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Director of Accommodations and Accessibility

Apply now Posting Number: 492900
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Director of Accommodations and Accessibility


Office of Accommodations and Accessibility (OAA), Student Affairs

Job Summary:

The Director will provide leadership and oversight for the Office of OAA, which includes three specific areas: a fee-based learning support program; the TRIO Student Services grant; and general accommodations which implements all federally mandated accommodations to students with documented disabilities.

This position will direct the strategic planning and assessment of the area, develop departmental policies and procedures, supervise professional and support staff, oversee the budget, and collaborate with campus administrators and faculty.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Special Education, Psychology, Counseling or related field and 5-8 years of extensive managerial experience required. Doctoral degree preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the OAA Office which provides service to over 700 students with documented disabilities and a staff of 19 professionals.
  • Provide strategic vision and planning for the office and develop annual plans of action and assessment activities in accordance with the Mission of the College.
  • Manage multiple institutional budgets including office operations, a TRIO Student Support Services Grant and a fee-based Learning Support Program budget.
  • Collaborate with Enrollment and Admissions in recruiting efforts.
  • Develop and implement department specific policies and procedures.
  • Remain current with legal and technological advances related to accessibility support.
  • Familiarity with evaluating and interpreting disability documentation materials.
  • Must provide consultation, information, resources, and training workshops to faculty, staff, students, prospective students and parents/families.

Preferred Qualifications:

Well versed in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act of 1973, and awareness of updates and changes to the laws. Excellent writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, References

About the Department

The mission of the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility is to support students with documented disabilities in becoming empowered, independent learners by providing the appropriate accommodations and services necessary to access the educational opportunities at Marist College.

The Office of Accommodations and Accessibility provides a comprehensive range of academic support services and accommodations that promote the full integration of students with disabilities into the mainstream college environment. Services and accommodations are individualized to meet the needs of each student and may vary depending upon the disability and/or course content.

About Marist College:

Marist College is an independent and comprehensive Master’s granting institution grounded in the liberal arts located in New York's historic Hudson River Valley.  It enrolls over 5,000 traditional undergraduate, over 900 full and part-time graduate, and over 300 continuing education students. The College also has a branch campus in Florence, Italy, site locations in Dublin, Paris, and other locations, and an Executive Center in New York City for corporate, graduate, working professional, and undergraduate education.  Marist has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, TIME Magazine, The Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges, and Barron's Best Buys in College Education and is noted for being a pioneer in the area of online degree programs. Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st Century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, the importance of community, and the principle of service.  Please see for more information.

Type of Position:




Months per Year:

12 months

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, some nights and weekends required.

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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