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Assistant Director

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Disability Services Center


University of Southern Maine

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Position Description

The Assistant Director of the Disability Services center assists the Director in developing and implementing the campus policies and procedures for compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments. These regulations mandate equal access and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.


In addition to determining the legal obligations and scope of services provided by the office, the assistant director also provides direct services to eligible students. This involves conducting strategic and supportive individual meetings with current and prospective students, informing and training faculty and staff, and coordinating accommodations and disability support resources within the University community. The assistant director will also routinely educate and promote an accessibility agenda with faculty, administration and students. This work is performed under minimal supervision due to extensive technical or specialized knowledge and/or experience. Anticipated salary: mid 40's to 50.

Application Process

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Review of applications will begin May 28, 2017. Materials received on or after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.USM is an EEO/AA employer. The University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, nation origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. Required Documents:Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References

Institution Information

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020. USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology. Further information on USM can be found at USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region:Our Portland campus is located in "one of America’s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects. A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a culinary hot spot!USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.

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Contact Information

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position.


Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Social Work or related field.Three years’ experience in the provision of services to students with disabilities within a post-secondary setting or closely related experience is required, five years preferred.Demonstrated experience reviewing and interpreting confidential medical and psychological evaluations to determine eligibility and appropriate disability accommodations.Demonstrated knowledge of federal legislation and regulations pertinent to individuals with disabilities.Experience and knowledge of Assistive Technology (AT).Supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications