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Student Development Specialist

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Disability and Student Intervention Services


Harford Community College

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Position Description

The Student Development Specialist provides disability services and academic, career, and transfer advising to student with disabilities; and education to faculty and staff on disability issues. As a member of the Student Intervention and Prevention team, the person in this position provides on-going, intrusive assistance, advocacy, and support to address needs of students with a broad range of issues and concerns, such as behavioral and/or psychological challenges, social or adjustment problems, academic-related challenges, or financial issues.


Duties include, but are not limited to, meeting one-on-one with students; collaborating with faculty, staff, campus departments, and community agencies; determining student eligibility for services; assisting students in self-monitoring and self-determination; educating faculty and staff on disability best practices; intervening and aiding students in crises, and communicating information. Other duties include representing the department on College and student affairs-related committees; providing training for the campus on disability awareness and student intervention strategies; making presentations; and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor. This is an exempt, professional staff position.

Application Process

Apply online at . For best consideration apply by February 14, 2018.

Institution Information

Harford Community College, a mid-size, comprehensive college with a focus on access and excellence, celebrated 60 years in 2017. The College serves as a true anchor institution in the vibrant community of Harford County, Maryland. Our core values are integrity, excellence, lifelong learning, diversity, innovation, sustainability, communication, collaboration, and service. HCC is committed to serving our community with programs, courses, services, and events that provide successful college transfer, career preparation and workforce entry, college readiness through remediation, and personal enrichment and community programming.The beautiful Bel Air, MD, campus is convenient to Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE.HCC is a smoke/tobacco-free campus. HCC is an AA / EEO / ADA employer committed to diversity in the college community.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Toni Epstein

Human Resources Specialist


Required Qualifications

  • A master's degree in counseling, social work, clinical or counseling psychology, or a related field; and three to five years of related experience is required.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Windows-based environment, proficiency with a student information management system, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and oral presentations are also required.

Applicants will be evaluated based on criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Experience working in disability services evaluating documentation, determining accommodations, and promoting universal design and/or accessible technologies
  • Experience providing training to students on assistive technology
  • Experience providing crisis intervention and making appropriate referrals and connections to campus and/or community resources
  • Experience working in higher education providing academic, career, and transfer advising
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with diverse cultural, disability, ethnic and/or underrepresented college student populations
  • Knowledge of relevant disability and accessibility laws and promising practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.