Assistant Director of Disability Services

Posting Details

Position Title

Assistant Director of Disability Services

Additional Information

Ball State University is looking for a new Assistant Director in the nationally ranked Office of Disability Services (DS). This position will work in tandem with the DS Director to provide accommodations for a growing number of students with disabilities. This position is also responsible for auxiliary services and disability awareness programming among other duties.

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

The Assistant Director of Disability Services is a member of the Disability Services leadership team and helps facilitate the office’s efforts to provide access and opportunity for Ball State students with disabilities. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Disability Services and supports the Director in supervising staff and managing the accessibility initiatives of Disability Services.

Minimum Education

Master’s degree from an accredited institution by date of appointment.

Minimum Experience

At least one year of experience (professional or para professional) in higher education.

Minimum Other

Ability to work effectively with students from diverse social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree in Education, Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related area.

Preferred Experience

Experience in disability services in higher education and involvement with disability/access issues.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


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Department Information

The salary range for this position is $38,000 – $42,000.

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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Support the Director in all aspects of office operations.



Job Duty

Review disability documentation and meet with students to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations in the classroom and for other campus activities.



Job Duty

Implement auxiliary services for students with disabilities such as notetakers, captioning, sign language interpreters, and CART providers.



Job Duty

Oversee and coordinate all payment and budget aspects of the auxiliary services.



Job Duty

In cooperation with the Director, coordinate faculty training on best practices in serving students with disabilities. Serve as a liaison for faculty and staff relative to campus disability-related issues.



Job Duty

Lead the office’s efforts at providing disability awareness activities and programs, including Disability Awareness Month, Women’s Week, student diversity panels, and other appropriate events. Serve as the advisor to the student group serving students with disabilities on campus.



Job Duty

In cooperation with the Director, conduct the pre-admission, orientation and first-year acclimation process for students with disabilities, outreach initiatives to the campus community, and coordination of the annual Disability Services awards program.



Job Duty

Participate in professional organizations and professional development opportunities.



Job Duty

Serve as the primary point of contact for the Office of Disability Services in the Director’s absence.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts

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