Director of Accessibility Services
St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the position of Director of Accessibility Services. The Director of Accessibility Services is responsible for leading the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) and overseeing the delivery of accommodations and support services to students with a range of disabilities. These disabilities may include, but are not limited to, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety/depression, physical and sensory disabilities, chronic illnesses, and assorted learning disorders. The Director of Accessibility Services provides both initial assessment and ongoing monitoring of appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504. The Director of Accessibility Services will collaborate with appropriate faculty and staff to facilitate student academic success, and works with students to help them adapt to the challenges of college. The Director of Accessibility Services will supervise other staff members and affiliates of OAS.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in disability studies, psychology, social work, special education or a related field preferred. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in accessibility support services, counseling, or a related field, preferably in a higher education setting. Significant experience working with students with disabilities in a secondary or higher education setting. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the ADA Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and other laws is helpful. Knowledge of and experience with assistive/adaptive and instructional technologies. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching. The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), statement of how the applicant’s employment at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and three references and submitted online at: apply.interfolio.com/98224. Questions may be directed to Michael Dunn.
Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.