Job Details

Bucknell University
  • Position Number: 2147905
  • Location: Lewisburg, PA
  • Position Type: Disability Services

Director of the Office of Accessibility Resources

Job No: 496652
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Academic Affairs, Other

The Director of the Office of Accessibility Resources provides leadership for the design, development, and implementation of accessibility and disability services, programs, and training for Bucknell students, faculty, and staff. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Diversity and collaborating with General Counsel and the ADA committee, the Director provides oversight to ensure compliance with the ADAAA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other applicable state and federal laws to ensure that persons with disabilities have access to all University programs and activities. As an advocate for and support to persons with disabilities, the Director works collaboratively with Human Resources, Deans' Offices, Provost's Office, Housing, Library and Information Technology, and others to maintain a campus that is both committed to accessibility and knowledgeable about the experiences of persons with disabilities. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

Job duties include:
Develop, implement, and oversee policies and procedures necessary for providing disability services across the University
Provide leadership for the Office. Carry out supervisor responsibilities in accordance with applicable laws and the Office's policies and applicable laws
Approve and coordinate reasonable accommodations in compliance with the ADAAA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Serve as University resource person for interpretation of, and compliance with, federal and state regulations related to supporting individuals with disabilities
Establish a University-wide accessibility advisory board
Act as liaison and consultant to students, faculty, and staff to ensure effective delivery of approved accommodations
Acts as liaison to external agencies to provide effective support for individuals with disabilities
Collaborate across campus to develop and deliver faculty, staff, and student development workshops on topics such as learning strategies, universal design, and access in the classroom, etc.
Maintain and manage data on the provision of services
Benchmark and assess program goals and outcomes in alignment with best practices
Oversee and manage the Office's budget and budget planning
Serve as a resource on adaptive equipment and assistive technology for people with disabilities
Consult with L&IT to maintain and update assistive technologies, books, videos, and other resources used by students, faculty, and staff

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in special education, psychology, rehabilitation counseling or a related field and at least 3 years of experience in provision of reasonable accommodations, including at least 2 years in higher education OR Master's degree and at least 5 years of experience in provision of reasonable accommodations in higher education.
1-2 years of administrative experience
Understanding of the legal requirements of ADAAA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, including key differences between providing reasonable accommodations in post secondary academic environments and the K-12 environment
Familiarity with universal design
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with diverse populations
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
Strong administrative, supervisory, time management, and organizational skills, including ability to work independently and cooperatively as a team member

Preferred Qualifications:
5 years of experience in provision of reasonable accommodations, including at least 2 years in higher education
Familiarity with Banner system or an Accommodation DMS

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