Job Details
Associate Director of Learning Access Program (LAP)
S2100260
Galloway - Main Campus
Management
Learning Access Program (320025)
Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.
02/18/2021

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at www.Stockton.edu.

Reporting to the Executive Director for the Stockton Wellness Center, the Associate Director of Learning Access Program (LAP) serves as an integral member of the Stockton Wellness Center leadership serving a community of nearly 10,000 students.

The Associate Director assists the Executive Director with leading and managing the Stockton Wellness Center by maintaining responsibility for ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the Learning Access Program (LAP). Primarily, the Associate Director ensures that Stockton University students with documented disabilities receive appropriate and reasonable accommodations, consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act, relevant NJ state legislation, and best practices in post-secondary education. Additionally, the Associate Director acts as a liaison between various constituents on campus (e.g., faculty, registrar, administration, students) with issues pertaining to disability and accommodation. The Associate Director is also the lead administrator in the Learning Access Program office, thus is responsible for all aspects of its administrative functioning (e.g., personnel, budget).

  • Assist the Executive Director with the oversight, management and implementation of services for students with disabilities consistent with and informed by the unit’s mission, vision, goals, and assessments
  • Assist the Executive Director in managing budgets for grants and the normal operation of the center and preparation of required annual and financial reports
  • Serve as member of Student CARE team and other University committees on behalf of students registered with LAP as requested
  • Supervise LAP staff and provide direct services to students with disabilities (i.e. walk-in and tele-communication services)
  • Coordinate LAP staff training and development (including student staff)
  • Communicate knowledge and compliance with ADA, ADAA, IEPs, Title II & III, Section 504 and 508, Vocational Rehabilitation Act and all other laws pertaining to disability services to LAP staff and campus partners
  • Maintain confidential student documentation and records
  • Meet with prospective students and families in order to explain the nature of the services provided through the office
  • Act as liaison between students, faculty and registrar regarding accessible classroom changes and other issues pertaining to access
  • Coordinate process of accommodations for guests and others at large campus events (e.g., commencement, orientation)
  • Develop programs/workshops that promote independent learning, self-advocacy skills, and leadership opportunities for students with disabilities at Stockton University
  • Maintain and update technologies used to deliver accommodations to students with disabilities
  • Participate in divisional and university committees as needed
  • Maintain and update LAP marketing materials, website, and written policies/procedures
  • Serve as a consultant to campus and community partners regarding services for students with disabilities
  • Provide training and programming to campus community on issues related to disabilities, accommodations, and access
  • Participate in appropriate professional development opportunities related to serving students with disabilities
  • Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Stockton Wellness Center, Assistant Vice President for Health and Wellness and Vice President for Student Affairs (standard for our Manager’s descriptions)

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation, education, educational psychology, counseling, social work, special education, disability studies, or related areas
  • At least 3 years of appropriate relevant Higher Education (or related areas) Disability services experience, including experience with students with disabilities. Demonstrated knowledge of the ADA, ADAA, Title II & III, Section 504 and 508, Vocational Rehabilitation Act and all other laws pertaining to disability services
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people
  • Knowledge of the application of laws and regulations pertaining to disability accommodations in higher education
  • Experience facilitating students’ access to accommodations (e.g. extended time, distraction reduced environment, screen readers, adaptive computers, etc
  • Commitment to social justice and inclusive student success

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience providing administrative leadership for the delivery of services for students with disabilities in a college or university setting
  • Counseling or social work background with eligibility to obtain New Jersey State licensure within 90 days of accepted employment
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language standards
  • Knowledge of and interest in involvement with national college/university professional associations focused on students with disabilities (e.g. Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD); New Jersey AHEAD, etc.)
  • Previous experience serving as a licensed counselor in a college or university
  • Prior experience with Distance Counseling/telehealth services

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and compliance with ADA, ADAA, IEPs, Title II & III, Section 504 and 508, Vocational Rehabilitation Act all other laws pertaining to disability services
  • Must understand and manage confidential communication and information appropriately
  • Demonstrated commitment to understanding diversity and multicultural issues in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to student centered, culturally centered competence in the practice of providing services for students with disabilities, including a track record of past and recent evidence of involvement in graduate work, substantive professional development, and/or research efforts in this area
  • Clear evidence of an educational and/or clinical history of specialized training and skill development in the study and practice of serving students with disabilities such as graduate work and internship training
Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Interest

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A current résumé or curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email Address and Telephone

 

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at https://www.stockton.edu/police/crime-statistics.html. The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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