Access Coordinator

Location
Boulder, CO
Posted
Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



As an Access Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder, you can play a vital role in assisting the campus community to embrace and embody a fully accessible and culturally sensitive campus. We invite you to be part of a team that ensures that students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations and services to participate fully in the academic environment.

The Access Coordinator determines and grants appropriate academic accommodations, adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities in the post-secondary setting which requires expertise in interpretation and application of disability law. This position supports students with disabling conditions by assisting in identifying campus resources, development of self-advocacy skills, and navigation of the diverse and complex campus community.

We are looking for someone with at least two years of experience working with college students with disabilities and/or adults with disabilities in an educational or comparable institutional setting.

Nature of work:

Disability Services (DS) is aligned with the Office of Diversity Equity and Community Engagement at the University of Colorado Boulder and serves a broad base of the student population, with approximately 5% of the student population (undergraduate, graduate and continuing education) registered with the office. DS works within the social model of disability and strives to integrate inclusive excellence and research practices into the departments operations, service delivery and program offerings. The office embraces the following values as its base for working with students, faculty and staff, and the community as a whole:
  • Human variation is natural and vital in the development of dynamic communities
  • Building sustainable skills for academic and long term success is essential for all students
  • Responsibility for meaningful and universal access belongs to all
  • Universal design is essential for achieving inclusion and social participation
  • A diverse and stimulating university community is a shared responsibility

This position supports students with disabling conditions by assisting in identifying campus resources, development of self-advocacy skills, development of appropriate academic strategies, and navigation of the diverse and complex campus community. This position works within a collaborative framework with other Access Coordinators and departmental team members to ensure effective program and service delivery occurs in alignment with established processes and guidelines. The work requires a collaborative approach within the department, division, and the entire university community. Due to the nature of the work assignment, position is required to work in the office.

www.colorado.edu/disabilityservices

www.colorado.edu/odece

What your key responsibilities will be:

As an Access Coordinator, you will be responsible for:

Determining Accommodations:
  • Collaborates with students in building a network of available resources to maximize participation in the university community and the larger community related to student needs.
  • Reviews documentation with regard to currency, completeness, and appropriateness in accordance with ADA, Sections 504 and 508, the ADAAA and Disability Services documentation requirements.
  • Determines appropriateness of documentation submitted and whether requests for accommodations in the classroom and/or for examinations, including assistive technology and programmatic access, are supported by the documentation.
  • Determines accommodations based on diagnostic information, current impact in the post-secondary setting, reasonableness of the request, standards of practice and student request, includes breadth and depth of prescriptive intervention strategies based on diagnostic information.
  • Reviews diagnostic test results, discusses requests based on those results, and then works individually with students to formalize an accommodation plan.
  • Collaborates with students in building a network of available resources to maximize participation in the university community and the larger community related to student needs.
  • Determines appropriate program response and degree of advocacy needed to students, faculty, staff, or others in compliance with federal, state, and local legislation and case law, and university policies.

Guidance and Referral:
  • Advises students with respect to skills and issues in the following areas: rights and responsibilities with regard to academic accommodations with regard to legal parameters of the ADA, Sections 504 and 508, the ADAAA and Disability Services and university policies.
  • Makes decisions with regard to referral to ancillary resources, both on and off campus, as necessary.

Disability Services, University and Community Resource:
  • Provides consultation services, in-service training and programming about disabilities to the university, local and state communities with respect to definitions, perspectives, implications, applications of professional research, disability as diversity, state and federal laws, transition to and from post-secondary.
  • Provides cultural programming about issues related to disability and diversity. Position requires leadership coordination for projects such as: web maintenance, student leadership, mentoring, specialized workshops, assistive technology, diversity, departmental liaisons, student surveys, university proctoring, etc.
  • Represents Disability Services as a participant on various university committees.

Special Programs:
  • Implements student programming within Disability Services that focuses on academic, social, educational, cultural and community needs, thereby furthering engagement and cooperation among students, faculty, staff and/or community members.
  • Provides logistical support and on-site supervision for activities as needed. Manages, creates, delivers, implements and reports the assessment of programs according to best practice and will recommend changes as needed.

Professional Development:
  • Attends and presents at conferences, workshops, brown bags, seminars, training sessions, and/or professional organizational meetings.
  • Stays abreast of current research in the field by reviewing publications, journals, technical information, etc.
  • Summarizes and synthesizes new information to exchange with colleagues either in a written or an oral manner.
  • Anticipates future needs and trends of post-secondary disability issues.

What we can offer:

The salary range for this position is $48,000.00-$55,000.00.

What you should know:



  • 1st Round Phone Interviews will be held the week of July 3rd.
  • 2nd Round Campus Interviews will be held the week of July 10th. The projected start date for this position is early August.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.




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Qualifications

What we require:
  • At least two years of professional experience working with adolescents and/or adults with disabilities in an educational or comparable institutional setting.
  • Bachelor's degree in education, special education, psychology, rehabilitation, counseling or closely related field.

What you will need:
  • In order to understand the complex nature of disabilities, candidates must be knowledgeable of developmental, physical and/or social constructs of disabilities.
  • Candidates must be familiar with the complexities of the documentation submitted in order to verify the disabling condition and its impact on the academic environment.
  • The ability to understand statistical analysis is a necessity.
  • The coordinator will exercise independent judgment when meeting with students and parents and explaining services, accommodations, and other pertinent information as well as in reading documentation and determining if classroom accommodations are warranted.
  • Problem solving is essential and may involve such decisions as the appropriateness of a requested accommodation.
  • Candidates must possess a documented ability to support students with disabling conditions by collaborating and partnering to build a network of resources across the university community.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

What we'd like you to have:
  • Master's degree in education, special education, psychology, rehabilitation, counseling or closely related fields.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by June 26, 2017 for full consideration.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at cucareershelp@cu.edu. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.





Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers:

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-09712.
Please do not upload references at this time.



Job Category: Student Services

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10427 - Disability Services

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 1, 2017

Closing Date: Jun 26, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu

Position Number: 00701147

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