The Director of Disability Services provides leadership to the overall administration of programs and services that serve students with disabilities. The Director is expected to be apprised of current changing federal and state regulations in disability matters and best practice guidance from AHEAD, the national professional association that guides the work of professionals in the disability field. The Director supervises all staff in the unit, serves as a disability subject matter expert for the campus, and coordinates all programs and services to qualified students. Anticipated start date: Monday, March 5, 2018.
Minimum / Required (these are absolute and required of all candidates)
- Master’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, counseling, or related field.
- Four or more years of increased responsibilities within disability services.
- Demonstrated understanding of Disability Service’s role in higher education.
- Working knowledge of federal and state regulations impacting disability services.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to prioritize tasks, objectives, and deliverables often with competing timelines.
Highly Desired (these are the preferred qualifications of an ideal candidate for this position)
- Experience in supervising personnel and leading teams.
- Experience working in higher education setting.
- Working knowledge of the social justice approach regarding disability.
- Experience in budget management for an office or department.
- Knowledge of Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) or other related organization.
- Experience with developing, interpreting, or implementing policies and procedures.
University of Wisconsin-Stout recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity and is committed to creating equal access and opportunity to all campus programs and services for persons with disabilities. Disability Services strives to effectively collaborate with students, instructors, staff, and community members to create useable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments. The department is comprised of a director, two case managers, an office manager, a testing coordinator, an interpreter coordinator and two graduate students.
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.
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. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.
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 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
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:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
- Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm Sunday, January 21, 2018. Screening of applications will begin Monday, January 22nd and may continue to be reviewed 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.
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Job Family: Supervisory