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Educational Access Center, Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75380
  • Pay Grade: P9
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Director
  • Family: Student Services
  • Function: Student Activities & Services


Provides leadership, and strategic and fiscal management for the Educational Access Center which coordinates accessibility and accommodations to Boise State University students with disabilities in the context of the University’s strategic plan.

Level Scope

Manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and  influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years experience or equivalent including 5 years managerial experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of ADA, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Experience working with people with disabilities in a post-secondary academic setting
  • Knowledge of trends assistive technology and adaptive accommodations
  • Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Educational Access Center, Director must:

  • Develop, coordinate and manage services for students with disabilities
  • Draft policies, procedures, and guidelines for both students and faculty/staff regarding accessibility and accommodations for students
  • Evaluate programs and services and monitor industry standards and best practices for serving students in higher education
  • Coordinate with other university departments and collaborate with local service agencies
  • Support, supervise, and evaluate Access Center administrative and professional staff, provide opportunities for professional development
  • Foster campus-wide collaboration of services
  • Assist staff in determining accommodations, evaluate documentation, address questions and concerns
  • Support campus disability services center philosophy
  • Develop and present training for staff and faculty
  • Encourage student development opportunities
  • Maintain and manage departmental budget

35% of Time the Educational Access Center, Director

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Educational Access Center, Director

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.