6377 Test Accommodation Center Coordinator (Student Services Professional IB), Student Disability

San Diego, California
CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,402 - $4,812 per month
Jul 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on July 20, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by July 19, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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  Position Information  

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 06/30/2018, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Under the direction of the Associate Director and Director of Student Disability Services (SDS), the incumbent of this position oversees the delivery of test accommodations to students with disabilities, which are legally mandated accommodations under the ADA.  Test accommodations are authorized for students whose documented disabilities warrant special arrangement during academic tests and final examinations and are usually provided in SDS’s Test Accommodation Center.  Examples of test accommodations are extra time on exams, use of assistive technology and software, use of student reader or scribe, separate, quite rooms, use of calculator, computers or special equipment, etc.  The Test Accommodation Center is an extension of the faculty’s academic classroom environment.  As such SDS, through the Test Accommodation Coordinator, is expected to work closely with faculty and students to provide legally mandated accommodations while meeting the academic requirements of the exams and maintaining the integrity of the testing environment. Test accommodations are in place to allow students with disabilities an opportunity to best demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities learned during their classroom experiences and to make successful progress toward their degrees

The Test Accommodation Center is in a physically distinct location from SDS’s main operations, and the Test Accommodation Coordinator does not have immediate supervision in carrying out day-to-day operations.  The Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the center from the standpoint of the faculty and student constituents who depend on it.  S/he deals with an increasing number of standard requests for accommodations as well as a wide range of faculty inquiries, concerns, and special circumstances.  The Coordinator works with students during the test accommodation process at a time when many students are under significant emotional stress.  The incumbent is expected to work with minimal day-to-day supervision in arranging for routine test accommodations needed by the majority of students.  Non-routine accommodation requests require good judgment in knowing when to act and when to seek additional consultation with the Director, Associate Director, and SDS Counselors, and possibly with university faculty and administrators.  The Coordinator is expected to recommend solutions and options for resolution of issues during the consultation process. 

The incumbent also evaluates the needs of new incoming students with temporary disabilities that affect their manual dexterity, assigns appropriate test accommodations, and provides orientation to the test accommodation process for these new students.

The Coordinator works with over 1,000 students authorized to receive test accommodations and the Center that s/he oversees successfully administers over 5,000 accommodated tests, quizzes and final exams each year. 

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  Compensation and Benefits  

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,500 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,402 - $4,812 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here


Minimum Qualifications 

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration, or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Possession of the required knowledges and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of one year of experience in professional Student Services work at the entry trainee level. Equivalent amounts of graduate level, job-related education may be substituted for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Experience working with the topics, issues and concerns of people with disabilities, including appropriate accommodations at the university level. 
  • Experience working with University policies and procedures. 
  • Experience relating skillfully and respectfully to a diverse population of students with disabilities, faculty and other members of the campus community.  
  • Organizational skill in coordinating a high volume of administrative detail in the presence of significant time pressures.
  • Some overtime work (nights and weekends) during certain peak times of the year, is required with appropriate compensation (CTO).
  • Experience in working in a disability services office. 
  • Experience providing test accommodations to university-level students with disabilities.


  Application Procedures  

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Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.