Assistant Director, Student Accessibility Services

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
Job Description :
Position Purpose
The Assistant Director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) promotes inclusion and access by providing a range of advising and support for students with disabilities and their faculty and by representing SAS in a variety of educational, committee, and other service capacities. The Assistant Director is a critical role that supports the College in fulfilling its responsibilities under disability-related civil rights and related laws and ensures that students receive reasonable disability-related services, academic accommodations, and program modifications to achieve equal opportunity in the College’s programs, services, and activities. The Assistant Director also promotes students’ intellectual and personal growth, consistent with the mission of the College, and administers College policies and procedures.


Required Qualifications – Education and Yrs Exp
Masters plus 3-5 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications – Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, social work, psychology, or a related field.
  • At least 3 years working with students with disabilities in an educational setting.
  • Experience interpreting disability documentation and determining reasonable academic adjustments and services.

Preferred Qualifications
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a higher education accessibility service setting.
  • Experience with teaching, curriculum development, and student programming.
  • Experience working with parents and at-risk students.
  • Expertise with interpreting a range of disability documentation (including neuropsychological evaluations), understanding and applying the ADAAA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and relevant case law and determining reasonable academic adjustments and services.

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title
Anne M. Lamppa, Associate Director of Student Accessibility Services

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Rabia Gandhi

Equal Opportunity Employer
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants
All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.

Key Accountabilities
Student Accommodations – 50%
  • Independently works with students and faculty via the interactive process, incorporating careful analysis of confidential disability documentation (such as medical records, psychological evaluations, neuropsychological reports, Individualized Education Programs, and Section 504 Plans) and relevant legal guidance to determine reasonable academic accommodations, auxiliary services, and other aids and innovative solutions that do not fundamentally alter programs of study.
  • Directs students and faculty in their utilization of the central accommodations database to ensure clear, timely communication, and receipt of accommodations and services.
  • Consults with on- and off-campus medical and mental health professionals regarding documentation and partners with Student Affairs departments such as the Undergraduate Deans’ Office, Student Wellness Center, Residential Life, Dartmouth Dining Services, Office of Pluralism and Leadership, the First-Generation Office, and others to ensure students’ equal access to Dartmouth curricular and co-curricular activities.

Percentage Of Time

Student Advising, Recordkeeping, and Outreach- 35%
  • Provides ongoing counsel to a caseload of students to support them in better understanding the nexus of their disabilities and their Dartmouth experience to problem-solve and potentially refine strategies, assistive technologies, and/or accommodations to connect them with relevant on- and off-campus resources and to foster autonomy.
  • Employs knowledge of Dartmouth policies and procedures and expertise of student development, functional impacts of disabilities, metacognition, and learning strategies to advise/coach students throughout the term.
  • Maintains detailed records and communicates regularly regarding interactions with students, faculty, the Undergraduate Deans’ Office, Case Management, the College Health Service and Counseling Center, private providers, and other relevant parties.
  • Collaborates with parents, faculty, and staff to support SAS students and their learning and development.

Percentage Of Time

Serving as SAS Representative – 15%
  • Participates in divisional projects and serves on campus committees that contribute to an equitable, inclusive Dartmouth College environment for individuals with disabilities.
  • Serves as subject matter expert and presenter for campus partners around students’ learning, their range of disabilities, stigma and disability culture, and reasonable accommodations and services, developing and delivering on-campus educational programming.
  • Serves as a liaison to student groups and recognized organizations that focus on accessibility and other domains of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Percentage Of Time

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Last Date For Apply: 2022-07-24 03:07:44 Job Type : Full Time, Employment Type : PermanentExpired