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Associate Director

Hofstra University

This is a Contract position in New Hempstead, NY posted March 25, 2020.

About Hofstra: Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y.

that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016).

At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds.

Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities.

We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university.

Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S.

Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G.

Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A.

Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.

Description: The Associate Director is responsible for supporting the development, implementation, and evaluation of services and programs to meet the needs of students with all types of disabilities, including physical, learning, and psychological.

The Associate Director will have administrative responsibility over all comprehensive support programs within the department, including PALS and Academic Coaching, and as such will directly supervise the learning specialists, who staff those programs and will direct the work of support and student staff as appropriate.

The Associate Director will lead the assessment, coordination and development of the current comprehensive programs and will lead efforts to reshape initiatives and develop new programs.

They will be the principle liaison with the Office of Admissions and other campus partners for processes related to recruitment, selection and delivery of the comprehensive programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Serve as a primary contact for faculty, students, parents, administrators, staff, and health-care providers in order to coordinate the delivery of services to students registered with Student Access Services.

Evaluate documentation, determine appropriate accommodations, and provide support for students with disabilities registered with the office.

Manage a caseload as a learning specialist and will provide weekly one-on-one skill development sessions for a cohort of students in one of the comprehensive support programs.

Create and coordinate individual and group sessions for other students with disabilities who require similar support.

Will act on the Director’s behalf in all departmental matters whenever necessary.

Perform other duties as required.

Hours: Monday
– Friday, 9:00am
– 5:00pm, evening and weekend hours as appropriate Qualifications: Master’s Degree in relevant field required.

Candidate will posses a minimum 5-7 years experience in leadership/supervisory role in higher education, secondary education, or agency focused on service to individuals with disabilities.

Candidate will have a passion for and experience working with students, families, and colleagues of diverse backgrounds.

Candidate will have an established record of accomplishment promoting student development programs and cultivating positive relationships in a student-centered organization.

Candidate will posses a demonstrated understanding of Section 504 and the ADA and experience in interpreting disability-related diagnostic testing.

Candidate will posses demonstrated ability to teach reading and writing skills, and experience with developing alternative learning strategies.

Direct teaching experience, program evaluation/assessment competencies and familiarity with assistive technology strongly preferred.

Direct experience working with emerging adults with ASD, LD and other non-apparent disabilities is strongly preferred.

Be adept at maneuvering complex individual situation that require political polish and strategic communications.

Candidate will have strong quantitative and analytical skills, and have comfort with appropriate technologies including social media.

Candidate will posses positivity and organization in a dynamic and fast-based environment and innovation to forge new ideas and strategies.

Candidate will posses excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Candidate will have a track record of visionary leadership.

Candidate will have strong interpersonal and supervision skills and experience directly supervising professional staff.

Application Instructions: Please send a resume, cover letter and three references (including student) to: Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.