The Director of the Miller Center for Student Disability Services (MCSDS) oversees all operations of Student Disability Services, provides supervision and leadership to a talented MCSDS team, and leads the university’s efforts to provide access and equal opportunity for students with disabilities at Miami University. The Director also participates on University-wide initiatives and committees that focus on inclusion, access, and compliance, and serves on the Dean’s Leadership Team and the Miami University Care Team. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students and works collaboratively with other members of divisional leadership.
Provide vision and strategic direction, fiscal stewardship, and team development for the Miller Center for Student Disability Services.
Develop and implement policies and procedures including eligibility and documentation requirements, and oversee inclusion efforts in academic programs and campus life for students with disabilities; coordinates the education of students, faculty, and staff about Miami’s disability services.
Productively partner with (i) external stakeholders; (ii) faculty, staff, and students outside of the division, especially with IT and academic affairs; and (iii) intra-divisional colleagues, to advance the strategic objectives of the University, the division, and the position’s particular areas of responsibility.
Serve as an informed advocate for students with disabilities both within Miami University and more broadly; remain current on compliance requirements and best practices related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, section 504, and related services for students with disabilities; partner with key stakeholders on and around campus to remove technological and physical barriers for students with disabilities.
Serve as the key reviewer in the Miller Center’s grievance process for student disability-related concerns, and provide referrals to the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) as necessary.
Strategically plan for the acquisition of, analysis, and application of data in order to prepare reports and/ or make presentations or provide training related to the areas of responsibility.
Manage donor relations and endowments; ensure donors are recognized and consistently engaged through gift acknowledgements, thank you letters, and impact reports.
Review, understand, and manage relevant budgets; strategically seek, advocate for, and/or reallocate resources across areas of responsibility consistent with divisional priorities.
Keep professionally current by participating in regional and national associations and conferences; maintain a working knowledge of changing practices and legislation in the field of disability services.
Other duties as assigned.
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Masters degree in Education, Counseling, Higher Education, Social Work or related field. 5 or more years of experience in disability services and/or ADA/504 coordination.
Internal Number: 496370
About Miami University
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”