Director of ACCESS Center - REVISED REVIEW DATE

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1041

Working Title

Director of ACCESS Center - REVISED REVIEW DATE

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

Diversity and Inclusion

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The primary role of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion is to ensure that diversity, in its many forms, is understood, respected, and valued. The Division advocates for access, equity and inclusion while encouraging critical dialogue, thinking, and meaningful educational interactions on campus and in the community. The Division includes the following departments: Campus Climate, ACCESS Center, Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Student Services, Pride Center, Student Support Services, and Upward Bound, Equity and Affirmative Action,
Title IX, Institute of Social Justice.

Position Summary

The Director has administrative responsibilities for The ACCESS Center office at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The Director reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion in the Division of Diversity & Inclusion. This position serves as the lead for The ACCESS Center office. Establishing and maintaining relationships plays a vital role in this position as it will work in partnership with a wide variety of individuals including University administration, faculty, staff, students, and community members.

The Director serves as a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Team to ensure that disability services are well interfaced within the Division of Diversity & Inclusion and the campus. The Director has direct responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations within the office, supervising, training, and evaluating full-time and para-professional staff, ensuring that legally mandated services are delivered to students requiring an accommodation and serving as a resource to campus regarding disability related issues and concerns.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Special Education, Counseling, Rehabilitation, Disability Services, or a related field.
• Minimum 3 years of professional full-time experience working with individuals with disabilities in an educational setting or related field.
• Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse economic, social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
• Thorough knowledge of disability laws and their application in higher education.
• Ability to evaluate disability documentation and develop and implement appropriate accommodation plans for students with disabilities based on documentation, needs, and abilities.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Excellent attention to detail, organization, and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience planning and implementing programs.
3 years of supervision of full-time professional staff
• Ability to interpret disability laws, relevant court cases and settlements, UW System policies, and OCR / DOJ guidance and apply them to creating university policies and procedures.
• Proficiency with social media.
• Strong computer skills (proficiency w/MS Office applications).

Physical Demands

N/A

Working conditions and environment

Office setting.

Miscellaneous Information

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 22 days of vacation for 12-month positions (that are non-instructional)
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. If you are the successful candidate, your title is subject to change in November 2021. For more information, visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Administrative, Office Management, and Budget Responsibilities

Duties to Support Responsibility

1.1. Develops, defines, and revises program policies and procedures.
1.2. Works collaboratively to establish relationships with all campus units (e.g., Residence Life, Facilities, Admissions) anticipating changes that may create or remove barriers.
1.3. Ensures a database and reporting system which tracks the number of students served, the types of accommodations, and the number of hours students were served.
1.4. Assists the ACCESS Center staff in the management of student caseloads and general office traffic.
1.5. Oversees the management of the University ACCESS Center budget(s).
1.6. Provides a budget report for UW-La Crosse and UW System.
1.7. Ensures budgetary accountability and compliance.
1.8. Oversees the recruitment, selection, and training for unclassified, classified, graduate, and undergraduate student staff.
1.9 Meets with ACCESS Center staff, on a regular basis as well as individually, to plan individual and unit goals.
1.10 Conducts regular informal and formal evaluation of employees.

Percentage Of Time

40%

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Services to Students with Disabilities

Duties to Support Responsibility

2.1. Assess individual student needs for academic support services using student interviews, disability documentation, referral information, and recommendations.
2.2. Meet with registered students and train them on the use of the ACCESS database for requesting accommodations, testing agreements, test scheduling, notetaking, alt format, etc.
2.3. Refer students to appropriate offices on campus, as needed.
2.4. Assist with START Program (first-year student registration).
2.5. Assist students by acting as a liaison with faculty, staff, parents, and school officials.
2.6. Meet with prospective students and make referrals for evaluations to campus resources and/or outside agencies.
2.7. Assist ACCESS Center staff in determining program eligibility services for students.
2.8. Provide expertise in disability verification for students.

Percentage Of Time

10%

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Communication

Duties to Support Responsibility

3.1. Develops positive working relationships with appropriate academic, financial, administrative, maintenance, and student services units.
3.2. Works with the ACCESS Center staff to ensure that the campus is aware of current disability issues.
3.3. Assists the ACCESS Center staff to provide ongoing training for the campus regarding access and universal design.
3.4. Ensures effective communication internal/external to the ACCESS Center office.
3.5. Ability to communicate effectively to solve problems and develop creative solutions when barriers are present.

Percentage Of Time

15

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

4. Professional, University, and Community Service

Duties to Support Responsibility

4.1. Serve as a campus representative to local, state, and professional meetings.
4.2. Encourages and supports community outreach and involvement.
4.3. Maintain appropriate membership in professional organizations.
4.4. Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations.

Percentage Of Time

5%

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

06/03/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

07/02/2021

Position Contact Name

Barbara Stewart

Position Contact Email

bstewart@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  3. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  7. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No


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