Disability Resources and Services Coordinator

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Disability Resources and Services

Disability Resources and Services Coordinator

Position # 667858 Requisition 12854

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

Disability Resources and Services has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Coordinator position.

The University of Colorado Denver is a public research university serving more than 14,000 students. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 100 highly rated degree programs through eight schools and colleges. In the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers-CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Jobs in this career family support students' emotional and physical well-being and intellectual, cultural and social development outside the context of the formal instruction program or traditional academic unit. Functions include student counseling, career guidance, residence life, multicultural affairs, support of student activities and organizations, recreation services and intramural athletics administration.

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the intermediate level, duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

Position Emphasis:

The Disability Resources & Services (DRS) Coordinator assists in the development of reasonable instructional accommodations, by working with the faculty and staff in an advisory capacity to allow students with disabilities full participation in the programs offered by the university. This position conducts intake interviews, determines eligibility for accommodations, coordinates and implements approved accommodations, and participates in case consultation with other staff members. The DRS Coordinator serves as a resource for disability-related matters through attending orientation, open houses, departmental meetings and high school college/university fairs; coordinates and implements educational programs; collaborates with Student Affairs staff regarding referrals and support services; and collaborates with other campus departments to offer educational programming. This position works as a team member in the development of DRS policies and procedures for all aspects of programming and service delivery, assists with coordinating the DRS Advisory Committee and represents DRS at meetings/serves on campus committees as assigned. Serves as the support/back-up for coordinating the university's participation in the Federal Workforce Recruitment Program.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position has been established at $ 45,000 to $ 55,250 and is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in education, special education, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, psychology or directly related field from an accredited institution
    • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis.
  • 1 year of professional level experience working with individuals with disabilities in the postsecondary setting or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in education, special education, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, psychology or related field.
  • National Certification for counseling or social work professions.
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a counselor in Colorado.
  • 2 years of professional level experience working with individuals with disabilities in the postsecondary setting or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working with diverse clients.
  • Experience conducting an intake interview and obtaining information regarding a disabling condition(s); experience conducting a thorough review of medical and/or psychological documentation & following up with appropriate professionals regarding current functional limitations.
  • Experience coordinating accommodations with faculty, administrative and/or facilities staff.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of how to develop and present information regarding an assessment, and implementation of accommodations in the postsecondary setting
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, i.e. Americans with Disabilities Act & Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Knowledge of the types of accommodations for students with disabilities in the postsecondary setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by March 19, 2018. Those who do not apply by March 19, 2018 may or may not be considered.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1.A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications, 2. A current CV/resume, 3.List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references). Questions should be directed to: [[email protected]]

Job Category: Student Services

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30171 - AVCASA-SS Disability Resources

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 6, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lindsie Haggerty

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00667858





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Posted: 3/7/2018
Application Due: 4/12/2018
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