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Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) announces an opportunity to work as a full-time, tenure-track Director of the Disability Resource Center/Learning Disability Specialist in LTCC's Disabled Students Programs and Services department.

Welcoming CoyoteThe mission of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to promote self-confidence in an educational environment while fostering student independence. LTCC's DRC is committed to the establishment of a positive learning environment focusing on academic integrity, sensitivity to our students, creating a springboard for change and, ultimately, achievement of student success. At the DRC, students with disabilities come first, and their individual needs are the focal point.

DRC students typically perform at the same level of the student body as a whole. This is achieved with an accessible, inclusive, and supportive environment. LTCC's DRC provides fair and consistent treatment, encourages independence and self-sufficiency, and recognizes and respects each student’s unique challenges and strengths.

The new full-time DRC position will fill the role of director and Learning Disability (LD) Specialist. With this 50/50 split, the new director will provide LD testing and accommodations to students in the DRC.

This position is a 177-day contract over the period of 12 months, including summer and winter hours with evening and weekend responsibility. The work calendar may need to be adjusted as the position and programs grow and change.

 
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

Director of the Disability Resource Center Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision and leadership in the Disability Resource Center to support students and faculty in their academic success.Students in classs
  • Stay current on federal and state laws, regulations, court decisions, and Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights decisions.
  • Attend Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) regional meetings, conferences, and trainings to stay abreast of new or updated information.
  • Adapt and/or supervise the production or adaption of a wide variety of instructional and related materials into a format that can be accessed by students with visual, audio, or related limitations.
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation to the campus community on access requirements for students with disabilities.
  • Maintains a system of strategies for adapting informational and instructional materials into formats that can be readily accessed by students with disabilities.
  • Manages the technology center in coordination with the office of information technology to maintain a variety of adaptive equipment and computer hardware/software.
  • Respond to and address student complaints relating to the DRC.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of departmental budget and Management Information Systems (MIS) Data Submission.
  • Assist with the evaluation of Disability Resource Center staff.
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with local service agencies and K-12 districts.
  • Assist with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty in the department as needed.
  • Lead in outreach/inreach activities with other departmental staff in promoting DRC resources.
  • Participate in full-time faculty responsibilities including faculty and departmental meetings, departmental planning, community liaison, curriculum development, and committee assignments.
  • Participate in all faculty training days.
  • Ability to develop working relationships with college faculty, staff, and community groups.

Learning Disabilities Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Work with students having a wide range of disabling conditions.
  • Administer, score, and interpret standardized tests to determine eligibility for learning disabilities services.
  • Identify educational limitations and appropriate accommodations for students with learning disabilities.
  • Assist in the development of academic accommodations plan (AAP) for students with disabilities, utilizing appropriate information from educational, medical, psychological, and vocational sources.
  • Maintain appropriate student records for purposes of evaluation and accountability, including federal and state reporting.
  • Consult periodically with staff and counselors on students’ progress.
  • Develop curriculum appropriate for students with disabilities.Lake Tahoe
  • Develop quarterly class schedules for students when appropriate.
  • Teach developmental skills courses.
  • Provide educational workshops for learning disabled students.
  • Assist in the development of projects and proposals concerning students with learning disabilities.
  • Assist students with problems related to academic progress and success.
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QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

As established by the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, Title V Regulations, the candidate must demonstrate that they satisfy the following: To view the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges in its entirety, click here.

Learning Disabilities Specialist

  • Master's degree in learning disabilities, special education, education, psychology, speech language pathology, communication disorders, educational or school psychology, counseling, or rehabilitation counseling AND 15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of learning disabilities, to include, adult cognitive and achievement assessment;
  • OR the equivalent.

(Minimum qualifications may be completed within the successful candidate's first year of employment.)

NOTE:  Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area for which they are applying.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform all of the responsibilities listed above.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.Graduating student

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with students who have a broad range of various disabilities and education limitations
  • Ability to work independently
  • E-learning and distance learning access issues
  • Ability to coordinate programs
  • Understanding of small college environment
  • Ability to teach in another discipline
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APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Complete applications must be received by noon on Monday, April 15, 2019, to be considered for this opening. LTCC reserves the right to reopen the position or extend the deadline if an adequate applicant pool is not received.
 
Please click here to apply for this position.

Prepare the following documents to include in your application:
  1. Cover Letter indicating reasons for interest in position (limit to 500 words or one page please)
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Supplemental questions
  4. Transcripts of all post-secondary education (copies acceptable)
Student ambassadorsApplicants may be required to submit official transcripts upon offer of employment. Every effort should be made in the application to demonstrate the applicant's ability to meet the qualifications listed for the position.
 
Once submitted, packets will become the property of LTCC and will not be returned. Only completed packets will be considered.

After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 8 and 9, 2019. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.
 
Candidates advanced for final interviews for this position must agree to a full background and reference check.
 
Lake Tahoe Community College adheres to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this position, please call the office of Human Resources at 530-541-4660, ext. 226.
 
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COMPENSATION AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Campus LTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $51,013 to $79,995 annually dependent upon education and experience, see the faculty salary schedule for further information regarding education and salary placement. Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long term disability.

The Superintendent/President and the selected candidate will mutually agree on the terms of employment and the start date. The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

Employment with Lake Tahoe Community College is not official until the selected candidate meets all pre-employment requirements.  All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance.
 
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ABOUT THE COLLEGE

Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) is an evolving, dynamic, California community college in South Lake Tahoe. The waters and surrounding forests of Lake Tahoe are a national treasure, and the LTCC campus, which serves 16-square-miles on the south shore, is a microcosm of the region’s natural beauty. Located 6,229 feet above sea level, LTCC is Northern California’s highest altitude college. This enthusiastic college community serves students from the bi-state, multi-jurisdictional watershed, including students from neighboring Nevada communities.
 

Starting Fall 2018, first-time college students attending Lake Tahoe Community College full time will pay absolutely NO tuition for their first year! This Promise is for any Tahoe Basin resident, on either side of the border, living anywhere around the lake. 

Whether you're 19 or 49, if you are a first-time college student and a California resident or AB540 eligible, or a Nevada resident of the Tahoe Basin, you may qualify for:

  • Free tuition for your first year at LTCC
  • Unlimited Tahoe Transportation District bus rides within the South Shore
  • Free tutoring, academic counseling and other support services
bronze coyoteLTCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. In January 2018, LTCC had its accreditation reaffirmed for a seven-year period as the result of a comprehensive evaluation.
 

LTCC was originally granted accreditation in January 1979. Accreditation status has successfully been maintained ever since through a regular process of self-evaluation and review by the ACCJC. The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College.

The progress and stability of Lake Tahoe Community College are rooted in an institutional commitment to student success and constant efforts to realize opportunities related to the region’s unique geography and history. LTCC currently offers 35 associate degrees, including 14 associate in arts and science transfer degrees that provide seamless matriculation to four-year institutions. Additionally, the college currently offers 32 certificates. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university have a wide variety of options, as LTCC offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year university program. In addition to the quality programs for traditional students, LTCC has expanded its career and technical education offerings and innovative summer programs. The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) draws approximately 500 students from across the United States for a one-week immersion experience in Spanish language and culture. LTCC’s regionally accredited Fire Academy prepares students for Firefighter I certification in California.

LTCC, a single-college district, is widely recognized as the hub of culture and education for the surrounding community and is working toward its vision of becoming “California’s premier destination community college.”
 
During the last five years, LTCC has served an average of 6,000 students annually: helping them to earn terminal degrees, preparing them for transfer to four-year institutions, instructing them in basic skills, and readying them for successful careers through the college's career and technical education offerings.

As an open-door institution, LTCC strives to minimize the barriers to college participation for those within and outside of its service area. Ensuring access to higher education is central to the core mission of LTCC: 
 
OUR MISSION

Lake Tahoe Community College serves our local, regional, and global communities by promoting comprehensive learning, success, and life-changing opportunities. Through quality instruction and student support, our personalized approach to teaching and learning empowers students to achieve their educational and personal goals.
 
Girl at ISSIThanks to our community, LTCC has an opportunity to revitalize the campus. A $55 million General Obligation Bond (Measure F) was passed in November 2014. The bond is supporting LTCC renovation and modernization (classrooms, laboratories, and technology), leveraging state capital outlay and scheduled maintenance funding. In addition, the community support of the bond inspired a generous donation from a longtime Tahoe resident, providing for the construction of the Lisa and Robert Maloff University Center. With this exciting new University Center, access to upper-division level educational opportunities and academic support services are made possible through partnerships with other institutions. LTCC is currently in talks with several regional colleges and universities toward the objective of providing collaborative baccalaureate and graduate programs, providing a local gateway to a four-year degree.
 
The Lisa Maloff University Center at Lake Tahoe Community College officially opened its doors in August of 2018. The University Center offers a higher level of comfort and technology for advanced education, meetings, and special events on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. The 7,000-square-foot space includes four flexible rooms that are fully equipped with the latest technology, including interactive displays, laser projectors, and motion sensing cameras. The building also has a fully integrated executive conference room and an outdoor courtyard that can serve as a hosting area for special events.
 
Designed as the hub for access to higher education, the University Center provides the most modern and effective instructional, multimedia, and telecommunications equipment available to engage students with. Learn more about the degrees and certificates that are currently available through our University Partners. This innovative facility is also available for organizations and businesses looking for an impressive space to host their meetings in.
 
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ABOUT THE COMMUNITY

Outdoor recreation is central to the culture and economy of South Lake Tahoe, home to a year-round, residential population of about 24,000. World-class winter skiing, summer mountain biking, hiking, camping, watersports and fishing as well as concerts, sporting events, and entertainment draw state, national, and international tourists/visitors. Students are only minutes away from 3 of the 14 ski resorts located around the lake. The sun shines an average of 249 days each year, giving students plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the Sierra Nevadas.

The Lake Tahoe Basin is a one-of-a-kind geographic, political, and economic region comprised of two states, five counties, and multiple cities and municipalities. Known as the “jewel” of the Sierras, Lake Tahoe is a congressionally designated Regional Planning Area for land use and planning. The Regional Plan, last updated in December 2012, focuses on a unified commitment to Lake Tahoe and sustainable communities.
 
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CONTACTS

Grad friends For inquiries regarding the submission of application materials online, contact:
 
Human Resources
Lake Tahoe Community College
530-541-4660, extension 226
Fax: 530-541-8611
humanresources@ltcc.edu 
 
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