DSQ: Summer 2006
News & Notes

Conferences & Events

The 17th Annual APSE National Conference on Supported Employment

Theme: Employment for all: Start a Revolution!
Dates: June 28-30, 2006
Location: Marian Copley Place, Boston, MA
Registration: From $195-445
Website: http://www.apse2006.org/

The Network on Employment is known for hosting the most informative and stimulating conference on disability and employment in the country. It is the only national annual meeting that focuses exclusively on cutting-edge employment practices for individuals with more challenging disabilities.

World Mad Pride Festival

Dates: June 2-July 2, 2006; Opening Reception: Sunday June 25th, 2006
Location: Various locations in Vancouver, Canada
Website & online schedule of events: http://www.gachet.org/site/news.php?id=50

World Mad Pride festival features visual arts, film screenings, spoken word, and panel discussions in Vancouver venues, including Simon Fraser University and Gallery Gachet.

The Chicago Disability History Exhibit

Organizer: University of Illinois- Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development
Dates: April 20 - August 31, 2006
Location: National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Link to museum: http://www.nvvam.org/index.htm

Exhibition includes posters, timelines, photos, artifacts such as 19th century "charity cards"; a cane of FDR's; a headstone from Manteno State Institution; braille ABC plates and many items from daily life; all the versions of "Accessible Chicago" put out in the 70s; prototype of the first Metra lift; and arrest warrants for some of our most esteemed leaders. 4 dvd screens with headphones. Culminating in the growth of the disability culture and arts scene in Chicago.

Inaugural Global Disability Forum (GDF): A professional development conference

Theme: "Make a Splash"
Dates: August 29-31, 2006
Location: Harbour Plaza Hotel, Hong Kong SAR
Registration: HK$ 3000 /$387 USD _ HK$ 1500 /$193 USD
Download Brochure: http://www.acrod.org.au/coe/Splash0806.pdf

Aspire, Achieve, Empower: First National Conference for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities

Organizer: Partners for Youth with Disabilities; Sponsor: U.S. Department of Labor, Office on Disability Employment Policy
Dates: September 13-15, 2006
Location: Boston Hilton Logan Airport, Boston, MA
Cost: $375
Website: http://www.regonline.com/pyd

This conference will bring together experts in the field, researchers, program providers, and others who have an interest in the inclusion of youth with disabilities in the mentoring movement. Topics covered will include best practices, sustainability, funding and more.

Calls for Papers/Proposals

Call for Submissions:
Breath and Shadow: A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature

It is part of Breath & Shadow's mission to provide a lens through which to examine disability from as many viewpoints as possible. To this end, we try to involve readers, staff members, and especially writers, with a wide range of disabilities. To fills gaps in our past representation, we particularly encourage submissions from people with cognitive/intellectual disabilities, including those with brain injury, developmental delays, and learning disabilities; Deaf/deaf or hard-of-hearing people; people with HIV/AIDS, and people with spinal cord injuries. We also encourage submissions from youth. To find out how to write for Breath & Shadow, go to

http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath/write.html

People

Congratulations to Paul K. Longmore, professor of history and longtime leader in Disability Studies, who has received one of five Wang Family Excellence Awards. Five awards designed to honor California State University faculty and administrators who have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements are given anually. Longmore, a well-known scholar on colonial history, also serves as the director of San Francisco State's Institute on Disabilities. He created and continues to teach a course in the history of disability minorities in America - the first course of its kind in higher education - and he is highly sought after on the national level as a commentator on disability issues.

Announcing release of Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability, a new book by Robert McRuer. Crip Theory attends to the contemporary cultures of disability and queerness that are coming out all over. Both disability studies and queer theory are centrally concerned with how bodies, pleasures, and identities are represented as "normal" or as abject, but Crip Theory is the first book to analyze thoroughly the ways in which these interdisciplinary fields inform each other. (283 pages, paperback, $22, ISBN 0814757138, New York University Press)

New Program

A new Master of Arts Degree in International Development focusing on people with disabilities in developing countries will begin at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC this coming August, 2006.

This Masters program prepares professionals to work in federal, public, or private international organizations which offer development assistance to people with disabilities in developing counties. The graduates of this program will learn to collaborate with a variety of groups which wish to include people with disabilities in their development projects and programs. People with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply for the degree.

Applications are now being accepted. For more information, please go to:

http://edf3.gallaudet.edu/IDmasters.htm

Employment Opportunities

Trainer-Program Analyst

World Institute On Disability Northern California

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Trainer-Program Analyst serves the program as a trainer, key contact and expert on state and federal health care and work incentives, and represents CWII in multiple ways. The successful candidate is responsible for developing and conducting trainings on health care, benefits, work and disability. The successful candidate conducts research to develop content, program analysis and other program products, based on the evolving ways in which DB 101 Information Services are being used. The successful candidate contributes recommendations to improve CWII process and products as part of the essential functions of the position.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS PROGRAM RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND REPORTING:

  • Research, track, develop, analyze and revise health, benefits, financial and employment program content
  • Research, track and report on proposed regulatory and legislative initiatives related to program content and services
  • Analyze program interaction and track changes in same
  • Data search, interpretation and reporting activities
  • Collaborate on the updating and revision of DB101 and training curricula content with the CWII
  • Program Manager, Program Analyst, subcontractors, DB101 users of services and other program partners
  • Develop program analysis grounded in the evolving and specific ways that DB101 Information Services are being used
  • Respond to changing needs of training and web site services and activities
  • Produce and revise new integrated content and curricula using training and web site materials in collaboration with program staff and subcontractors
  • Maintain excellent progress notes and files for program continuity and reporting purposes
  • Research and add articles, current events and resources of DB101 user interest to the website and training materials as assigned

PROGRAM COLLABORATION AND PARTICIPATION:

  • Build work relationships with interns and California Work Group participants, CWII partners, and others who contribute to program objectives and products
  • Conceive, outreach, design and produce trainings (including training agendas and curricula), and public presentations in close collaboration with Program Manager and program partners at local, regional and state levels
  • Travel widely and frequently around the state of California
  • Present on program and policy content at state and national conferences
  • Recommend program improvements regarding project teams and partners, as to both process and quality of products
  • Participate in all relevant project planning
  • Collaborate with program staff and others
  • Respond to program user questions in coordination with CWII staff
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters or other graduate degree in Public Policy, Social Services, Humanities or related CWII program fields plus 3 years work experience related to public and private disability benefits and health coverage.
Or
B. A. in Public Policy, Social Services, Humanities or related fields plus 4 years work experience related to public and private disability benefits and health coverage. Demonstrated training, public speaking and writing skills, including composition and copy editing skills; writing sample(s) are required to apply for this position. Flexibility: ability and capacity to work under pressure with simultaneous, multiple projects and/or deadlines Experience with drafting, layout and editing of content and related products using, at a minimum, MS Office suite Ability to work independently as well as in team structures Strong networking and relationship building skills Strong research, writing, group writing and editing skills

PREFERENCES:

  • Knowledge or experience with web-based software, Content Management Systems and web-based authoring tools
  • Graphic and related software experience
  • Knowledge of Independent Living movement, history and philosophy
  • Personal and/or professional experience with disability

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: CWII Project Manager

COMPENSATION: $42,500-$47,500 annual base range at 100% FTE plus benefits

POSITION STATUS: Regular, exempt

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please send 1) resume, 2) writing samples, 3) cover letter and 4) references to

World Institute on Disability
Attn: Project Associate Search Committee
510-16th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612
e-mail: jobs@wid.org
FAX: (510) 763-4109
NO CALLS PLEASE
(WID acknowledges receipt of applications by mail.)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

TESTING PROCESS: Submit sample(s) of authored written products showing evidence of qualifications. On site written testing may be conducted.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:
Address questions regarding reasonable accommodations to access the application/interview process to the attention of the Human Resource Manager. To accommodate our staff with severe allergies, WID asks applicants, employees, and guests who use service dogs to advise the Human Resource Manager of their appointment before arrival, if possible.
WID promotes a scent/chemical free environment. To support this effort, WID asks that all applicants, employees, and guests refrain from wearing/using scented products and chemicals while in our offices or at our sponsored events.

TRAVEL AND RELOCATION: WID cannot cover the cost of travel or relocation, but encourages all interested applicants to apply.

All persons, including disabled persons, elders, women, racial and ethnic minorities, are encouraged to apply.

Project Associate

World Institute on Disability Northern California

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Project Associate provides clerical support for program activities, direct administrative assistance to the program's lead/senior staff, and coordinates activities between projects, subcontractors and other outside parties. The position works with WID organization staff and volunteers at all levels to complete projects timely of a complex and possibly confidential nature. This position is open immediately, temporary, part-time and ends October 31, 2006, with the possibility of permanent part-time employment after this date, depending on future funding.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

SUPPORT COMPLETION OF PROGRAM PRIORITIES AND ABILITY TO MEET INDIVIDUAL PROJECT GOALS

  • Provide administrative support including taking, editing and distributing meeting minutes
  • Coordinate travel details including tracking and processing expense reports
  • Review and respond to communications as directed by Project Manager with guidance from
  • Program Manager
  • Complete special projects as assigned
  • Edit and format correspondence, papers, and project reports
  • Track and archive project activities

COORDINATE PROJECT ACTIVITIES AND PRODUCTION OF DELIVERABLES

  • Plan and implement the logistics for meetings, conferences and other project gatherings; including agenda preparation, materials development, reproduction (including alternate formats) and shipping; associated travel arrangement coordination, participant registration tasks; track and file related documents
  • Maintain and update the CWG roster, CWII Activity Log, CWII Calendar, beta testers and other program data bases
  • Work with program web editors to maintain website content as trained and directed
  • Respond to requests for information including mailing, shipping or sending materials
  • Assist with coordination, production and dissemination of deliverables, ensuring that final products meet internal and external requirements for accessibility and product appearance
  • Assist with drafts of required project reports with guidance from the Program Manager in collaboration with the Project Manager
  • Assist Project Manager and Contracts Consultant with the monitoring of timelines and subcontract deliverables
  • Conduct web searches and other project planning research
  • Collate, code and record data collected from surveys and research as supervised by the Project Manager
  • Maintain project mail lists and databases
  • Maintain and complete records of activities, historical files and information/referral resources
  • Perform or coordinate other relative administrative and clerical functions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A.A. or other post secondary degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2 years clerical and office work experience related to job description duties
  • Experience using MS Office, Excel and related software
  • Professional writing and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility; ability and capacities to work under pressure from multiple deadlines and project needs
  • Experience gathering, collating, filing and reporting data to data bases

PREFERENCES:

  • Knowledge or experience with web-based software, web editing and the internet
  • Knowledge of Independent Living movement history and philosophy
  • Personal and/or professional experience with disability
  • Interests or experience with editing

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: CWII Project Manager

COMPENSATION: $27,500-$32,500 annual base range at 50% FTE, plus benefits

POSITION STATUS: Regular, non-exempt

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please send 1) resume, 2) writing samples, 3) cover letter and 4) references to

World Institute on Disability
Attn: Project Associate Search Committee
510-16th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612
e-mail: jobs@wid.org
FAX: (510) 763-4109
NO CALLS PLEASE
(WID acknowledges receipt of applications by mail.)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:
Address questions regarding reasonable accommodations to access the application/interview process to the attention of the Human Resource Manager. To accommodate our staff with severe allergies, WID asks applicants, employees, and guests who use service dogs to advise the Human Resource Manager of their appointment before arrival, if possible. WID promotes a scent/chemical free environment. To support this effort, WID asks that all applicants, employees, and guests refrain from wearing/using scented products and chemicals while in our offices or at our sponsored events. TRAVEL AND RELOCATION: WID cannot cover the cost of travel or relocation, but encourages all interested applicants to apply.

All persons, including disabled persons, elders, women, racial and ethnic minorities, are encouraged to apply.

Open Rank Faculty Position in Curriculum and Teaching/Inclusive Education

Teachers College, Columbia University
Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Inclusive Education
New York, NY

Position: Seeking a teacher educator with a strong background in both curriculum theory/design and disability, whose research focuses on pedagogical issues related to creating inclusive schools and classrooms. High priority will be given to scholars who have demonstrated a commitment in their work to confronting and transforming inequities and expanding opportunities and outcomes for all children in U.S. public schools. Our programs prepare teachers for a variety of contexts, particularly inclusive public schools in urban, culturally diverse settings. We seek a colleague who can provide leadership to promote changes in the ways that teachers are prepared to understand and educate students with disabilities and who shares our interest in contextualizing the study of inclusive education within multiple issues of diversity and marginalization in schools.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate, with focus on inclusive education, differentiated instruction, and curriculum theory and design; Established record of research and scholarship; Experience teaching in inclusive/special education elementary programs; Demonstrated excellence in teaching, especially at the university level; Strong history of successful collaboration with classroom-based educators and university colleagues.

Responsibilities: Teach courses at the Masters and Doctoral levels on inclusive education, curriculum theory/design, disability studies, and research methodology;
Coordinate, with other department faculty, the programs in Inclusive Elementary (Dual Certification), and the concentrations in Disability Studies (MA Professional Certification and EdD in Curriculum & Teaching); Work in the field with school practitioners; Collaborate with colleagues on departmental projects; Advise graduate students; Guide doctoral research; Participate in departmental and College-wide committees; Engage actively in scholarly research.

Rank: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Tenure Track

To Apply: Send CV, a letter of application, sample publications, and three letters of reference to Professor Susan L. Recchia, Search Committee Chair,
Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Box 31
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society. Candidates whose qualifications and experience are directly relevant to College priorities (e.g., urban issues, education equity, and concerns of underrepresented groups) may be considered for higher rank than advertised.

www.tc.columbia.edu

Executive Director

State Independent Living Council (SILC)
Olympia, WA

Recruitment #: 060505SILC
Job Opening Type: Exempt / Executive Management
Working Time: Full-Time
Appointment Type: Non-Permanent
Posting Date: 05/04/2006
Closing Date: 08/04/2006
Salary: 49, 380.00 - 63,192.00 DOQ
The State Independent Living Council (SILC) is a Governor appointed board of volunteers that provides advocacy, education and leadership for the State of Washington, for independent living services and Independent Living Centers in accordance with the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).

The SILC Executive Director reports to, is supervised by and takes direction from the SILC Chair person or her/his designee. Although the Executive Director position is administratively managed through the Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) the position and activities of the State Independent Living Council are independent from DVR.

Positive Objective

This position, serving as the SILC chief executive officer, recommends and participates in the formulation of new policies and coordinates the staff, programs and activities of the Council to assure that goals and objectives are attained and members' needs are met.

Key Responsibilities

Within the parameters established by the Council By-laws, policies, procedures, state and federal law, the Executive Director is responsible for accomplishing the following duties:

  • Provide or delegate primary staff support to the SILC in the pursuit of its mission.
  • Prepare, as directed, recommended policies and procedures, budgets, reports and resolutions for Council review and approval.
  • As directed by the SILC, support the development of leadership skills and abilities of Council members by providing for the orientation and training of members to enhance their abilities to actively participate in Council activities.
  • Recruit, train and supervise personnel of the Council in accordance with established personnel policies.
  • Prepare the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), the 704 Report, and other related reports in accordance with Council directives and applicable federal requirements as mandated by Section 704 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. Provide appropriate monitoring, review and evaluation of the implementation of the SPIL.
  • Represent the Council in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of federal, state and local agencies, non-profit organizations and other related groups by promoting the independent living movement and SILC goals and objectives.
  • Advocate for programs and policies which benefit people with disabilities in terms of quality and quantity of services available to them.
  • Coordinate Council activities with the State Rehabilitation Council, the Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment, Centers for Independent Living and other Councils that address the needs of specific disability populations and issues pursuant to other federal laws affecting quality and meaning of life for persons with disabilities.
  • Coordinate with other entities and individuals, as appropriate, on issues related to needs assessments, public forums, legislative support, etc., as well as the ability to provide appropriate referral information when necessary.
  • Prepare and disseminate legislative information as directed by the council.
  • Facilitate Grant Writing for funding and inform Council of awards.
  • Remain current in the areas of disability issues and laws, and maintain effective management skills by attending at least one management skill improvement training per year.
  • Comply with the Privacy Act of Washington and protocols related to the distribution of information both public and private.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The SILC is seeking candidates who meet or exceed the following Desirable Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree (preferred) from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience in human services, public administration or related field. Bachelor's Degree is a minimum requirement.
  • Minimum of five years of experience working directly with persons with disabilities.
  • Minimum of five years program management experience, preferably in a board-staff relationship in a state agency or non-profit organization.
  • Three years of personnel management and supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the independent living movement, philosophy and issues.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of disabilities and the needs of people with disabilities.
  • Strong organizational, communication, planning and management skills.
  • Ability to plan and organize all conference and council meeting logistics, including arrangements for reasonable accommodation of disability needs, meeting materials, travel for council members, negotiating and procuring meeting facilities, meals and other necessary arrangements.
  • Knowledge and skill in computer applications, including Microsoft Office programs such as WORD, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint.
  • Demonstrated financial management and grant-writing skills.
  • Experience writing planning documents.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with public policy, state and federal regulations and the activities of state agencies which administer programs and or advocate for people with disabilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current and assistive adaptive technologies.
  • Knowledge of current issues regarding accommodations and universal access.
  • Willingness to travel.

Application packet should include:

  • A letter of interest with a detailed description of experience that addresses the desirable qualifications listed above.
  • A current resume listing education, names of employers with dates of employment and detailed description of experience for each position held.
  • A list of three professional references, including a supervisor, who can be contacted about your experience. For each reference, include the person's name, title, company, current telephone number, and the relationship to you (e.g. supervisor, colleague.)
  • Profile Data Sheet. (Optional)

Application packets are due no later than August 4, 2006. Send (mail, fax or email) completed packet to:

Kathy Krulich, DVR Confidential Secretary
DSHS/DVR
PO Box 45340
Olympia WA 98504-5340
(360) 725-3618
FAX (360) 438-8011
Email: krulik@dshs.wa.gov

The Council may engage in a screening process to select the top candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.

Assistant Director Academic Support Programs/ACCESS Position Announcement
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont located in Burlington, Vermont seeks an Assistant Director Academic Support Programs who serves as the ACCESS Program Director to fill a full-time 12-month position. The ACCESS Program Director administers the ACCESS (Accommodation, Collaboration, & Educational Support Services) program, which provides UVM's services for students with disabilities. ACCESS also offers consultation to the campus community to facilitate full inclusion of students with disabilities; manages disability technical services; supervises provision of services to enrolled and prospective UVM students with disabilities; and manages a small caseload.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals with disabilities, women, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Master's degree in learning disabilities, school psychology, social work, special education, or related field and three years' related experience directing a program(s) with supervisory duties required. Knowledge of disability law and excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required. Commitment to diversity and inclusion required. Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues, particularly related to promoting full inclusion of people with disabilities and/or Universal Design. Postsecondary disability services experience, consultation and training skills, and familiarity with policy development highly desirable.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure effective office functioning, customer service, financial management, record-keeping, and communication/web site; develop policy and procedures, as well as informational materials, and ensure wide dissemination of information.

  • Supervise exam proctoring, note taking, document conversion, adaptive technology, sign language interpreting, captioning, and other technical services. Ensure effective, timely, cost-effective services are provided; evaluate services, and develop and carry out plans for improvement.

  • Supervise provision of services to enrolled and prospective UVM students with disabilities: oversee processes for disability determination, reasonable accommodation provision, advisement and support, screenings, and prospective student services.

  • Provide leadership and consultation to campus colleagues to facilitate full inclusion of people with disabilities, by serving on University-wide committees and commissions and conducting outreach and training to the University community.

  • Review documentation, determine disability, design accommodations, monitor student progress, and consult with faculty or staff to ensure access to programs, services, and facilities for a small caseload of students with disabilities.

  • As a member of the Leadership Team, assume responsibility for department's commitment to diversity, social justice, and to fostering a collaborative, multicultural environment. Help develop policies and procedures, plan meetings and retreats, manage and fund the work of committees and work with the department's Faculty Advisory Committee and Student Leadership Board.

  • Provide administrative supervision to professional and support staff.

If interested, please complete an application on the University of Vermont's jobs page at http://www.uvmjobs.com/. All applications and resumes need to be submitted online.

Brain Injury Association of Washington

This is an exciting job opportunity to work with a high powered executive board of professionals, community leaders, survivors and their families to move this issue to the forefront of the minds of people in Washington State. The position will involve creating public awareness, developing resources, overseeing support group leaders, and communicating the latest research and training in techniques for coping with the effects of a brain injury.

The perfect candidate for this job must be a jack-of-all-trades and master-of-most. We seek skills in fundraising, advocacy, supervisory experience, volunteer recruitment, budget development and financial management, technology savvy and interpersonal communication. The Brain Injury Association of Washington needs to grow its membership and support those members and others in the community with information and assistance, a state wide network of support groups providing training/educational opportunities, and to help foster the development of new service options tailored to the needs of survivors and their families.

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Responsible for the effective operation of the Association ensuring the success of its mission of prevention, education, support and advocacy. Provide executive leadership in developing and successfully implementing strategic policies, Association initiatives and services to those served by the BIA-WA.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop strategies and formulate policies to achieve establishedorganization goals
  • Position the Association and its programs to maximize funddevelopment opportunities; solicit key donors and develop key community,corporate, government and related sectors in support of the Association'sfundraising goals
  • Ensure the adequacy and soundness of the Associations financial structure
  • Develop and implement policies to promote public awareness of the Association and increase Association membership
  • Provide executive leadership for the Association and implement Executive Board policy decisions
  • Provide executive leadership for the President, the Executive Board, key Board committees, and staff to enable timely and responsible decision-making.
  • Develop current operating plans and budgets in conjunction with the Executive Board
  • Develop productive, collaborative relationships with other community groups whose missions interrelate with and support the Association's work to maximize program delivery opportunities
  • Ensure support for the Association=s involvement in advocacy efforts to improve public policy
  • Ensure implementation of programs to provide essential services to the Association's membership
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Association to the public, ensuring that written and verbal communication about the Association reflects its mission and goals
  • Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events
  • Maintain an organizational climate that attracts, motivates and retains high quality staff by implementing appropriate human resources policies and practices
  • Guide, develop and coach staff
  • Ensure Association programs and systems are reviewed and evaluated regularly
  • Prepares an annual report for the Executive Board and donors/membership

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Normal office environment
  • Office space shared with or adjacent to staff
  • Staff and volunteers survivors of TBI
  • Travel by car within the state and regionally to meet with BIA-WA coordinators and other state associations
  • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Masters degree in business or public administration, or a relatedfield; or equivalent work experience
    • Demonstrated management experience in non-profit or business management position(s)
    • Proficient user of personal computer and software applications
    • Message distributed to APRIL members by:

    If you are interested in this position or know a qualified individual, please see the attached job description. Resumes can be emailed to proney@adlergiersch.com or faxed to 206-224-0102, attention Patrice Roney. Resumes may also be mailed to:

    Patrice Roney
    Executive Director Search Committee
    c/o Adler Giersch, ps
    333 Taylor Avenue N.
    Seattle, WA 98109

    Neighborhood Access Group
    Fenway Access Enforcement Project
    Access Coordinator

    Neighborhood Access Group (NAG) seeks a part-time Access coordinator for its Fenway Access Enforcement Project, as part of its mission to bring full street-level access to the Fenway neighborhood and surroundings.

    NAG formed 5 years ago as an alliance of disabled and nondisabled people to demand respect for access civil rights. We work for smooth and safe sidewalks, prompt snow removal, and the end of all-brick sidewalks, so that people are no longer forced to choose between dangerous travel in the street or stay home. Our accomplishments include the removal of cobble stone crosswalks from the Fenway, winning state orders against a scoflaw city of Boston, and educating the public through local newspapers and TV about the reckless use of bricks. More information is available at the NAG website.

    Fenway Access Enforcement Project

    Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed almost 15 years ago, much of Boston's streetscape remains inaccessible to people with disabilities. The

    Fenway Access Enforcement Project is a step towards changing this situation, using one small neighborhood as a model of community participation to ensure access for everyone. The Access Coordinator will carry out the project by documenting violations of state access codes, filing complaints, and following the complaint process through hearings and on to resolution. The coordinator will assist in organizing community participation in the project.

    The coordinator will work as a consultant with NAG chair John Kelly and other NAG volunteers. Hours will be variable, but typically about 15-20 hours per week. Except for necessary meetings, the coordinator will set their own schedule, at $15 per hour.

    Position could be a summer job at 10-12 weeks, a longer position through the fall, or the job could be shared by two people. Position could begin immediately.

    Job Requirements:

    • Measure and photograph sidewalk environments.
    • File complaints, attend Architectural Access Board hearings, which are always on Mondays.
    • Assist in organizing access events, coordinating volunteers, etc.
    • Computer, Web site managing, and photography skills a plus.
    • Other tasks depending upon skills and changing circumstances.

    Project coordinator must have:

    • A demonstrated commitment to social justice.
    • Good communication and organization skills.
    • Ability to work alone and with others, in various settings.

    Application:
    Submit a letter of interest and include any relevant experience. Rťsumťs are welcome.

    People with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply. Send to:
    John.B.Kelly@Verizon.net
    or
    John Kelly
    66 The Fenway #22
    Boston, MA 02115

    DIRECTOR OF DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES
    Towson University
    Towson, MD

    Disability Support Services

    Towson University, a growing, visionary, metropolitan university, is seeking a dynamic, experienced, highly motivated individual to fill this key leadership position in the Division of Student Affairs.

    Towson University is Maryland's Metropolitan University and the second largest institution in the University System of Maryland. As a premier comprehensive university, Towson is nationally recognized for excellent undergraduate and graduate programs in arts and sciences, communications, health professions, advanced information technology, business, education and fine arts. The 328-acre campus is in the Towson-Baltimore metropolitan area and is 45 miles from Washington, D.C. More than 18,500 students, taught by a distinguished full-time faculty of 600, are enrolled in 64 undergraduate majors, 35 master's programs, and four doctoral programs.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Disability Support Services will provide leadership and management for the Office of Disability Support Services, and supervise the separate functions of providing services to students with disabilities, services to faculty and staff with disabilities, and a testing center to ensure that Towson University policies, procedures and practices provide appropriate accommodation in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

    The Director will supervise four professional staff members, an administrative support staff and graduate assistants, manage the University accommodations budget, serve as consultant to college deans, faculty and staff on disability and accommodation issues, and ensure an active program of workshops and programs on disability topics. This position also involves some student casework, and requires some flexible hours to accommodate students and occasional evening and weekend programs.

    REQUIRED: Master's degree; a minimum of five years directly related experience; and expert knowledge of ADA as it applies to higher education settings and employment, section 504 and case law and application; thorough knowledge of disabilities and potential accommodations; understanding of student development, and excellent interpersonal skills to work will all levels of students, faculty and staff.

    SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full University benefits.

    Submit resume with cover letter stating Title, Vacancy #E-344-06 and contact information of three employer references to TU Human Resources; 8000 York Road; Towson, MD 21252, or fax 410-704-2891. Open until filled. The Title and Vacancy # must be included to be considered.

    Web posting:
    https://inside.towson.edu/HumanResources/hrrecruit/detailquery.cfm? Vacancy_Number=E-344-06




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