Requisition ID:  29164

Assistant Director of the DRC for Indianapolis

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking for the right candidate to fill the role of Assistant Director of the Disability Resource Center, Indianapolis. Reporting to the Director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC), the Assistant Director will oversee reasonable accommodations for Purdue Indianapolis students registered with the DRC while leading the DRC team in Indianapolis. This role will be supported by the Purdue DRC West Lafayette team to ensure consistency with programming, processes, and policy.  Additionally, this position will oversee accommodated testing for Purdue Indy DRC students.  

Some of the job responsibilities include but are not limited to: 


  • Hire, train, and supervise appropriate DRC Indianapolis Staff
  • Serve on the DRC Leadership Team 
  • Oversee Accommodated Testing for Purdue Indianapolis 
  • Meets with students seeking disability-related accommodations 
  • Develop reasonable and appropriate accommodations related to academic, housing, dining, and parking needs 
  • Utilize knowledge of disability law (Section 504, 508, and ADAA)
  • Maintain accurate student records and notes to ensure consistency and appropriate data collection. 
  • Collaborate and provide education and training to campus and community partners, including faculty, staff, parents, and others 


About Purdue and the Disability Resource Center (DRC): 
Purdue’s DRC embraces the social model of disability and is a highly collaborative working environment. The office is focused on ensuring access to all functions and facilities of the university. Purdue leadership enthusiastically supports the DRC’s work and has continually provided necessary resources to respond to growth in the population to be served and support DRC staff.  The Disability Resource Center is excited to continue to grow under new leadership and continue to showcase access as a shared responsibility. 


About Purdue University Indianapolis: Purdue University in Indianapolis is Purdue’s first comprehensive urban campus. Maximizing the city of Indianapolis’s unique strengths, Purdue Indy will position our students, faculty, and staff near top businesses and leading industries, providing new and unique executive education and internship opportunities. In response to the strong need expressed by central Indiana business and community leaders for more highly skilled talents in science, technology, engineering, and healthcare disciplines, we will ambitiously grow enrollment to establish a new pipeline of Boilermaker talent to our capital city. As an extension of the residential West Lafayette campus, Purdue Indy will have multiple locations throughout the city of Indianapolis.


Purdue's Compensation: 


Purdue's benefits package is generous and includes education remission benefits for the West Lafayette campus and Purdue University Global graduate programs. Learn more about Purdue's benefits summary.


  • The targeted annual salary range for this position is $81,600 - $86,500
  • Additional Purdue supports include:
  • Relocation expenses
  • Support and resources for professional development


A cover letter is required to be fully considered


  • Master's degree in education, student affairs, disability studies, counseling, or an equivalent field of study
  • 4-5 years of Disability-related experience
  • 2 years of experience working with students with disabilities in a higher education setting
  • Experience conducting the interactive process to determine access issues and appropriate adjustments in a higher education setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge, training, or experience in State and Federal disability laws that apply to higher education 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: collaboration, conflict resolution, time management, reliability, adaptableness, strong work ethic 
  • Critical thinker and problem solver  
  • Developed communication skills 
  • High-level comfort with Microsoft Suite products and willingness to learn and engage with other computer applications



  • Supervision and leadership experience 
  • Self-motivated and self-starter


Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary CLICK HERE  
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position    
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position  
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)  
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately    
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Career Stream

Professional 4
Pay Band S075
Link to Purdue University's compensation guidelines: 
Job Code #20003107
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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis