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Director, Disabled Student Services
Coast Community College District in Costa Mesa, California
 
 
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Date Posted 10/14/2020
Category
Admin-Disability Services
Salary $102,800.00 - $136,621.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Salary $102,800.00 - $136,621.00 Annually
Location Costa Mesa, CA
Job Type Administrator
Division Orange Coast College
Job Number OM-005-21
Closing 0/23/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Definition

About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 20,000 students each semester. OCC has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 20,562 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 34.8% of OCC's students are Latinx, 1.5% are African- American, 24.6% are Asian, less than 1% Native American and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 29.1% are White, and 4.4% are multiracial. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like "Digital Accessibility", "Basic Skills: Helping students help themselves" and "Taking a skills-based approach to teaching college students". Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).

Mission
The Orange Coast College Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) cultivate an accessible and inclusive community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life. Qualified DSPS professionals demonstrate sensitivity to student needs, promote student success through equal access, and facilitate student learning through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.

About DSPS
DSPS services for eligible students include but are not limited to: Alternative Media, Alternative Testing, DSPS counseling, use of technology through our High Tech Center, sign language interpreting, captioning for eligible DSPS students who are Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing, learning disability assessment by a DSPS counselor, and peer note-taking.

Summary
Plans, organizes, manages, and participates in developing comprehensive services, access, programs, and support systems for students with physical, communications, learning, psychological, acquired brain injured, and other disabilities and/or difficulties with access to higher education.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Director, Disabled Student Programs and Services is a first-level manager, directing and advocating for services and program support to students including those with a disability, and may also direct those activities for potentially disadvantaged students of an ethnic minority group, low income, first-generation college, or veterans. The Director administers specific programs that contribute to the academic and social growth of disabled students and others at risk of not completing educational goals. The Director requires the ability to assess learning disabilities, direct and arrange for substantive instructional support and appropriate advocacy, and oversee the provision of services that gives the students access to learning and campus life opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments, divisions, and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following types of duties, as assigned:

  • Supervises classified staff and DSPS faculty counselors assign duties and evaluates members as established under bargaining agreements.
  • Develops and prepares the annual preliminary budget for the programs assigned to the DSS function. Monitors and controls budget expenditures. Oversees and participates in preparing detailed and comprehensive performance reports, records, and files supporting the DSPS services and programs. Prepares all financial reports and timely submissions to appropriate agencies.
  • Plans, organizes, manages, and evaluates the scope of services, delivery systems, and advocacy for disabled students to have access and be engaged in college and campus life. Establishes departmental standards and work plans, prioritizes, assigns, and reviews the work of staff.
  • Directs, facilitates, and provides for diagnostic assessment of students with disabilities and determination of eligibility for support services.
  • Develops, and implements, policies to improve and enhance disabled student’s services and programs. Ensures compliance with state and federal requirements applicable to educational opportunities and accessibility for students with disabilities. Conducts internal audits to ensure compliance.
  • Performs program review, assessments, and evaluations, using data and program outcomes to ensure continuous program improvement.
  • Oversees recruitment and retention efforts for new and continuing students.
  • Promotes advocacy for students with disabilities by interpreting federal (i.e. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Americans with Disabilities Act), state (i.e. AB77, Title 5), and District policies pertaining to the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities.
  • Participates in curriculum committees and recommends the design and modification of course content to encourage disabled students’ enrollment, participation, and success. Reviews standing courses and recommends adaptive technologies that enhance the delivery of content and discussion.
  • Determines appropriate equipment and supplies for assigned programs including computer-aided adaptations, textbooks, and other learning materials, supplementary materials, audiovisual, and other resources.
  • Maintains communication with intra-District staff and various agencies to coordinate program services, exchange information, and make student referrals.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of diagnostic and instructional methods and emerging technologies that can help students with access and learning. Learns, applies, and trains others to administer emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
  • Collaborate with faculty to encourage accessible instructional practices.
  • Promote compliance for Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act in regard to accessible websites, documents, and classroom curriculum.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.
  • Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 – Code of Professional Ethics.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills

  • Requires the ability to carry out all aspects of the position.
  • Requires the ability to establish program goals and measurable outcomes, translated to levels of service, and subordinate staff expectations.
  • Requires the ability to learn and apply regulations governing access and accommodations such as but not limited to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title 5.
  • Requires the ability to develop training programs and instruct students in the use of learning assistance equipment and programs.
  • Requires the ability to research and enact modern and new teaching, learning, and training methods.
  • Requires the ability to organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Requires the ability to guide and motivate others toward goal achievement.
  • Requires the ability to direct and facilitate the development of personal and team perspectives, develop and deliver training programs.
  • Requires the ability to develop and monitor budgets and maximize financial resources.
  • Requires understanding, sensitivity to, and commitment to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.
  • Requires the ability to advocate for shared governance, collegiality, the cohesiveness of staff, and the core values of the institution.
  • Requires the ability to demonstrate unique sensitivity to students with disabilities and offer encouragement, build confidence, enhance self-esteem, and assist with establishing personal academic and other goals.
  • Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with internal and external constituencies.


Abilities

  • Requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities of the position.
  • Requires the ability to establish program goals and measurable outcomes, translated to levels of service, and subordinate staff expectations.
  • Requires the ability to learn and apply regulations governing access and accommodations such as but not limited to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title 5.
  • Requires the ability to develop training programs for, and instruct students in the use of learning assistance equipment and programs.
  • Requires the ability to research and enact modern and new teaching, learning, and training methods.
  • Requires the ability to organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Requires the ability to guide and motivate others toward goal achievement.
  • Requires the ability to direct and facilitate the development of personal and team perspectives, develop and deliver training programs.
  • Requires the ability to develop and monitor budgets and maximize financial resources.
  • Requires understanding, sensitivity to, and commitment to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.
  • Requires the ability to advocate for shared governance, collegiality, the cohesiveness of staff, and the core values of the institution.
  • Requires the ability to demonstrate unique sensitivity to students with special needs and offer encouragement, build confidence, enhance self-esteem, and assist with establishing personal academic and other goals.
  • Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with internal and external constituencies.


Physical Abilities

  • The general physical demands, working conditions, and essential job functions associated with this classification will be kept on file with the Office of Human Resources.
  • Essential functions will vary by position.
  • As defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the District shall engage in a timely, good-faith interactive process with employees or employment applicants who are requesting or are in need of reasonable accommodations and, provide reasonable accommodations for employees or employment applicants who, because of their disability, are limited in or unable to perform one or more of the essential functions of their job in accordance with applicable state and federal law.


Education and Experience
DSPS Counselor Qualifications The minimum qualifications for service as a community college counselor of students with disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting one of the following requirements;

    1. Possession of a master's degree, in rehabilitation counseling, OR,
    2. A master's degree in counseling, guidance, student personnel, clinical or counseling psychology, education counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, marriage, family and child counseling, OR,
    3. A bachelor’s degree in marriage and family therapy or in marriage, family and child counseling AND possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) AND either fifteen or more semester units in upper-division or graduate-level course work specifically related to people with disabilities, OR completion of six-semester units, OR the equivalent of a graduate-level counseling practicum or counseling fieldwork courses, in a post-secondary Disabled Student Programs and Services OR in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively with people with disabilities, OR two years of full-time experience or the equivalent in one or more of the following: a) Counseling for students with disabilities, OR b) Counseling in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities, or the equivalent.


DSPS Instructor Qualifications:
The minimum requirements for service as a community college faculty member to provide credit specialized instruction for students with disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting the following requirements:

  1. Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in speech pathology and audiology, or in communication disorders; and
    • (1a) Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a speech pathologist or audiologist by the Medical Board of California.
  2. Possession of a master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the category of disability, special education, education psychology, educational psychology, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or rehabilitation counseling; and
    • (2a) Fifteen-semester units of upper-division or graduate study in the area of disability, to include, but not be limited to:
        • Learning disabilities;
        • Developmental disabilities;
        • Deaf and hard of hearing;
        • Mental Health/Psychological disabilities;
        • Physical disabilities and/or chronic health conditions; or
        • Adapted computer technology.
        • The minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be both of the following:
        • Possession of a master's degree; and
        • One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
        • Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Equivalency Application in addition to all other required materials.
        • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
        • Or, any combination of education and experience which would provide the required equivalent qualifications for this position (Application for Equivalence must be granted by the governing Equivalency Committee Board).

Licenses and Certificates
  • May require a valid driver's license.



Working Conditions

  • Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist

Conditions of Employment

This is a temporary contract, full-time, categorically-funded,12-months per year, Educational Administrator position. The District reserves the right to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based upon available funds. The work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flexible schedule and weekends might be necessary to address the needs of programs and job duties. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,000 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. (Salary Schedule: DG-8)

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 ).
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing equity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., October 23, 2020. Application materials must be electronically submitted online at http://www.cccd.edu/employment. Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not tenure-track.

Additional Information

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes:

  1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
  2. Responses to Supplemental Questions (please provide clear and detailed responses, as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, put "see resume" or "N/A", or leave blank).
  3. All Unofficial Transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)
  4. A Cover Letter that outlines your education and experiences relevant to this position and addresses the qualifications for this position (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  5. A Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae of professional experience, educational background, and teaching experience. (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)
  6. Equivalency Request Form and supporting documentation, if applicable. (uploaded as separate attachments - PDF recommended)


How to determine if you need Equivalency? Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements as stated in the job posting, but feel they have a combination of education and experience that would be equivalent to the state minimum qualifications, must attach a completed Application for Equivalency Form (which can be downloaded at www.cccd.edu/employment) to their online application, along with supporting documents, in addition to all other required materials. Documents not requested in the job announcement will not be considered.

Submit an application online at:
http://www.cccd.edu/employment


Coast Community College District – Human Resources
1370 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4714.


SELECTION PROCEDURE

  • All online applications received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview at the college. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense. During the campus visit, each candidate will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic as well as participate in a writing exercise, or hands-on practical.
  • The search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercises and/or hands-on practical. Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited to the campus for a second-level interview.
  • The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.
  • The successful candidate will be offered the position and placed on the current salary schedule based on their education and experience.
  • The start date will be determined by the hiring manager depending on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment.



EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

  • To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline. Submission of all application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • The District does not contact nor employ outside agencies or headhunters to assist us in the recruitment process for our vacant positions.
  • Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.
  • During the interview process, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.
  • Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.
  • The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.
  • The College does not return materials submitted in the application for a position. (Copies of original supporting documents are acceptable).
  • Official transcripts will be requested by Human Resources during the 'new hire' process.


Coast Community College District Title IX:
https://www.cccd.edu/employees/hr/title9/Pages/Staff-and-Faculty-Resources.aspx

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who, to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and, equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline, Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services, and student support services. Coastline, Golden West, and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.

Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to the needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

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