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The University's best practices is to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

Associate Director Center for Access & Success

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions


OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Associate Director of the Center for Access & Success (CAS)    

DIVISION: Student Affairs                             

DEPARTMENT: Center for Access & Success

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: ESU, Cat. 14                       

EEO STATUS: 3.2    



REPORTS TO: Director of Center for Access & Success (CAS)

SUPERVISES:  Provides direction to student workers.

MINIMUM STARTING SALARY: https://www.umassd.edu/hr/policiesandlaws/unioncontracts/

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Associate Director will work to ensure that students with disabilities are provided the academic accommodations and services to ensure equal access to educational opportunities and promote success. Manage a student case load and provide direct student services. Specifically, services will include, but are not limited to, intake consultation and registration for services and student accommodations. Identify and develop appropriate academic accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services. Support student self-advocacy, maintain on-going disability-related support, and possess a strong commitment to maintaining high professional standards.

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.


  • Provide direct service to a case load of students with disabilities including implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of academic accommodations
  • Analyze psycho-educational evaluations and other appropriate documentation to determine accommodations and recommend supportive academic services
  • Consult with medical professionals, psychologists, social workers and others to ensure that accommodations are appropriate to address students' needs
  • Consult with faculty regarding students’ afforded accommodations
  • Coordinate testing accommodations and administer examinations when appropriate
  • Facilitate academic support groups for students
  • Coordinate testing accommodations, provide individual academic skill building sessions for students, and administer examinations
  • Represent and present information regarding the CAS at campus-wide activities such as New Student Orientation, Open Houses, etc.
  • Investigate best practices and current development related to the department and topics associated with collegiate access and success
  • Communicate information and provide support to prospective students, parents, and other interested parties within and outside of the University regarding documentation requirements, disability-related services, and referrals
  • Assume administrative duties of the Director in his/her absence
  • Provide general program support and perform other duties as assigned by the Director or her/his designee


EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Special Education, Education, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, or  related field.  

EXPERIENCE:  Demonstrated (over three years) direct experience working with students with disabilities        


  • Demonstrated ability in planning, implementing and evaluating student service delivery
  • Ability to multitask, manage competing priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Must have working knowledge of ADA and amendments, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other federal and state statutes related to students with disabilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer applications used in a typical office environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Direct experience working with students with disabilities in a post-secondary environment.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for INTERNAL applicants is November 23, 2018.

The review of applications will begin November 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

NOTE:  Other job related duties and responsibilities may be assigned and/or the job description changed periodically to reflect changing organization needs.

NOTE:  All position descriptions need to be completed and approved before recruiting activities begin.  All updated or revised administrative position descriptions must he approved by the appropriate vice Chancellor/designee and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources/designee.  All new administrative position descriptions must be approved by the vice Chancellor/designee, and Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources If applicable, the Office of Human Resources will provide notice to and consult with the union representative.                                                                                                                       

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