Assistant Director

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director

Job no: 527392
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Executive/Management/Director, Student Life/Services

Department: Accessible Education Center
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $54,154 - $60,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
May 7, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to an online application, including names and contact information for three professional references, please upload the following documents:
  • A resume
  • A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and qualifications of the position
  • Response to the following two supplemental questions (250 words or less for each question):
    1. Describe how your conceptualization of disability has shaped your interactions with students and others. Include examples of direct experiences to illustrate.
    2. The Assistant Director works closely with AEC Access Advisors to problem solve and generate creative solutions. Provide examples of communication methods or strategies you have used with faculty or others to address complex or controversial disability related accommodations.

    Department Summary
    The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement, and achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement.

    The Accessible Education Center (AEC) facilitates and supports access and inclusion for students with disabilities. The AEC coordinates services, determines student accommodations, provides advocacy, and collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and the community to create and sustain accessible physical, curricular, and informational environments.

    Position Summary
    The Assistant Director provides leadership within the Accessible Education Center (AEC) and functions as an active and experienced member of the staff, reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost for Accessibility/Director of AEC. The Assistant Director works as part of a team dedicated to facilitating access and full inclusion of students with disabilities into the university environment. This is partially accomplished through effective collaborations/consultations with faculty and staff, proactive advising, and the fostering of systemic campus change.

    This position works in close collaboration and cooperation with the Assistant Vice Provost (AVP) and represents the office and/or the AVP when needed. This position supervises a team of 5 access advisors.

    The Assistant Director works in a fast-paced office setting delivering advising support and accommodation guidance year-round. The AD must be able to work with diverse students presenting with a range of disability experiences and related challenges including crisis or scholastic difficulty. The AD must be committed to supporting the university's emphasis on academic excellence in a culturally diverse and academically challenging learning environment.

    The AD must exhibit professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming, inclusive, accessible, and professional atmosphere in the office. This person must exhibit cultural humility and agility, with the ability and commitment to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in counseling, social work, psychology, education or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience
  • Three years of experience advising or counseling college students with disabilities
  • One year of experience supervising, training, or leading teams of employees or volunteers
  • Experience coordinating programs, services, or inclusive design initiatives

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues facing diverse groups (e.g., low-socioeconomic, first generation, underrepresented students of color, non-traditional, and under-prepared individuals)
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated high-level organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, detail oriented, and time sensitive environment
  • Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks
  • Recognizes situations that warrant initiative and moves forward without hesitation, resolving issues, problems, or situations
  • Ability to anticipate next steps and execute independently
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (or similar); ability to produce professional correspondence, documents, data reports, and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of universal/inclusive design concepts and experience with implementation
  • Working knowledge of ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in program coordination and project development
  • Generalized expertise in several disability areas (e.g., blindness, learning disabilities, autism)
  • Significant experience reviewing disability documentation and determining accommodations

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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