Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee, the Office of Accessibility (OA) Manager, will assist in creating and maintaining a supportive academic, emotional, and creative environment for the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) students. This person will:
Develop, implement, and evaluate the Office of Accessibility's programs, workshops, services and publications.
Coordinate accommodations and services including note-taking, exam proctoring, assistive technology, interpreting/transcribing services, readers, scribes, etc.
Review documentation and determine student's eligibility for reasonable accommodations and develop appropriate accommodation profiles.
Provides referrals to on-campus community resources as appropriate.
Liaise with local city and state rehabilitation and related agencies.
Serve on college's ADA compliance committee and serve as liaison to the campus community on guidance and information regarding disability-related topics.
Actively solicit external grant funding and monitor program's current grant activities.
Represent the college at university-wide and city-wide meetings on students with disabilities.
Conduct workshops on related topics for students, faculty and staff.
Coordinate academic testing for students registered with the Office of Accessibility.
Administer and manage the Office of Accessibility budget and daily operations.
Provide direct supervision of all staff.
Serve as a resource during drop-in services for people visiting the Office of Accessibility.
Stay current of current legal issues and trends associated with supporting students with accessibility needs.
Monitor student academic progress and provides direction and support for students who are experiencing academic, social, and transitional difficulties.
Develop and maintain a resource clearinghouse for accessibility needs and services for students registered with the Office of Accessibility.
Assist in implementing major college-wide events such as commencement, orientation, registration, and honors convocation.
Participate in campus-wide retention and persistence outreach and activities.
Availability to work evening hours and weekends, as necessary.
Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.
Master's degree in higher education administration, social work, student personnel administration, counseling, educational psychology, special education or related field preferred.
At least four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in higher education or rehabilitation agencies required.
Knowledge of providing services to college students in accordance of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related policies required.
Supervisory experience of professional staff preferred.
Should have outstanding customer-service experience in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Must possess strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, with attention to detail and proven leadership.
Broad knowledge base of current higher education practice, theory and research, and their application, especially as they relate to student conduct.
Experience using assessment and data as a part of decision making.
Successful record of working with and implementing programs and services for students with disabilities within a diverse student population.
Be a creative, dynamic individual with demonstrated examples of balanced and superior judgment, who can work independently and under general supervision to provide courteous and accurate customer service to students, visitors and the campus community.
Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, project management, analytical, and conflict-management skills, and the ability to balance numerous demands, evaluate competing priorities and adjust planning as needed.
Demonstrated commitment, understanding and sensitivity to the cultural, social and educational needs of a diverse student body with diverse values and priorities.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with students, faculty and staff, parents, system-wide colleagues, and community partners.
Demonstrated ability to work on sensitive, confidential, and complicated issues with discretion.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Social Media.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Develops, and manages delivery of, services to students with special needs.
Oversees daily office operations and provides training and supervision to staff
Directs one or more distinct programs in support of the unit in an area of expertise, developing plans, providing services, and managing facilities and equipment
Collects and analyzes relevant program and outcomes data, (tracking usage, satisfaction with initiatives, and impact on student retention and success
Develops programs to ensure inclusiveness as well as compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies
Prepares reports and develops other communications including publications, workshops, and web site materials
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Student Disability Services Manager
Higher Education Associate
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary $$81,647 - $94,542
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
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April 9, 2020
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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Internal Number: 21896
About Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of 24 colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. BMCC is the borough’s first Community College and the largest college in CUNY, enrolling approximately 27,000 students in degree programs and 12,000 more students in continuing education programs. Students represent 155 countries around the world. BMCC students obtain associate degrees in 31 fields and are instructed by over 414 full-time dedicated faculty members who must maintain a portfolio of scholarship and research. To meet the needs of its students, the College offers courses and programs online, in offsite locations, in the evenings, and on weekends. BMCC is committed to a student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research. Community College Week recently ranked the College fifth in the nation for the number of associates degrees awarded to underrepresented groups. It was also ranked #1 in awarding degrees to African-Americans in the Northeast; #2 for awarding associate degrees in business; and # 3 for awarding associate degrees in communications technology, by The U.S.... Department of Education and the Institute of International Education. For more information about BMCC, please visit us at www.bmcc.cuny.edu.