North Central College, IL Director, Student Disability Services in Naperville, Illinois

Employment Status: Staff

Description of Key Responsibility:

  1. Work one-on-one with students with disabilities to suggest and /or provide accommodations in the living, learning, or testing environments. Verify disability documentation provided by medical professionals; screen students for the determination of academic and housing accommodations in addition to those recommended by medical professionals; refer students for testing; advocate for students in communicating with faculty, staff, and administrators.

  2. Work collaboratively with the Director of Student Academic Success Programs to

• implement activities to ensure academic success for all students. Activities include tutoring, developmental instruction, accommodation assistance and other approaches intended to support student learning. • manage resources efficiently and prudently • collaborate on the collection of educational material (print and online) for use by office staff to enhance learning in areas of student academic success, • disseminate information regarding office practices, including handbooks, brochures, external and internal websites and other literature

  1. Support individual students whose current and predicted academic performance shows them to be at risk of dropping out; assist them in connecting with relevant services—i.e., their faculty advisor, tutoring, counseling, health services; or participate in a team approach involving advisors, instructors, athletic mentors, coaches, student affairs staff, and others. (BIT)

  2. Consult with faculty, staff, and administrators on accommodating students with disabilities and other related issues.

  3. Work collaboratively with the deans and Director of CAFÉ to help faculty understand and implement Universal Design learning best practices to improve the academic success of our students.

  4. Stay abreast of current trends and issues in disability services. Attend to correspondence and surveys that pertain to disability services. Attend conferences as needed.

  5. Work with the Office of Admission, Dyson Wellness Center, Student Affairs, Residence Life, Title IX Coordinator, and other campus offices as needed.

  6. Participate in North Central College activities and events, as needed.

Education/Training:

Master’s degree required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:

Five years of relevant experience in disability services is required. Experience in academic support services in a higher education setting and student supervisory experience preferred.

Position Summary:

Provide a wide range of support services tailored to meet the needs of students with physical, emotional, and learning disabilities, and/or chronic medical conditions. Perform other duties that support student academic success.