Associate Director for Accommodations

Bellevue College

Associate Director for Accommodations

  • Institution: Bellevue College
  • Location: Bellevue, WA
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Associate Director for Accommodations

  • Bellevue College | Bellevue, WA
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: September 22, 2023
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Job TitleAssociate Director for Accommodations

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Administrator

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Location Bellevue, WA

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Associate Director for Accommodations


Job ID: 12809


Location: Bellevue College


Full/Part Time: Full Time


Regular/Temporary: Regular


Position Summary


The Associate Director of Accommodations is a Full time, Exempt position that supports and leads the Disability Resource Center by providing supervision, expertise, and direction to the team and campus. The position is responsible for supervising the Accommodations Team (Testing Coordinator, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services), and general support for the team along with the Director of the DRC.

This position supports the college’s overall mission through their work within the Disability Resource Center: We strive to create a vibrant campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, equity is promoted in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning, and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an equitable and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

The Disability Resource Center provides disability accommodations to disabled students according federal and state law. This ensures that disabled students have equal access to all of the services and benefits of education at Bellevue College. The Disability Resource Center reports to the Dean of Student Support in the Student Affairs division.

The program serves as a reference for Bellevue College faculty and staff, offering information and training in disability, disability justice related issues, and promoting inclusion in academics, the workplace, and in the community.


Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule


Position Salary Range: $65,255/year – $91,314/year


The salary information shown above is a general guideline only. The salary will be determined based on candidate’s qualifications and related experience, as well as market and business considerations. Typically, new hires start no higher than $71,770/year based on Bellevue College Exempt salary schedule.


We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.


The employee is scheduled to work 40 hours per workweek. This position may be eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act; salaries below the is eligible for overtime pay.


About The College


Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 54% students of color and over 1,300 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.


We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.


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About the Department


The Student Support Division within Student Affairs is composed of six departments: Advising, Counseling, Disability Resource Center, TRIO Student Support Services, Multicultural Services and Benefits Hub. As a collective, the Division fosters a collaborative work environment to support students from entry to graduation and beyond.


Essential Functions


Leadership and Supervision of Accommodations Team


• Directly supervise Full time staff positions which currently include: Testing Coordinator, Accommodations Coordinator, Accommodations Assistants, and Alternative formats Access Specialist.

• Provide daily feedback to direct reports, have regular check ins, provide formal evaluations yearly.

• Manage all job descriptions, task lists, evaluations and other relevant employee documents for team.

• Provide team leadership for the accommodations team, be the subject matter expert in the team on accommodations provision.

• Hold accommodations team meetings.

• Ensure effective communication between Accommodations team, Front Desk Team and Access Specialist team.

• Bring issues, ideas and innovative practice ideas from Accommodations team to director for consideration and implementation.

• Assume all responsibilities of the Director in the Director’s absence.


Conduct Access Meetings and Manage Caseload


• Meet with students with a wide variety of disabilities and access barriers to determine accommodations.

• Determine reasonable accommodations utilizing student self-report, professional judgement, and medical or educational records.

• Appropriately document all student interactions in the MyDRC/ Accessible Information Management database.

• Communicate with students regarding their accommodations, the accommodation request process, and the procedures for using accommodations.

• Communicate with faculty regarding appropriate implementation of accommodations in the classroom.

• Submit Concern, Assistance, Resources & Empowerment (CARE) reports when appropriate; attend CARE Team meetings when needed.

• Resolve accommodation issues between students and faculty and consult with the director when appropriate.

• Refer students to other campus resources using a warm handoff method.

• Communicate with Conduct Officer, Title IX office, Care Assistance Resources Empowerment (CARE) team, Student Support Dean, and others regarding student situations when appropriate.


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services


• Provide access meetings and case management for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.

• Coordinate American Sign Language (or other type) interpreting, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)/ Real Time Captioning, and Video Captioning services for all Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.

• Provide subject matter expertise to the campus on Deaf and hard of hearing services and best practices.

• Communicate with faculty on Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and accommodations.

• Provide recommendations to the Director on new services and technologies.


Invoice, contract, and budget management


• Manage all contract processes for the DRC utilizing college processes and ctcLink data management system including American Sign Language, CART/ Real time captioning, Alternative Formats and Braille services Contracts.

• Process all invoices through ctcLink and inform Director for approval.

• Assist other staff with any new or ongoing contracts and invoice processes.

• Budget tracking of all accommodation spending with ctcLink and excel.




• Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


• Bachelor’s Degree in Disability Studies, Deaf Studies, Psychology, Education, Social Work, Human Services, or related field. Any combination of relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis

• Three (3) years of experience working with Deaf or Hard of hearing people

• Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory role and effective leadership skills

• Understanding of Federal and State disability laws and policy related to higher education e.g. Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Fair Housing Act, settled and current case law, Office for Civil Rights decisions and settlements, Washington Administrative Code, etc.)

• Effective communication skills including ability to communicate in written and face to face formats

• Strong organizational skills

• Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, Teams and ability to learn new technology

• Experience working in a collaborative team environment with diverse employees and student/customer groups including experience working with people with a variety of disabilities.


Preferred Qualifications


• Certified American Sign Language Interpreter is preferred.

• Master’s Degree in Disability Studies, Deaf Studies, Psychology, Education, Social Work, Human Services, or related field, or commensurate experience.

• Experience working in a higher education disability services office.


Conditions of Employment


Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.


Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Bellevue College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.


Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:


Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. 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.


Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under


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Reference Check:


Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties.


Other Information


• This position is NOT eligible for relocation allowance.

• This position is NOT eligible for sponsorship for employment-based visa.


How To Apply


Applications received by 08/10/2023 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.


All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional documents will not be reviewed.) Please review before applying. Current Bellevue College employees should apply the position through Employee Self Service.


Required application materials:


• Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)

• Attach a Resume

• Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that addresses the following: Describe and provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College

• Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable




If you have questions with regards to the application or the hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to


EEO Statement


Bellevue College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, ethnicity, religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Please see policy 4150 at The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564-2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564-2178, Office B126.


Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact or 425-564-2271.


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