Director, Disability Resource Center - Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018


Job Description:

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is one of the top five most diverse campuses in the nation and a national leader among urban, public higher education institutions in providing access to underrepresented students. UIC is focused on eliminating disparities in health, education and economic opportunity and remains committed to increasing access to education, employment, programs and services for all and maintaining a barrier-free environment for individuals with disabilities.

Reporting to the Associate Chancellor in the Office for Access and Equity, the Director of the Disability Resource Center must be an individual that is invested in social justice, equity, and inclusiveness. The desired candidate will administer, develop, coordinate and evaluate the academic accommodations and support services for students with disabilities within the framework of federal and state regulations and university policies and procedures under Section 504 and the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. This individual will also actively engage in planning strategic initiatives, assessing services, and representing the Disability Resource Center within the campus community, including the Disability Cultural Center and department of Disability and Human Development.

At minimum, the qualified candidate must hold a Master's Degree in Disability Studies, Rehabilitation, Counseling, Special Education or related field and possess a minimum of four years' of experience working directly with adults with disabilities and three years' management experience required; experience in a college/university setting is preferred.

The candidate must have knowledge of federal and state laws related to providing disability accommodations in a university or college setting and in compliance with ADA and Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act, as well as related laws and policies; assistive and accessible information technologies including digital and web content; medical and health science education, including clinical and lab settings. Prior knowledge of learning support systems and curricular modifications for university students with disabilities is desired.

For fullest consideration, please apply by September 21, 2018 at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=102262 and include a cover letter and resume.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance
of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with
the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer
that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities.