Director of Learning Accessibility Services
The Director of Learning Accessibility Services is responsible for overseeing academic accommodations and support for Carthage College students with disabilities. This position also includes working with prospective students and their parents, partnering with faculty and several campus departments to provide support for students, and faculty development around disability issues.
- Meet with prospective students and their parents to discuss accommodations and support services for Carthage students with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Collect and review confidential educational, psychological and medical documentation to determine appropriate academic accommodations.
- Meet regularly with students regarding their accommodations and support services.
- Work closely with Student Success Advisors to assist students with the transition to college, selecting appropriate academic majors/classes and overall support.
- Coordinate student access to audio/electronic textbooks, assistive technology, note-taking support and other accommodations.
- Consult with faculty on issues related to meeting the needs of students with disabilities in their classes.
- Participate in and contribute to faculty development sessions on disability-related topics such as learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
- Oversee exam-proctoring services for students with disabilities.
- Assist students in obtaining accommodations for graduate school entrance exams, teacher education certification exams, etc.
- Partner with the Director of Residence Life, Counseling Services, Office of Student Life, Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Writing and Tutoring Centers, and Library and Information Services to address student needs and develop policies and procedures for serving Carthage students with disabilities.
- Coordinate accommodations and support for students with temporary disabilities.
- Serve on committees related to policies, procedures, andprogram development related to the scope of the position. For example, the committee that responds to special housing requests and requests for service and emotional support animals.
- Share resources and information with faculty, staff, students, and parents/guardians about student accessibility support, resources, and accommodations.
- Build relationships and connect students to appropriate community resources, including working to intentionally bridge access to psychiatric testing services.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR LICENSURE
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent analytical skills
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Master’s degree in higher education disability services, counseling, social work or related field.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Prefer 2 years of experience in the area of student disability services in higher education settings.
All applications must contain a resume, cover letter and (3) professional references.
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.