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Director of Academic Resource Center
Summary
Title:Director of Academic Resource Center
ID:278
Department:Academic Resource Center
Division:Enrollment Management
Location:Main Campus
Closing Date:09/27/2013
Description
DIRECTOR OF THE ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER AND DISABILITY SERVICES
 
KCKCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from minorities.
 
Reporting directly to the Dean of Enrollment Management/Registrar, the Director of the Academic Resource Center shall be responsible for leading the daily activities and staff in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) in accordance with college policies and procedures.  Ensuring implementation and evaluation of appropriate initiatives to meet student needs. In addition, to providing services for students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Plan, organize, and direct  all programs and daily activities provided by the ARC
  2. Supervise and evaluate all Academic Resource Center personnel, including TEC Academic Resource personnel.
  3. Compile data, interpret, prepare reports and make recommendations that assist in the implementation of best practices.
  4. Provide coordinated activities with other departments to provide aligned and quality services designed to retain and graduate students.
  5. Prepare reports on the program for various entities including in-house or other.
  6. Administer the Academic Resource Center’s program for students with disabilities, at all sites.
  7. Secure documentation of students’ disabilities and relevant information to be used in the determination and provision of support services.
  8. Responsible for and knowledge of 504 and ADA laws and regulations relating to students with disabilities and record keeping according to the college, state and national guidelines.
  9. Creation of all written correspondence and forms in the ARC.
  10. Ensure excellent services are provided to support student success.
  11. Provide consultation and in-service training for staff, faculty, and support service personnel on making instruction and services accessible to students with disabilities.
  12. Guide students in the development of academic, vocational and personal goals
  13. Interview and recommend potential staff for the ARC to the Dean of Enrollment Management/Registrar.
  14. Recommend purchasing of supplies and equipment for the ARC.
  15. Keep current on, research and new developments in the areas of student retention and trends in the field of disabilities in education.
  16. Assist with enrollment and graduation activities.
  17. Serve on College committees.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
  1. Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of Enrollment Management/Registrar.
CONSULTING TASKS
  1. Consult with Dean of Enrollment Management/Registrar regarding all administrative functions involved in overall ARC operation.
  2. Consult with faculty and staff regarding accessibility as it relates to higher education.
  3. Consult with Leavenworth, Continuing Education and Technical Education personnel who perform functions similar to the ARC.
  4. Consult with Buildings/Grounds and administration for ADA compliance.
  5. Assist with the college’s compliance with FERPA and other federal regulations.
  6. Consult with faculty, administration, and staff to identify appropriate services to support retention and persistence to graduate.
SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Supervise and evaluate the Assistant Director, Academic Resource Center.
  2. Supervise and evaluate the Placement Coordinator.
  3. Supervise and evaluate the Assistive Technology Specialist.
  4. Supervise and evaluate the Learning Specialist.
  5. Supervise and evaluate the Technical Assistant.
  6. Supervise and evaluate the Part-time evening Technical Assistant.
  7. Supervise and evaluate the Academic Support Facilitator (TEC).
  8. Supervise and evaluate the Resource Center Developmental Math Facilitator (TEC).
  9. Supervise and evaluate open lab operations
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  1. Administrative skills and knowledge of overall operation of comprehensive learning center.
  2. Ability to work with minimal supervision required. Must be a self-starter.
  3. Must have good problem solving skills.
  4. Must keep information on students confidential.
  5. Must have good time management skills and be able to manage multiple projects with varying degrees of complexity.
  6. Must have a familiarity of adult delivery systems and an understanding of the open-door community college philosophy.
  7. Must have knowledge of techniques and best practices in the following areas:
    1. Sensory impairments, physical disabilities, and emotional disabilities.
  8. Must become knowledgeable about legal requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act as they relate to students with disabilities in a postsecondary setting.
  9. Ability to interpret tests and records that are used to identify individuals with disabilities.
  10. Must be flexible and able to work with individuals with various backgrounds, learning and work preferences at multiple sites
  11. Skilled at facilitating collaboration with other departments and community agencies.
  12. Must be able to communicate well orally and in written form.
  13. Must appreciate cultural diversity and be able to foster an environment of cooperation among students, staff, faculty and public who represent a variety of cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds.
  14. Must maintain composure in a high demand service delivery and learning environment.
  15. Working knowledge of a web-based student information system.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
  1. Masters degree required in Rehabilitation Counseling or a related field (similar to: student development, special education).
  2. Five years of direct supervisory experience, of which a minimum of two years in a higher education environment leading full-time and part-time staff and faculty.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of adult delivery systems and an understanding of the open-door community college philosophy.
  4. Documented track record of implementing best practices that retain and  graduates students with varying  academic and emotional skills levels.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift items.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output.
 
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
  1. Hearing ability sufficient to answer telephone and assist patrons of the College.
  2. Noise level in the work environment varies from very quiet to moderate hum.
 
SALARY:             $60,498.52/year, plus Fringe Benefits 
(If a current KCKCC employee is selected for this position, consideration will be given to his/her current salary.)
 
APPLY BY:          September 27, 2013 (Close of business – 5:00 p.m.)
 
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of position given this title and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees will be assigned specific job related duties through their hiring department.  Specific job related duties assigned by hiring department shall be consistent with the representative essential functions listed above and shall not be expanded in role or scope.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  INTERVIEWS MAY BE SCHEDULED VIA EMAIL.
 
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