Assistant Director Center for Student Accommodations
The Center for Student Accommodations at Manhattanville College is seeking an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director works in close contact with the Director to provide reasonable accommodations and services for students with disabilities in compliance with ADAAA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other related federal and state regulations. The Assistant Director also works with the Director in supervising the Valiant Learning Support Program and the Pathways and Connection program, two fee-based programs within the department that provide academic and executive-functioning support for eligible students. The Assistant Director collaborates with the Director and other departments and key staff (e.g. Academic Affairs, Dean of Students, Dean of Faculty) to promote compliance with ADAAA and the socially-just model of disability on campus. The Assistant Director is responsible for researching and keeping up with the current trends and best practices in the field disability services in higher education to inform dialogues on campus. The Assistant Director is also responsible for assisting the Director in updating the brochures/informational materials and center website page and in collecting and analyzing student data in an effort to improve student services. The Assistant Director may perform other related duties for the purpose of providing support services to students with disabilities. The position reports to the Director of the Center for Student Accommodations.
Lead programming efforts and dialogue with faculty, staff and students, to creating an inclusive, socially-just learning community that recognizes disability as part of diversity.
Meet with prospective students and families and participate in college recruitment activities such as open houses, orientations, counselor days and other campus-wide events.
Conduct individual intakes with students to develop accommodation plans based upon a student’s presenting disability, history of accommodations and documentation to align with access requirements under ADAAA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Consistently review student documentation, including psycho-educational assessments in order to provide appropriate services.
Support with coordination of the provision of approved accommodations including but not limited to: testing accommodations, course materials in alternate format, and note-taking.
Support students’ assistive technology needs such as reading software for exams.
Supervise, along with Director, a staff of Learning Specialists and PAC Coordinator for fee-based support programs.
Coordinate placement and implementation of services, including conducting an in-house orientation, for students enrolled in fee-based programs.
Maintain data spread sheets related to accommodations, fee-based programs, and assistive technologies for assessment purposes.
Recruit, train and supervise student employees who perform various office support tasks for the office.
Participate in the revision and implementation of office policies and procedures to align with current best practices and ADAAA.
Work with faculty and staff to ensure compliance with ADAAA and Section 504 regulations, including reviewing access to technology and facilities.
Collaborate with other members of Student Affairs staff to create programming and other campus initiatives that actively engage students in campus life.
Participate in professional development opportunities and current research in the field of Disability Services in Higher Education.
In the absence of the Director, provide coverage for all office functions.
A Master’s degree in a related field and one year of related work experience in higher education.
Experience working with college students with a variety of disabilities, including but not limited to learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, NVLD, anxiety and other mental health issues, physical and cognitive disabilities.
Experience working with students with disabilities who qualify for accommodations under ADAAA and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with compliance surrounding higher education and disability.
Demonstrated familiarity with best practice initiatives for working with students with disabilities.
Ability to maintain confidentiality surrounding student’s disability and related documentation.
Ability to understand psycho-educational documentation and to use information to provide reasonable accommodations and services.
Ability to develop easy rapport with students and act as an advocate for student when required.
Manhattanville College Communications and Marketing Department is seeking a Digital Content Coordinator. The Communications and Marketing team is a creative, collaborative group that serves every department and school of the College. The Digital Content Coordinator will provide assistance in the development and on-line distribution of marketing content, interfacing with faculty, staff and students and design staff.
Writer and Editor Core Job Responsibilities
Create and manage content across channels including web, social media and digital advertising.
Manage the content of social media channels for the College. Monitor and respond to inquiries via social media.
Coordinate and facilitate publishing activities regarding design, creation and production of web pages. Assist departments and schools in designing and publishing web pages, social media content and digital ads.
Provide day-to-day management of web content including content creation and posting to the web site. Manage and edit graphics/images for web.
Meet with faculty and staff to identify opportunities for content creation for digital channels.
Attend events and activities as appropriate to capture stories and images for digital content.
Ensure ADA compliance of all components of the website.
Oversee and guide student workers.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Experience: A minimum of one-year experience developing web and social media content with copy, graphics/images, audio, and video. Information technology skills required include: an advanced knowledge of WYSIWYG HTML editors such as Drupal; basic understanding of graphics, audio, video and editing for web and social media. Experience with creating content for and using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Drupal. Knowledge of social media best practices. Proven ability to engage audiences on social media. Ability to use Photoshop. Knowledge of InDesign a plus.
Supervision: May supervise interns and student workers. Indirectly supervises, coordinates and contributes to the efforts of individuals involved in web site publishing activities.
Required Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in graphic design, English, journalism, communications, information technology or related area.
Manhattanville College Communications and Marketing Department is seeking a Writer and Editor. The Communications and Marketing team is a creative, collaborative group that serves every department and school of the College. The writer will edit copy for publications, including articles, press releases, and print publications. Ensures all materials meet established brand, style and content standards. The writer will help create a unified editorial voice, adhering to ethical journalistic standards.
Writer and Editor Core Job Responsibilities
Write, edit, proofread, and produce camera-ready copy for print publications, articles, feature stories, press releases, op-eds, program and course descriptions, and other materials.
Generate story ideas based on activities, specialties and academic research at the college.
Attend and report on events and meetings.
Page-edit all copy in a team editing environment during production.
Contribute to long-term planning for content calendar, organization-wide intellectual agenda and cross-channel topic coverage.
Oversee production schedules to ensure completion by set deadlines. May maintain project lists, databases, subscriptions and mailing lists.
Serve as a liaison between the department and faculty, staff, students, and printers as appropriate.
Coordinate certain department activities such as production of documents, scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, and maintaining files.
May negotiate contracts with vendors.
May lead, guide, and train staff/student employees, and interns.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Journalism, Communications, English or related field of study from a four-year college or university and 2-3 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in magazine or newspaper writing, editing or related work.
Strong writing, interviewing and copyediting skills.
Proficiency in Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style.
Ability to work with coworkers toward common goals under tight deadlines.
Very strong organizational skills.
Ability to evaluate and edit the content, structure, and format of a range of written material.
Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements.
Knowledge of marketing and market research.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Mac OS, Windows, PC desktop systems and Adobe Creative Suite. Familiarity with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
Required Experience: Position requires: Editing, proofreading and preparing material for publication; Coordinating/overseeing production schedules; Serving as liaison between the department and faculty, staff, printers, and/or publishers; Producing camera ready graphics and illustrations for publications; and, Leading/guiding staff performing related work.
Supervision: May supervise interns and student workers.
Assistant Director of the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership
The Center for Student Involvement & Leadership at Manhattanville College is seeking an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director responsibility for large-scale campus programming, commuter student initiatives, student clubs and organizations, and greater community development. The Assistant Director assists the Director of Center for Student Involvement & Leadership with all aspects of departmental planning, management and assessment in support of the college mission, vision, and goals. The position is a 12 month, live-on position and reports to the Director of the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership.
Create and promote robust late night, weekend, and off-campus programming initiatives.
Lead the coordination and development of major programs such as Welcome Week, Late Night Brunch, Quad Jam, Student Clubs/Organizations Leadership Summit, and Holiday Fest’Ville
Serve as staff advisor and provide leadership training and team development for the Campus Activities Board (CAB), and Commuter Council.
Manage the college online student engagement platforms.
Coordinate and organize a master calendar utilizing the college’s room reservation system.
Develop and deliver on-going training to student clubs, organizations, and advisors
Supervise and coordinate with faculty advisors the various student media groups including the student newspaper and College Radio Station. Serve as program advisor in areas of budget management, policy review, and operating procedures.
Oversee all programming and events coordinated by registered student clubs and organizations, commuter life, CAB, and Quad Jam.
Monitor all fiscal operations of student clubs and organizations. Track and record all club and organization deposits and expenditures
Serve as a general resource person for individuals and organizations requiring information on program planning, organization recruitment and retention, conflict resolution and other organizational issues.
Recruit, select, train, and evaluate the Welcome Crew.
Assist with the recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of Orientation staff.
Hire, train, and supervise Game Zone staff. Manage all aspects of the Game Zone including budget, equipment, and space..
Assist the Director in assessing the effectiveness of co-curricular and department goals and objectives.
Participates in the strategic planning, placement, and implementation of current programs, activities, and events offer through the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership.
Remain abreast of risk management practices (safety and liability issues) related to student programming and ensures that campus polices related to safety are created and enforced.
Participate in professional development opportunities/programs and in professional organization programs
Participate in College-wide and divisional functions, including but not limited to divisional planning, open houses, admitted student days, orientation, and commencement.
Work collaboratively with all departments within the Division of Student Affairs, the offices of Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Chartwells Dining, Facilities and Maintenance and other departments and individuals within the campus as determined necessary.
Participate in administrative on-call back-up rotation.
Manage the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership in the absence of the Director.
Additional duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration or related field plus a minimum of three of full time experience in student activities or related areas. The successful candidate will be able to work with a wide variety of student groups, possess solid experience in program development, strong communication and interpersonal skills,
and technology skills. Evenings and Weekends required.
Online Services Librarian, Manhattanville College Library
Manhattanville College seeks a service-oriented Library professional to become our first Online Services Librarian. This position will be responsible for configuring and integrating Library technologies. These include the Integrated Library System, web site, and applications to deliver reference and instructional services. The Online Services Librarian will also provide in-person Library services and assist with managing service desks. This position will follow an evening schedule during academic terms. Schedule varies during Intersessions.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent, and at least two years’ professional experience in an academic library; experience with a broad range of Library and Information technologies; excellent written and oral communication skills; commitment to teamwork with diverse colleagues and library users.
Desired: Second master’s degree; experience with scripting and programming languages; evidence of engagement with the Library profession, including scholarly presentations and/or publications.
Residence Life at Manhattanville College is seeking an Assistant Director of Housing Operations. The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for the overall coordination of assignments and housing operations for a residential campus of approximately 1000 beds. This position serves as the primary contact for students, families, and vendors as it relates to assignments, billing, and facilities. Additionally, this position collaborates regularly with Physical Plant, Housekeeping, Student Accounts, Information Technology, and Dinning Services in order to provide a seamless residential experience for students. The Assistant Director represents the department in the director’s absence.
The Assistant Director of Housing Operations reports to the Director of Residence Life and Conference Services.
Implement web-based housing application and selection processes, within Adirondack Solutions, for all residential students and conference guests
Develop and facilitate Adirondack training presentations for the department, as well as for students and their families
Establish and maintain effective occupancy procedures such as housing agreements, emergency contact information, and accurate rosters
Assist in the processing of room change requests, emergency reassignments and waitlisted students in a timely manner
Continuously evaluate and assess College housing occupancy, retention, and projection trends
Maintain data and reports as it pertains to residential occupancy and respond to inquiries from campus stakeholders
Manage the housing petitions process for students who seek to be released from the housing agreement
Establish and maintain effective administrative procedures for the department as it pertains to room condition reports (RCR), health & safety inspections, key management, and card swipe access
Manage opening, closing, and break housing procedures for all residential communities
Coordinate with cleaning, maintenance, and IT departments to ensure that daily, general and emergency issues within the residence halls are corrected in a timely fashion
Organize residence hall furniture inventory to ensure yearly furniture and room needs are met
Assist the Director of Residence Life & Conference Services with projects designed to improve residential facilities
Coordinate with vendors to meet the needs of the College
Student and Staff Development and Selection
Assist in the supervision of three Residence Directors in all matters related to occupancy and facilities management
Recruit, train, and supervise student facilities assistants
Coordinate professional staff selection and training
Create and maintain Resident Advisor and Residence Director manuals
Serve as a conduct hearing officer for higher level cases
Serve as a College Title IX investigator (training provided)
Collaboration and Community Involvement
Assist with campus and student emergencies, as needed
Serve in a rotation as the back-up administrator on-call
Chair and/or serve on departmental, divisional, and campus-wide committees
Participate in college wide event such as orientation and open houses
Work collaboratively across the campus to create strong relationships and sustained enthusiasm to support inclusivity
Update and maintain departmental website, Adirondack portal, and social media on a regular basis
Other duties as assigned
A Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or related field and 3-5 years of full-time professional experience in Residence Life are required. Strong candidates will be comfortable with technology, demonstrate a desire to learn, and have the ability to teach others. Experience with Adirondack Solutions, or related assignments software, is a plus. Candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to customer service and understand the importance of being a team player; possess strategic planning, administrative, and effective communication skills; as well as a positive attitude.
The Athletics Department at Manhattanville College is seeking an Assistant Trainer. This position involves assisting the Head Athletic Trainer in developing and implementing the sports medicine program for intercollegiate athletics at Manhattanville College.
Assisting the Head Athletic Trainer in all aspects of the sports medicine program including coordination of team doctor visits, scheduling of team game and practice coverage, data logins of the NCAA Surveillance System as well as rehabilitation and treatment schedules
Computer and organization skills a must
Must have knowledge of NCAA eligibility requirements
Master’s degree in related field
BOC ATC certification required
NATA and NYS eligible
Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certification required
Must be cognizant of mental health disorders and work within the mental health policy of the college
Ability to communicate effectively with student athletes, coaches, athletic department administration, other health care professionals and the college community
Excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively and the ability to supervise student staff and respond to student needs