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Director, Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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Examples of Duties

  • Provides effective managerial oversight for all aspects of the Office of Disability Services including planning, analyzing and developing effective policies, procedures and methods of service provision; scheduling service provision; managing daily operations, general office coverage, record maintenance and tracking systems; departmental and institutional compliance with appropriate legal mandates and relevant policies/procedures; as well as procuring and maintaining office and adaptive equipment and ensuring compliance recordkeeping and reporting.
  • Coordinates strategies and solutions for barriers to access and success for students with disabilities, including policy, program, and facility modifications, and provides awareness through multiple modes of communication, marketing, training and in-service.
  • Advocates strategies and solutions for barriers to access and success for students with disabilities, including policy, program, and facility modifications, and provides awareness through multiple modes of communication, marketing, training and in-service. Maintains a working knowledge of changing practices and legislation and promotes understanding and awareness of programs, needs and innovative services in the field of disability services.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of changing practices and legislation and promotes understanding and awareness of programs, needs and innovative services in the field of disability services.
  • Interprets federal (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of 1998, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990), state (AB 77, Title V), and district regulations pertaining to the rights of students with disabilities and develops procedures and practices to ensure compliance.
  • Interprets and implements regulations, guidelines, and reporting requirements of funding agencies and recommends policies and procedures necessary to ensure access to the programs of the college for students with disabilities.
  • Determines appropriate accommodations for students and works with faculty and departments to implement those accommodations in an instructional setting.
  • Supervises program components including learning disabilities assessment, assistive technology center, the alternative media center, and services for deaf and hearing - impaired students. Plans, develops, implement, and maintains a variety of efficient and effective support services for students with disabilities, including services to Deaf students, the High Tech Center, alternate media, counseling and advising, accommodations services, and special courses.
  • Coordinates with appropriate departments the provision of special classes, including adapted physical education, student development, and academic development.
  • Develops, prepares, manages and monitors annual budgets; develops annual proposals for ongoing and one time funding processes; reviews and coordinates the development, preparation and administrative oversight of all departmental contracts for external services; managing budgetary process for endowments; researches the possibility for grants from outside organizations to provide additional resources to persons with disabilities.
  • Selects, supervises, directs, evaluates and supports program staff, including faculty, classified, student workers, and volunteers.
  • Facilitates the acquisition of specialized equipment and other classroom needs for students with disabilities.
  • Provides academic and personal guidance to students on matters pertaining to academics, employment, accommodations, and services to further student success.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts outreach and recruitment activities.
  • Establishes and maintains accurate student and program records to satisfy district, state, and federal requirements. Prepare program evaluations and other required reporting including annual report to the State Chancellor's Office.
  • Coordinates communications, programs, services, activities, and information between and among students, faculty, administrators, service providers, outside organizations, the public and various local, State, and federal agencies. Maintains liaison with local high schools, colleges, and universities.
  • Represents the College and the DSPS program at various local, regional and statewide organizations and committees including Student Services Council and Statewide Region V Directors' Council. Maintains liaison with community agencies and groups related to disability issues.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Knowledge of accounting, budgeting and fiscal reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with persons of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to apply legal and policy provisions to various problems consistently and correctly.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and helping working relations with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.


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Company Description
The Kern Community College District in California’s southern San Joaquin Valley encompasses Bakersfield College, Cerro Coso Community College, and Porterville College. KCCD serves 39,000 students on its three publically funded community college campuses as well as in college centers located in downtown Bakersfield, Delano, Bishop, Mammoth, and California City. Kern Community College District embraces the student success initiatives proffered by the State of California, Achieving the Dream, and other organizations. Each of our colleges has adopted some of the high impact practices known to deepen students’​ engagement in the college experience. These practices include learning communities, first-year seminars and experiences for new college students, and academic goal setting and planning tools that direct students on a path to educational completion.