Position: Coordinator

(Coordinator for Student Disability Services)

Department: Student Disability Services

Northeastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Coordinator for Student Disability Services.

Full-Time, Continuing Position

Under general supervision of the Director of Student Disability Services (SDS), the Coordinator for Student Disability Services will coordinate SDS’s provision of auxiliary aides and accommodations as prescribed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Coordinator for Student Disability Services will provide a variety of direct and indirect support services to college students with self-identified, documented disabilities.

About Northeastern Illinois University:

Founded in 1867, NEIU has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. NEIU is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the United States Department of Education as an Hispanic Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of this urban institution and in the social fabric of the student body. NEIU has an enrollment of 10,000 students, and ALANA students represent nearly 60% of the student body. Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the northwest side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional campuses in the metropolitan area: The Carruthers Center for Inner city Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success (formerly the Chicago Teachers’ Center). The University is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Newsweek magazine named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth “Best Investment” in the United States and number one in Illinois. Northeastern shares the top-ten spot with Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and MIT.


The Coordinator for Student Disability Services reports to the Director of Student Disability Services who reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Coordinator for Student Disability Services is primarily responsible for providing services and/or "reasonable accommodations" for students with specialized needs. The Coordinator for Student Disability Services must sustain participant confidentiality; as well as maintain accurate student contact records describing problems, referrals, solutions and outcomes. The Coordinator for Student Disability Services will be responsible to deliver auxiliary aides to SDS students (note taking, test proctoring, document conversion, CART services, etc.) The Coordinator for Student Disability Services will be expected to determine reasonable accommodations for students who live on-campus. The Coordinator for Student Disability Services will be the liaison for El Centro, CCICS, and Lake County to ensure that students who attend these campuses have the same services as those on the main campus.


Bachelor’s degree preferred; minimum of three years of disability services (or similar field) in higher education; demonstrated experience maintaining intensive data bases; demonstrated excellence in serving a diverse student community; previous experience managing student note takers; previous experience in managing testing accommodations; demonstrated knowledge of national best practices to maintain compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; experience collaborating with faculty and staff to implement accommodations; demonstrated ability to determine reasonable accommodations in the classrooms and in residence halls; excellent oral and written communication skills; and excellent interpersonal skills.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, sick and vacation days, and participation in the State Universities Retirement System. Applicants are expected to respond based on the entire job description.

This position requires a background check.

To Apply:

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) you must submit the following and send all documents within one PDF document to d-lawson1@neiu.edu.

• A letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position
• Current resume
• Three (3) current professional references
Employment Application
Affirmative Action Form
Statement of Annuitant Status
• Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews

In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable), Affirmative Action Form and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (B0B), 5555 N. Bernard Street, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.