Senior Coordinator for Access and Academic Support
The Senior Coordinator for Access and Academic Support serves as the primary individual responsible for coordinating university disability support programs including assessing student disability accommodation requests, providing direct services to students based on disability, providing faculty with consultation for accommodating students in the classroom, and maintaining awareness of and determining responses to disability support needs across campus. The Senior Coordinator is also responsible for serving as the main point person for the Writing and Tutoring center on campus and works to promote academic success and study strategies across campus.
The Senior Coordinator is housed within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and reports to the Vice President while working closely with other departments including the Library, Housing, Student Affairs, and facilities.
- Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that reflects the core values and the mission of the university and the department.
- Design, develop, and maintain a comprehensive program of services to meet the needs of students with disabilities within federal regulations, currently accepted best practices, available financial resources, and thoughtful practices centering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Evaluate, verify, and interpret documentation from various professionals to determine eligibility and appropriate accommodations.
- Advise student, faculty, staff, administrators, and departments on appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
- Provide interpretation and assistance to student, faculty, staff, administrators, and departments in implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitations Act.
- Monitor and facilitate accommodated testing.
- Coordinate daily operations of the Learning Enhancement Center, including hiring and supervising student staff members, scheduling and delivery of academic coaching and tutoring.
- Oversee and assist the progress of students admitted on probation and students with disabilities. Provide student success resources and guidance to students who may require additional academic support, including development for learning strategies, self-advocacy, organizational skills, time management, and communication skills.
- Serve as a resource member to committees and councils as needed.
- Serve as a facilitator, resource and collaborator as appropriate for matters related to the ADA and compliance to university offices, including Office of the Provost, General Counsel, Department of Human Resources, Facilities, Housing, and Diversity and Inclusion.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery.
- Constantly visually identifies, observes, and assesses.
- Frequently communicates with university constituents.
- Frequently remains in a stationary position (standing and/or sitting).
- Occasionally moves to accomplish tasks and/or to get from one worksite to another.
- Occasionally moves common office materials.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Work is primarily indoors but requires the incumbent to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings or off campus.
- Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Some off-campus, state and regional travel may be required.
- Attendance at some evening and weekend events may be required.
- Incumbent will be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones and office machines.
Review of applications begins on July 9th
- Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position
- Demonstrated mastery of Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
- Strong and quick analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to adapt and be responsive to student needs
- Ability to exhibit a detail-oriented focus and a demonstrated high level of service to students
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to concentrate on tasks at hand amid frequent interruptions from phones, students, faculty, and the general public
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
- Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Office Suite
- Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects
Required: A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required in addition to a minimum of two years of job-related experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or in academic support areas.
Preferred: A master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Special Education, Higher Education, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or related field with emphasis on supporting students with disabilities in post-secondary educational setting.
A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum qualifications.