Loyola Marymount University is seeking a Disability Support Service Specialist. The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides specialized assistance and resources that enable undergraduate and graduate students with documented disabilities to achieve maximum independence while pursuing their educational goals. The Disability Support Service Specialist reports directly to the Director of the DSS Office, a unit within the Academic Affairs Division at Loyola Marymount University.
In partnership with the staff of the DSS Office at LMU, the DSS Specialist is responsible for the coordination and implementation of services and accommodations for students with disabilities. Responsibilities include compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act with regards to post-secondary education. Prior understanding of the differences between secondary and post-secondary law with regards to disabilities is preferred, and current knowledge of best practices, legal mandates, and ongoing research for all areas of disability is required. Strong writing and communication skills are also essential, including an ability to engage successfully with students, faculty, and parents/families, as well as partner with professional staff in other campus units on projects of common interest.
Qualifications include: typically a Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in relevant fields such as Psychology, Social Work, or Special Education. A minimum of four years of experience working at an accredited college or university (or comparable, relevant experience) is also required. The successful candidate will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes, in particular in the field of disabilities in higher education.
Loyola Marymount University, one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, is located on the west side of Los Angeles. Its Office of Disability Support Services serves students with disabilities among its 6,000 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Business Administration.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package. Interested candidates may apply online at https://jobs.lmu.edu (Reference #0170270). Equal Opportunity Employer.
Loyola Marymount University shares in a rich intellectual heritage fostered by the Jesuit and Marymount educational traditions and founded on social justice and ethical values. Governed by an independent Board of Trustees, LMU cherishes its Catholic identity while at the same time welcoming people from diverse social, religious, and cultural backgrounds. LMU is in Los Angeles, yet near the Pacific Ocean, offering a dynamic cultural environment.