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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 231784-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Management/Supervisory

Position Summary:

The Associate Director is a senior staff position within the McBurney Disability Resource Center. We view disability as an important aspect of the diversity of UW-Madison and are committed to creating an accessible and inclusive educational experience for students. We also recognize that disability is one of many intersecting identities that students bring to our conversations and work.

The Associate Director of Student Services works closely with the Assistant Dean/Director and the Associate Director of Accommodations & Technology to enact the organization's operational and strategic vision and priorities, and to ensure that disabled students have effective access to the instruction and programs of the university. This position leads a team of professional and student staff and works to ensure that the internal operations of the McBurney Center are centered on the needs of students.

This position supports and promotes our core values around social justice and inclusion and helps keep those centered in our work while also providing compliance leadership and guidance to the University community with respect to its accessibility commitments. It establishes and engages in collaborations between the McBurney Center, schools, colleges, departments and units on initiatives that support access and inclusion within the academic and student life enterprise. It represents the Center in the director's stead and supports and advises the director on strategic direction as part of the McBurney Center's leadership team.

With supervisory responsibilities for an assistant director of student services, staff, student staff, and interns, the Associate Director leads program initiatives to ensure appropriate eligibility determination and the implementation of disability-related accommodations for students with disabilities. This position requires significant competence with a broad range of disability types. The incumbent will work with a roster of disabled students.

The Associate Director is a leader in innovation within the Center as the disability landscape, students, technology, instruction, and regulations continue to evolve. Especially with the increased recognition of intersecting identities, we work with our colleagues in the McBurney Center, Student Affairs, and across campus to provide high quality and effective services with a collaborative approach.
This position assists faculty and staff in implementing inclusive and effective instructional methods and adaptations to provide equal access in the classroom and campus.

This position also leads campus-wide training activities on disability identity, rights, responsibilities, reasonable accommodations and inclusive design.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Disability Studies, Special Education or a related field is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:
- Five years of direct experience working with individuals with disabilities.
- Three years of supervision experience.
- Demonstrated experience in the coordination of access for students with disabilities.
- Skills and experience preparing and presenting workshops or training sessions on broad array of topics related to disability.
- Robust knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to disability access and compliance.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Terminal degree.
- More than three years of supervision experience.
- Experience interpreting assessments used in the diagnosis of learning disabilities, mental health conditions, ADHD and traumatic brain injury, and translating the information from such reports into appropriate accommodation plans in a post-secondary setting.

Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

The McBurney Disability Resource Center ( is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

Please note: Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process.

Applicants should upload a current resume and a cover letter that addresses how their experiences and skills match the qualifications and responsibilities of this position. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of professional references.

Please note: The online application system locks out all applicants at 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the application deadline date. Online submissions must be completed by 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the deadline date.


Mitchell Sabez
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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