University of Florida

Classification Title:

AST DIR, Student Affairs

Job Description:

–  Meets with students to identify barriers in academic environments. Coordinates reasonable accommodations in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff. Provides temporary accommodations while making referrals for formal evaluations. Maintains appropriate records by documenting communication with and regarding students. Orients students to the process of receiving classroom and testing accommodations, as well as informing them of available campus and community resources. Provides ongoing support for students via follow-up appointments, emails, and calls as requested.

– Serves as a liaison for the Professional Schools including but not limited to Medical School, Veterinary Medicine, Physician’s Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nursing. Attend and present at staff meetings and professional development meetings within each department. Provide a consistent model for meeting with students to identify barriers in academic environments. Coordinate reasonable accommodations in collaboration with faculty and students. Orient students to the process of receiving classroom and testing accommodations. Performs at a degree of autonomy.

– Serves as a leadership team member within the Disability Resource Center. Will maintain a level of leadership roles and responsibilities based on what is needed by the Director. Works with and educates UF Community to ensure access is being provided. Participates in formulating and implementing policies and procedures. Participates in the strategic planning for assigned area and assists Director in developing and implementing the overall departmental strategic plan.

– Serves as a supervisor to Health Science Practicums and Interns. Maintains supervision through one-on-one meetings and direct check-ins. Supervision will vary each semester based on the students coming to work within the DRC. Supervises the day-to-day operations of assigned area including the supervision of departmental employees. Provides guidance and direction to staff involved in department programs.

– Other duties as assigned and serve on departmental, divisional, and university-wide committees, task force.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience or a bachelor’s degree in appropriate areas of specialization and four years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

EDUCATION & TRAINING: Master’s degree in a related field of expertise (such as higher education, special education, rehabilitation counseling, social work, school psychology, or occupational therapy) or bachelor’s degree in a related field of expertise (such as education and health sciences) with at least four or more years of related and practical experience
– Experience working with students with disabilities
– Experience in developing, coordinating, and/or implementing accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

-Experience with health science programs/professional programs and technical standards

– Proficient in use of a Windows-based computer and Microsoft Office.
– Outstanding time management and organizational skills.
– Strong student support services skills.
– Effective professional written and oral communication skills.

– Strong presentation skills and relationship building.
– Strong work ethic

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Normal Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and/or weekend work may be required.

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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