Director of Disability Services Search
Nationally recognized as a leader in providing access to higher education for people with disabilities, Wright State University invites applicants for the position of Director of Disability Services.
This position reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs, and is responsible for sustaining and advancing high-quality programs and services that support the individual needs and over overall success of our students. The university seeks an exceptional leader with the ability to provide dynamic and visionary direction in order to continue setting national standards of excellence in the area of access and accommodation.
- Master’s degree required in rehabilitative services, student affairs, counseling or related academic area.
- At least seven years of progressively responsible experience working with individuals with disabilities, preferably in higher education.
- A demonstrated knowledge of adapted technology and its implementation and uses for both curricular and co-curricular purposes.
- Experience in building strong collaborative relationships across the institution and in the community at-large.
- Broad knowledge of federal and state regulations relative to issues of access and inclusion.
- A record of responsiveness to and advocacy for the diverse and evolving needs of people with disabilities.
- Ten or more years of experience, including director-level responsibilities and the supervision of highly skilled staff members.
- Experience with grant writing and/or fund raising in support of initiatives that directly benefit community members who require services.
- Direct involvement in the development and implementation of institutional planning that addresses the long-range needs of people with disabilities.
- 30%—Provide leadership for all members of the department’s multi-faceted service units, including academic support, adaptive technology, physical support and vocational/career support. Supervise a staff of six professional, three support and 175 student employees who serve over 600 students.
- 20%—Develop innovative and collaborative programs that, consistent with Wright State’s mission and goals, increase access to higher education for students with disabilities. Insure university compliance with services and amenities that are required by local, state and federal legislation.
- 20%—Provide advocacy, guidance and direction to members of the university community on matters pertaining to access and accommodation. Represent the interests of students, faculty and staff who have disabilities on university committees, including strategic planning, information technology, diversity and inclusion, etc.
- 15%—Initiate opportunities to sponsor or co-sponsor grants that target enhancements for new or existing programs and services for students with disabilities.
- 10%—Represent Wright State in the Dayton region and beyond to promote institutional interests in attracting, retaining, and insuring our students’ success.
- 5%—Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Kathy Morris, Chair
Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
Assistant Director, Residence Life and Housing
Student, Raj Soin College of Business
SG, Director of Disability Affairs
Student, College of Liberal Arts
Parent and Family Representative
WSU Alumni and Foundation Board Member
Associate Director, Clinical Training Office of Disability Services
Assistant Professor, Human Services
Research Professor, Computer Science
Data Analyst 3, Institutional Research
Past Chair Unclassified Staff Advisory Council
Director, Women’s Center
Assistant Director, Student Activities
Graduate Student, Student Affairs in Higher Education
About Wright State
Named after the world-famous Wright brothers, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, continues their spirit of innovation. Located in a beautiful 557-acre wooded setting, the state-of-the-art university serves nearly 18,000 students on two campuses, offering 91 bachelor's degrees and 88 master's, doctoral, and professional degrees with 891 faculty and 1,497 full-time staff. A spirit of collaboration underscores the Wright State organizational culture, motivating faculty and staff to work together to provide an exceptional educational experience for students.
The university’s sports and entertainment complex is not only home to most of its Division I athletics, but is ranked as one of the top 10 arenas of its size in the world and a premier stopping point for major concert tours. Dayton, a metropolitan area of more than one million people, is home to a rich cultural entertainment mix including a symphony, opera, and ballet companies.
Wright State currently ranks as one of Ohio's top universities in federal research funding. External sponsored programs exceeded $100 million in the last year. The university has maintained solid stewardship over its finances, and consequently is in sound fiscal condition. Tuition increases have been moderate, making the institution one of the best values for higher education in Ohio. Through strategic capital projects, nearly every academic building has undergone expansion or renovation. Residential facilities are among the most modern and spacious in the Midwest. Importantly, Wright State University is strongly committed to diversity and ensuring a welcoming and inclusive campus.
Wright State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and specifically encourages applications from member of underrepresented groups.
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