[Athen] Position Available: Associate Director, Disability Resource Center, UIC, Chicago, IL

Kevin Price prceklp at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 13:04:34 PDT 2016


Subject: Position Available: Associate Director, Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center at UIC seeks a full-time Associate
Director to provide primary support to the Director in developing,
implementing, and coordinating services and programs provided to by
the Center; whose mission is to ascertain and provide reasonable
accommodations for the Campus' disabled population with access to
facilities, learning and cultural enrichment.


Consultation and Advisement

Contribute authoritative, detailed professional and technical
knowledge and expertise of best practices in the field of student
disability services and Higher Education.

Serve as the primary advisor to the director regarding overall
programs, management and operations of the DRC with major program
development, supervision, policy-making and disability and higher
education related State/Federal Law compliance.

Liaise with campus groups and university departments, including
faculty and staff; represent the Director on committees.

Work with DRC sections to develop policy recommendations for the Director.

Administration and Operations

Exercise direct authority for development and administration of
programs for students with disabilities registered at the DRC, and
special project associated with other Centers for Cultural
Understanding and Social Change within the Office of Diversity.

Assist with the management of resources, supervision and determination
of staff functions and training, and setting operating policies for
the DRC.

Review and initiate programs and operations that commit office
resources; establish policies relating to utilization of office

Coordinate and facilitate organizational, financial, programming, and
physical planning for the Department.

Collaborate on special projects associated with other Centers for
Cultural Understanding and Social Change within the Office for

May directly supervise sections of the DRC with responsibility for
setting and implementing operational policies and procedures for
handling daily administrative matters, such as finances, facilities,
and staffing.

Direct day-to-day operations of the DRC in the Director’s absence.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in disability studies, special education, or related
social services with a focus on disability is required. Master's
degree preferred. A minimum of 3 years experience as a case manager or
in a student advocacy position; working directly with adults with
disabilities in an academic setting. Thorough knowledge of
disability-related laws and regulations. Strong verbal and written
communication skills; analytical, organizational and Microsoft Office

Applicants must complete their application online at:

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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

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