We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions. Massasoit Community College is solidly committed to diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action in the development of its policies, programs, procedures, and practices. Our mission, vision, and values emanate from the principles of diversity and opportunity for all.
In accordance with the American College and University President's Climate Commitment, it is our goal as educational leaders to demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainable practices through highly visible efforts. All staff must demonstrate a commitment to energy conservation and environmental stewardship and promote those values to co-workers and the wider campus community.
The Disability Services Coordinator will be responsible for the daily oversight of Disability Services at all Massasoit locations. The Coordinator will ensure both a direct service system and an institutional culture of access that is progressive, comprehensive and reflects best practices in the postsecondary disability services field. The Coordinator coordinates and implements accommodations and services, in accord with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, to ensure optimal service, program and activity accessibility. The Coordinator supports and advocates for students with disabilities, and serves as a resource for faculty and staff regarding disability and accessibility issues. A key responsibility will be collaborating with the college community on institutional access requirements and practices.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Assist the Director of Academic Support Services to coordinate the operational and programmatic functions of the Disability Services department
Coordinate the eligibility establishment process and the provision of accommodations and supports for current and prospective students in compliance with disability laws and best practices
Advise students on policies, procedures and the rights and responsibilities of the student, instructor, and Disability Services office within the parameters of disability laws and college policies
Maintain systems to ensure effective and timely delivery of services
Consult and serve as resource to faculty and staff regarding student accommodations and disability information
Collaborate across campus to provide in-service training and awareness activities to the college community on topics such as services available, learning strategies, disabilities, disability laws, access in the classroom, etc.
Develop, implement, refine and evaluate disability support policies and procedures
Maintain a strong working knowledge of disability laws, best practices and current trends pertaining to accommodations for students with disabilities in post-secondary education
Determine semester staffing and service needs at all campuses
Serve as a resource on the procurement and implementation of Assistive Technology to promote academic success
Compile, maintain and manage data and statistics reflecting progress, trends, use of services and appropriate recommendations for future programs and initiatives
Work collaboratively with the college community to coordinate accommodations and services for people with disabilities, and to maintain a campus culture that is committed to and knowledgeable about accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Manage disability services information on the College website and in college and department publications
Maintain confidential files and records
Provide educational planning and/or advising to students with disabilities
Participate in staff meetings, professional meetings and professional development
Perform other duties as assigned
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Requires Master’s degree in related discipline (Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field); at least 4- 5 years of progressively responsible experience in provision of services to individuals with disabilities in higher education; must possess demonstrated knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other appropriate laws pertaining to higher education and disability; strong knowledge of disabilities as manifested in the post-secondary setting; sound understanding of barriers in the post-secondary setting that may impede access to learning; working knowledge of assistive technology and its implementation related to academic accommodations; ability to work collegially and collaboratively across the institution to develop effective student-oriented services; must possess exceptional problem solving, leadership, organizational and oral/written communication skills; demonstrated commitment to access to higher education and diversity; and proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Full-time benefited Massachusetts Community College Council position
Number of Positions Available: 1
Hours: 37.5 Hours per week. Monday – Friday, occasional evenings
Salary: $59,993.00 - $64,000.00 Grade 6. yearly commensurate with education and experience in conjunction with MCCC classification -Full Time State Funded with Benefits
Deadline to Apply: May 25, 2018
A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online.
Please Note: Applicants MUST apply online. Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.
Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the Chief Diversity Officer, Yolanda Dennis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 508-588-9100, x1309, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 229, email@example.com, or the Director of Human Resources & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Donna R. Boissel, 508-588-9100, x1505, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 233, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity can found at www.massasoit.edu/EEO.
Women, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Massasoit Community College
We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions.Recognizing that our diversity is an important source of our strength, we respond to the needs of our community and expect that everyone at Massasoit respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people. We strive to construct a safe and trustful environment where together we can engage in open dialogue.