at University of Maine at Farmington in Farmington, Maine, United States
Position Title:Director of Disability Services- SEARCH DEADLINE EXTENDED Campus: Farmington Department: Learning Assistance Center – FLEAC Bargaining Unit: UMPSA Salary Band/Wage Band: 05: A typical salary for this position is mid to high 50’s with a maximum salary of $60k and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Location: Farmington ME Statement of Job: The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) is seeking a Director of Disabilty Services, which is a full-time, twelve-month position. This position will oversee the development, continual update and improvement, and daily leadership and management of the UMF’s disability services and accommodations program per current federal and state laws, as well as best practices.
+ Reviews documentation, determine and communicate suitable academic supports and appropriate academic and student life accommodations, and advocate for students with disabilities.
+ Stays apprised of and responds to legislative changes and technology advancements in the field of disability services.
+ Collects and analyzes relevant data to help inform best practices.
+ Manages the Disability Services budget.
+ Submits annual performance reports, operations reports and assessments.
+ Hires, trains, and supervises adjunct faculty for student support courses.
+ Teaches a support course each semester.
+ Serves on the Academic Success Team, Mental Health Coordinating Team, Summer Registration, first year experience committees, and other appropriate committees on which student disability is a relevant consideration and aspect.
+ Collaborates with Admissions, Student Life, faculty, Mantor Library, the Computer Center, the Student Learning Commons, and campus programmers
+ Participates in relevant professional organizations and UMS working groups.
+ Additional duties as assigned.Note: UMF reserves the right to change or assign additional duties, as necessary. About University of Maine at Farmington: The University of Maine at Farmington has earned a national reputation for excellence, gaining stature as one of the finest state-supported liberal arts colleges in the northeastern U.S. Additionally, UMF is rated 5th in U.S. News & World Report Top Regional Public College North for 2023 and has been rated one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News 25 times since 1998. The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town. With enrollment at around 1,600 full-time students, UMF is about the same size as many of New England’s most selective private colleges and offers many of the same advantages, yet at a very affordable price – providing a tremendous college value in a spectacular natural setting. Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, the University of Maine at Farmington is a founding member of The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) an exclusive national group of public colleges and universities committed to providing superior liberal arts and sciences education Who is the University of Maine at Farmington?
+ A Nationally Ranked (https://www.umf.maine.edu/about/umf-facts/national-reputation/) public university, recognized for its academic excellence, educational value and inclusion.
+ An Outdoorsy College (https://www.umf.maine.edu/campus-life/outdoor-recreation/) located in the heart of world class skiing and snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking, kayaking and rafting.
+ An Affordable, high-quality, residential, liberal arts college (https://www.umf.maine.edu/admissions-aid/annual-expenses/) .
+ A school that offers challenging and innovative Academic Programs (https://www.umf.maine.edu/academics/) in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and other pre-professional fields.
+ A small, friendly campus where Students (https://www.umf.maine.edu/about/about-our-students/) are the center of the universe.
+ A place where caring Professors (https://www.umf.maine.edu/about/faculty/) work side by side with students – in research, creative endeavors (https://www.umf.maine.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/) , in the classroom and outside.
+ An institution that offers unparalleled research opportunities – often at the level and depth found at graduate school.
+ A campus of 1,600 bright, creative, independent-minded students (https://www.umf.maine.edu/about/about-our-students/) who thrive on challenges.
+ A college where students work hard but also enjoy kicking back and having Fun – lots of fun (https://www.umf.maine.edu/campus-life/) .
+ A quirky yet warm-hearted, accepting community where it’s OK to be you .We may not be for everyone, but we just might be the perfect place for you. Qualifications: Required:
+ Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Educational Psychology or related field or, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
+ Minimum two years’ experience working with students in post-secondary education providing advocacy and support services within a college setting.
+ Demonstrated knowledge of: computer and assistive technologies; disability practices and procedures including applicable federal and state laws, policies, regulations and standards (e.g., Section 504 and the ADAAA); principles, concepts, methods and techniques of universal design; standards, requirements and regulations regarding confidentiality of information.
+ Working knowledge of ADAAA and regulations, and ability to explain them and the implications for students with disabilities.
+ Demonstrated collaborative problem solving skills.
+ Demonstrated collaborative style of work and leadership.
+ Demonstrated outstanding written and oral communication skills.
+ Demonstrated ability to make ethical decisions and to exercise principled independent judgment and initiative when necessary, and to do so with a high level of attention to detail.Preferred:
+ Experience working with: evaluating disability documentation, including psycho educational, psychological and medical evaluations.
+ Specialized knowledge to interpret and assess medical and technical evaluations and determine disability accommodations and appropriate support services.
+ Experience developing and presenting in-service training.
+ Experience working at a regional public institution of higher education.
+ Experience planning and facilitating programs and services.
+ Experience assessing programs and services.
+ Experience managing a budget.
+ Supervisory experience.Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with the UMS COVID protocols which currently inlcude, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found on our Together for Maine site. Other Information: Materials must be submitted electronically via “Apply for Position.” Please create an applicant profile, complete a brief application, and upload: 1) A cover letter, which describes your qualifications, interests and suitability for the position 2) A resume/curriculum vitae 3) Contact information for three (3) professional references You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin immediate and continu