Student Disability Services Director

The City University of New York (CUNY)

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Student Disability Services Director

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Lehman College

Full/Part Time





Lehman College, of The City University of New York, ranks among the top five institutions in the nation for fostering social mobility. A four-year Hispanic-Serving Institution in the Bronx, Lehman offers bachelor’s, master’s, and advanced degrees and certificate programs in the Liberal Arts, sciences, and professions. The College’s community-driven mission and notable academic programs attract a diverse, international enrollment of over 15,000 students who take courses on its 37-acre, tree-lined campus and online degree programs. Many thousands more community members benefit yearly from its active cultural, educational, health, and economic outreach programs and services.

Under the general direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Student Disabilities Services Director is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team and oversees the office for Student Disabilities Services, the Access and Technology Center and the CUNY/LEADS Program. The Director of Student Disabilities Services plans, develops policies, and ensures the delivery of services for students with disabilities at Lehman College. The Director of Student Disabilities Services (SAS) works collaboratively with campus stakeholders to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), section 504 and other State and local policies to facilitate academic success, self-advocacy, and self-directed learning for students with disabilities. The Director ensures that the mission and vision of the department is met and is aligned with divisional, institutional, and system-wide goals and objectives.

The Director for Student Disability Services will be charged with:

Develop and oversee the Office of Disability Services
Supervise institutional compliance with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and with other federal and state regulations concerning students with disabilities.
Direct outreach and service activities of the DSS Office.
Review documentation of disability, including psychological, medical, academic and educational assessments and recommend reasonable accommodations for students.
Oversee the Access and Technology Center to ensure the delivery of services and other supports are provided to meet the needs necessary for reasonable accommodations for students.
Identify students’ needs and refer to other departments and social service agencies when appropriate.
Develop and implement program orientations and other transition and success activities for students with disabilities.
Develop disability awareness curriculum for faculty and staff promoting enhanced disability inclusion, community awareness and retention for students with disabilities.
Act as a liaison, advocate and resource person for students with disabilities.
Identify and collaborate with public and private entities that provide services, assistance or information to students with disabilities.
Manage the database system for monitoring and reporting on the number students with disabilities, their needs and effectiveness of service delivery for program improvement purposes.

Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience required; Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Disability Services, or related field of study preferred.
Experience working in academic, career advisement, evaluation, and assessment with students with disabilities preferred.
Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
Should demonstrate proficiency in computer and database skills.
Thorough knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other relevant legislation pertaining to higher education and disability.
Proven track record of community engagement and outreach to multiple constituent groups.
Commitment to furthering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and social justice causes.
Knowledge of Titanium, Blackboard and PeopleSoft preferred.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Provides administrative oversight, visionary leadership and broad direction for all aspects of a unit supporting students with special needs.

Develops a comprehensive program serving students with disabilities to ensure their retention and academic success
Serves as the primary resource related to campus student disability issues and works collaboratively to identify, facilitate, and implement a vast array of student support services
Ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies
Manages program and administrative support staff, including professionals such as Sign Language Interpreters and Disability Accommodations specialists
Prepares long- and short- range plans and budgets, and monitors and reports performance related to goals
Develops and implements program assessment plan to evaluate program delivery of services, student learning outcomes, and student satisfaction
Generates campus-wide programming for students with disabilities and to increase sensitivity throughout the college community
May manage other student affairs programs serving a variety of student communities
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Student Disability Services Director


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Salary commensurate with education and experience; $94707 – $105,676

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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June 4, 2022


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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