Access Coordinator - Alternative Testing: INTERNAL POSTING

Fayetteville, AR
Mar 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NC1012P

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Working Title Access Coordinator - Alternative Testing: INTERNAL POSTING

Position Number 568

Department Center for Educational Access

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land-grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding Northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate-leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Access Coordinator - Alternative Testing will facilitate timely and effective alternative testing accommodations for students with disabilities. Specific job responsibilities include coordinating alternative testing via communication with students, faculty and staff; supervising Center for Educational Access (CEA) Test Center staff; conducting student access plan meetings, reviewing disability documentation, and assessing the interaction of the student's disability with the environment to coordinate reasonable accommodations; documenting and maintaining appropriate electronic records of verbal and written communications; providing university-wide consultation, education and training on the social construction of disability and the intersections of disability with the social and physical environments; researching and evaluating best practices and trends in post-secondary accessibility solutions; and consulting with the Center's leadership team to develop strategies, partnerships, and initiatives to further the mission of the Center for Educational Access to maximize campus access for all persons with disabilities.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Master's degree in a related field (such as Rehabilitation Counseling, Community Counseling, Counselor Education, Adult Education, or Higher Education) from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Minimum of two years working with persons with disabilities at the post-secondary educational level

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience supervising professional or graduate student staff
  • Familiarity with access/assistive technology and an inclusive university community
  • Licensure/certification in related field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a diverse student population
  • Ability to interact comfortably and professionally with faculty and staff across campus
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities are required

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Standing


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting


  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on department needs to include occasional evenings/weekends)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Arkansas Union

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with education and experience

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 03/18/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Laura James

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

This posting is open to current University of Arkansas employees, appointed or hourly, whose employee status can be confirmed in the BASIS system.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting Yes

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current employee (including hourly) of the University of Arkansas?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, please provide your six-digit employee identification number (BASIS ID number).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a minimum of two years experience working with persons with disabilities at the postsecondary educational level?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Proof of Veterans Status


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