Rancho Cucamonga, CA United States
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Director, Disability Programs and Services

Chaffey College

Job Title: Director, Disability Programs and Services
Job Location: Rancho Cucamonga , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Advising/counseling/support
Deans, directors, registrar
Student affairs, residential life
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-10-06
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director, Disability Programs and Services
Chaffey College

Salary: $8,802.00 Monthly
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Job Type: Management-Academic
Department: Disability Programs & Services
Job Number: 17-18/00027
Closing: 10/10/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Position Description

Under direction of the Dean of Counseling & Student Success and Support Programs, plan, organize, control, and direct the programs for students with disabilities; plan, develop, and evaluate instruction and services relevant to student success; assist the District in providing educational access to qualified students with disabilities in compliance with California Education Code for Disability Programs & Services (DPS) and Federal legislation including Sections 504 / 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.


The Director, Disability Programs and Services (DPS) assists Chaffey College in maintaining compliance with federal and state disability laws and regulations by coordinating and providing access for students with disabilities to all programs and services of the College. The Director provides leadership and oversight for all disability accommodations and services for students; hires, trains, supervises DPS employees; and educates, assists, and provides guidance to the campus community on disability accommodation issues. The Director also works closely with faculty, staff, and administrators on problem solving and dispute resolution regarding disability services.

The DPS Director will plan, develop, coordinate and administer services and programs relevant to the academic and/or vocational success of students with a variety of disabilities within the District. The incumbent will exercise independent decision making within the scope of responsibilities.


  • Plan, organize, control and direct a variety of programs, projects and activities related to students with disabilities.
  • Insure the provision of specialized diagnostic and prescriptive instructional services.
  • Provide technical expertise regarding assigned functions; formulate, develop and implement policies and procedures; determine and verify student eligibility.
  • Develop and implement long and short-term plans and activities; revise and implement changes in program policies; develop comprehensive plans as required.
  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files; assure accurate reporting of FTES and student head count.
  • Evaluate program curriculum and make necessary changes.
  • Serve as resource for faculty, staff and the community.
  • Recruit eligible students to the program.
  • Determine student eligibility for services and establish professional verification of the disability.
  • Administer instructional services offered to students with disabilities to include all Chaffey College locations.
  • Communicate with other administrators, District personnel, and off-campus staff to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts, and exchange information; conduct regular staff meetings.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination, and disciplinary actions; plan, coordinate and arrange for appropriate training of subordinates.
  • Develop, prepare and manage the annual budget for DPS; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; monitor and authorize expenditures in accordance with established guidelines to provide for optimum functioning.
  • Compile and prepare all state mandated reports for DPS funding and grant progress.
  • Facilitate implementation of required accommodations.
  • Review proposed legislation affecting instruction and accommodations for individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and implement changes in policy and procedures accordingly. Communicate changes in State and Federal legislation affecting accommodations and instruction for individuals with disabilities to appropriate college personnel.
  • Orient, guide, assign and evaluate department faculty and staff. Compute faculty load and plan teaching assignments. Act as a resource for curriculum development and program evaluation according to DSPS regulations and Title V regulations for special classes.
  • Represent the college as required. Maintain an advisory committee for DPS and serve as the chairperson.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Master's degree in special education, educational administration, higher education, rehabilitation counseling or other related field.
  • Two years of recent (within the last 3 years) full time work experience in a community college, 4-year university, or experience coordinating programs for students with disabilities.

Knowledge of:

  • Planning, organization, and direction of programs and services for students with disabilities
  • Budget preparation and control
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Principles and practices of management
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, especially Title V of the Education Code
  • Major disability groups and instructional interventions appropriate for each
  • Compliance regulations relating to access for student with disabilities

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, and administer programs and services for students with disabilities
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Meet schedules and time lines
  • Work independently with little direction
  • Plan and organize work
  • Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff

  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

MEETING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS DOES NOT ASSURE THE CANDIDATE OF AN INTERVIEW. Applications will be evaluated taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities.


  • Experience in post-secondary education..
  • Knowledge of Title V as it relates to serving/instructing students with disabilities.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Additional Information
Working hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:30pm . Hours may vary according to the assignment.


Chaffey College recently implemented an online electronic application system. Our new application can be accessed at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/chaffey/jobs/1811231/. The application must be completely filled out in detail and clearly show that you meet the qualifications as set forth in the announcement, and you must upload the following documents:

Please do not include any additional documents; only the documents that are indicated below. If you upload documents that are not required, your application may be disqualified. Please do not submit letters of recommendation or documents that contain your photograph.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Professional Reference List (Include names, current addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)
  • Copy of Transcripts (Transcripts must indicate degree earned/conferred - photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Transcripts of all degrees applicable to meeting the minimum qualifications for this position must be included. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required upon hire. Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bona fide evaluation service. Educational requirements must be met on or before the closing date.)

This is a full-time, 12-month, management position, Level III, Range 25 of the Management Salary Schedule with starting salary of Step A, $8,802/month. Effective date of employment will be as soon as a successful candidate is selected and a mutually agreed upon date is determined.

Health care, dental program, and vision services for employees and eligible dependents; employee life insurance; sick leave; and retirement coverage through the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

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