Assistant Director of Disability Services

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7076808 (Ref.No. BSUhttps://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24539)
Posted: April 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Disability Services is a member of the Disability Services leadership team and helps facilitate the office’s efforts to provide access and opportunity for Ball State students with disabilities. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Disability Services and supports the Director in supervising staff and managing the accessibility initiatives of Disability Services.
Ball State University is looking for a new Assistant Director in the nationally ranked Office of Disability Services (DS). This position will work in tandem with the DS Director to provide accommodations for a growing number of students with disabilities. This position is also responsible for auxiliary services and disability awareness programming among other duties.

Job Function:

The Assistant Director of Disability Services is a member of the Disability Services leadership team and helps facilitate the office’s efforts to provide access and opportunity for Ball State students with disabilities. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Disability Services and supports the Director in supervising staff and managing the accessibility initiatives of Disability Services.

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution by date of appointment.

Preferred Education:

Master's degree in Education, Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related area.

Minimum Experience:

At least one year of experience (professional or para professional) in higher education.

Preferred Experience:

Experience in disability services in higher education and involvement with disability/access issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Director in all aspects of office operations.
  • Review disability documentation and meet with students to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations in the classroom and for other campus activities.
  • Implement auxiliary services for students with disabilities such as notetakers, captioning, sign language interpreters, and CART providers.
  • Oversee and coordinate all payment and budget aspects of the auxiliary services.
  • In cooperation with the Director, coordinate faculty training on best practices in serving students with disabilities. Serve as a liaison for faculty and staff relative to campus disability-related issues.
  • Lead the office’s efforts at providing disability awareness activities and programs, including Disability Awareness Month, Women’s Week, student diversity panels, and other appropriate events. Serve as the advisor to the student group serving students with disabilities on campus.
  • In cooperation with the Director, conduct the pre-admission, orientation and first-year acclimation process for students with disabilities, outreach initiatives to the campus community, and coordination of the annual Disability Services awards program.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Office of Disability Services in the Director’s absence.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Participate in professional organizations and professional development opportunities.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.



 

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