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State of Massachusetts Associate Director, Center for Accessibility Resources & Services in Haverhill, Massachusetts

PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT REVIEW APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH MASSCAREERS. PLEASE APPLY VIA THE LINK BELOW: * *About Northern Essex Community College: THE COLLEGE: NECC serves about 5,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake, and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban campus in Lawrence occupies a number of buildings in the heart of downtown. Most recently, we have constructed a new 44,000 square foot health technologies facility, the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast. The college has been building an organizational culture that values initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. NECC is also committed to using evidence to guide planning and decision-making. These values are reflected in the use of Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning and accreditation; in our investment in strengths-based, institution-wide professional development; and in our ten-year involvement as a Leader College in Achieving the Dream, a national network of community colleges dedicated to using data to close student achievement gaps. We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. With over 40% Hispanic students, NECC was the first federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in New England. We seek leaders who are committed to the community college mission, actively engaged in promoting diversity, and prepared to use their unique strengths and innovation with the goal of student success. * Job Description:* POSITION: Full-Time Associate Director, Center for Accessibility Resources & Services: Associate Director; Center for Accessibility Resources & Services; Haverhill and Lawrence Campus; 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, (Consideration for 1 day of remote work after 3 months in position); Non-Unit Professional Position SUMMARY: *The Associate Director provides administrative and supervisory oversight of the eligibility process and the provision of services and accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Reviews disability documentation and makes determination about eligibility. Supervises Disability Services Specialists. In collaboration with Director, responsible for assisting with, program development, staff and faculty development, recruitment/retention activities and policy development and implementation, and grant preparation. Provides case management services to students with documented disabilities. *RESPONSIBILITIES: * * Oversees services provided to students with documented disabilities to ensure provision of quality services and reasonable accommodations i.e. Request for Services process, eligibility process, documentation review, accommodation determination, faculty mediation and student support. * Provides Supervision of Disability Services Specialists. * Facilitates Accommodation Planning Meeting - plans, leads meeting, determines students to review, and keeps track of other agenda items or projects. * Reviews documentation to determine eligibility and accommodations. Follows up with high schools and medical providers when more information is needed. * Performs overall case management services and provides individual support to students with documented disabilities. * Provide leadership role in developing collaborative relationship with other college departments to increase academic success, retention, disability awareness, adherence with ADAAA/504 and ensure equal access for students with disabilities. * Work closely with Director related to program and staff development, recruitment/retention activities and policy/procedure development and implementation. * Primary responsibility for compilation of statistics each semester on students served and services provided. * Act as a resource and provide education, consultation, and training to faculty, staff, and administrators regarding servicing students with disabilities. * Develops and maintains positive relationships with community agencies and high schools. * Participates in Special Projects as needed. * Provides coverage for Director in her absence. * May serve on the NECC Care and Concern Team as a backup or member when time permits. * Serves on other college committees as assigned. * Assists with grant preparation * Attends professional trainings and workshops relevant to position. * Participates in Professional Development activities. *PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT REVIEW APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH MASSCAREERS. PLEASE APPLY VIA THE LINK BELOW: Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * Master's Degree in Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education or related field. * 7 years of experience working within disability services management or related field. * Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. * Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the laws governing disability services in higher education. * Demonstrated experience and knowledge in policy and program development. * Demonstrated experience developing and facilitating disability awareness training. * Demonstrated strong interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills. * Demonstrated experience collaborating with a diverse group of people. * Ability to travel between Haverhill and Lawrence campuses. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Ability to work well under the demands of an academic timetable; to manage and prioritize a variety of tasks; and to work independently. * Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. * Knowledge of assistive technology used to support individuals with disabilities. * Experience with supervision. * Computer skills, including experience with Banner (by Oracle), Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. * Bilingual (Spanish/English) * Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment. * Additional Information:* SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $83,000 - $88,000 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits. ANTICIPATED START DATE: May 1, 2024 * Application Instructions:* TO APPLY: To be considered for this position click on the "Apply Now" button, you will be prompted to setup a new account or login to an existing account. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration: * Cover Letter, describing your qualifications and experience * Resume/CV Review of applications will begin 5 business days from the posting date and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three (3) professional references. /Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Elizabete Trelegan (Assistant Director of Human Resources, B-219,978-556-3928/, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Northern Essex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer./ /Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: *Job: Education *Organization: Northern Essex Comm College *Title: *Associate Director, Center for Accessibility Resources & Services Location: Massachusetts-Haverhill-100 Elliot Way Requisition ID: 240001M8