Director, Student Disability Services - 180000006X

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Feb 21, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director, Student Disability Services - 180000006X

Pay Grade: 45


The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Student Disability Services.

The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling approximately 27,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement.

The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff that serve students through 16 departments and function areas. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge and support students through intentional programs and services.


The position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life, and is responsible for day to day management of all departmental operations. Duties include providing strategic leadership; drafting policies and procedures for the provision of appropriate accommodations to students in accordance with federal, state, and local laws; fiscal management including developing and monitoring all departmental budget accounts; supervise 19 full-time staff, several temporary employees, as well as student employees; develop and implement trainings for students, faculty and staff; develop, implement, and report assessment initiatives; and establish and maintain strategic partnerships with key campus and community stakeholders.


Required Qualifications:

A Master's degree in higher education administration, counseling psychology, college student personnel, or other fields related to the delivery of services to a university student population. Supervisory and managerial experience within higher education environment; 3-5 years' experience working with students with disabilities in a higher education setting; extensive knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other appropriate laws pertaining to higher education and disability.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong verbal and written communication skills; commitment to the educational development of students; demonstrated organizational skills; experience working effectively with a diverse student population; and experience with relevant technologies.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Application Process: A review of all applications will begin in February and will continue until the position is filled. For consideration please visit:, all applicants MUST submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

Job: Executive/Administrative

Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville

Organization: Disability Services

Schedule: Full-time

Campus/Institute: Knoxville

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.