The Director will provide leadership and oversight for the Office of OAA, which includes three specific areas: a fee-based learning support program; the TRIO Student Services grant; and general accommodations which implements all federally mandated accommodations to students with documented disabilities.
This position will direct the strategic planning and assessment of the area, develop departmental policies and procedures, supervise professional and support staff, oversee the budget, and collaborate with campus administrators and faculty.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Special Education, Psychology, Counseling or related field and 5-8 years of extensive managerial experience required. Doctoral degree preferred.
Oversee the daily operations of the OAA Office which provides service to over 700 students with documented disabilities and a staff of 19 professionals.
Provide strategic vision and planning for the office and develop annual plans of action and assessment activities in accordance with the Mission of the College.
Manage multiple institutional budgets including office operations, a TRIO Student Support Services Grant and a fee-based Learning Support Program budget.
Collaborate with Enrollment and Admissions in recruiting efforts.
Develop and implement department specific policies and procedures.
Remain current with legal and technological advances related to accessibility support.
Familiarity with evaluating and interpreting disability documentation materials.
Must provide consultation, information, resources, and training workshops to faculty, staff, students, prospective students and parents/families.
Well versed in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act of 1973, and awareness of updates and changes to the laws. Excellent writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
About the Department:
The mission of the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility is to support students with documented disabilities in becoming empowered, independent learners by providing the appropriate accommodations and services necessary to access the educational opportunities at Marist College.
The Office of Accommodations and Accessibility provides a comprehensive range of academic support services and accommodations that promote the full integration of students with disabilities into the mainstream college environment. Services and accommodations are individualized to meet the needs of each student and may vary depending upon the disability and/or course content.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
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About Marist College
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.