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Director of Miller Center for Student Disability Services

Apply now Job no: 502541
Department: Student Disability Services
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Student Services, Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Director of Miller Center for Student Disability Services

 $75000 - $84500

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


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.


Duties/Physical Demands:

•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 Miller Center.
•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.
•Maintain a caseload to stay connected with the student experience.
•Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

•Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Higher Education, Social Work or related field.
•5 or more years of experience with disability services, ADA/504 coordination, and/or serving students with mental health concerns, chronic health challenges, or learning disabilities.
•2 or more years of working in a higher education setting.
•Prior supervisory experience in a similar office or related field.


Desired Qualifications:



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•Accessible technology knowledge, proficiency, and skills.
•Skilled in problem-solving in varied situations that require significant analysis and interpretation or with problems that have multiple possible solutions while maintaining a commitment to student-centered service and support.
•Proven ability to manage risk and make decisions under pressure.
•Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to cultivate and maintain faculty, staff, and student relationships across campus.
•Experience with departmental team development, visioning, and assessment.


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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