Director Disability Resource Center UM Crookston Campus

Minnesota, United States
$45,000.00 - $60,000.00
Feb 23, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Full time, twelve-month Disability Resource Center Director position at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota with a negotiable starting date of May 15, 2021-July 1, 2021. Anticipated salary range of $45,000-60,000, commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Dean of Student Engagement and Wellness, the Director of the Disability Resource Center (DDRC) provides direction and supervision for the Disability Resource Center and contributes to creating a vibrant campus community characterized by a strong commitment to equity, inclusion, and belonging for students with diverse identities with special focus to students with disabilities and learning differences. The DDRC provides leadership for the design, development, and implementation of disability services and programs for students.  The director works collaboratively with other campus constituents to ensure an accessible campus environment for students and campus visitors.  The director promotes an equitable and inclusive learning environment by facilitating reasonable and appropriate accommodations, reviewing and implementing ADA requirements and access for the physical campus, empowering students to become self-advocates, and educating the campus community.  The director provides supervision and training to professional staff and student workers within the Disability Resource Center.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in student affairs, counseling, or a closely related area.
  • Six years of related professional work experience in disability services, student affairs, or a closely related field.* 
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competence, and achievement in working with diverse student populations. 
  • Strong knowledge of disability, access, and reasonable accommodation for program and physical access. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty, student affairs educators, and students.
  • Final job offer is contingent upon a completed background check, receipt of official college transcripts and authorization to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to the land-grant mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston, especially as related to access and student success. 
  • Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling or a closely related field.
  • Experience interpreting and applying the Americans with Disabilities Act and other access-related laws/policies.  
  • Six years of experience in higher education providing service to college students with diverse identities including first-generation college students; students of various racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds; students from low-income families; students from rural communities; LGBTQ students; and non-traditional adult learners.

*Note: This position is classified in a manner that requires the selected candidate to have 6 or more years of relevant experience. While 6 years of experience is desirable, UMN Crookston will consider additional classifications that require fewer years of experience for an otherwise qualified candidate who does not have 6 years of professional experience.

How To Apply

Review of applications will begin March 18, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will include a current resume or curriculum vita, a cover letter, and a list of 3-5 professional references.  In addition to addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, the cover letter must address indicators of the candidate’s ability to promote equity and inclusion at a small campus in a rural context.  Visit for complete instructions on how to apply electronically.  Please include a copy of college transcripts.  Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Savala DeVoge, Dean of Student Engagement & Wellness, by email: or phone: (218) 281-8505.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.  Example language: This position requires that you attach LIST ATTACHMENT TYPES SUCH AS: a sample of scholarly work, a diversity statement, and a list of references.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

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