Disability Specialist

Job Posted:              February 20, 2020

Department:           Disability Resource Center

Rank:                        Administrator III

Search#:                  S19-045

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Southern seeks an innovative and dynamic individual to serve as Disability Specialist in the Disability Resource Center.  The Disability Specialist reports to the Director and assists in the general administration of a comprehensive service delivery system for students with disabilities. The Disability Resource Center serves close to 600 students and is recognized state-wide and regionally for its innovative support of students with disabilities in and out of the classroom.

A Master's degree in education or related field is required (school/educational psychology, learning disabilities, counseling or special education) and two years experience working with students with disabilities in an educational setting.  Also required is demonstrated expertise in interpreting diagnostic assessments and in understanding the implications of behaviors elicited by learning, attentional and psychological disabilities.  Additional requirements include: strong communication skills for effective oral and written communication with students, faculty and parents; excellent organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills, demonstrated ability to use computers/software, and a proven ability to work independently as well as with a team. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.

For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to DRC@southernct.edu on or before March 13, 2020.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply