Director (MPP III/Administrator III) - Disability Programs and Resource Center (506225)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • May 08, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description


Working Title

Director (MPP III/Administrator III) - Disability Programs and Resource Center

Administrator Level (for MPP positions only)

This position is an MPP III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Disability Programs and Resource Center

Appointment Type

This is an at-will position.

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$9,583.00 - $10,333.00 per month ($114,996.00 - $123,996.00 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

San Francisco State University seeks an innovative leader and manager prepared to champion disability and intersectionality as valued forms of campus diversity to serve as its next Director of the Disability Programs & Resource Center (DPRC). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to facilitate organizational change and the development of a dynamic team of professional staff in partnership with the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, a nationally-recognized disability organization, to promote cutting-edge ideas about disabled people while providing quality service to students, faculty, and staff.

Promoting a culture of diversity and equity, the Director supports the academic and social justice mission of the University by providing vision, leadership, and strategic direction for all DPRC programs and services, and directly overseeing the day-to-day operations of student advising and advocacy, employee accommodations, and personnel and fiscal affairs that enhance the capacity of disabled people to be active, engaged and successful learners and workers, and full University citizens. The Director supervises a multidisciplinary team of more than 16 full and part-time professional staff (directly supervising up to 9 full-time professional staff), 50 sign language interpreters/real-time captioners, external consultants, and 200+ student workers, oversees an annual budget of approximately $2.3 million, and works closely with other unit managers in the Division of Student Affairs, including the directors of Children's Campus, Counseling & Psychological Services, Health Promotion & Wellness, and Student Health Services. Reporting administratively to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, and serving as a key member of the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM) Leadership Council, the Director participates in cabinet area strategic planning, program and policy development, and decision-making.

Position Information

More specifically, the Director:
  • Leads and manages SF State's efforts to implement the principles of universal design, along with federal and state disability access laws;
  • Builds sustainable programs and activities that foster and support a learning-centered environment that draws on the expertise of disabled people;
  • Understands and represents the perspectives of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and university guests with disabilities in resolving day-to-day accessibility barriers;
  • Nurtures collaborative relationships with campus and external partners including the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, the All University Committee on Students, Faculty and Staff with Disabilities, and the San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disability;
  • Facilitates collaborative efforts between DPRC and Human Resources (leave programs and labor relations), Workers' Compensation, and Faculty Affairs in the area of employee case management;
  • Cultivates and sustains strong, collaborative working relationships with the University's academic, student services, administrative and advancement units, so that disabled community members are provided a seamless experience on campus that honors their individual and collective intersectionality;
  • Establishes student learning outcomes and leads DPRC assessment activities;
  • Oversees program design, policy development, human resources administration, fiscal matters, marketing and public relations, fundraising, and the application of research in the field of Disability Studies;
  • Develops budget proposals that reflect anticipated demand for services while demonstrating good fiscal stewardship; and
  • Administers and oversees guidance and accountability for DPRC by structuring the work effectively, defining the goals and objectives for the department, and facilitating strategies to achieve success.

Professional Behavior
  • Fosters and promotes the Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University and User-Friendly Principles.
  • Promotes and ensures the application of human resources professional responsibilities and ethical standards.

Other Duties as Assigned
  • Incumbent will need to demonstrate appropriate flexibility and be prepared to adjust responsibilities on an "as needed" basis in response to changing workplace priorities and constituency demands.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master's Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a job-related field, terminal degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory, program development and management experience with professional staff in an agency, educational or corporate setting.
  • Significant management experience dealing with the day-to-day operations of a key, highly visible program.
  • Evidence of strong leadership and project management skills.
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience, which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student accommodation and services problems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of universal design along with Sections 503, 504, and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, California Fair Employment and Housing Act, California Title 24, California Government Code 11135, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended.
  • Experience with creating/maintaining accessible electronic and informational technologies.
  • Proven experience in working successfully in diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring together and lead groups of people toward a common mission.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on work and workflow issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to encourage creativity and innovation.
  • Superb expressive and written communication skills.
  • Excellent judgment in complex, nuanced contexts.
  • Demonstrated clear analytical thinking and reasoning.
  • Significant experience in managing complex budgets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accommodations in a post-secondary setting.
  • Experience with architectural and structural design concerning physical access.

  • Must refrain from wearing scented products to ensure access for people with chemical sensitivities.
  • Some evening/weekend hours may be required.
  • Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map