Director of Student Accessibility and Accommodations


Position Number: 282FA004

Agency
Piedmont Virginia Community College

Work
Location

Albemarle – 003

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Work
Schedule

Determined by Supervisor

Job Description

Piedmont Virginia
Community College (PVCC) is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally residents
of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Our scenic campus is located
in Albemarle County, Virginia. We are one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System
(VCCS).

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) seeks an experienced and dedicated Director of Student Accessibility
and Accommodations
to help meet the needs of a diverse student body and to ensure accessibility and success for all students.
The Director provides oversight of the Office of Student Accessibility and Accommodations and the services provided to
students with disabilities. The office assesses and facilitates the removal of real barriers for students with disabilities in their
academic courses, campus services, facilities and all student programs and activities. In addition, the Office of Student
Accessibility and Accommodations
oversees a student teletherapy program at the College. PVCC does not provide in-house mental
health counseling to students but does provide access to a teletherapy platform for all students in need.

The
Director works collaboratively with students and faculty to develop accommodations for students who need them. In
addition, the Director oversees the process of working with stakeholders to ensure accessibility for students in
terms of instructional practices, student services and activities, and physical spaces on campus. Providing crisis intervention, referrals
for students, and managing a caseload of students receiving accommodations are also duties of this position.

The
Director of Student Accessibility and Accommodations works withPVCC administration and senior leadership to ensure
compliance of college practices and facilities with Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act as
amended, and other federal and state guidelines as appropriate. Confirms compliance in the delivery of accommodations and support services
for students with disabilities.

The Director supervises the
Assistant Director of Student Accessibility and Accommodations.

Duties
include:

  • Oversees all aspects of the Office of Student Accessibility and
    Accommodations
  • Independently and collaboratively determines reasonable accommodations for students in college programs
    in a clear, well-documented, timely, and effective manner.
  • Effectively communicates with students, families, campus partners on
    matters of accessibility and reasonable accommodations through meetings, creation of written materials, trainings, and
    presentations.
  • Advises students regarding programs of study and courses. May assist with registration.
  • Ensures the College
    is meeting the mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
  • Serves as
    a campus resource and as a liaison with college administration, faculty, and staff regarding services for students with
    disabilities.
  • Assists students in crisis by assessing and referring to appropriate resources. Follows up with students and referral
    sources.
  • Consults with and assists faculty in making necessary classroom accommodations and curricular adaptations for students with
    disabilities.
  • Serves as a liaison with community agencies in regard to services and programs, both on and off
    campus.
  • Monitors Maxient incident reports for students of concern. Contacts students of concern and provides guidance and
    resources. 
  • Works closely with the Office of Student Success, the Student Financial Resource Center, the Office of Academic Support
    and the Office of Public Safety and Campus Police.
  • Assists the Student Services Division in delivering student success initiatives,
    including student onboarding and orientation.
  • Serves on key committees at the College representing the Office of Student
    Accessibility and Accommodations, including serving on the College’s Threat Assessment Team (TAT).

Special
Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government
generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
    in related field (Human Services, Mental Health Counseling, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling etc.)
  • Experience working
    with students with mental health disorders, accommodations, accessibility, and/or disabilities services.
  • Working-knowledge of local
    resources and ability to cultivate professionally collaborative relationships within the community.
  • Knowledgeable of disability
    laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act, to ensure compliance.
  • Ability to handle and
    maintain confidential student records and medical information.
  • Experience working effectively in a team environment with a customer
    service focus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher education experience, particularly at a community
    college 
  • Program management and coordination experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Experience
    working with a diverse student population
  • Experience conducting interviews and interpreting documentation (special education
    records, audiology reports, psychoeducational tests, psychological evaluations etc.) to assist in determining accommodations and
    services
  • Working knowledge of assistive and adaptive software and hardware systems such as JAWS, Dragon Naturally Speaking,
    Notetaking apps, reading pens, remote captioning or other technology utilized by students with disabilities
  • Competence in the
    following areas: models of disability, universal design, and the social model of disability; development of presentations on topics
    associated with disability services in higher education.
  • 5 years of work experience in a related area with significant coordination,
    program and project management, and supervisory experience

Posting Number: FAC_437P

Background
Check Statement Disclaimer

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background
investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks
(relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest.
For more information, please follow this link:  http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

EEO Statement

The Virginia Community College System,
an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore,
the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business
needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other
non-merit factors.

ADA Statement

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans
with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the
application, interviewing and selection processes.

Governor’s Mandate Message

Executive Order #18. Newly hired,
including employees transferring from other state agencies, will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a
position or at the latest by their position start date. Additional details regarding how to request an accommodation, required weekly
Covid-19 testing, and mask requirements will be provided by Human Resources for newly hired or transferred employees who are
unvaccinated.



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