Assistant Director, Accessibility Resources Center
The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university that has been recognized by The
Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence. Located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of
West Haven, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of nearly 7,000 students from across the globe.
Within the University
of New Haven’s colleges and schools, students immerse themselves in a transformative, career-focused education across engineering,
health sciences and healthcare, business, law enforcement and public service, the liberal arts and sciences, and the fine arts.
than 100 academic programs are offered, all grounded in a longstanding commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based
learning. The University of New Haven ranks among the top universities in the Northeast and boasts nationally ranked programs in a number of
majors across business, criminal justice, health sciences, engineering, cybersecurity, forensic science, and the liberal arts and
Here, the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic, guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about
individual student success. As leaders in their fields, faculty members provide the inspiration and recognition needed for students to
fulfill their potential and succeed at whatever they choose to do.
Under the leadership of President Steven H. Kaplan, who was named
the sixth president in 2004, the University has experienced significant growth — both in enrollment and in the expansion of the
University’s West Haven campus. Full-time undergraduate enrollment has more than doubled, and first-year applications have nearly
Over the last decade, the University has completed more than $300 million in major capital projects while launching 26
new academic programs. The University has also added campuses in Tuscany, Italy, and Orange, Conn.
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The University of New Haven: Campus tour given by students and an overview message from President
SEARCH DESCRIPTION: The Assistant Director will be responsible for assisting with the development,
implementation, supervision, and evaluation of the programs and services provided by the Accessibility Resources Center to ensure the
University’s compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act and other
applicable state, federal and local laws. Serves as a member of the Accessibility Resources Center administrative team participating in
office policy and procedures, strategic planning, programming and advising. Will assist and advise students with disabilities.
The Assistant Director will assist the Director with oversight of programs and services enabling
students who have disabilities access to all programs and services provided by the University in compliance with federal, state and local
laws. Responsibilities include the following:
Participates in student intake process: Evaluates medical/psychological and other
documentation, conducts interactive process with students to determine appropriate reasonable accommodations and support for students with
· Reviews requests for temporary accommodations and coordinates appropriate accommodations.
Monitors progress of assigned student caseload; provides direction and support for students who are experiencing academic difficulties.
· Advises students, parents faculty and staff on disability related accommodations and concerns at the higher education level.
· Provides counseling, problem-solving, advocacy, and mediation for students with disabilities.
· Conducts awareness
programs to educate the University community on disability related issues and the services provided by the office.
Determines in conjunction with the Director a departmental assessment plan and conducts assessment of departments’ programs and
services as directed.
· Manages and is an Instructor for department’s Pathways to Success transition course.
· Collaborates with other campus resources, advising faculty, and developing outreach and networking opportunities on campus and
in the wider community.
· Maintains department web presence, social media presence and reviews and updates departments
· Represents the department at University Open Houses, Accepted Student Days, SOAR new student orientation
programs and other programs as required.
· Maintains membership on campus committees as assigned.
the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society including planning and implementation of Induction ceremonies, and ensuring student recognition at
· Engages in opportunities to increase own capacity for equity, diversity, and inclusion and encourages cultural
competency among students.
· Consistently treats others without bias and applies understanding to using practices and
· Role models behavior which positively contributes to an inclusive work and learning environment.
Demonstrates a strong commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding on campus.
· Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Accessibility Resources Center.
· Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology or a related discipline such as rehabilitation
counseling or special education.
· Three to five years direct experience providing services/accommodations and support for
persons with disabilities in a college/university setting.
· Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 – Amended 2010, the Fair Housing Act, and other applicable federal, state, and local laws.
· Knowledge of and experience with assessing disability documentation and determining reasonable accommodations. This includes
knowledge of assessment tools and test scores generally used in making diagnoses.
· Knowledge of assistive technology
applications and their use in assisting with persons with disabilities.
· Staff management and positive record of
progressively responsible administrative experience. At least three years of management and staff supervision.
analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail; Significant experience with conducing assessment of programs and
· Strong written communication and editing skills.
· Proof of vaccination
· Thorough knowledge and understanding of the social
and legal issues that impact services for students with disabilities in higher education.
· Broad understanding of reasonable
accommodations, assistive technologies, and services used by students with disabilities in higher education.
· Record of
achievement in continuous quality improvement including evaluation, procuring student feedback, task analysis, and procedural reviews.
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
· Ability to relate and work
with a diverse population.
· This is a full-time position requiring some evenings and occasional weekends as well as travel
between various university campuses.
University of New Haven Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Vision
The University of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a diverse institution which celebrates, respects, and values individuals
of all social identities. We believe that as members of the university community, our socio‐cultural differences ignite intellectual growth
and foster a culture of understanding that embraces our ever‐changing society.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you have the
qualifications we are looking for and are interested in working for an institution where the experience of learning is both personal and
pragmatic and one that is guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success, we want to hear from you!
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references, all of which will remain confidential, through this link: apply.interfolio.com/103783
If you have any issues with this submittal,
please contact us at [email protected].
It is mandatory
that UNH employees abide by all pre-determined Covid related policies and procedures