Colleges of the Fenway Director of Disability Support Services - MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts
For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That?s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.
Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.
The Director provides leadership in the administration, organization, and daily operations of Disability Support Services for the University (Boston, Worcester, Manchester, and Online campuses).
Develop and implement procedures and best practices to ensure compliance with University, State, and Federal laws and regulations pertaining to the students with disabilities Responsible for maintenance of records and tracking systems, and the planning and development of effective policies and procedures Conduct intake interviews and communicate accommodation process ? including collecting, verifying, and maintaining disability documentation and other relevant information Responsible for interpreting documentation for all areas of disability and develop written classroom accommodations and recommendations for students with disabilities Work with appropriate staff on each campus to ensure the scheduling and delivery of services for approved accommodations are implemented appropriately Serve as a resource to faculty and staff concerning the delivery of resources pertaining to disability-related issues, services, requirements, and accommodations. Develop and administer faculty/staff development programs focusing on the needs of students with disabilities and specific strategies to support their academic achievement Ability to respond to students with urgent and emergent needs Meet with students and provide support, solutions, and/or referrals as appropriate Assist the department in daily management and triage of students and follow up Coordinate with medical and behavioral health providers. Fosters self-advocacy in students to manage their academic, personal, and fiscal responsibilities Coordinate overall interdisciplinary plan of care for students as related to students? academic success. Arrange for access and referrals to appropriate resources Maintain a roster of students eligible for support services, provide appropriate interventions, and track progress of students Develop and maintain department website Travel to Worcester and Manchester campuses approximately once per week Supervise department staff Assist students with Documented Absence and Leave-of-Absence (LOA) processes as they relate to the department Manage/oversee special projects at the request of supervisor Marketing of office and services provided Manage student employees
Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.
Required: A Master's degree and three or more years of experience A valid driver?s license Experience providing relevant services in a college setting including: Disability Law and Section 504/ADA compliance; interpreting psychometric testing, and verifying disabilities and prescription of support services and accommodations An understanding of the educational, cultural and social needs of a domestic and international student community Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excellent leadership, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines Ability to work individually and as a member of a professional team, establishing strong working relationships across campus constituencies Ability to manage confidential materials and maintain confidentiality when working on specific task or projects Possess a sense of urgency and the ability to prioritize tasks and resources appropriately Ability to work occasional nights and weekends Familiarity with the complexities of international student transitional needs
MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a substantial health/dental insurance subsidy, generous holiday/vacation policy, and a significant pension plan contribution.
To apply, please visit www.mcphs.edu/careers. Attach a cover letter and a resume. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University?s diversity are welcome to apply.
Date Posted: 6/20/2018