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Associate Director of Disabilities Resource Center

Associate Director of Disabilities Resource Center

Purpose: 

Chestnut Hill College (CHC) seeks an Associate Director to join the College’s Disability Resource Center. This is a full-time, twelve-month staff position.  Founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, CHC is an independent, Catholic institution that fosters excellence by providing a holistic education within a strong liberal arts tradition.  The mission of the college is dedicated to serving the Dear Neighbor--student, faculty, staff, the surrounding community, and our global neighbors--without distinction. 

Requirements: 
  • Master’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, Special Education, Clinical Psychology or related field
  • 3-5 years of progressive experience working with Neurodiverse individuals and their families
  • Experience developing and delivering educational programming to neurodiverse populations in an educational or social service agency setting
  • Strong leadership, collaboration and communication skills
  • Experience supervising staff or student interns
Responsibilities: 

Provide leadership for outreach and academic and developmental support of Neurodiverse students in the School of Undergraduate Studies at the College.  Develop and sustain services to support the academic, social, and emotional goals for undergraduate students with neurodiverse diagnoses.  Provide training and awareness programming in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students to nurture an inclusive living, learning community grounded in respect and dignity and where the gifts of each individual are appreciated and celebrated.

Overall Responsibilities include:

  • Work collaboratively with Admissions in the recruitment and support of prospective neurodiverse students and their families
  • establish partnerships with private and public high schools
  • Development of a comprehensive summer bridge and academic year support curriculum including assessment of learning and developmental outcomes
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, Academic Advising and learning centers to support students’ academic success
  • Active engagement with the College community to provide educational training and awareness programs for faculty, staff, students, and vendors to support student success
  • Engagement with Campus Life, Dining, and Security to support a positive residential experience for the summer program and during the academic year
  • Engagement with Student Life, Athletics, Campus Ministry, Counseling Center, Learning Centers, Library, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office to provide personal developmental support, programming activities, and inclusive educational and awareness events
  • Establish partnerships to support experiential learning opportunities and employment options in conjunction with the Office of Career Development
  • Effective management and oversight of the budgetary process for the program, including working with Student Financial Services to properly meet state and federal requirements
  • Familiarity with securing third party funding through the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), and Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Assist with securing and maintaining provider status with OVR and ODP
  • Ensure on-going compliance with federal, state, and city regulations
  • Planning and assessment to support the sustainability and expansion of the program
  • Oversight of website, social media, and marketing initiatives in conjunction with Communications staff
  • Development of risk management and emergency protocols with on-going training and assessment
  • Nurture on-going relationship with program alumni and their families
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Disability Resource Center and the Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies
Contact Information: 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Jobs@chc.edu.  No phone calls please.

Chestnut Hill College is an employer committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion as a core value.  In an effort to support our diverse student community, we embrace equal access and welcome application from candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.  We are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum.

Chestnut Hill College is an equal opportunity employer