Job Description

Job ID
15226
Location
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary
Regular

JOB DETAILS:


Anticipated start date: April / May (negotiable)

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum / Required

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, School Psychology, Social Work, Vocational Rehabilitation, or related field
  • At least two years of experience working in the disability field
  • Knowledge of disability law

Highly Desired

  • At least one year of experience working in higher education
  • Knowledge of disability law as it pertains to higher education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technology
  • Experience working with people with sensory disabilities and coordinating means of equal access
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Suite

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with students with disabilities to identify barriers in the learning and living environments and to determine access solutions.
  • Coordinate means of access as identified in student's Equal Access Plan.
  • Coordinate with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that promote Inclusion and universal design, maintaining cooperative working relationships on campus and in the community.
  • Promote and facilitate inclusion and universal design through education, advocacy, and developing creative solutions for equal access when students experience barriers in University programs and services.
  • Maintain student records, document communications and the recommended course of action while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Refer students to campus and community resources.
  • Maintain the Disability Services website. Update as necessary and check for accessibility compliance.
  • Point of contact for troubleshooting case management/office management software programs (examples: Clockwork, AIM, etc.),
  • Work with campus entities, publishers and external vendors to acquire and/or create accessible textbooks.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to create accessible course documents.
  • Help to ensure the overall success of the office of disability services by completing projects and performing all duties as assigned by the Director of Disability Services.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The University of Wisconsin-Stout recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity. Disability Services (DS) is committed to creating equal access and opportunity to all campus programs and services for persons with disabilities. Means of equal access are provided to students with documented disabilities to provide the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and capabilities.

DS meets with students to identify barriers experienced in the learning and living environments and establishes individualized access plans to create inclusive environments. DS partners with academic departments, housing, student programs, and all other areas of the university to create an accessible university environment.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm. Facts and data about the university: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: http://www.uwstout.edu/police/clery.cfm

TO APPLY

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  4. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by February 28, 2019. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

  • Search Chair: Sarah Wynn, Director of McNair
  • Phone: (715) 232-5490
  • Email: wynns@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

Job Family: Staff