Career Opportunity: Disability Resource Director at CSU East Bay

#003192-Director, Disability Resource Center, Administrator II, Student Disability Resource Center, Permanent, Full-Time (1.0 time base, 40 hrs/wk)

California State University, East Bay, is located in the East Bay Hills overlooking San Francisco Bay. A public university founded in 1957, it is one of 23 universities of the California State University System. The campus, with an enrollment of 14,000 students, is noted for its excellence in education as well as its beauty and proximity to all major Bay Area cities. The campus community benefits from an increasingly multicultural environment characteristic of metropolitan universities, and maintains a strong commitment to diversity issues. The campus is planning for an aggressive program to modernize its building infrastructure to accommodate a significant increase in enrollment. The main campus has over 1.4 million square feet of building space on more than 280 acres of land.

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) ensures that the CSUEB’s campus climate is inclusive and ensures accommodation in all areas of learning, working and living. DRC provides the University with resources, education and services for people with disabilities. Project IMPACT (PI), a student support services program within DRC helps to improve and sustain retention and graduation of students with disabilities. The PI program serves an average of 125 students per year and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Workability-IV (WA-IV) Program provides job preparation, job development, and job placement for students with disabilities that are clients of the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) to assist them in transitioning from school to work. The College Link Program (CLP) is a pilot project that is designed to provide socialization, independence and academic support assistance to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that are transitioning from High School to College.

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President, Risk Management and Internal Control, the Director of the Disability Resource Center is responsible for programmatic, fiscal, and personnel management and provides leadership to the above programs. In addition, the position provides leadership by managing the operations of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to meet its program objectives; provides consultation and leadership in areas of technology accessibility; provide information and consultation to faculty and staff regarding academic accomodation; promote universal design in facilities, in communication and in instruction as it relates to the DRC’s goals and objectives; disability awareness training; mental health and wellness initiatives; facilities access review; emergency evacuation and safety; and compliance with federal and state disability-related laws and statutes as well as instructional, programmatic, physical and curriculum modifications. This position works closely with the Director of Equity and Diversity to ensure reasonable accomodation for employees. Coordinate training and development for DRC staff and University faculty, staff and students on matters related to persons with disabilities. Manage Workability IV Contract and College Link Program (CLP). Provide leadership to TRIO/SSS, Project IMPACT grant.

A Masters degree with significant progressively responsible experience in disability-related services. Preference will be given to those with direct experience leading student disability services in an institution of higher education and with experience in the administration of federal grants. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills including written and electronic media, demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to collaborate with stakeholder groups, strong analytical and problem solving skills, and relevant background in the application of the ADA, other federal legislation and state disability statutes. A background that includes familiarity with best practices in serving students with psychological and other emergent disabilities is helpful. Strong budgetary and management skills and experience with data collection and analysis are also helpful. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse student, faculty, and campus community is essential.

This is a position in the CSU – Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President.

Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.

CSUEB is an equal opportunity employer – the university especially welcomes and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.


Contact info:

Phone/TTY: (510) 885-3868
Fax: (510) 885-4775