Director, Disability Support Services

Florence, Alabama
$47,400 - $63,200
Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director, Disability Support Services

The University of North Alabama is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Director of Disability Services to assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other relevant federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of disability access services in a dynamic higher education environment. Responsibilities include collaborative leadership on disability issues and extensive knowledge and interpretation of disability legislation related to access and accommodations for students. Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director will play an integral role in shaping and defining the direction of University compliance.

This position is responsible for providing direct oversight and leadership for this department. This includes supervision of all full-time and contract personnel associated with disability services, and coordination of all activities associated with disability services functions. Provides direct client interactions for evaluation and support services. The position also involves budget and strategic planning. The incumbent is required to be knowledgeable about best practices for services to meet the challenges of today’s diverse student population. This area of student health and well-being is very complex and sometimes presents with acute situations, in addition to the need for regular services. The director must be able to provide and appropriately direct the services and resources of the department in a way that maximizes student well-being, appropriate accommodations and services, and protects the University community. The director must be able to work effectively and cooperatively with students, administrators, faculty, staff, medical doctors, counselors, nurses, and community agencies. This department makes decisions and takes actions daily that impact the health and quality of life our college students experience.

Minimum qualifications include the following: Completion of Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field required; PhD preferred; Four years of related experience required.

To view this posting and/or apply, please visit our Online Employment System at   Please be prepared to upload a cover letter and resume/cv.  Applications will only be accepted through this system.  For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity.  UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.