Assistant Director, DRC
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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
- 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
- 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
- Fluency in American Sign Language
- Providing accommodations and academic support internationally
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
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