Director - Student Disability Services

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Jan 11, 2024
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description


Director - Student Disability Services

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's Department of Student Success welcomes applications for the position of Director - Student Disability Services.

Salary Range
$53,000.00 depending on qualifications

Essential Functions

The position ensures adherence to compliance requirements in support of the local, state, federal, UT System and UTPB policies for the Americans with Disabilities Act. They will serve as a point of contact, support provider, and processing administrator for all academic accommodations and disability services as required under ADA. Moreover, this position will be responsible for keeping up with all changes to ADA requirements and serve to mediate all issues arising from accommodations. They will also work with the Success Center and other university offices to supply students with the support they need to reach their academic goals.

1. Responsible for compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act for students needing a reasonable accommodation.
2. Work with the appropriate offices (to include, but not limited to academic affairs, faculty, facilities, housing, and Dean of Students) to ensure that the approved accommodations for the student are implemented in a timely manner.
3. Promotes awareness and educational events and activities related to SB212, Title IX, ADA, for Students/Section 50, and general compliance
4. Attends various trainings, meetings, and/or conferences related to topics covering Civil Rights, Investigations, SB 212, Title IX, ADA, and general compliance

Additional Information

Required Application Materials

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of References
4. Transcripts (Preferred)
5. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)

Conditions of Employment

1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.

Standard Working Conditions

  1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
    2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
    3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
    4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
    5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
    6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation



University Benefits

1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.


About the University


The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.


As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.


Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree
2. Two (2) years of experience assisting students with ADA requests.
3. Familiarity with ADA laws/policies, section 504, general university compliance.
4. Federal and State law knowledge.
5. Demonstrated experience effectively dealing with sensory and complex issues.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master's degree
2. Previous supervisory experience of full-time and part-time employees and student workers

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