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Assistant Director, Office of Accessibility Services - Georgetown University

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Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

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Assistant Director, Office of Accessibility Services – Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

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.

Work Interactions

  • 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

Preferred qualifications

  • 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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Need Assistance:

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.