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Assistant Director for Accommodations

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 27, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director for Accommodations & Student Success (DI24004)

Division: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Department: Accessibility Resources
Unit: Accessibility Resources211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on May 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

POSITION: Probationary; Range C*

Salary Minimum: $44,354
Salary Maximum: $76,826
Salary Type: Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 211, MSUAASF

Job Description:
The Assistant Director for Accommodations and Student Success helps formulate and implement program goals developed through the strategic planning process led by the Senior Director of Accessibility Resources/ ADA Compliance Officer. The position coordinates the Alternative Testing program and the use of assistive technology. Additionally, the position takes the lead in student success coaching, social media messaging, web design and programming efforts geared toward the retention of neurodiverse learners and students with disabilities. The position oversees the notetaking and alternative format accommodations. Other duties include compiling assessment data, using analytic tools, and identifying retention strategies to help close opportunity gaps. Additionally, the position advises student groups, participates in Orientation and resource fairs, and facilitates workshops on topics such as time management and study skills. Serves as back-up for reviewing confidential psycho-education evaluations to determine eligibility for services and appropriate academic accommodations through an interactive process.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application) in Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related field plus two years of professional experience working with students with disabilities in a secondary or post-secondary educational system or equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education and/or professional experience.

  • Knowledge of psycho-educational test instruments at the level necessary to review and interpret diagnostic results to determine the presence of a disability per university criteria and to determine appropriate accommodation.

  • Knowledge of complex laws pertaining to higher education and disability accommodations, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, data privacy regulation and other appropriate laws on higher education and disability.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

  • Master’s degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application) in Special Education, College Student Personnel, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, or related field plus at least two years of professional experience in a related field.

  • Familiarity with adaptive technology, notetaking software and alternative formats.

  • Strong presentation, oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong ability to direct and organize work that requires methodical attention to detail.

  • Proficient computer skills, including MS applications (Word, Excel, Teams) and database management software.

  • Demonstrated commitment to students with diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, students with disabilities, neurodiverse students, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first generation students and/or international students.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

Telework: A position with a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work on a regular basis at a telework location that is not the employee’s permanent/principal work location.Up to 20% of the time.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

  • The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

Ben Thao, Director of Diversity Engagement & Initiatives
Center for Multicultural Equity & Access Department
Phone: 507-389-5594
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at:
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the ASF Summary (Administrative & Service Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M322M
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 04/25/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. jeid-302ee4faa95937439da3bf0327b91e89

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