Position Classification Title: Dir,Student Accessibility Svcs
Position Classification Code: P2023
Job Family: Student Affairs
Pay Level: 10
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Administers and coordinates NMSU system-wide efforts to accommodate the identified needs of students with disabilities. Directs and manages the activities and operations of the office of Student Accessibility Services. Develops, implements, and maintains programs that enhance the successful retention of students with disabilities and their NMSU system experience. Ensures services are in compliance with federal ADA law.
Standard Duties:
Plans, implements, and directs programs, policies, and services for undergraduate and graduate students who choose to identify and provide documentation pertaining to their disabilities. Designs administers an organizational structure that effectively accomplishes the organization's goals and objectives. Oversees the supervision of personnel to include: work allocation,training, promotion and enforcement if internal procedures and controls and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures. Monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and implements required improvements. Provides advice and develops and disseminates information regarding services and programs to students, faculty, administrators, and service staff through publications, presentations, and workshops. Publishes and maintains a student accessibility services manual, a faculty information guide, and other materials. Advises and coordinates student needs with county, city, and state agencies including the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Commission for the Blind. Writes proposals to private and public sources to obtain funding for equipment and/or services in an effort to strengthen support services and improve accommodations . Develops and manages annual budgets and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses. Contributing participant in the development of University policies and procedures; Represents the University to various institutional divisions and to external governmental agencies, vendors, students, parents, and the general public. Establishes and maintains a students with disabilities advisory committee to solicit input, including from students with disabilities. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures within specialty area. Knowledge of community support services and funding agencies. Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures. Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques. Knowledge of policies, programs and service delivery models for college student populations and, specifically, students with disabilities. Knowledge of student support programs and services.
Employee development and performance management skills. Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. Program planning and implementation skills. Proposal and grant writing skills. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Eight (8) years of increasingly progressive management experience in one or more areas that report to this position.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-