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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 184919
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.