This job has expired

Accessibility Specialist

Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, IL

View more

Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Category:: Staff
Department:: Access and Disability Resource Center
Locations:: Des Plaines, IL
Posted:: Mar 29, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full Time Staff
Position ID:: 144588

About Oakton Community College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

We offer:

Continuing education
Great benefits
Paid winter break
FRIDAYS OFF during the summer

Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under administrative supervision, assess needs for students with disabilities and determine and provide appropriate services, materials and accommodations.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct intake, verify and assess students' medical or neuropsychological documentation of disability.
  • Generate high volume of accommodation letters documenting students' approved course related accommodations.
  • Ensure compliance with and assess ADA and 504 equal access needs for students with disabilities and determine appropriate reasonable accommodations and services.
  • Meet and communicate regularly with students to advise and monitor academic progress and provide referrals for necessary academic and counseling services.
  • Collaborate with campus partners including faculty and Testing Center to implement academic and testing accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Consult with faculty on individual student cases in order to ensure compliance with the ADA and Section 504 and provide professional development regarding supporting students with documented disabilities in order to enhance student success.
  • Distribute assistive technology and adaptive equipment based on student documented need and student success efforts.
  • Communicate with prospective students and parents for appointments and provide consultations to outside institutions and organizations.
  • Support the development of partnerships with external providers of disability accommodations and services such as Braille, CART (closed captioning), sign language interpreters, or case management software.
  • Develop and give presentations about disability services to faculty, staff, and administrators in Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Develop and teach program orientation and appropriate learning modules for prospective students.
  • Participate in college nights for students with disabilities.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:

  • General supervision is received from the Manager, Access and Disability Resource Center.

Supervision Exercised:

  • Informal supervision may be exercised over department student employees or student interns.


Qualifications and Working Conditions:

  • Master's Degree in Special Education, Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, Education of the Blind, or Deaf Education or related field is required.
  • One year of experience in interpreting equal access needs and appropriate reasonable accommodations based on the application of the ADA and Section 504 in higher education is required.
  • Two years experience working with high school or college age special education students receiving disability accommodations in an academic setting is required.
  • Experience with Word, Excel and current adaptive technology is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work in situations requiring sensitivity and tact are required.
  • General office setting with little or no exposure to adverse working conditions.

Additional Information:

HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:15 am - 5:00 pm

SALARY: $59,443

Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval, some positions at the college may have remote or hybrid schedule options available. Please note, that during the 65 working day probationary period, employees are required to report to campus.

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.

Oakton Community College requires all employees to adhere to a Vaccination /Testing Mandate



With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to non-credit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois.

Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program.

Programs of Study
Associate's degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language.

Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members boast top academic credentials, and their true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.

Oakton's 46,000 credit and non-credit students represent all ages, 55 nations, and a wide range of experience. More than half come from a minority background, bringing a wealth of perspectives to campus.

Student Life
Students at Oakton participate in 50 clubs and organizations, from the Ceramics Club to Students for Social Justice, and they take a role in college governance and more through the Student Government Association and other leadership groups. A rich activities calendar offers lectures, social events, service opportunities, and more.

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert