Director, Academic Accommodations

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College of the Canyons

Director, Academic Accommodations

An Educational Administration Position

Review Date: February 3, 2022 


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The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full-time Director, Academic Accommodations in the Academic Accommodations Resource Center.

The Santa Clarita Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As presented in our District Strategic Plan, which focuses on Access, Engagement, and Success, “Equity, inclusion, and diversity are not goals in themselves, but ideologies embedded in all actions and planning across all departments and functions of our college and its two campuses. College of the Canyons is part of the Santa Clarita Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 32,000 students each academic year. College of the Canyons has a diverse student population that reflects our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve. We seek employees that value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, who are conscientious risk takers and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

“Big Picture” Responsibility:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Student Services, the Director, Academic Accommodations (formerly titled Director, Disabled Students Programs and Services) is responsible for the day-to-day management, supervision and coordination of all programs and services provided to students served by the Academic Accommodations Center (AAC) and all related records and reports and other duties that may be assigned including counseling, educational peer advising, financial, tutoring, program application, technology services; coordinates and directs communications, services, resources, and information to meet student needs and ensure smooth and efficient program activities; coordinates assigned activities with other District divisions and departments, officials, and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Associate Vice President, Student Services in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.


The Director must meet the minimum qualifications for a DSPS counselor or instructor set forth in Section 53414(a) through (d) or meet the minimum qualifications for an educational administrator set forth in Section 53420:

In general, the minimum qualifications for a DSPS counselor or instructor are met by having a Master’s degree in the category of disability or a related field, and 15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in an area of disability.

The minimum qualifications for an educational administrator are a Master’s degree and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment.

In addition, The Director must have two (2) years full-time experience or the equivalent within the last four (4) years in one or more of the following fields:

Instruction or counseling or both in a higher education program for students with disabilities;

Administration of a program for students with disabilities in an institution of higher education;

Teaching, counseling or administration in secondary education, working predominantly or exclusively in programs for students with disabilities; or

Administrative or supervisory experience in industry, government, public agencies, the military, or private social welfare organizations, in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively related to persons with disabilities.


In addition to the above, possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college/university, preferably in rehabilitation counseling, or related field with coursework and experience in counseling people with disabilities.


In addition to the above, two (2) years full-time equivalent experience of successful leadership supervising a student support services program at an institution of higher education.

Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must submit collegiate transcripts and a complete description of work experience along with a separate letter substantiating their equivalency.

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees

Application Process:

Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day on February 3, 2022.

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources office at (661) 362-3427 or email:

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