Accessibility Services at Brown University aspires to partner with students and the community to identify and align accommodations and support that help to maximize opportunities for a transformational educational experience.As the Director of Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) within the Division of Campus Life, the professional in this highly visible and critical role is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of studentsâ™ campus lives are accessible, equitable, and inclusive of individuals with disabilities.The Director of Student and Employee Accessibility Service provides leadership and vision for a broadly collaborative department in its close work with students, faculty and staff as it pertains to curricular and environmental accessibility.Setting short term, mid term, and long range goals, the Director works with the department staff and Campus Life colleagues to set measurable strategic priorities. Supervising a department that is available to 10,000 students, over 700 faculty, and 4400 staff, the Director understands and is well versed in national trends, ADA compliance regulations as well as state statutes andbroad University issues.Coordinating with faculty, administrative staff, and students the Director is able to facilitate iterative discussions, assess the need for new and revised policy, and advocate for services when and where necessary.OverseeingSEASâ™ departmental resources andadministrative operations, the Director works closely with colleagues throughout the Division of Campus Life as well as across the University in his/her/their careful stewardship. â‹
Masterâ™s degree required. PhD highly desirable. Degree concentration in one or more of the following areas: Rehabilitation counseling, Disability Services, Higher education, Educational Psychology or a related discipline.
Minimum of 5 years of experience working with post-secondary students with various disabilities in a higher education or similar setting.
Demonstrated strong supervisory, leadership and management experience in a highly engaged department over 5-7 years.
Deep knowledge of Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 in addition to other pertinent federal, state, and local law.
Ability to successfully collaborate, energetically lead, advise and/or consult with a wide variety of constituents across the University
Actively engage department staff with current best practices and maintain an awareness of pertinent emerging issues in disability services, higher education, and student affairs.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to exercise a high degree of discretion and diplomacy
Demonstrated commitment and success in a vibrant multicultural environment with a critical understanding of social justice issues in both student and workplace settings.
Demonstrated experience in personnel and fiscal management, including the ability to manage a department budget and to hire, professionally develop, and retain outstanding team talent
Experienced, sophisticated and sensitive problem solving capability
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, developing digital and analog materials.
Proven facility with standard desktop productivity tools, administrative data collection, summation, and reporting.
Familiarity with an array of assistive technologies
Experience with managing multiple operational services (eg transportation, coordination with outside departments, etc)
BACKGROUND CHECK: Criminal and education verification
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Director of Accessibility Services
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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ153317
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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.