Director, Department of Disability Resource Center - Division of Student Affairs (4154)

Northern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 6, 2023
Position Summary

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 University.

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 environments.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)

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Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)


Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)
  • Master’s degree in disability services, rehabilitation counseling, counseling, adult and higher education, social work, or related area.
  • Demonstrated experience with planning and assessment of disability services; knowledge of disability-related laws and university mandates.
  • 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.
Additional Requirements (SPS)
  • Working knowledge of student information systems and services, and ability to use various office productivity and communication technology tools.
  • Excellent data management and data analysis and interpretation skills.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications (SPS)
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certification ( CRC )
Physical demands/requirements
  • 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 workstation.
  • 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.
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Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

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:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • List of 3 professional references
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Is Background Check Required?


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

Visa Policy

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.

ADA Accommodation

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 .

Safety Information

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 copy.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  3. Cover Letter
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other

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