Associate Director

Pennsylvania, United States
11 Feb 2019
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11 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Division of the Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL) is Penn’s foremost provider of student services and educational access. VPUL partners and collaborates with diverse organizations across many dimensions including: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, historical tradition, age, religion, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives and socioeconomic backgrounds. We enhance the ability of nearly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, along with other community participants. University Life programs provide academic and career support, campus and community engagement, health and wellness programs, and much more. Our efforts help to fulfill Penn’s strategic vision of integrating knowledge across campus. VPUL is part of the Office of the Provost and includes 32 campus departments.

The Associate Director supports the many services and programs of the Office of Student Disabilities Services (SDS). Responsibilities include the review of documentation and determination of reasonable accommodations and auxiliary services as a member of the SDS Documentation Review Committee. S/he works individually with students with disabilities and chronic conditions and advises students on the accommodation process. S/he dialogues with University faculty and staff, and refers students to other resources as needed. S/he collaborates with the Director, Student Disabilities Services concerning the administrative management and day-to-day activities of the offices.

Master’s Degree required plus 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in Psychology or Rehabilitation with emphasis on Assessment and the Provision of Disability Services preferred. Knowledge in the areas of postsecondary academic disability accommodations and auxiliary services strongly preferred; experience in providing disability services to college students, including professional experience reviewing psychoeducational documentation (may include transition planning of high school students to postsecondary study) strongly preferred; knowledge of the learning context of highly selective postsecondary institutions strongly preferred; excellent organization, written, verbal and electronic communication skills; sensitivity to issues of diversity.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.