Introduction

 

For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top four graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman.

 

For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top four graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman.

Position Summary

 

In accordance with the DLRC’s mission, the Disability Specialist will provide services to all SAIC students with disabilities. This position is responsible for determining eligibility, identifying access and accommodation needs, and developing a plan for the provision of reasonable accommodations for students seeking DLRC services. This position requires frequent interaction with students, parents, faculty, and staff.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review student’s documentation, determine eligibility for accommodations and disability related academic interventions.
  • Meet with individual students and at times, parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Provide students with accommodation letters.
  • Advise students on ways to self-advocate with instructors.
  • Provide academic support services that are tailored to meet the individual needs of each student.
  • Collaborate with DLRC staff on departmental service efforts and initiatives.
  • Maintain confidential student records in department’s electronic record keeping system, i.e., AIM.
  • Offer guidance and support on ADA compliance issues when needed.
  • Collaborate with SAIC staff and faculty on disability issues.

 

In accordance with the DLRC’s mission, the Disability Specialist will provide services to all SAIC students with disabilities. This position is responsible for determining eligibility, identifying access and accommodation needs, and developing a plan for the provision of reasonable accommodations for students seeking DLRC services. This position requires frequent interaction with students, parents, faculty, and staff.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review student’s documentation, determine eligibility for accommodations and disability related academic interventions.
  • Meet with individual students and at times, parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Provide students with accommodation letters.
  • Advise students on ways to self-advocate with instructors.
  • Provide academic support services that are tailored to meet the individual needs of each student.
  • Collaborate with DLRC staff on departmental service efforts and initiatives.
  • Maintain confidential student records in department’s electronic record keeping system, i.e., AIM.
  • Offer guidance and support on ADA compliance issues when needed.
  • Collaborate with SAIC staff and faculty on disability issues.

Qualifications

 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience providing support to students with disabilities in a college or university setting
  • Master’s  degree in Special Education, Educational Psychology, Psychology, Disability Studies, or Related Field
  • Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and FERPA regulations
  • Proficient with assistive technology programs such as optical character recognition (e.g., text-to-speech (e.g. Read & Write Gold), and voice recognition  (e.g. Dragon Naturally Speaking)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion

 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience providing support to students with disabilities in a college or university setting
  • Master’s  degree in Special Education, Educational Psychology, Psychology, Disability Studies, or Related Field
  • Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and FERPA regulations
  • Proficient with assistive technology programs such as optical character recognition (e.g., text-to-speech (e.g. Read & Write Gold), and voice recognition  (e.g. Dragon Naturally Speaking)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion

Special Project Position

 

This is a one year special projects position with the possibility of leading to a full time regular role.

 

This is a one year special projects position with the possibility of leading to a full time regular role.

Application Time Out Warning

 

The Art Institute of Chicago requires all applicants to complete an online application to be considered for employment. 60 minutes are allotted for applicants to complete the employment application. The application will automatically time out after 60 minutes. If you are unable to submit the completed application at this time, please choose the “Save for Later” option to avoid losing the information you have entered so far.

 

The Art Institute of Chicago requires all applicants to complete an online application to be considered for employment. 60 minutes are allotted for applicants to complete the employment application. The application will automatically time out after 60 minutes. If you are unable to submit the completed application at this time, please choose the “Save for Later” option to avoid losing the information you have entered so far.

Closing Statement

 

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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