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University of Michigan
  • Position Number: 1883823
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Position Type: Disability Services

Director Services for Students with Disabilities

Job Opening ID: 184919
Work Location: Ann Arbor Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Organizational Group: Dsa Central Administ
Department: Svc/Students with Disabilities
Posting Begin/End Date: 3/25/2020 4/01/2020
Salary: $105,751.00 $111,625.00
Paid Time Off:
Career Interest:

How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary
You will develop the vision and long-term planning for SSD and have oversight of all programs for students with disabilities. Ensure that students receive disability-related services to allow them to excel in the university community. You will be charged with developing comprehensive campus-wide activities, relationships and all partnerships that promote this work nationally and at the University of Michigan. You will provide management and oversight to a team of ten full-time staff and occasionally student staff. You will report to the Associate Vice President of Health Wellness.

Mission Statement
Our mission of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is to support the University's commitment to equity and diversity by providing support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities. We share information, promote awareness of disability issues, and provide support of a decentralized system of access for students within the University community.

Unit Leadership, Administration and Program Management (70%):
  • Develop strategic plans and long and short-term goals; follow industry trends and best practices
  • Ensure compliance with University policy and local and state legal requirements including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and Michigan Disability Rights Act.
  • Oversight and responsibility for a budget of approximately $1.8 million
  • Design educational workshops and programs grounded in student development through delivering lectures with promoting inclusive classroom climate in a developmentally, ethically, and culturally competent manner.
  • Serve on local, state and national government commissions and professional associations relating to persons with disabilities.
  • Consider and address multicultural, religious, ethnic, developmental, psychological, identity orientation, and other variables that might affect the crisis situation, and seek to communicate with university crisis managers to inform the appropriate response.

Coordinate Services for Students (20%):
  • Carry out an individualized determination process for students with Visual Impairments, Mobility Impairments, and Chronic Health Conditions to determine eligibility for disability services, and formulation of a plan that ensures the student will receive all legally mandated, appropriate and renewable academic accommodations
  • Meet with and serve as a resource for students, making appropriate referrals; work with university staff to connect students with on-campus and off-campus programs
  • Assist student organizations with formulating organizational mission, and strategies and support with organizational development issues

Advocacy (10%):
  • Develop comprehensive advocacy services for students with disabilities; assess the need for comprehensive advocacy services for students with disabilities at the university.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of advocacy services at the university.

Required Qualifications*
  • Masters Degree in psychology or field relevant to disabilities
  • At least five years of leadership and supervisory experience in higher education or field of service
  • 7+ years working in campus accessibility/disability services office
  • Knowledge of disability law as it pertains to higher education

Desired Qualifications*
  • Ph.D. in psychology or field relevant to disabilities
  • Experience in developing and sustaining strategic national partnerships
  • Knowledge of college student accessibility/disability services using that awareness to assess and advise students with disabilities and the university community

Additional Information
This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses


U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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