Director of Student Accessibility Services

(updated 9/19/22)

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Student Accessibility Services.

This position is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating programs, services, and procedures in support of undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.  They consult with leaders of key campus offices (including, but not limited to, Admission, Academic Affairs, Graduate Programs and Continuing Studies, Housing and Residence Life, Health and Counseling Services, Information Technology, Facilities Management, and Campus Security) to ensure that services, accommodations, and aids are provided to students with disabilities in a holistic, universally-designed manner.

The director interprets, evaluates, and verifies disabilities-related documentation from various professionals to develop reasonable accommodations for university academics, housing, and programs, and they review and evaluate documentation for service and emotional support animals.  Additionally, they advocate for facility physical access standards to promote integration of disability considerations into the university’s culture, policies, and practices, and they contribute to campus-wide accessibility programming, workshops, and professional development.  The director reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Success and supervises student employees.

Successful applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or a relevant field
  • Minimum of five years of related experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as disability justice and systems change, and ability to address questions where these concerns intersect
  • Training in and demonstrated ability to interpret educational, psychological, and medical documentation for students with varied learning, behavioral, physical, mental, and medical disabilities in a post-secondary educational environment
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to serving people with disabilities in post-secondary education
  • Understanding of and familiarity with assistive technologies and support systems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and initiatives
  • Ability to work effectively and collaborate with faculty and staff

Preferred candidates will have a master’s degree in a relevant field and experience with small, residential, private higher education institutions.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community.  Semi-final candidates will be asked to submit contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university.  Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

For more information about Hollins, please visit our website (www.hollins.edu).