The office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Education (AAEOE) at Northern Illinois University (NIU) has an opening for one Assistant Director, ADA Accommodations and Program Services. NIU is committed to increasing and supporting the recruitment, inclusion and retention of persons with disabilities. Reporting to the Executive Director of, Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI), the Assistant Director assists in the strategic development and implementation of a Universal Design for accessibility that supports and educates the campus community with a focus on recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for interpreting and implementing federal and state disability laws in all employment related functions and activities including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion. The Assistant Director assists in writing policies and procedures, administers programs and services regarding Reasonable Workplace Accommodations, the Accessibility Website and Resources, ADA Training, and Accessibility Barrier removal. This position requires extensive communication with administration, supervisors, employees and visitors throughout the University community. The Assistant Director is expected to exercise considerable judgment, discretion, and initiative while maintaining a high degree of flexibility.