Job Number 1906003


Advocate, Student Accessibility Services




This position is past the Close Date, no more applications will be accepted.
Position Information

Location Round Rock Campus
Hours 40 hours/week as assigned; Generally Monday-Thursday, 10 AM - 7 PM.Friday - 8 AM - 5 PM. First Saturday of the month - 10 AM -4 PM.
Salary Professional 1/120 ($39,700.00 - $56,715.00)
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Director, Student Accessibility Services
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
General Statement of Job

To provide campus leadership, vision, and integrity for Student Accessibility Services. To advise, assist, and support students with disabilities.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provides campus leadership, vision, and integrity for Student Accessibility Services (SAS).
  2. Directs day-to-day business of campus SAS operations, providing services to students with disabilities.
  3. Provides educational and academic support to students with disabilities.
  4. Determines if the student(s) meets the definition of disability per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is eligible for services, and provides appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
  5. Provides campus accessibility leadership and consultation for faculty and staff regarding college policies as they pertain to the ADA.
  6. Provides campus leadership with assistance in resolving student accessibility issues and initiating programs and practices that contribute to the success of students with disabilities.
  7. Approves appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
  8. Remains current in ADA updates and regulations, new laws, guidance from the Association of Higher Education and Disability, the Diagnostic Statistical Manual, Office for Civil Rights guidance, new academic advising information including ACC degree plans, transfer guides to local institutions, and state mandated educational requirements.
  9. Monitors the effectiveness of student accommodations in the educational process.
  10. Monitors the academic progress of students with disabilities and intervenes when appropriate or when improvement is needed.
  11. Coordinates schedules and may oversee staff.
  12. Collaborates with external stakeholders including school districts, high school transition programs, disability-related state agencies, and state employment agencies in order to create effective and efficient processes for student recruitment, retention, and placement.
  13. Maintains collaborative and consultative relationships with internal stakeholders at Austin Community College including faculty and staff, Adult Education, and Continuing Education faculty and staff.
  14. Supports the development, review and revision of written policies, guidelines, and procedures for determining reasonable accommodations

Knowledge

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Skills

Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Technology Skills

Required Work Experience

Preferred Work Experience

Required Education

Preferred Education

Physical Requirements

Safety

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

Disclaimer

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.