Human Resources

Assistant Director - Academic Support & Disability Services

Position Summary:

Leads Student Disability Services by overseeing the accommodation process and
providing support for students seeking academic, housing, or other accommodations. The Assistant Director of Academic Support and Disability Services also provides supervision to support students’ academic success and to assist with fostering and tracking success related to student retention initiatives.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversee and provide academic support to second-term first-year students through seniors.
• Serve as the leader of Disability Services for all students and lead the Disability
Accommodations Committee.
• Oversee the process and provide support for students seeking classroom (academic)
accommodations and communicate with faculty about approved accommodations.
• Oversee the process and provide support for students seeking Housing Accommodations and communicate with Residence Life about approved accommodations.
• Oversee the process and provide support for students seeking accommodations for emotional support animals and for students seeking other accommodations.
• Oversee the process and provide support for students seeking tutoring services,
supplemental instruction, test proctoring, and note-taking.
• Support outreach of early response to alerts submitted through Starfish.
• Assist and provide support for students seeking accommodations for medical leave.
• Manage data tracking and produce monthly, end-of semester, and end-of year reports to gauge the effectiveness of tutoring services, supplemental instruction, test proctoring, and notetaking services.
• Provide mid-term outreach to students with low grades.
• Provide support for students on academic jeopardy and probation.
• Provide test proctoring and oversee test room reservations.
• Manage the Disability Services student worker.
• Teach up to two sections of ACP 100 ( 1 credit/class) each term to eligible students.
• Develop and present sessions about academic support services and study skills to students.
• Engage in committee within the Division of Student Affairs and across campus where appropriate and necessary.
• Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience in a higher education setting or working with college students
• Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain professional relationships
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong organizational and analytical skills

 
Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree
• Previous experience in Disability Support Services
• Previous experience working with student retention software

 

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application that addresses the skills required for the position, a résumé, an Alma College Employment Application and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and nature of relationship of three (3) professional references via email to: Dr. Phil Andre, Director for Academic Support Services, Alma College, careers@alma.edu. For an Alma College application please go to: https://www.alma.edu/live/files/897- employment-application.

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Story published on May 22, 2021