Director of Disabled Student Programs and Services (September 2019) Citrus Community College
Posting Number: 0600856 Position Title: Director of Disabled Student Programs and Services (September 2019) Posting Date: 09-23-2019 Closing Date: 11-06-2019 First Consideration Date: Department/Division: COUN (DSP&S) Funding: Categorical Funded Job Category: Management (Certificated) Assignment: Full-Time Percentage Employee: 100% Months per Year: 12
Work Days per Week: See 'Work Schedule per Day' below.
Work Schedule per Day: Generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, this is an exempt management/supervisory-level position requiring some weekend, holiday, and non-conventional working hours in addition to the regular working hours of a collegiate environment.
Work Shift for this Position (select all that apply): Days Nights Weekends
Placement/Range: M 33-1; $113,775/yr. plus 2.5% for a verified doctorate from an accredited institution.
Pay Rate: See 'Placement/Range/Pay Rate' below.
PLACEMENT/RANGE/PAY RATE: Initial placement on the management salary schedule is 33-1 ($113,775/yr.); however, the Superintendent/President has the authority to place a newly hired manager on the management salary schedule up to 33-3 ($123,058/yr.). The ceiling for this position is capped at 33-8 ($149,720/yr.).
BENEFITS: The District provides a fully-paid, comprehensive program of fringe benefits including major medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees and eligible dependents. Life insurance provided for employee only. Also, currently included each year are 17 paid holidays, 22 vacation days and 12 illness days.
A Complete Application Packet Includes: Resume Cover Letter Transcripts
Optional Applicant Documents Other Document (s) Licenses and Certificates
Additional Applicant Documents:
Position Summary: Under the direction and supervision of the Dean of Counseling Programs and Services, the Director of Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) is responsible for the development, administration, and supervision of the District's disabled student programs and services.
This is a 12-month academic management position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: - Plans and administers the day-to-day operation of the District's disabled student programs and services. - Ensures that appropriate services are provided to disabled students, including verification of a student's disability and verifies the determination of the eligibility process administered by the DSPS staff. - Ensures that all eligible disabled students receive an academic accommodation plan. - Ensures that all student records are maintained in a secure manner and remain confidential. - Serves as a liaison between DSPS students, the faculty and staff concerning instructional and other accommodations. - Provides in-service presentations concerning DSPS. - Plans, develops and implements the District's DSPS Program Plan. - Ensures the District is meeting the legal requirements and responsibilities concerning students with disabilities and their participation in educational programs and activities. - Supervises, evaluates, and arranges DSPS employees' work schedules. - Prepares and monitors budgets for DSPS. - Ensures that all state and federal reporting requirements are timely met. - Conducts monthly department meetings. - Leads the District's DSPS Advisory Committee. - Communicates District policy and administrative decisions to division personnel and students. - Administers the collective bargaining agreements among the District and the faculty and classified unions. - Creates an atmosphere of collegiality and supports the goals of participatory governance. - Serves in the selection and evaluation of program personnel. - Resolves conflict. - Ensures District compliance with local, state, and federal regulations regarding students with disabilities. - Supervises and evaluates personnel in assigned areas. - Attends Chancellor's Office mandatory trainings and regional meetings related to DSPS. - Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position and the District's mission and philosophy.
Minimum Qualifications: - Possession of a master's degree or the equivalent. - One year of leadership experience reasonably related to this management assignment. - At least two years of full-time experience within the last four years in one or more of the following fields: 1) instruction or counseling or both in a higher education program for student with disabilities; 2) administration of a program for students with disabilities in an institution of higher education; 3) teaching, counseling or administration in secondary education, working predominantly or exclusively in programs for students with disabilities; or 4) administrative or supervisory experience in industry, government, public agencies, the military, or private social welfare organizations, in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively related to persons with disabilities. - Evidence of experience and training in the utilization of technology in administrative practice. - Evidence of experience supervising a complex academic department responsible for implementation of state and federal regulations. - Evidence of ability to work effectively as a member of the administration team. - Evidence of ability to communicate effectively, in English, with a diverse population both orally and in writing. - Sensitivity to, understanding of, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, cultural background, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff.
Preferred Qualifications: (1) Possession of a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, or (2) Master's degree in counseling, guidance counseling, student personnel, clinical or counseling psychology, education counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, marriage, family and child counseling, or a Bachelor's degree in marriage and family therapy or in marriage, family and child counseling and possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); and either fifteen or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically related to people with disabilities, or completion of six semester units, or the equivalent of a graduate-level counseling practicum or counseling field work courses, in a post-secondary Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Program or in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively with people with disabilities, or two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent, in counseling or teaching students with disabilities.
About Citrus College: Celebrating over 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.
Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.
Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 19,000 students annually. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- winter intersession, evenings, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as online education courses.
Mission Statement Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.
Accreditation Citrus College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, include filing of complaints against member institutions can be found at https://accjc.org.
'CITRUS COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.' It is the policy of the District not to discriminate against and to encourage a diversity of applicants based on national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, use of family and medical care leave, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use 'NA' (not applicable), do not use terms such as 'see resume' or 'see attached'. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the 'Finished Attaching Documents' button and confirming. It is advisable to attach 'Optional' documents first, and then 'Required' documents once you are ready to click on the 'Finished Attaching Documents' button and confirming.
Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on 'Finished Attaching Documents' and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on 'Finish Attaching Documents Later'. Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected 'Finished Attaching Documents' and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.
Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
All employees within the bargaining unit are required to pay dues as a member of the exclusive representative or pay an agency fee.
About Transcripts: --Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position. --Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer. --Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year. --Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position. --All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position. --Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.
Selection Procedure: --A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview. --Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee's choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled. --Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview. --Travel costs must be borne by the applicant. --Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President. --If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.
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