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Director of Equity and Access
Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois
 
 
 
Date Posted 07/06/2021
Category
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Title of Position: Director of Equity and Access

Department: Enrollment Services

Classification: Professional/Managerial

Employment Status: Regular, full-time

Function
This position will work with all areas of the institution to coordinate a comprehensive program of postsecondary services to meet the needs of students with disabilities and guide the institution to operate within the framework of federal regulations. This position will also provide oversight to the coordination and assessment of the campus wide efforts to connect student to mental health resources and support. This position will also provide a critical leadership role within the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Council.
Organizational Relationship:
Reports to the Vice President of Student Services, who reports to the College President.
Qualifications for the Position
Required:

  • Master’s degree in related field. Preferably related to social work
  • At least two years of experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Prior work experience working with people of economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, and minority students
  • At least two years demonstrated management or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the community college mission and philosophy.
  • Commitment to teamwork and consensus decision making.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated cultural awareness and agility to navigate a complex landscape.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to nondiscrimination in higher education including ADA, Civil Rights Act, Clery Act.

Essential Functions:
1. Establishes short and long-range goals for the Office of Disability Services that are consistent with the overall Institutional goals and priorities.

  • Performs administrative tasks necessary for implementation of programs including:
  • Prepares, submits, and monitors annual budget

b. Makes recommendations for appropriate use of physical facilities; and,

c. Makes recommendations for ensuring access to electronic resources.

  • Meets with students for initial appointments, develops approved accommodations, and consults with students and faculty/staff to ensure ongoing access
  • Develops annual plans, continuous quality improvement plans, and writes monthly and annual reports.
  • Collaborates with Deans, faculty, and academic staff to develop academic interventions that support the success of students with disabilities in the classroom.
  • Works with IT and campus stakeholders to recommend, purchase, and install assistive technology access to electronic campus resources for individuals with disabilities.
  • Oversees collaboration with high school partners to engage high school students in visit opportunities, and attends IEP exit meetings where appropriate.
  • Recommends professional development for faculty, administrators, and staff to increase awareness and sensitivity to the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Perform academic advising for students with disabilities as needed including:
  • Advise students face to face and via alternate distance forms of communication regarding academic programs, courses, and schedules.
  • Prepare & present degree audits for degree completion planning and financial aid appeal documentation.
  • Ensure that all information on advising and transfer issues is up to date and current with departmental policies.
  • Refer students to support services and resources available to facilitate success.
  • Develop accurate student education plans
  • Ensure consistency in the student education plan development and communication process with faculty.
  • Serve as a lead role of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Council
  • Develop strategies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion to guide collective campus work.
  • Provide direct support to campus wide retention teams and initiatives
  • Participate in the College’s recruitment and retention efforts of underrepresented groups.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the campus SWIFT program and initiatives
  • Provide access to mental health first aid training and resources to campus
  • Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of disability support services initiatives
  • Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of SWIFT program initiatives in relation to student retention.
  • Lead improvements to campus disability support services
  • Lead data informed improvements to campus SWIFT efforts
  • Monitor grant opportunities to support diversity, equity, and cultural awareness to the campus community.

Other Functions
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Controls:
Required to work independently with a minimum amount of supervision. Consultation with Dean is available as needed.
Guidelines:
Position is expected to follow all College policies and procedures as well as all local, state, and federal laws. Position is also expected to adhere to and foster development of Kaskaskia College core values of compassion, honesty, respect, responsibility, and fairness.
Personal Relationships:
Position will have daily contact with students and other College employees.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Position is performed in a busy environment with frequent distractions and interruptions. Travel within the College district and some nights and weekends are required.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
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