Disability Accommodation Coordinator
This position will determine and grant appropriate academic accommodations for students with disabilities in the post-secondary setting which requires expertise in interpretation and application of disability law.
Determining Accommodations for students with disabilities:
Will meet with students new to the Office of Disability Services for intake interviews: reviewing disability documentation such as psycho-educational assessments, reviewing student history of accommodations and current impact of disability, determining with the student appropriate accommodations in accordance with ADA, Section 504 and 508, the ADAAA and Disability Services documentation requirements. Manage a caseload of students with disabilities as outlined by the Director.
Guidance & Referral
Work collaboratively with support services on campus, such as Office of Dean of Students, Wellness Center, Office of First Year Experience, Academic Centers, Office of Discrimination and Harassment, Office of Veteran and Military Student Afairs and Admissions Services. Refer students with disabilities to support services. When necessary, provide training, guidance and support to faculty and/or staff working with students with disabilities. Participate in the interactive process to resolve professor or student accommodation requests or grievances.
Information Sessions & Outreach
Ability to design and deliver workshops to educate various constituents regarding disabilities, academic accommodations or other disability related issues and mandates. Provide information sessions, phone and/or email responses to prospective students and their parents regarding program and support services available in the larger university community. Represents Disability Services as a member on various university committees. Participate in special projects or programming related to disability and diversity that may include, but are not limited to the Diverse Learners Awareness Week (DLAW) activities, Disability Services Information Sessions, and orientations.
Attends professional conferences, webinars, workshops, committees and community opportunities. Summarizes new information to exchange with colleagues and the University community. Stays current with research in the field by reviewing publications, journals, OCR rulings, and upcoming trends related to post-secondary disability issues.
Other duties as assigned by Director to support office and Univeristy functions. May include evening and weekend hours.
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of disability related laws including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Office of Civil Rights (OCR) rulings.
- Knowledgeable of developmental, physical, and/or social constructs of disabilities.
- Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations of students with a wide range of abilities and learning styles.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proven organizational skills.
- Proven attention to details.
For the purposes of FLSA, this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.
The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Two years of professional experience working with students with disabilities in an educational or comparable setting.
- One year experience reading and understanding documentation and the impact on the academic environment. Documentation examples may include, but are not limited to, testing results from the WAIS-II and Woodcock-Johnson III, and other diagnostic tools such as DSM-IV codes, etc.
- Master's degree in education, special education, psychology, rehabilitation, counseling, or closely related field.
- Demonstrated experience working with students with disabilities in higher education.
Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted by March 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.
If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.
Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)
Job Category: Student Services
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40140 - VCSS Disability Services
Posting Date: Mar 1, 2018
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Rachel Gibson
Posting Contact Email: [email protected]
Position Number: 00419300