Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Provost for Student Health and Wellness, the Associate Director of the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) is responsible for the overall administration and evaluation of the Center for Disability Resources.
The Center for Disability Resources role is to prevent discrimination based on disability as mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended. This is accomplished by determining eligibility for qualified students by reviewing disability-related medical and psychological documentation along with the student's individual experiences, to determine appropriate, reasonable accommodations, which are recommended to the campus. As part of this process, the center strives to facilitate the development of students through independence and autonomy. Illinois Tech is a student-centered research institution; under the supervision of the Associate Vice Provost for Student Health and Wellness, the center compliments this mission by providing leadership in the areas of equal access and advocacy for students with disabilities. In turn, our campus diversity will be richer and Illinois Tech will be more accessible to all.
Department: Disability Programs
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
Master's degree or higher in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Special Education, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience with proper credentials (e.g., CRC, LCPC, LPC) Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
5 years of supervisory experience in university disability accommodations or related field preferred.
Experience working directly with undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.
Experience with ADA and in assisting organizations to comply with ADA and other disability related laws.
Experience with faculty collaborations.
Experience with facilitating training and educational programs.
Experience assessing operations and program effectiveness.
Knowledge & Skills:
Knowledge of ADAAA and Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) legal decisions and related standards.
Knowledge of physical, medical, psychological, sensory and learning disabilities. Ability to evaluate submitted documentation for purposes of determining validity and accommodations for all disabilities.
Knowledge of best practices and first- hand experience in determining and providing reasonable accommodations in all classrooms and labs and in clinical settings in specialty programs or specific disabilities.
Knowledge of counseling and advising techniques.
Knowledge of adaptive equipment and technology.
Knowledge of digital media accessibility.
Knowledge of budget and related policies.
Ability to advocate for students with disabilities to ensure that they are given equal access to programs, materials (both in class and on-line), and physical access to the college environment.
General understanding of the external environment and how it affects academia in general and Broward in particular, including political, legal, environmental, educational, financial and social influences
Strong knowledge of College structure, policies and practices, and the impact on own area and the ability to write policy and procedure to reflect the spirit of the ADAAA and best practices.
Proven expertise in planning and executing operational plans, managing projects and/or programs, budgeting and cost control
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions for reporting purposes.
Strong negotiation skills and ability to reach mutual points of agreement and benefit among peers and colleagues
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Inter-professional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.