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Project Manager of Institutional Accessibility (Temp)

Employer
City Colleges of Chicago
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 9, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Project Manager of Institutional Accessibility

District Office at 6301 S. Halsted

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) , the largest community college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor-Advising & Student Success, the Project Manager - Institutional Accessibility works with key stakeholders to support the development of CCC’s district-wide Accessibility Plan to help identify, assess and recommend improvements to policies, practices and district-wide infrastructures that are inequitable and prohibit accessibility for some members of the community.

The Project Manager – Institutional Accessibility develops and implements strategies and work plans to help ensure institutional compliance with the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The position also promotes disability awareness by providing professional development and outreach to faculty and staff and works to identify and address service gaps in the available network of academic support services and resources for students with documented disabilities. Performs related duties as required.

NOTE: Position is for 6 months, full -time basis

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Co-directs and manages Accessibility Plan development from idea to recommendation for implementation.
  • Facilitates plan scope, goals and deliverables that support accessibility goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Attends subcommittee meetings and document progress toward recommendations.
  • Effectively communicates project expectations to committee members and institution stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve the success of students with disabilities through conducting student interviews and focus groups.
  • Maintains current knowledge and use research and best practices in the area of serving individuals with disabilities to enhance the deliverables of the plan.
  • Co-leads monthly Accessibility Plan Committee meetings with the District Director of Student Accessibility Services.
  • Maintains the Accessibility Plan Committee Microsoft Teams/SharePoint site, and any additional electronic files necessary for planning process.
  • Attends district-wide and community meetings on accessibility related items to further understand and help to shape to the plan deliverables.
    • Submits requests to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Advising & Student Success and/or leadership team for the acquisition of required personnel from within the organization, as required.
    • Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to senior leaders on the status of the Accessibility Plan.
    • Coaches, mentors, motivates and supervises committee members, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their committee task.
    • Assists in the development and delivery of district-wide trainings on accessibility and creating an inclusive culture for peoples with disabilities.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Experience working with people with disabilities or economically disadvantaged people in a variety of settings, including higher education.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates with an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Ability to work well with employees at all levels of the organization, including internal and external customers.
  • Ability to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy. Must possess a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Thank you for your interest in City College of Chicago!

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