of Disability Resources and Services open at Temple University

Paul E. Paire paire at temple.edu
Thu Dec 6 12:04:07 PST 2012


Please share with anyone interested the following information regarding an open position at Temple University for the Director of Disability Resources and Services:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Disability Resources and Services manages and oversees disability-related services for Temple University students (Philadelphia, PA) and is responsible for implementing all pertinent disability-related legislation (Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act), thereby facilitating compliance with these regulations. In this role, you will administer foundation grants, awards, and endowments, pursuing additional development and grant projects and opportunities; acting as a spokesperson at the University for disability-related matters; developing, coordinating, and implementing programs, services, assessments, policies, procedures, and strategic goals; and advising the colleges, departments, and units of the University with regard to understanding, adhering to, and developing policies and procedures for disability resources.

Required Education and Experience:

Master's degree in rehabilitation, counseling, education, social work, or related field

7 years of experience managing disability resources programs

Extensive knowledge of reasonable accommodations for students with a disability within an educational environment

Comprehensive knowledge of assistive technology

Extensive innovation and problem-solving ability

Ability to develop complex partnerships between multiple stakeholders

Active participation in national and regional associations

Fluency with regard to national and international trends that support the development of inclusive education for students with a disability

Knowledge of effective program and service assessment strategies

Certification in assistive technology preferred

5 years' experience managing services for people with a disability in a large university that offers professional education, including law and health sciences, preferred

Experience in the following required:

Mastery of all relevant legislation - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, and related standards, and translation of legislation into policy

Counseling and/or advising experience

Securing and administering foundation, private, and federal funding

Partnering with community agencies to enable greater access to and participation in higher education by persons with a disability

Developing teams and supervising staff in a manner that demonstrates respect, inclusivity, and value for the individual

Managing budgets, personnel, program development, and strategic planning

To apply for this position, please visit our Web site at www.temple.edu<http://www.temple.edu> and click on Jobs at temple. Please reference TU-15526.


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