Services for Students with Disabilities

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

Services to Students with Disabilities invites applications to a full-time Manager appointment commencing August 1, 2015.

The Manager, Services to Students with Disabilities, fulfils a key leadership role on the multi-faceted team of professionals engaged in facilitating full access for students with disabilities attending the university. The primary role of the Manager is to lead and manage several service providers, including assistive technology specialists, educational assistants and exam accommodation assistants, in the coordination and provision of assistive services and academic accommodations determined to be necessary to achieve the goal of full participation for each registered student experiencing a disability or medical condition.

The Manager is responsible for ensuring that the team includes sufficient and suitably qualified professionals including recruitment, orientation and training of new personnel, establishment and management of the schedule of staff, performance management and supervision of all direct reports. The Manager oversees the development and implementation of standardized and efficient Exam Accommodation and Individual service processes. In addition, the Manager leads the design of new processes to facilitate SSD’s adaptation to constantly changing service demand while ensuring compliance with University academic integrity expectations. As a member of the SSD Management team, the Manager participates in strategic and operational planning and implementation activities for the department.

Preferred candidates will have the following qualities:
o Management and supervisory experience
o Demonstrated skill in facilitating effective team work including collaboration, problem solving, and flexibility
o Experience working with adult learners with disabilities including a working knowledge of relevant legislation, practice models, and assistive technologies
o Experience in post-secondary education

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Service Administration, Disability Studies, Business or related field

Travel between Edmonton campuses will likely be required.

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:

• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

You can view the benefits using this link:

This position is included under the policy D1030 – Employment Policy for Administrators

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing Date July 6, 2015
Competition No. 15.06.055
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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