Assistant Director Learning Access Center (S02803P)
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 14441
Develop, oversee, and coordinate all operations of the Learning Access Center within the Student Access & Resource Center (SAR Center). Responsible for program planning and development, training, and supervision of student employees, coordinating learning sessions and student staff schedules. Providing consultation and review of current learning tools, methods, and information supporting students with learning disabilities unique academic challenges.
Oversee and administer Learning Access Center (LAC) programming for registered students with disabilities who qualify for specific services. Develop learning program and materials to support qualifying students. Maintain accurate records of students utilizing the LAC. Hire, train and supervise peer Learning Specialists to work with students with specific disabilities: Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Responsible for posting learning specialist positions interviewing applicants, completion of hiring documents through the student job database, Handshake. Train peer learning specialist in learning techniques, policies and procedures of the LAC and SAR Center. Assign students to learning specialists and manages the specialist-match relationship, including providing quality support and guidance to specialists and actively problem-solving any issues that may affect LAC services. Maintain knowledge of assistive technology that promotes leaning access for students using the LAC. Attend meetings related to technology and access on campus. Research, evaluate, and recommend new materials that support learning techniques. Develop and promote outreach to students qualifying for use of the LAC. Collaborate with all SAR Center staff and maintain a close working relationship with all university departments. Provide assistance on individual student cases to campus advisors, office of Student Success, faculty and other support offices and programs. Collaborates with Accessibility Specialists to interpret, analyze disability documentation, and identify learning needs and develop solutions to meet individual student and learning Specialists needs. Student and learning specialist develop these skills and Maintain LAC data for assessment and prepare reports for Director each semester including GPA statistics, retention, LAC usage, training session data, other data as requested. Attend meetings related to technology and access on campus. Serve on learning related UTA committees and within the Division of Student Affairs as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in education, counseling, social work, special education or related field. Three (3) years of experience of developing learning-support programming for students with disabilities in an academic setting. Proficiency in assistive software, devices, and technologies.
Five (5) years of extensive experience developing and working with students with disabilities in a learning support position. Extensive knowledge and experience in using and training students on assistive and/or adaptive technologies. Extensive experience in learning-support program development. Demonstrated experience with department's electronic record keeping system, i.e., AIM. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of current learning techniques for students with disabilities. Exhibits knowledge and application of ADA (AA), FERPA guidelines and CAS standards. Proficient knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Strong supervisory experience and leadership skill. Knowledge of ADA (AA) law and how it applies to higher education. Strong supervisory experience. Strong management skills. Strong crisis management skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Public speaking/presentation skills. Ability to effectively multi-task.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.