[Athen] Position Available: Director, Disability Resource Center, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Kevin Price prceklp at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 13:30:01 PDT 2018

Subject: Position Available: Director, Disability Resource Center
Disability Resource Center
The University of Illinois at Chicago

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

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

For fullest consideration, please apply by September 21, 2018 at
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.

Keana M. Galloway, EdM, CAAP
Associate Director
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Room 720, M/C 602
P: 312.413.3475, F: 312.413.0055
keana at uic.edu<mailto:keana at uic.edu>
Helpful Links:
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