Disability Resource Specialist

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Committed to the fulfillment of the Salisbury University Mission, the Division of Student Affairs engages students in supportive communities where holistic learning and success are possible. All positions in Student Affairs share the responsibility for creating a campus community that values diversity, inclusion and the uniqueness of others by modeling integrity, care, compassion and respect during interactions with all members of the Salisbury community. To learn more about Student Affairs, visit http://www.salisbury.edu/students/about.html . This position may evolve as necessary to meet the changing needs of students and the university.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Disability Resource Specialist.

Primary Job Duties: Determine student eligibility for University classification as a student with a disability. Plan, develop, and implement disability support, accommodations, modifications, aids, and/or services for qualified students with disabilities. Identify, create, and facilitate outreach programs to faculty, students, and staff designed to ensure compliance and equal access to Salisbury University's programs and services for qualified students with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Social Work or a related field and one to three years of related experience. Must have experience providing disability support services to diverse students/clients.

Knowledge of disability services in higher education, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments (ADA and ADAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act required. Must possess the ability to use assistive technology equipment, software, and alternative formats for various disabilities; to anticipate organizational and supervisor needs and develop strategies to meet needs effectively; to use culturally-responsive interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with diverse and various audiences; to de-escalate tense, stressful, or crisis situations; to communicate information and ideas effectively to various audiences both orally and in writing; to organize, prioritize, and manage projects with tight or competing deadlines; to be creative, resourceful, and adept at solving problems; to analyze situations accurately and adopt appropriate course(s) of action; to interpret, apply, and explain clearly rules, regulations, policies and procedures to various audiences; to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with internal and external colleagues; to work confidentially and exercise appropriate discretion; to engage with diverse constituencies in culturally-competent ways; to work cooperatively with others and maintain effective customer service towards all persons; to effectively coach or mentor students, including student employees; to contextualize, implement, and gather support for industry best and promising practices. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Social Work or a related field. Direct experience with educational accommodations at the college or university level; assistive technology equipment, software, and alternative format materials. Evidence of conducting or assisting with program assessments or evaluations.

This is a full-time, exempt, State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position requires occasional evening and/or weekend work to meet operational needs and requirements of the position, especially in support of campus outreach programs and/or emergency response protocols. All Student Affairs positions require performing other mission-specific duties contingent upon student, university, and operational needs.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by June 9, 2020 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our institution, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/ .

To apply please click here! Posted: 06/05/2020