Assistant Director, DRC

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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Assistant Director, DRC

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Assistant Director in the Disability Resource Center (DRC) serves in a leadership role and is responsible for maintaining a case load of student and providing supervision and over site for 2-4 DRC profession staff members. This includes providing weekly supervision meetings as well as serving as a member of the DRC's documentation review committee.

The Assistant Director will supervision 2-4 profession disability specialists providing weekly supervision and guidance as well as support for the staff. This person will help staff identify and develop individualized profession development goals and opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills.

This person will also maintain a case load of student with a variety of disabilities including student in academic jeopardy who are in need of more direct and constant contact and interventions. This includes reviewing documentation to determine reasonable accommodation, creating individualized academic plans for students and helping them to develop their self-advocacy skills.

The Assistant Director will provide consultation and training about disability issues, inclusivity, and advocate for access across all northeastern units and campuses. This will include participation in standing committees and individual department trainings.

This person will also be responsible for identifying, developing and maintaining new support programs and initiatives for student with temporary conditions or other academic needs related to their disabilities and academic needs across the global network.

Master's degree in special education, counseling, higher education, or related field
  • 2-4 years of experience in respective field, preferably higher education.
  • Prior experience supervising staff.
  • Knowledge of models of disability and inclusive educational design and their application in higher
  • Knowledge of the application of federal and state laws that provide for an accessible higher education
  • Experience reading and interpreting neuropsychological evaluations.
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Skill at developing and delivering presentations and workshops to multiple constituencies

    Additional desirable qualifications
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Experience in a disability services office in higher education
  • Fluency in American Sign Language
  • Providing accommodations and academic support internationally and online.

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    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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