Disability Services Coordinator - Learning Enrichment Center
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for staff in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks staff who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.
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Under the supervision of the Director of the Learning Enrichment Center, the Disability Services Coordinator serves in a full-time role assisting with the coordination of accommodations and support for students with disabilities. The Disability Services Coordinator arranges academic accommodations for students with disabilities and provides consultations with faculty, staff, and parents when needed. The Disability Services Coordinator also assists the director with promoting a welcoming college environment and facilitating equal opportunity for students with disabilities in their academic courses, campus services, and all student programs and activities.
- Master's degree (doctorate preferred) in Education, Special Education, Psychology, or a relevant field associated with higher education.
- Knowledge and understanding of civil rights laws, particularly ADAAA and Section 504.
- Possession of one or more of the following: Interpreting Certificate, Transliterating Certificate, Comprehensive Skills Certificate or an Oral Interpreting Certificate, California Coalition of Agencies Serving the Deaf (CAD) are desirable but not required.
- Three to five years of experience in higher education or with students in an educational setting and in provision of academic support services to students is preferred.
- Knowledge of learning assistance operations and techniques, learning evaluation and assessment, and data analysis is required.
- The candidate must demonstrate multicultural awareness and competence, and have the ability to work in a diverse environment and serve constituents from a wide variety of backgrounds.
- University teaching experience is also desirable. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to student success.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions
- Collaborates with the director in adhering to the policies and procedures regarding academic services to students with disabilities.
- Completes intake and disability verification process for students with disabilities and negotiates accommodations with students. This includes determining whether a student qualifies for disability accommodations, determining specific accommodations for academic, housing, and other student campus needs at all university sites and online, assisting students as needed in securing reasonable accommodations at clinical or internship facilities, communicating accommodations to pertinent faculty and staff, monitoring delivery of accommodations, and proctoring exams, as needed.
- Maintains records and statistics on disability services including maintenance of verification records and correspondence of students requesting or receiving academic accommodations. Also, interacts with students, parents, and faculty in the resolution of conflicts regarding accommodations.
- Adheres to standards of confidentiality and FERPA when working with students, parents, faculty, and staff.
- Serves as the contact person in securing and providing oversight to sign-language interpreters, real-time captioners, and oral interpreters as independent contractors for services to students with disabilities.
- Maintains currency on theory and trends on disability-related issues including legal developments and technology for equal access.
- Provides flexible, responsive and high quality service to the university community and continuously assesses processes and procedures, revising accordingly.
- Participates on university-wide committees representing the needs of students with disabilities and promotes a deeper understanding of disability-related issues across campus (e.g., faculty workshops, planning Disability Awareness Week).
- Other duties as assigned.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.