Position Information Position Title
Director, Student Accessibility & Accommodation Division
Student Affairs Department/Office
Student Accessibility & Accommodation
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St. Catherine University and the Accessibility and Accommodations office invite applications for the Director of Accessibility and Accommodations position.
The Student Accessibility & Accommodations
office's mission is to advance access for the whole student and we are passionate about achieving our goal! Services are provided to all students, collaborating with them to identify learning solutions that accommodate diverse learning styles, and partnering with faculty to address learning challenges so students have access to resources that facilitate their success. The Director of Student Accessibility and Accommodation ( SAA ) develops and delivers innovative vision and direction to student services delivery, as well as administrative and fiscal oversight of the office. Responsibilities include:
- Collaborate with colleagues in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to ensure the highest quality of services are provided to students in order to ensure holistic services and support for students with disabilities.
- Lead efforts to increase visibility of, sensitivity to and inclusion of students with differing abilities.
- Supervise and evaluate professional staff responsible for providing student disability accommodation, access consulting, testing accommodations, and deploying appropriate assistive technology.
- Conduct needs assessments and make strategic plans to meet student needs, develop program policies and procedures, and outreach to consult with campus and community members.
- Train campus community members on topics related to disability support.
- Develop and administer the department budget.
- Provide overall supervision of services and programs administered by the office, including coordinating and providing academic accommodations, emotional support animals, and housing/dining accommodations for students with disabilities.
- Oversee the implementation and management of the electronic recordkeeping system ( AIM ) and database service for office management
- Oversee the review of student files submitted to determine appropriate accommodations including reviewing and auditing decisions made by team members to ensure consistency.
- Communicate with students and external experts like healthcare providers, evaluators and clinicians, to obtain additional information to determine accommodation and service needs
- Track student success, persistence, grades, and registrations of students served in the office in order to report trends and developing issues, providing guidance and solutions to institutional leadership.
- Provide direct accommodation services to students by evaluating their accompanying documentation, issuing accommodation guidance on accessibility and accommodation to members of the university community, and engaging faculty and other campus partners about specific student accommodations through standardized disability communications.
- Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other departments on campus to address needs of students with disabilities.
- Participate in University-wide efforts to promote access and equal opportunity for students with disabilities, contributing to University-wide initiatives that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and advocating for accessibility issues on our campus.
St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students
in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.Minimum Qualifications
- Master's Degree in social work, special education, counseling, psychology, rehabilitation education or a closely related field.
- 5 years of related experience, with increasing levels of responsibility, providing services and access to individuals with disabilities.
- Sufficient experience supervising professional level staff. Supervisory experience in higher education is preferred, but not required.
- Demonstrated experience with assessing student needs, effectiveness of accommodations, and student learning outcomes is desired.
- Demonstrated innovative and visionary leadership, with successful strategic planning and tangible outcomes in accordance with the mission of a broader institution or agency.
- Experience in conflict resolution and basic mediation skills.
- Experience working in college and university settings related to student behavioral intervention.
- Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty members.
- Fluency in one of the following languages: ASL , Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese
We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.EEO Statement
St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 651-690-6565.Application instructions for STAFF
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to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment.
Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series, including a booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine
.St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
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Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org.
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- * What is your highest level of completed education?
- Some high school
- High school diploma or GED
- Some college
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Some graduate school
- Master's degree
- Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
- Doctoral degree
- * For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus.
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- * St. Kate's is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).
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- * Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series, including booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation / exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination and booster documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine. We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.
- I have read and understand the requirement.
- * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
- * St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
- * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
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