Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Massachusetts

Description

About AIC

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

AIC strives to create a diverse and inclusive campus community that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve. We are an EEO employer and we welcome applications from individuals for positions where they are underrepresented.

Essential Functions

Provides administrative oversight and coordination of legally mandated services and specialized support in accordance with ADA, Sections 504 and 508, and the ADAAA for students with a wide range of disabilities. Provides operations management which includes budget and resource management, maintaining accurate recordkeeping and database system creation and management, hire and supervision of a qualified proctors, maintaining written and communicated policies and procedures, and developing an assessment plan for Center for Accessibility Services and Academic Accommodations. Guides long range planning efforts for CASAA. Reviews and manages official documentation with regard to currency, completeness, and appropriateness in accordance with ADA, Sections 504 and 508, the ADAAA and Disability Services documentation requirements. Determines accommodations based on diagnostic information, current impact in the post-secondary setting, reasonableness of the request, standards of practice and student request. Oversees test administration, which includes collaboration with faculty and assurance of academic integrity. Set up and maintain a database system for monitoring and reporting on the number students with disabilities, their needs and effectiveness of service delivery for program improvement purposes. Works individually with students to formalize an accommodation plan. Advises students with regard to academic requirements and self-advocacy. Acts as a liaison, advocate and resource person for students with disabilities. Develops and implements transition and success activities for students with disabilities. Represents Disability Services as a participant on various college committees. Develops disability awareness curriculum for faculty and staff promoting enhanced disability inclusion, community awareness and retention for students with disabilities. Provides professional guidance and cultural programming about issues related to disability and diversity. Keeps professionally current by participating in department and college-wide activities and training, and, when appropriate, regional and national meetings; maintains a working knowledge of changing practices and legislation in the field of disability services. Other duties as assigned


Qualifications

Required Degree(s): Master’s degree in Special Education, Education, School Psychology or related field. Required Field of Expertise: Special Education Preferred Training/Cert: Prior work with students and/or in the disabilities field


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Previous experience interpreting results of psycho-educational testing and other documentation for students with learning disorders. Experience working with adolescents and adults with learning disorders. Experience with department oversight, supervision, and assessment practices Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to communicate student needs and campus responsibilities to faculty, staff, and students throughout a diverse organization. Advanced computer knowledge, proficiency, and skills. Must be comfortable working with various assistive software programs and database systems.


Work Schedule

This is a full time, exempt level, benefit eligible position. Normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, flexible to the needs of the department. Occasional evening or weekend event work required.


To Apply

Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.


AIC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • education
  • software