Coordinator, Student Disability Services
Coordinator, Student Disability Services
Position Number: 10044223
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Campus Location: Gainesville
Job Close Date: 10/08/2018
Salary Minimum: $35,485
General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Coordinator in Student Disability Services. The Coordinator will be responsible for supporting a comprehensive university-wide effort to ensure that all students with certified disabilities are provided with the support they need to have access to all university programs and academic opportunities.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Coordinator will:
- Promote and facilitate the retention and access of all students with disabilities through active and focused engagement. Promotes the services of SDS to the university community through various communication strategies.
- Support campus-wide programs and services for all students with disabilities. Assists by reviewing requests, documents, and eligibility for academic accommodations.
- Communicate information about program services to faculty, staff, students, and guests with disabilities to ensure programmatic and physical access to the university. Educates the university community about the issues affecting students with disabilities through periodic seminars, workshops, and other appropriate means, including but not limited to forums, speakers, classroom presentations, and newsletters.
- Ensure university wide services (e.g. C-Print Captioning). May need to travel to other university campuses to provide support. Monitors and advocates for universal design, addresses and advocates during American Disabilities Act conflicts and promotes services that make the campus more accessible. Provides support to the Testing Office Coordinator as needed on behalf of students with disabilities.
- Periodically attends professional conferences to stay current on issues affecting students with disabilities. Serves on division and university committees as designated. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Must have strong knowledge of office and administrative practices and principles
- Strong working knowledge of providing reasonable accommodations as defined by Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Strong knowledge of Assistive Learning Technology, including hardware and software for students with disabilities
- Requires working knowledge of most computer office software, including BANNER, Windows, and Microsoft Office
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent customer-service and interpersonal skills
- Outstanding organizational and time-management skills
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Ability to multi-task under pressure of deadlines; ability to work well with people from different racial, cultural, and other backgrounds.
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree preferred
- Some related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Basic computer knowledge and type 60 words per minute
- Working knowledge of the American Disabilities Acts (including ADAAA). As well as 508 and 504 compliance
- Possess or is willing to be certified in Closed Captioning.
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references. This position will require a background check and a DMV check.
Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, 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, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.
We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.
The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.