Administrative Positions

Coordinator of Disability Services

General Description

The Coordinator of Disability Services is a 12-month, exempt, administrative position, responsible for providing coordination and leadership in carrying out the mission and essential functions of DCC to disabled students. The incumbent is charged with planning, development, administration, and budgeting for the essential support services to students assuring equal access, inclusion, and compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations (American with Disabilities Act -ADA, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and related disability legislation). This position reports directly to the Assistant Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management.

Responsibilities

  • Determine eligibility for support services and/or accommodations.
  • Coordinate all requests for services from potential students prior to and after admission.
  • Secure all documentation necessary to support student request for reasonable accommodations and/or services.
  • Coordinate the development of reasonable individualized accommodation plans for students (e.g. testing accommodations, note-taking) in cooperation with other college offices and faculty.
  • Supervise a staff of counselors, tutors, and student aides.
  • Maintain records for students, including the academic progress of students receiving services.
  • Counsel and advise disabled students.
  • Provide leadership to the campus community to enhance understanding and support of Accommodative Services (e.g. campus committees).
  • Recommend college policy regarding disability related issues and access.
  • Advocate on behalf of students to ensure the full utilization of support services is realized.
  • Foster collaboration with community, school, and state agencies that offer assistance to disabled students.
  • Provide professional development to faculty, staff, outside agencies, and area high schools.
  • Support and promote programs for self-advocacy skills and effective learning strategies.
  • Consult and collaborate effectively with staff and faculty to fully include persons with disabilities in academic programs, activities, and services.
  • Regularly conduct assessment and evaluate program and services to ensure that student learning outcomes are being met and using the results to determine program revisions and continuous improvement.
  • Participate in divisional and institutional assessment activities as required.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of existing and emerging federal, state, local, and SUNY regulations, policies, and laws.
  • Evaluate and use new technologies and best practices to improve accessibility.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Special Education, Counseling or a related field required.
  • Three years of experience working with post-secondary students with disabilities.
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to read documentation for, learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD adults.
  • Knowledge of all state and federal laws pertaining to serving people with disabilities in postsecondary education.
  • Demonstrated ability and/or experience in administration and supervision of a program.
  • Organizational skills: The ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects, and meet deadlines; strong customer service orientation; attention to details; and excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must work effectively with all levels of faculty, staff, and the college's diverse population of students.
  • Handle multiple tasks and high volume of data entry with composure, confidentiality, tact and professional behavior and communication.

To apply, please submit the following application materials:  cover letter and resume to  humanresources@sunydutchess.edu . Please include Coordinator of Disability Services in the subject line.

Alternative Submission Method: Mail/Fax

Office of Human Resources Management
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Fax: (888) 617-1501

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).

Posted 6-29-15

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Assistant Director of the DCC Foundation

General Functions:
This 12-month, administrative position oversees the day to day operations of the DCC Foundation. The Assistant Director oversees activities related to the department, including the annual giving program, direct mail solicitations, Internet fundraising and special events coordination. Reports to the DCC Foundation Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend all Foundation board and committee meetings as appropriate. Staffs and leads the Special Events and Alumni Affairs committees.
  • Implements scholarship and restricted fund terms and contractual obligations.
  • Assist with overseeing the daily operations of the Foundation which includes supervision of department employees, students, and volunteers. Acts as a back-up for time and attendance approvals.
  • Assist with department policy. recommendations and interpretation.
  • Along with the Executive Director, implement and coordinate training for department employees and outside constituencies. 
  • Organize, develop, and oversee all fundraising special events, including contract approval.
  • Identifies opportunities for donor cultivation and engagement.
  • Generates regular reports on special event progress to insure compliance with action plans and budget requirements.
  • Design and write fundraising appeals for alumni, community members and faculty/staff.
  • Solicit corporate and individual sponsorships for all fundraising special events.
  • Prepare proposals for funding from outside parties.
  • Recruit, train and direct volunteers.
  • Cultivate relationships with existing and potential donors, as well as individuals and organizations that have special relationships with the College.
  • Assist with the Foundation’s annual report and newsletter.
  • Work with the Director to implement the strategic plan as set out by the Foundation Board of Directors and College Board of Trustees.
  • Work with SUNY committees such as Alumni Affairs and others as appropriate.
  • Participate in departmental, divisional, and institutional assessment activities as required.
  • Assume other responsibilities and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in non-profit management, communications or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a fundraising office, particularly in special events (or comparable professional experience).
  • Strong verbal and written communication as well as interpersonal, financial, and organizational proficiency. 
  • Demonstrated increased fundraising responsibility.
  • High degree of personal/professional integrity, respect for privacy and confidentiality, a sense of ethics, and a commitment to educating students and the role of the community college.
  • Ability to multitask and work under strict deadlines.

To apply, please submit the following application materials:  cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and an ‘appeal’ writing sample to humanresources@sunydutchess.edu . Please include Assistant Director of the DCC Foundation in the subject line.

Alternative Submission Method: Mail/Fax

Office of Human Resources Management
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Fax: (888) 617-1501

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).

Posted 5/18/15