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Northern Illinois University (NIU)
DeKalb, IL

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Allied Health & Comm Disorders

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Primary Function

The primary function of this position in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders is to assist the Department Chair in the operations of the department. The person in this position reports directly to the Chair of the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders through the School Office Administrator and Clinic Director. The Department Chair, Clinic Director, and Office Administrator participate in the evaluation process for this person.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

The primary function of the person holding this position is to assist in the direction of the academic and clinic programs and related administrative activities for the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders under the direction of the Chair and Office Administrator. This position will help support the oversight of the school, and assist with faculty support, clinic support, and other school needs. This person must maintain contact with the College of Health and Human Sciences Advising and Dean’s Offices, the Graduate School, Human Resources, the Office of Registration and Records, as well as external entities. This person also has responsibility for handling confidential information and materials, including student academic records and patient records. This position utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, data base management, and other computer hardware and software and requires a good knowledge of computer use and applications.

It is not only essential for this employee to possess efficient office skills, but also to demonstrate effective communication skills. The employee must also act in a professional manner when dealing with personnel throughout the university and with the general public. The employee must also commit to promoting work and learning environments that foster creativity and innovation that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. Employee must also comply with program’s immunization policies.

Working Hours:

Typically M-F between 7:30 am - 6:00 pm based on department need; not to exceed 25 hours per week

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Required Skills:

high school diploma or equivalent
work experience performing office/clerical duties

Preferred Qualification:

Experience working in a clinic office setting;
Bilingual skills with the ability to professionally communicate in both languages to provide clinical information.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including the employment dates and duties for all positions held.Current NIU students carrying six or more hours are not eligible for extra help employment. Employment is contingent upon your passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources. Pre-employment medical exam (as necessary, depending on the Physical Demands listed in the position) must also be cleared by Human Resources.

EEO Statement:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]

Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education (AAEOE) at [email protected].

Clery Act Information:

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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