Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Director, Disability Services, this position is responsible for the delivery and oversight of accommodations and support services for students with disabilities, including academic accommodations, sign-language interpreting services, and housing accommodations for a caseload of students with disabilities enrolled at the schools at the Morningside Schools. The Morningside schools are Columbia College, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business School, Journalism School, Law School, School of International and Public Affairs, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, School of Social Work, School of the Arts, Graduate School of Arts, and Sciences. This position will serve as a primary resource to educate, train, and guide departments and faculty in understanding disability access, rights and responsibilities.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; preferably in Counselor Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, or related field. Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in the provisions of services for students with disabilities in a college or university setting. Knowledge of Section 504, ADA regulations and other relevant laws pertaining to disability in higher education. Expertise in evaluating documentation of disability; determining eligibility for services and accommodations; and generating a plan for the provision of services and accommodations in collaboration with the students, faculty, and staff. Proven ability to communicate clearly and interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff from a broad range of programs and disciplines. Supervisory experience required. Must possess attributes of compassion, patience, and respect for others, as well as sensitivity to multicultural issues.
Required to work some evenings and weekends.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.