Primary focus is compliance and service delivery to students as
well as the supervision and guidance of that process. This process
incorporates faculty and staff interactions regarding service
delivery details. Significant focus on legal compliance for the
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide leadership in the development and implementation of an
inclusively designed, educational environment resulting in students
with disabilities gaining access to curricular and co-curricular
- Provide administrative direction and supervision of DRC staff,
assuring that appropriate university resources are provided to
students with disabilities resulting in federal and state mandates
being fulfilled by the University.
Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)
Specialty Factors (Civil Service)
- Collaborates with University constituents in an effort to
further the adoption of universal/inclusive design principles
across campus, while encouraging the establishment of strategies
that facilitate the incorporation of these principles in a
transparent and sustainable manner.
Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)
Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)
Additional Requirements (SPS)
- Master’s degree in disability services, rehabilitation
counseling, counseling, adult and higher education, social work, or
- Demonstrated experience with planning and assessment of
disability services; knowledge of disability-related laws and
- Demonstrated experience working with a diverse student body
including various levels of academic preparedness, multicultural
and linguistic diversity, socioeconomic status, etc.
- Demonstrated experience supervising/collaborating/working with
a diverse faculty and staff body, including various union and
non-union employee classifications.
Preferred Qualifications (SPS)
- Working knowledge of student information systems and services,
and ability to use various office productivity and communication
- Excellent data management and data analysis and interpretation
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to
communicate with students, faculty, staff, and administrators at
all levels of the university, and with the community.
- Ability to handle multiple projects and respond to requests in
a timely manner.
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certification ( CRC )
Appointment and Compensation Details
- Regular office related duties
- Ability to perform sedentary work involving sitting the
majority of the time.
- Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
- Ability to work for extended periods at computer
- Occasional lifting and moving items weighing up to 25 lbs.
- May include minimal travel
- Hybrid remote work is possible.
- Availability to work some evenings and weekends.
Appointment and Compensation Details
Anticipated Appointment Start Date
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Percent of Staff Year
Standard Hours Per Week
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range
For full consideration, applicants should submit application
materials by October 14, 2022. Applications received after this
date are welcome, but will be considered as needed.
Required application materials to be submitted:
Quick Link to Applicant
Is Background Check Required?
- Cover Letter
- List of 3 professional references
EEO Statement Summary
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an
equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age,
physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political
affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional
qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and
state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to
nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification
document form upon hire.
NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and
application procedures include full opportunities for applicants
with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to
anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s
disability during either the application or interview process. An
applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate
in the employment process due to a disability may request that
accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form
. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative
Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at firstname.lastname@example.org
NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.
Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and
Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.
Read the Fire Safety Report. Contact the Department of
Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
- Cover Letter
- List of References
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).