Accommodations Coordinator (Student Services Professional II)

Note: This is a full-time (40 hours per week), probationary, exempt position

Organizational Description:

The office of Services for Students with Disabilities provides academic accommodations to students with disabilities. It is a resource for students to achieve academic, cultural, and social excellence.

Overview:

The incumbent supports the implementation of the various accommodations and services for students with disabilities that are not directly coordinated or supervised by other lead SSD staff and support of those services directly provided by SSD. The student Accommodation Coordinator provides disability management to students with disabilities utilizing SCOUT transportation services, and adaptive furniture and equipment accommodations. Responsible for providing outreach and information to students with disabilities regarding procedures for requesting services through SSD and for making referrals to appropriate staff and other campus offices. The incumbent will act as a resource to the greater campus and community at large in relation to the above listed accommodations.

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing temporary accommodations:

    	
  • Provide initial intake interview of students who have applied for temporary accommodation services and collect appropriate information, including verification of disability, for review and establishment services
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  • Meet with all students individually every semester to set up or reestablish services
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  • Set-up and maintain daily schedules for SCOUT students using the SAM database management system
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  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the campus traffic and transportation department that operates the SCOUT services
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  • Prepare daily schedule reports and submit to campus traffic and transportation department
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  • Resolve students schedule conflicts as needed and resolve problems in collaboration with all parties involved
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  • Implement the policy and procedures for use of SCOUT services
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  • Maintain case notes and confidential records.

Student support classroom accommodations:

    	
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty administrative service departments to ensure efficient provision of notetaking and classroom furniture requests
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  • Assist students and faculty in resolving furniture and notetaking issues that may arise
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  • Coordinate with 200+ volunteer notetakers to insure the timely delivery of notes
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  • Develop and maintain an accurate database of notetakers
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  • Coordinate classroom furniture and equipment accommodations
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  • Review and process student requests for accommodations related to classroom furniture
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  • Collaborate with Assistive Technology Coordinator for special equipment and other classroom accessibility needs
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  • Coordinate with Campus Warehouse and Property for service delivery
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  • Keep detailed records of all requests and fulfillment of classroom service requests

Other duties as assigned:

    	
  • Act as an SSD liaison at Campus and community outreach efforts: Dog Days Information Fairs, SAFARI, SSD events, Student Services Information Faire, information visits to the local community colleges and high schools
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  • Review and revise policies and procedures for SCOUT and furniture services

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    	
  • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of a Services for Students with Disabilities, or similar university department
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  • General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management
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  • General knowledge of research and interview techniques
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  • General knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior

Ability to:

    	
  • Interpret and apply program rules and regulations
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  • Use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements
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  • Obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews
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  • Reason logically
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  • Collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data
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  • Advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required
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  • Recognize multicultural, multisexed and multi¿aged value systems and work accordingly
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  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts
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  • Rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of California State University, Fresno

Education and Experience:

    	
  • 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 above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis
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  • Two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field	
      		
    • A master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience
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Specialized Skills:

    	
  • Experience with working with persons with disabilities

Preferred Skills:

    	
  • General knowledge of pertinent federal and state laws, CSU system and campus regulations and policies pertaining to the delivery of services to students with disabilities
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  • Experience in working with service delivery to students with disabilities in post-secondary educational institutions
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  • Experience using Peoplesoft HRIS (or equivalent)

Ability to:

    	
  • Relate skillfully and respectfully to faculty and staff and diverse students with varying disabilities
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  • Maintain accurate, confidential student files

Filing Deadline:

August 17, 2017

Application Procedures:

Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.

Pursuant to Executive Order 1088, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/

Other Requirements:

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

California State University, Fresno, in conjunction with the CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site: http://www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/clery/index.html

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. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Other Applicant Information:

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant positions represented by the California State University Employees' Union (CSUEU) with qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other applicants may be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from campus applicants.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

General Information:

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 24,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.



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