Accessibility Specialist

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Job TitleAccessibility SpecialistPosition Number8102082Job CategoryUniversity StaffJob TypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusExemptCampusRogers Park-Lake Shore CampusDepartment NameSULLIVAN CTR FOR STUDENT SVCESLocation CodeSULLIVAN CTR FOR STUDENT SVCES (02046A)Is this split and/or fully grant funded? NoDuties and Responsibilities

Direct Student Service:
1. Evaluates and interprets disability documentation for eligibility determination. Implements reasonable accommodations consistent with current law and identified best practices within the field. Maintains confidentiality of records. Meets individually with students to discuss current accommodations, assess need for reevaluation of accommodations, fosters student self-advocacy, and improves communication with instructors/staff.
2. Coordinates communication between faculty, staff, and prospective and enrolled students with disabilities. Provides on-going consultation and technical assistance to facilitate services and accommodations
3. Provides direct referrals to students for evaluations and on-campus academic and wellness resources.
4. Works directly with students with disabilities including but not limited to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, visually impaired, learning-disabled and students with medical and mental disabilities.
5. In collaboration with Accessibility staff, plans and facilitates accessibility student workshops.
6. Facilitates accessibility participation at various campus wide events (Student Organization Fair, Wellness Fair, Orientation Resource Fair, etc.).
7. Travels as necessary to work at the Water Tower Campus, Maywood and other campus locations.
1. Serves as a member on internal and university-wide work groups and committees, as needed
2. Works closely with the Department of Residence Life regarding housing and dining accommodation needs for students with disabilities.
3. Consults and collaborates with staff in other units, including but not limited to First and Second Year Advising, all undergraduate and graduate programs, First Year Experience, Office of International Programs, Wellness Center and Judicial Affairs.
4. Serves as a liaison to the faculty and campus community on issues related to students with disabilities, classroom and curriculum accommodations, and laws related to ADA compliance for students.
5. May teach one or more sections of UNIV 101, 112, and 201 each semester
- Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Counseling, or related field and one to two years of related work experience required; combination of comparable work and education experiences may be considered.


- Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Counseling, or related field and two years of related work experience required; combination of comparable work and education experiences may be considered.
- Knowledge of the needs of students with disabilities and diverse populations.
- Knowledge of relevant laws related to higher education/disability law (ADA, FERPA, Section 504) and accommodations.
- Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills

Certificates/Credentials/LicensesComputer Skills

Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet and email applications.
Understanding and prior use of Accommodate preferred

Supervisory ResponsibilitiesNoRequired operation of university owned vehiclesNoDoes this position require direct animal or patient contact? NoPhysical DemandsNoneWorking ConditionsNoneOpen Date08/18/2020Close DateSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Master's degree in Education, Social Work, Counseling, or related field?
    • YES
    • NO
  3. * Please indicate your years of related work experience:
    • None
    • Less than one year
    • One to two years
    • Two to five years
    • More than five years
  4. * Why do you want to work for Loyola University Chicago?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents




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    Job No:
    Posted: 8/26/2020
    Application Due: 9/30/2020
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