Assistant Director, Office of Accessibility Services - Georgetown University
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Assistant Director, Office of Accessibility Services – Georgetown University Law Center
Georgetown University Law Center is deeply committed to the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, or educating the whole student, with an embrace of their individual capacities, goals, and learning needs. To that end, the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) works in close partnership with Law Center faculty, staff and students to promote curricular and co-curricular environments that are accessible and inclusive of students with a wide range of disabilities.
The Assistant Director plays four important roles in OAS and on the broader Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) team:
First, they implement academic accommodations for the many students who receive disability accommodations, including but not limited to documentation management, course recordings and electronic textbooks, exam accommodations, sign language interpreters, transcription services, and alternative format materials.
Second, they have a direct contact caseload of approximately 75-100 accommodated students, including case intake, approval of accommodations, implementation, and tracking. Outside of OAS, they also periodically support the student case management functions of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and the Dean of Students.
Third, they help to plan and implement wellness promotion programming within OAS and across the ODOS offices, serving the entire community of 2,800 law students. This includes primary responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of the innovative Lawyers in Balance mindfulness education program.
Fourth, they periodically support the broader programming and community building initiatives and day-to-day operations of the Office of the Dean of Students, from orientation through commencement.
Frequent interactions with JD and LL.M. students who are seeking or are receiving disability accommodations, to process their requests and implement approved accommodations
Frequent interactions with OAS and ODOS student affairs staff, especially the OAS Director to whom this position reports
Frequent interactions with Registrar staff and proctors to plan for and implement accommodated exams
Frequent interactions with IST and A/V staff to implement technology accommodations
Periodic contact with faculty to implement various accommodations
Periodic contact with external vendors and partners to plan and implement accommodations
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree - preference for Master’s or Doctoral degree in higher education administration, special education, rehabilitation counseling, human services, law or other relevant discipline
One+ years of experience working with people with disabilities preferred; relevant work experience may substitute for direct disability services experience
Ability to enthusiastically support and collaborate with people of diverse ages, backgrounds, experiences, and personality types
Excellent judgment and discretion in managing confidential information
Demonstrated organizational skills and careful attention to detail
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities
Ability to adapt to unpredictable events
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Availability to occasionally work evenings and weekends (typically during final exams in December and May)
Familiarity with Google Suite, Adobe (including assistive technology features), Excel and Microsoft Word
Proficiency and familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard and Canvas
Familiarity with assistive technologies and their application to students with disabilities in higher education
Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.
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