Student Disability Services Director
Student Disability Services Director

CUNY College of Staten Island

Job ID: 9186


- Provides administrative oversight, visionary leadership and broad direction for all aspects of a unit supporting students with special needs.

- Ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies

- Manages program and administrative support staff, including professionals such as Sign Language Interpreters and Disability Accommodations specialists

- Develops and implements program assessment plan to evaluate program delivery of services, student learning outcomes, and student satisfaction

- Generates campus-wide programming for students with disabilities and to increase sensitivity throughout the college community


Higher Education Officer




Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of the Center for Student Accessibility will provide expert knowledge, leadership, and management skills in the following areas:

- Develops and implements a comprehensive program designed to recruit, retain, and assist students with disabilities in meeting their academic goals and reaching their optimum academic success.

- Provides management oversight for the Center for Student Accessibility, the Multi-Media Regional Center, and the Resource Center for the deaf and hard of hearing.

- Hires, trains, and ensures professional development opportunities for staff members while following institutional personnel policies.

- Supervises a staff of 49 to include a LEADS Counselor and Assistant Director as well as full-time and part-time professional and administrative staff.

- Manages a multi-sourced departmental budget.

- Collects, verifies, and maintains disability documentation; conducts student intake interviews communicating the accommodation process and availability of campus resources; reviews and responds to accommodation requests as per CUNY Documentation Guidelines.

- Leads a comprehensive assessment plan to assess Center effectiveness and student satisfaction.

- Works closely with a broad base of internal and external constituents to provide education, training and technical assistance regarding student disability trends and issues, accommodation needs and requirements, and appropriate services and support for students with disabilities.

- Establishes partnerships, especially with faculty, to explore grant funding opportunities to expand services and programs for the Center.

- Promotes a sense of community by chairing and/or participating as an active and/or ex-officio member of various division and university-wide committees.

- Actively participates in College initiatives related to diversity and pluralism.


Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required


Master's degree in rehabilitation, special education, counseling, social work, higher education, or related discipline. Demonstrated experience in working with college age students with disabilities. Experience with assessment practices and student learning outcomes highly preferred. Demonstrated competency in the following:

- Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA

- Budget management

- Supervision of staff

- Organizational skills

- Communication skills, including public speaking


Commensurate with experience.


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--Reposted--**Previous applicants need not reapply**August 26, 2014


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 9186

Contact Information
CUNY College of Staten Island
City of New York
2800 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, 10314