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Services for Students with Disabilities: Director

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 9, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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POSITION: The Director of Services for Students with Disabilities and TRIO AIM Project provides direct administrative support and supervision of mandated disability services for students with disabilities on the UWEC and UW-Barron County campus (0.50 FTE) and serves as project director of a federal Student Support Services TRIO program that serves a group of eligible students with disabilities (0.50 FTE). The director is responsible for compliance to ADA legal guidelines and U.S. Department of Education TRIO grant regulations.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with experience in higher education, student growth and wellbeing and student retention strategies.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain UW-Eau Claire policies and procedures relative to access and accommodations for students with disabilities and serve as a campus resource on UW-Eau Claire policy, UW System policy, and applicable ADA federal law regarding students with disabilities.
  • Promote interactive dialogue with students, disability staff, instructors, and campus units for effective provision of disability accommodations and access to programs and activities.
  • Collaborate with units of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Student Affairs Division, and other relevant offices to develop resources and provide training to faculty and staff related to accommodations, universal design, and accessibility for students with disabilities.
  • Administer and manage state and federal budgets for programs and
  • Supervise professional and administrative staff, graduate assistants, and student workers, monitor professional development, and evaluate performance.
  • Monitor disability data collection and complete reports as required by the University, Institutional Research office, UW System, and the S. Department of Education TRIO regulations.
  • Serve on UW - Eau Claire and UW System committees and chair the EDI Division Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues for Persons with Disabilities.
  • Provide education and outreach to prospective students, parents, secondary schools, and local organizations regarding post-secondary services and accommodations for students with

EXPECTATIONS AND DUTIES:

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in a manner consistent with the overall mission of the University.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and constituencies.
  • Ability to reflect and share lived experiences including empathy, emotional awareness, self- reflection, compassion, and courage.
  • Public speaking skills and ability to present ideas persuasively. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain budgets. 
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, fiscally prudent.
  • Expanded duties as applicable to role and in consultation with division Vice Chancellor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution. 
  • Knowledge of post-secondary disability requirements and determination of reasonable accommodations, and knowledge of federal laws pertaining to persons with disabilities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to administer programmatic and budget functions and supervise professional and administrative personnel.
  • Knowledge of the TRIO programs and federal grant regulations and legislation. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty and staff at the postsecondary level. 
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff, including how to create a shared vision and build a supportive team environment, ensuring staff receive the training and support necessary to fulfill job duties, and designing systems and infrastructure that address program and staff needs. 

UW System Job Library

The UW System Standard Job Title is Disability Services Director.

This is a 100% full-time renewable assignment, contingent on performance and funding. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Salary grade: 028

UNIVERSITY AND EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,000 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunites/why-uwec/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow application instructions found here: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment. Please be sure to include the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita/resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by June 24, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. Please direct requests for additional information to: Debbie Baier baierda@uwec.edu

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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