Coordinator, Access and Disability Services

Elmhurst, Illinois
Oct 02, 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:

• Meets with current and prospective students and parents regarding disabilities and accommodations and determines appropriate accommodations based on intake meetings and documentation from licensed professionals.
• Works collaboratively with the Learning Center Director and Coordinators to support student learning, reinforce Universal Design principles and achieve retention goals.
• Consults with faculty individually on issues regarding students with disabilities in their classes and offers faculty workshops.
• 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 disability services or related field, including special education, counseling, psychology, human development, speech language pathology and social work.
• Accountability for making accommodations determinations.
• Strong skills in oral and written communication, interpersonal interaction, and collaboration, especially in communication with students, parents, and faculty.
• 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.
• Ability to work independently by showing initiative and demonstrating organizational skill.

Experience working in a higher education setting is preferred.

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