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Assistant Director for Accessibility Resources

Assistant Director for Accessibility Resources

Berry College's Office of Accessibility Resources seeks an Assistant Director who will be a highly motivated, detail-oriented, organized individual who is attentive to the needs of students with differences and disabilities, energized by helping others, a determined problem-solver, and an effective communicator who works well within a team and independently. This is an 11-month position.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Accessibility Resources, the Assistant Director will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of academic, dining, and housing accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments, Resolution 504, and the Fair Housing Act. The Assistant Director will provide direct student support that includes meeting with students for academic, dining, and housing accommodation intake meetings, review of medical, psychological, or other disability related documentation, identifying appropriate reasonable accommodations, and communicating approved accommodations to faculty; overseeing the operation of the testing center, including the coordination, proctoring, and delivery of exams; training, mentoring, and supervising student employees in the Office of Accessibility Resources and the Academic Success Center; and maintain accurate student records and small-scale information management via our Student Accommodation Manager portal. The Assistant Director will also lead intentional follow-up efforts with student clients and assist the Associate Director with the development of policies and procedures.

This position requires a commitment to working collaboratively with faculty and staff to serve students. This person will also work closely and collaboratively with The Academic Success Center, The Office of Residence Life, the Offices of Financial Aid and Student Accounts, and others.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree by May 2024 or currently in the final stages of completion.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of coursework in Psychology, Education, or a related field.
  •  Knowledge surrounding best practices related to disability services in Higher Education.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart, and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts, and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds. To apply, click here.

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

Berry College is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interviews or workplace accommodations are welcomed. You can reach out to us at employment@berry.edu, or (706) 233-4062.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Applicants should submit a letter of application describing the candidate's interest in this position and commitment to the Berry College mission, along with a resume and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will be ongoing. Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2024, and will continue until filled, with a tentative start date in August 2024. Questions about the position may be sent directly to Katrina Meehan at kmeehan@berry.edu.



Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Not Applicable

Job Function : Administrative

Contact Information : 7062334062

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