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Date Posted: 2/23/17

Full Time Director of Student disability Services Resource Center # 3027

California State University Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University System. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 14,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Conditions of Employment: 

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.

Position Information: 

This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. 

Department: Student disability Resource Center 

The Student disAbility Resource Center is committed to the student with a disability and his/her right to an equal educational experience. The goal is for the student with a disability to utilize the services provided to maximize independence and full integration into university life.

Major Job Duties:
Under the administrative direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students, the Director of Student disAbility Resource Center is responsible for the administration, the planning, organization and direction of its service delivery components and effective collaboration with faculty, staff within university offices to ensure accessibility by students with disabilities to the universitys academic programs, services and activities. 

This position provides counseling and guidance to assist students with disabilities in their transition and adjustment to the university, accepts and reviews disability documentation, and determines appropriate accommodations in the classroom and other campus activities. This involves administrative and professional work that is used to administer a comprehensive program to ensure academic access and assistance for students with disabilities. Work is performed under minimal supervision with a broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment and performance is based on the effective operation of the administrative function.

The Director of Student disAbility Resource Center provides consultation and leadership in areas of facilities access review, emergency evacuation and safety; mental health and wellness; has responsibility for contributing to campus wide efforts to address compliance with the CSU system Policy for the Provision of Services for Students with Disabilities, federal and state disability-related laws and statutes. The Director serves as a member of the Student Life Leadership Team.

Qualifications
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Extensive knowledge of disability issues and the provision of services to students with disabilities on a college or university level.
- Knowledge and experience interpreting and applying Federal Regulation 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act required.
- Knowledge of and ability to interpret results of various assessments and diagnostic tools used to diagnose different types of disabilities and make recommendations for reasonable accommodations required.
- Demonstrated ability to create and conduct effective programming for students with diverse abilities is required.
- The successful candidate will have a high level of energy and maturity, the ability to encourage and motivate students and staff, and work effectively in a large, fast-paced environment.
- Have knowledge of ADA and other laws addressing the rights of people with disabilities, such as Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as knowledge of CSU Chancellors Office mandates.
- Have experience with people with a broad range of disabilities.
- Specialized knowledge of the planning, development and design of organizational structures suitable to the provision of services for students with disabilities.
- Demonstrated commitment to advocacy for and experience working with students with disabilities at the post-secondary level.
- Working knowledge of the overall legal rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities, including the office of Civil Rights grievance procedures.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated conflict resolution and mediation skills.
- Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and supervise a diverse staff in a dynamic environment that requires department and staff members to adapt to changing processes, practices and initiatives.
- Ability to plan budgets and allocate resources based upon department priorities.
- Acquire awareness and apply knowledge of executive orders and mandates.
- Demonstrated ability to engage in strategic planning to ensure the most effective and efficient delivery of programs and services.

- Assessment and evaluation procedures and the related student learning outcomes.

Ability to: 
The position interacts with all areas of campus Presidents office, Academic Affairs, College Deans and faculty, Student Affairs departments and staff, Library, etc., as well as the Chancellors Office. Must have the ability to:

- Plan, manage, administer and supervise the Student disAbility Resource Center (SdRC) office.
- Coordinate the provision of support services to students with disabilities.
- Establish departmental policy regarding the delivery of services.
- Provide campus awareness on the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities and the available program resources,
- Advocate for students with disabilities.

Skill in: 
Planning and implementing operational policies and procedures. Skills in practices and techniques in documenting, researching and evaluations policies and procedures for the purpose of making recommendations to the Vice President for Student Affairs and developing student learning outcomes, assessments and evaluations. 

Certification: Valid Drivers License 

Specialized Materials: The position activities may require the use of the following equipment, machinery, tools,vehicles or office equipment:
Computer & Adaptive Software/Hardware for the Disabled
Phonic Ear
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD)
Visual Tech

Experience and Education:
Minimum Qualifications:
Required Education: Master's degree in Counseling (general or rehabilitation), Psychology, Disability Studies or related field.

Required Experience: Minimum of five years of experience performing professional Student Services work requiring experience working in the area of services to students with disabilities.
Minimum of five years of demonstrated effectiveness and experience managing, supervising, instructing and reviewing the work of subordinates is required.

Preferred Experience: Seven years minimum experience performing professional Student Services work of unusual difficulty requiring extensive work experience in the area of services to students with disabilities.

Salary Range: 
Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Full health insurance package provided and fixed benefit retirement program available.

How to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at 
http://www.csudh.edu/employment/ . Click on "view job opportunities" under "New and returning applicants." View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above. Deadline to apply is Monday, February 20, 2017. 

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Human Resources Management
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

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