Program Director - Director of Accessibility & Accommodation
Closes: Open Until Filled
Program Director – Director of Accessibility & Accommodation
Function of Position:
The Director of Accessibility & Accommodation, reports to the Dean of Student Success and serves as the administrator over services for students with disabilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide administrative direction in the provision of services and resources to assure equal access in the instructional environment for students with disabilities;
Evaluate documentation provided by the student and determine eligibility and accommodations;
Establish annual departmental goals and facilitate working toward the accomplishment of those goals;
Oversee the collection of data regarding the office and provide an annual report to the Dean of Student Success;
Support faculty and staff in their efforts to provide accommodations to students with disabilities;
Maintain relationships and serve as liaison with public and private agencies designed to support persons with disabilities;
Serve as an advocate for persons with disabilities;
Supervise Accessibility & Accommodation staff;
Stay abreast of legal mandates and changes in the current best practices in higher education relating to the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act;
Represent SDS on applicable University committees; and
Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean, Student Success.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
Master’s degree is required from a regionally accredited college or university in special education, education, college student affairs, social work or a related area.
3-5 years’ experience is required from a regionally accredited college or university in Psychology, social work, education, or related area.
Must have experience working with Underrepresented, Low-income, First-Generation, and student with disabilities.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Ability (KSAs)
Knowledge of general office practices and procedures
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Must be open-minded, non-judgmental, and able to interact with and advocate for diverse groups.
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
Skill in oral and written communication
Ability to work effectively with staff, students, the public, and outside constituency groups
Ability to organize and multi-task
Ability to supervise and knowledge of administrative concepts and methods
Ability to utilize various computer software packages
Ability to work independently and exercise judgement in order to be able to analyze and investigate a variety of questions or problems
Ability to motivate, engage, and encourage students to seek guidance and participate in the program
The Civil Service Examination for this classification is a credentials assessment. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants. Upon successful selection of a candidate, all scores will be voided from this register.
To apply, please submit a completed application, resume, contact information for three business references, and transcripts online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php . Applications must be submitted by November 27, 2023, to ensure consideration.
EIU offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums as well as flexible options for medical coverage. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time. AA/EEOE