[Athen] Job Opening: Director of Accessibility Resources and Services at Hampshire College

Asha Kinney akinney at hampshire.edu
Tue May 5 07:44:46 PDT 2015

Greetings- Please share this position opening with anyone who might be
interested, thanks!!!

*Director of Accessibility Resources and Services*
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and
member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a
director of accessibility resources and services for the Center for
Academic Support and Advising (CASA).

The director of accessibility resources and services is responsible for
arranging services and providing accommodations to eligible students with
learning, psychological and physical disabilities, as defined by the
Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008, and all other related
rules, regulations and guidelines. The director provides, or trains others
to provide, instruction and support to students needing help with
organization, time management, study skills regardless of disabilities
status. The director also serves as the 504 coordinator for Hampshire, and
as such is responsible for coordinating the College's compliance efforts
with federal and state regulations pertaining to disabilities with all
other departments. In addition, the 504 coordinator administers the
College’s 504 grievance procedures in conjunction with the chief diversity
officer and/or human resources.

A master's degree with expertise in learning disabiilities, special
education, rehabilitation counseling or related field and a minimum of
three years experience in higher education disabilities services or
equivalent is required. Thorough knowledge of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and
related statutes and amendments is essential. Successful candidate must
have the ability to screen for and evaluate for LD and ADHD utilizing
formal diagnostic tools, as our current resources permit, and refer
students to external diagnostic services if warranted. Ability to assess
and interpret diagnostic tests from a variety of professional backgrounds
to identify eligible students, as well as counsel and teach skills to
assist LD/ADHD/TBI students to develop personal understanding about
disability related skills. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal
skills to interact sensitively with students, families, faculty and staff
from diverse backgrounds. A working knowledge of adaptive computer
technology and excellent oral and written skills are also required.

This is a full-time, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and
excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and
names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to
diversity in education and employment.
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