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Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington is in search of a new Director of Academic Success and Disability Support. Please encourage qualified candidates to apply 

Position Purpose: 	

Under the supervision and guidance of the Associate Dean of Students, the Director of Academic Success and Disability Support Services in the Academic Resource Center will advise, counsel, and help students meet their academic goals. The Director is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the Academic Resource Center with the responsibility of supporting the academic mission of Whitman College by providing academic advising, overseeing peer advising and tutor programs, and offering support to help students, including students with disabilities, become more effective learners regardless of the challenges they bring. 
Principal Accountabilities: 	

• Assist students with academic counseling and setting academic goals. 
• Assist the Associate Dean of Students with the administration and implementation of the pre-major advising program. 
• Provide counseling and advice to students who receive a mid-semester deficiency report from a professor and provides assistance, through resources and support, to help a student get back on track academically. 
• Develop and facilitate academic recovery plans for students on academic warning or probation. 
• Serve as an advocate for students with disabilities including meeting with prospective students and families, coordinating disability support services for incoming and returning students, evaluating documentation, identifying and implementing accommodations as appropriate, provide assistive technology support and overseeing the test proctoring program. 
• Supervises, develops, improves, and maintains programs developed to assist all students, including those experiencing academic difficulty. These programs include the Student Academic Advising program, peer tutoring program and study skills workshops. 
• Participates in a weekly meeting with the Intervention Team regarding students experiencing academic difficulty and follows up with students to coordinate support and resources. 
• Offers programming for Residence Life, Greek Life and various student groups on topics such as pre-major advising, time management, choosing a major, and academic planning. 
• Assist the Associate Dean of Students with the creation of new or expansion of existing programs geared toward retaining at-risk students. 
• Supervising staff in the Academic Resource Center 
• Other duties as assigned 
Minimum Qualifications: 	

Individuals must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. 

• Thorough knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and of the ADA 
• Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating disability services and the needs of students. 
• Knowledge of current research and practices regarding accessibility services and physical and learning differences as they relate to academics. 
• Knowledge of use and application of assistive technologies 
• Knowledge the study skills needed for academic success in college 
• Experience working with, and/or supervising college students 
• Excellent listening and communication skills 
• Ability to write professionally and edit written work 
• Ability to work well in a team 
Preferred Qualifications: 	

The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree in fields relating to higher education, counseling, or student personnel. At least five years of leadership experience supervising, advising, and mentoring diverse college students in an educational setting is required, preferably a rigorous academic environment at the college/university level. That experience must include providing direct academic support and advising services to students, including students with disability and students from diverse backgrounds. 

Julia L Dunn 
Associate Dean of Students 

Whitman College 
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