Coordinator, Access and Disability Services

Location
Elmhurst, Illinois
Posted
Jul 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Elmhurst College, a private four-year liberal arts college of 2800 undergraduate students located west of Chicago, seeks applicants for a Coordinator for Access and Disability Services position to start August 2018.

Elmhurst College offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst College is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the College’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst College is an EO Employer. Elmhurst College prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Essential Functions:

• Works collaboratively with the Learning Center Director and Math Specialist to support student learning, reinforce Universal Design principles and achieve retention goals.
• Meets with prospective students, students, and parents regarding disabilities and accommodations and determines appropriate accommodations based on intake meetings and documentation from health professionals.
• Consults with faculty individually on issues regarding students with disabilities in their classes and offers faculty workshops.
• Offers College faculty and staff information about EC policies on students with disabilities.
• Stays up-to-date on current theory and trends on ADA and disability-related issues and works to help assure compliance with federal and state regulations on disabilities.
• Collaborates with Admissions, Student Affairs, Residence Life, and other units to address accommodations needs and raise awareness across campus.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in related field: special education, counseling, education, psychology, speech language pathology or social work.
• Experience working with young adults with physical, emotional, and/or intellectual disabilities.
• Commitment to the academic success of a diverse student population Understanding of ADA, section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, FERPA.
• Experience making accommodations decisions.
• Knowledge of assistive technology.
• Strong skills in communication, interpersonal interaction, and collaboration, especially in communication with students, prospective students, parents, and faculty.
• Ability to work independently, show initiative and demonstrate organizational skill.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Preferred:

Experience working in a higher education setting.

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