Duties: Provide leadership and oversight for the administration and coordination of accessibility services, facilitates implementation of appropriate accommodations, and works as the primary resource to educate and train faculty and staff in understanding campus-wide responsibilities around disability access and universal design; work across campus to promote awareness of the availability of services for students and to develop a plan for ongoing education and training; have an understanding of the needs of university students and extensive knowledge of disability compliance, relevant policies and laws as they relate to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 & 2008 (ADAAA) and pertinent state and federal regulations; responsible for planning, developing and coordinating testing procedures, processes and schedules; provide leadership and supervision of Testing Center staff and coordinate the administration of a variety of standardized testing; develop, monitor and oversee the departmental budget; provide disability-related services for students, such as conducting intake appointments with new and current students to determine reasonable accommodations; facilitate access to services for students, and collaborate with faculty and staff on providing individual accommodations and relevant education for implementation; revise policies, procedures and guidelines periodically; implement, and disseminate policies and make accessible to prospective students, current students, faculty and other campus stakeholders; provide consultation, information, resources, and training workshops to faculty, staff, students, prospective students, and parents/families; ensure stakeholders understand their roles, rights, and responsibilities for supporting accommodations and understand how accommodations are determined; promote awareness and advocacy of disability/access-related issues and opportunities; actively pursue barrier removal; consult on universal design questions, and advocate for creative solutions to ensure accessibility; oversee and coordinate testing services for students, faculty and the public; administer standardized testing to include but not limited to PRAXIS, ACCUPLACER, CLEP, ACT, TEAS, etc.; develop and expand available testing services through the exploration and development of new testing contracts to meet student and community needs; manage all online placement testing; oversee all onsite and online faculty make-up exams; proctor testing from other educational facilities; develop testing center processes and procedures; ensure test requirements are met for all testing environments; monitor testing facility usage and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Master’s degree with three to five years’ experience in rehabilitation/disability studies, counseling, psychology, special education, educational administration, or a related field required; preference will be given to candidates who have previous experience managing a comprehensive disability support program in a postsecondary setting; higher education experience preferred; prior supervisory, budget and networking skills desired. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
Interested candidate should submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information of three (3) references to HR@saumag.edu or to the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University, MSC 9288 Magnolia, AR 71753 . Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted until the position is filled. AA/EOE. Non-listed references may be contacted.