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Community Colleges of Spokane


PO Box 6000, MS 1001
Spokane, WA 992176000

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Job Category: Education

Employment: Full Time

Salary: $54,580.00 Annually



Listing Expires: March 05, 2018

Job Description:

Manager of Disability Support Services

SALARY: $54,580.00 /Year

OPENING DATE: 02/08/18

CLOSING DATE: 03/05/18 04:00 PM


Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Manager is responsible for Disability Support Services (DSS) ensuring equal access by providing supportive services to students with disabilities. This position is responsible for creating, maintaining and implementing procedures in compliance with federal, state and district regulations/policies (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disability Act, and RCW28B.10.910-16 Washington Core Services Bill). The Manager will provide consultations to the ADA Coordinator on all campus disability issues.



  • Conduct interviews/intakes with students with disability issues and provide information about support services. Evaluate disability documentation, develop accommodation plans and consult with faculty, advisors, and administrators on implementation. *
  • Administer procedures to provide disability support services which assist the college to comply with federal, state, and district regulations/policies (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and RCW28B.10.910-16) regarding access and disability accommodation. Provide consultations with ADA Coordinator on disability related issues. *
  • Advise the Vice President of Student Services on matters pertaining to disability support services ensuring student success at SFCC and compliance with ADA regulations. *
  • Develop and provide orientation, workshops/seminars, and other training for administrators, faculty and staff to disseminate disability information to ensure compliance with the ADA and Section 504. Consult with agencies (i.e. Labor and Industry, Spokane Mental Health, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation) and school districts. *
  • Work as part of a team with other student services personnel, including financial aid, testing, peer mentoring and tutoring, counseling and faculty consultation, to insure quality service for students with disabilities, to aid in the completion of their college program. *
  • Develop and submit proposed operating budgets for the instructional year as well as the biennium to the Vice President of Student Services. Implement approved budgets properly and approve all expenditures within the unit ensuring proper allocation of the budget/monies. Advise the Vice President concerning items affecting the DSS office in concert with the college and district. *
  • Refer for appropriate community-based or internal services as required for students to complete requirements for graduation. *
  • Supervise (recruit, select, train, schedule, discipline, and respond to grievances) classified supervisors, staff and hourly employees. Adhere to classified contracts, and all district rules and regulations to ensure efficient operations and student success. *
  • Responsible for ensuring assigned staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly. *
  • Responsible for DSS records documentation, data and information with strict attention to confidentiality of all DSS student records in accordance with Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations. *
  • Responsible for required daily, quarterly and yearly reports. Audit/review and retain reports as needed or required. *
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating departmental information, brochures and web-site. *
  • Attend campus and district meetings representing the department. *
  • Serve on other national, regional, state, and district associations, commissions, and committees as assigned and/or approved by the Vice President of Student Services. *
  • Serve as a contributing member on the Campus Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). *
  • May apply for grants.
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned. *

* Indicates this is an essential duty




  • A Bachelors' degree in rehabilitation counseling, counseling, special education, social work, psychology or closely related field from an accredited institution.
    An equivalent mix of education and experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency requirements for this position.
  • Experience and knowledge of people with all types of physical and mental disabilities as described by ADA.
  • Knowledge of medical, psychological and pharmacology aspects of disability.
  • Knowledge of ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Washington Core Services Bill (RCW28B.10.910-916).
  • Knowledge of Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve.
  • Ability to motivate and supervise employees.
  • Knowledge of managing budgets.
  • Ability to organize data and produce reports.
  • Ability to use computerized information/software used in an office environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.




  • A Masters' degree in rehabilitation counseling, counseling, special education, social work, psychology or closely related field from an accredited institution
  • Two (2) years increasing responsible related experience.
  • Knowledge of community resources and referral network supporting people with disabilities.
  • Experience with assistive technologies and exposure to deaf culture and interpreter services.

* TOTAL COMPENSATION: $70,954 - $74,039.
Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Travel reimbursement (up to $300) is available for candidates who travel from outside our region to interview with the committee.




  • Work is performed in a normal, temperature controlled office environment.
  • Work directly with students/clients.
  • Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Occasional to frequent change in position from sedentary, standing, stooping and walking.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.




  • Contract 12 month
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Requires criminal background check
  • Ability to travel locally
  • If using personal vehicle for travel proof of driver's license and car insurance

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:



  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) * - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.