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Education Support Specialist III

Virginia State University is seeking a  qualified candidate for the position of Education Support Specialist III (Coordinator, Students with Disabilities) The ideal candidate will proactively support Students with Disabilities services and programs by providing appropriate clinical and administrative leadership for a comprehensive Students with Disabilities Program (SWDP).  The position reports to the Director of University Counseling Center.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring that students who meet the admissions criteria and qualified for the Students with Disabilities Program receive reasonable accommodations to programs and services and academic adjustment as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Provide grant related administration to SWDP and the Fitness and Wellness Center.  This position is designated to coordinate, implement and manage a system of services and programs for students with disabilities and ensure University compliance with ADA and Section 504 guidelines.  Additionally, the selected candidate will collaborate and consult with university administrators, faculty, staff community representatives, state and national contacts and other higher education resources. The successful candidate will conduct workshops and seminars for students, faculty and staff related to students with disabilities, mental health and wellness and academic success strategies. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Considerable knowledge of learning disabilities, other disabilities, and handicapping conditions; knowledge of post-secondary educational environment and infrastructure; budget management and supervisory skills. Demonstrate ability to provide services in compliance with local, federal and state disability laws (Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and assistive technology software and adaptive equipment.  Ability to communicate and work on many levels, i.e. students, faculty, staff and administrators, community leaders, state and federal representatives.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Master’s degree in special education, psychology, counseling or other appropriate related fields, preferred; or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Knowledge of national, state and local disability-related agencies, service providers and available resources is required.

PREFERRED Qualifications

Experience working in an environment that serves clients with disabilities, preferably in a college or university setting. Education and experience providing mental health counseling or related services is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University only accepts applications for positions through the online Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted.  Resumes do not substitute for a completed state application.  To apply online, please visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.comamp;#160;to complete an online application.   Selected candidates must pass a Criminal Background check, including fingerprinting and must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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