Academic Counseling and Disability Services Coordinator & Academic Advisor - University College

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  • 13-Nov-2020 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Full Time
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    FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (FVSU), a state and land-grant institution of the University System of Georgia, invites applications for the position of Academic Counseling and Disability Services Coordinator & Academic Advisor for the University College.

    Fort Valley State University, the only 1890 land-grant university in Georgia, is a comprehensive institution that provides an education to over 2,800 students including graduate students. The university is located in the town of Fort Valley in Peach County, the original site of the state's peach industry. Its 1,365-acre (5.52 km2) campus is Georgia's second-largest public university in area.


    This position provides coordination and support for academic counseling in assigned degree area(s) and delivery of essential services to students with disabilities, including reasonable accommodations to support equal opportunity in academic and co-curricular programs and services.


    Serving as the ADA coordinator for students, this position will provide direct and support services to students with disabilities and needing accommodations.

      Meet with students and faculty to discuss accommodation requests and determine appropriate accommodations. Ensure accommodations are made in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. Ensure departmental and institutional compliance with appropriate legal mandates and relevant policies/procedures.Procure and maintain office and adaptive equipment.Serve as an advocate and liaison between faculty and students to facilitate provisions of effective academic accommodations and assists in the resolution of complaints regarding service delivery. Review and assess disability documentation, determines functional limitations and assign appropriate academic accommodations with the goal of student retention, academic progress and student development. Attend conferences to maintain professional competency. Collaborate with the Center for Teaching and Learning to facilitate and provide faculty, staff and student training on counseling, access, and appropriate accommodations in the classroom. Perform intake interviews with students, faculty and staff to identify reasonable access and accommodations and provide appropriate resolution to each request. Collect documentation and maintain records of students on assigned caseload. Establish and maintain effective working relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with various administrative and academic departments.Develop and implement an ongoing assessment plan to measure student learning outcomes as well as to ensure institutional effectiveness and relevance to programmatic efforts.Perform related or additional duties as assigned.


      Knowledge of disability services principles and practices. Knowledge of state and federal laws governing the provision of disability services. Knowledge of computers and job-related software applications. Knowledge of ADA requirements. Knowledge of academic counseling principles and practices. Skilled in the delivery of services to students. Skilled in documentation and data mining for providing reports related to services.Skilled in decision-making and problem solving. Skilled in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. Skilled in oral and written communication.


    • Master's Degree in psychology, counseling/social work, college student personnel, communicative disorders, or other human science field.
    • At least three years of experience related to academic advising and/or working with students with disabilities.
    • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to student success and self-advocacy.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience with Federal Regulations 504, 508, Americans with Disabilities Act, FERPA and reasonable accommodations.
    • Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

    If you have any issues and/or concerns with submitting materials for this position, please contact Fort Valley State University's Office of Human Resources at [email protected] or (478)825-6301.

    Fort Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status.

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    Posted: 11/16/2020
    Application Due: 2/14/2021
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