Coordinator of Disability Services
Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.
Coordinator of Disability Services
Disability Services - 6010700
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The Coordinator of Disability Services reports directly to the Director of Disability Services in the Division of Student Affairs. The Coordinator of Disability Services serves as the main service providers for students with disabilities on campus and ensure academic access and campus accommodations.
- Conducts information gathering such as intake interviews with students applying for accommodations and uses that information to assist students
- Determines eligibility for services looking at information gathered and documentation requirements
- Coordinates all academic accommodations and services for students with disabilities
- Develops faculty accommodation letters
- Maintains student files and database system
- Presents in-service training to faculty and staff and develops programs and activities for disability awareness
- Evaluates and assesses services, programs and activities
- Participates in campus wide and system wide committees
- Assists in research and grant opportunities
- Participates in open houses and high school transition events
- Demonstrates working knowledge of assistive technology software programs and equipment for use with students who have a variety of different needs
- Assists students with disabilities in using assistive technology
- Provide training to faculty, staff and students about assistive technology and its use
- Maintains assistive technology on campus while staying abreast of changes and current trends
- Demonstrates knowledge of disability compliance such as website and physical design
- Understands and adheres to confidentiality and federal mandates concerning records and releasing information• Other duties as assigned
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in counseling, education, psychology, student personal or related discipline.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience working with people with disabilities, post-secondary student services or assistive technology required.
- Must have a working knowledge of disability law, best practices for college campus accommodations, access and assistive technology.
- Must be able to work with a diverse group of people, communicate effectively, and work under minimal supervision as necessary.
- Must be highly adaptable, flexible, self-motivated and knowledgeable about disability issues and campus life.
Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.
Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.