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Assistant Dean for Accessibility

Suny Geneseo Geneseo, NY
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# Position Information

## Position Summary

The Assistant Dean for Accessibility is the primary administrator for the office of Accessibility Services and the manager of Geneseo's Testing Center. The Assistant Dean works with faculty and staff across the College to advocate for students, explain accommodations, and educate members of the Geneseo community about legal issues for disability services in higher education and the College's commitment to providing access to students requesting academic and non-academic accommodations. The Assistant Dean frequently consults with the Associate Provost for Student Success, the Dean of Academic Planning & Advising, faculty, the Dean of Students, the Office of Diversity and Equity, Student Life, Residence Life, Facilities, and student organizations, but ultimate authority for approving accommodations rests with the Assistant Dean for Accessibility. The Assistant Dean plays an important role in promoting equity of access through appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities, and thus participates in campus strategic planning around issues of student success and well being. The Assistant Dean participates with departments across the College in monitoring, and assurance of access to, electronic and information technology (EIT). As a member of the Academic Advising "team," the Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of Academic Planning and Advising, supporting the department as needed for Academic Standards meetings, course registration, and helping students transition to and thrive at Geneseo.

## Required Qualifications

Advanced study in the field of disability services. Masters degree required.

Five years experience reviewing medical and psychological documentation and implementing and supervising processes for accommodating students with disabilities.

A commitment to the campus values of diversity and inclusion.

Proven track record with implementing programmatic change.

## Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral studies in relevant field.

Experience supervising staff.

Experience addressing higher education strategic planning.

# Posting Details

## Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter and resume. In addition, applicants should be prepared to supply contact information (including telephone number and email address) for three professional references. References will be contacted after initial interviews. Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by October 13, 2019.

## About SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector.

## Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SUNY Geneseo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our full non-discrimination statement, see:

## Background Investigation Statement

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at

## Clery Statement

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report(ASR) for the College at The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651.

## NY State Executive Order 161

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# Job Duties/Responsibilities

## Job Duty/ Responsibility

Function 1: Direct, coordinate, and manage the functions of the Office of Disability Services.

* Administer the budget (both local and state) for the office.

* Maintain a secure and current database of records of students with disabilities.

* Generate local and mandated state reports.

* Collect departmental data and provide it to the Office of Institutional Research accurately and on time for each required report.

* Develop and oversee data collection processes and tools that interface with other campus resources, including Banner and EAB Navigate.

* When available, adopt and implement software specifically recommended for offices that serve students with disabilities.

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## Job Duty/ Responsibility

Function 2: Maintain current knowledge of laws and best practices pertaining to students with disabilities in higher education and develop/adapt policies and procedures to ensure compliance. (Including serving as a National Voter Registration Agency.)

* Read publications, consult with colleagues, and attend workshops pertaining to ADA, Section 504 and FERPA as they impact the college's responsibilities to students with disabilities.

* Formulate or adapt policies and procedures as necessary to stay in compliance with Federal and State laws.

# Job Duties/Responsibilities

## Job Duty/ Responsibility

Function 3: Determine eligibility and scope of academic or programmatic (including housing) accommodations, and manage the implementation of the accommodations.

* Solicit, review and analyze documentation, interview students and negotiate reasonable accommodations.

* Provide students with a letter for faculty or staff that lists appropriate accommodations and collaborate or serve as consultant with faculty and/or staff about acceptable alternatives, and how to implement the accommodations. Manage any subsequent changes, concerns or problems that arise.

* Meet with students with disabilities to assist them with issues specific to their disability and the impact on their studies/courses/college activities.

* Procure and/or produce in consultation with other offices, including Milne Library and CIT staff, alternate format texts and other auxiliary aids for accommodated students.

* Develop and oversee an appeals process for resolving concerns that an approved accommodation fundamentally alters an essential element of a course or program.

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## Job Duty/ Responsibility

Function 4: Train faculty and staff on their roles in assisting students with disability accommodations.

* Maintain clear and accurate website.

* Oversee proctor training.

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## Job Duty/ Responsibility

Function 5: Coaching and Advising

* Working with the office of Academic Planning & Advising, provide academic support for students with disabilities.

* Assist with registration.

* Review transcripts for academic standards meetings.

* Train and coordinate peer mentors.

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## Job Duty/ Responsibility

Function 6: Supervise and Manage the Testing Center

* Supervise Sec. 1's work with students with disabilities who use the testing center.

* Supervise hiring, training, and management of proctors and assist, as needed, with exam proctoring.

* Interface with faculty of students with disabilities when concerns arise over use of the testing center.

* Regularly review and assess the operations of the Testing Center and implement changes that increase accessibility and efficiency.

# Job Duties/Responsibilities

## Job Duty/ Responsibility

Function 7: Develop a Positive "Culture of Disability" on Campus

* Under the direction of the Chief Diversity Officer and the Chief Information Officer, assist with assurance work to monitor the accessibility of electronic and information technology (EIT), per SUNY's 2019 policy.

* Develop personal knowledge and the ability to train others in growth mindset.

* Hold Teaching & Learning Center workshops on ODS information including universal design of instruction principles.

* Establish and lead a work group or advisory committee that assesses disability services and makes recommendations to the Provost.

* Work on re-branding office (e.g., "accessibility services").

*Campus Title:* Assistant Dean for Accessibility

*Department:* Office of the Dean of the College

*Lifting 10 pounds or less:* Not Required

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*Lifting 20 to 50 pounds:* Not Required

*Lifting 50 to 100 pounds:* Not Required

*Lifting in excess of 100 pounds:* Not Required

*Kneeling:* Not Required

*Crouching:* Not Required

*Crawling:* Not Required

*Climbing:* Not Required

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*Work Atop:* Not Required

*Stooping:* Not Required

*Position Self:* Not Required

*Carrying:* Not Required

*Pushing:* Not Required

*Pulling:* Not Required

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*Balancing:* Not Required

*Repetitive Motion:* Not Required

*Grasping:* Not Required

*Eye Hand Coordination:* Not Required

*Fine Manipulation:* Not Required

*Reaching:* Not Required

*Sitting:* Not Required

*Standing:* Not Required

*Stationary Position:* Not Required

*Speaking:* Continuously

*Communicate/Convey/Exchange Information:* Continuously

*Vision - Ability to Distinguish Similar Colors:* Not Required

*Vision - Depth Perception:* Not Required

*Vision - Close Vision:* Not Required

*Vision - Distant Vision:* Not Required

*Seeing:* Not Required

*Hearing:* Not Required

*Discern/Detect/Perceive:* Continuously

*Inspect/Judge/Assess:* Continuously

*Walking:* Not Required

*Walking - Uneven Surfaces:* Not Required

*Traversing/Moving:* Not Required

*Posting Number:* S170

*Number of Vacancies:* 1

*Line # to be filled:* 01208

*Full or Part-time:* Full-Time

*Appointment Type:* Term

*Anticipated Appointment Start Date:* 01/09/2020

*Job Posting Date:* 09/10/2019

*Apply By:* 10/13/2019

*Open Until Filled:* Yes

*Salary:* $63,000 to $70,000, depending on experience

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Suny Geneseo


Geneseo, NY

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