Job Description

Job ID
17817
Location
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary
Regular

JOB DETAILS:


Seeking a team member that is committed to promoting the development of an equitable and inclusive environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum / Required

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least three years of professional work experience supporting people with disabilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, School Psychology, Social Work, Vocational Rehabilitation, or related academic degree
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Knowledge of disability law as it pertains to students with disabilities in higher education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technology
  • Experience coordinating academic accommodations for people with disabilities
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing a climate that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with students with disabilities to identify barriers in the learning and living environments to determine access solutions.
  • Coordinate means of access as identified through student’s approved accommodations.
  • Coordinate with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create equitable and inclusive learning environments in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that promote inclusion and universal design, maintaining cooperative working relationships on campus and in the community.
  • Promote and facilitate inclusion and universal design through presentations, education, advocacy, and developing creative solutions for equal access when students experience barriers in university programs and services.
  • Maintain student records, document communications and the recommended course of action while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Refer students to campus and community resources.
  • Maintain the Disability Services website. Update as necessary and verifying accessibility compliance.
  • Point of contact for troubleshooting case management/office management software programs (examples: AIM, etc.)
  • Work with campus entities, publishers, and external vendors to acquire and/or create accessible textbooks. Collaborate with faculty and staff to create accessible course documents.
  • Help to ensure the overall success of the office of disability services by completing projects and performing duties as assigned by the Director of Disability Services.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The University of Wisconsin-Stout recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity. Disability Services (DS) is committed to creating equal access and opportunity to all campus programs and services for persons with disabilities. Means of equal access are provided to students with documented disabilities to provide the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and capabilities.

DS meets with students to identify barriers experienced in the learning and living environments and establishes individualized access plans to create inclusive environments. DS partners with academic departments, housing, student programs, and all other areas of the university to create an accessible university environment.

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW

University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders, and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research. UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.

A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.

UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections.

The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.

The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community

Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The minimum starting salary is $45,000 commensurate with finalist’s qualifications, experience, and Department budget. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information

TO APPLY

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them. Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter* Include a statement (4-6 sentences) regarding how you would foster a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the program and/or work environment.
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Please use your cover letter to speak to the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement. This aligns with our campus inclusive excellence goals and goes beyond the traditional process to increase the pool of diverse candidates.

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by January 2, 2022. Applications submitted after January 2nd may be reviewed until the position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Ann Marie Hoffman

Email: hoffmanan@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Tamara Giljohann

Phone: (715) 232-2995

Email: giljohannt@uwstout.edu

Job Family: Staff