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Coordinator, Disability Services

Coordinator, Disability Services

ID 
2018-2279
# of Openings 
1
Job Location 
US-WY-Cheyenne
Posted Date 
6/29/2018

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Overview

The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 

 

Both a cover letter and corresponding resume detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position are required. You can upload these documents when you create an applicant profile.

 

Job Summary:

 

Core responsibilities of this position include:

The Coordinator, Disability Services position is a fulltime – benefited position responsible for coordinating and planning, organizing, directing and monitoring the support services to students with disabilities while assuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. The Coordinator educates the campus community in compliance issues regarding student disabilities and assists students with disabilities in self-advocacy while also being the main advocate they have at LCCC.  The Coordinator assures proper documentation is kept on file and confidential for students, and assesses the reasonable accommodation requests related to the disability and essential requirements of each course and program in collaboration with students and with faculty.

LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College.  The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.   

http://lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/index.aspx#goal1

 

Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.

 

 

Compensation: This is a Managerial 1 position. Starting salary: $44,894-$51,628.

 

Priority Screening Date: For full consideration, apply by July 22nd, 2018.  

 

Starting Date: Tentative start date September 4th, 2018.

 

For information about Cheyenne, visit http://www.lccc.cc.wy.us/about/welcome

Essential Functions

Essential Functions: 

  • Provide leadership to the campus community to enhance understanding and support of students with disabilities
  • Uphold professional ethical standards of practice
  • Provide guidance and training to the campus community to ensure compliance with legal requirements for access and educate staff and faculty about disability issues, stereotypes, protocols, and language
  • Coordinate with Albany County Campus Dean of Student and Academic Affairs to provide support for students with disabilities in Laramie in accordance with established LCCC procedures
  • Establish a clear set of policies and procedures that define the responsibilities of both the institution and the person eligible for accommodations that work for all campuses and modes of course and program delivery
  • Establish a mission and purpose for Disability Services that incorporates student learning and development and demonstrates operation as an integral part of the College’s overall mission
  • Develop Disability Services that are intentional, coherent, based on theories and knowledge of learning and human development, reflective of developmental and demographic profiles of the student population, and responsive to the needs of individuals, special populations, and communities
  • Supervise and manage department employees, work-study students, contract employees and others hired to provide accommodative services for students at the College
  • Assess the College’s Disability Services’ impact on the achievement and student learning, and design programs that support continuous improvement in outcomes for students with disabilities
  • Must be knowledgeable about and responsive to laws and regulations that relate to respective responsibilities
  • Must inform users of programs and services and officials, as appropriate, of legal obligations and limitations including constitutional, statutory, regulatory, and case law; mandatory laws and orders emanating from federal state and local governments; and the institution’s policies
  • Assemble, develop, monitor and control department budgets; purchase supplies and materials as needed
  • Determine eligibility for support services and provide specialized advisement to students with disabilities as needed
  • Establish, maintain, and promote effective relations with campus offices and external agencies that provide direct support to persons with disabilities
  • Work with various groups across campus including dining and residential services, instruction, etc. to develop and maintain standards of universal design
  • Identify environmental conditions that negatively influence persons with disabilities and propose interventions that are designed to ameliorate such conditions
  • Regularly evaluate the campus for physical access, and advocate for improvements where indicated
  • Clearly identify to the campus, potential and current users of services the following: procedure for disclosure, direct assistance to persons with disabilities, consultation to the campus community, advising, counseling, and support for persons with disabilities, professional and community education, dissemination of information, and collaboration on institutional safety policies and procedures
  • Oversee and participate in the preparation of comprehensive and detailed reports related to the operational, budgetary and service activities for students with disabilities
  • Provide educational programming to promote education experiences that are characterized by open and continuous communication, that deepen the understanding of one’s own identity, culture, and heritage, and that of others
  • Direct the maintenance of records and files regarding documentation of disabilities, accommodation decisions and services provided, student progress, program budgeting, and personnel management
  • Regularly conduct assessment and evaluations of programs and services through effective qualitative and quantitative methodologies to determine what degree the stated mission, goals, and student learning outcomes are being met
  • These assessments must be used to demonstrate programming revisions and continuous improvement
  • Regularly consult with the College’s ADA Coordinator to ensure consistency of support and communication regarding Disability Services overall
  • Attend a variety of staff and college meetings; represent the college at regional and state meetings and conferences
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Nonessential Functions:  

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis:

  • Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
  • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
  • Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to the area of responsibility via professional development activities
  • As required attend college, division, department and program trainings/meetings
  • Overnight travel may be required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, local statutes, and college policies and procedures governing service to students with disabilities
  • Knowledge of populations of individuals with disabilities
  • Knowledge of principles and practices used in activities and services for students with disabilities
  • Knowledge of basic research methods, report writing techniques, principles of business letter writing, and report preparation/presentation
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and control
  • Possession of interpersonal skills using compassion, respect, tact, patience and courtesy
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of administration, supervision and training related to disability services
  • Knowledge of community college organization, operations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to provide technical expertise and guidance to faculty, staff, and administrators concerning matters related to the needs of students with disabilities
  • Ability to work with individuals with disabilities and resolve and advocate for a variety of issues raised by them
  • Ability to supervise, train and evaluate staff
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; use discretion in handling difficult situations
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
  • Ability to maintain accurate and complete records
  • Ability to work confidentially with discretion, with specific adherence to FERPA and confidentiality of documentation information for students with disabilities
  • Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems
  • Excellent customer service skills; ability to communicate clearly with a variety of people, in one-to-one and small group settings – either face-to-face, by telephone, or by other electronic means – ability to communicate in an informative manner, effectively listen, and be able to handle escalating situations with concern and confidence
  • Ability to support time-based requests; able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines, frequent interruptions, and some interpersonal pressure
  • Ability to respond to common inquires from college faculty and staff, regulatory agencies, vendors, regional business community, and others as may be necessary
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
  • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine others needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Ability to travel when necessary
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process) and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents

Physical/Mental Demands:

·         To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors

  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations

·         While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities

  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor

·         An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions

·         Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus

  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with major coursework in disability, education, counseling or a related field
  • Minimum of three years of professional-level experience working with individuals with disabilities, including two years in a supervisory or managerial capacity

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field
  • Two years of experience in disability support services in higher education setting
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish

 

LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS

 

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

 

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

 

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.

 

http://lccc.wy.edu/

http://www.lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresources