Test Accommodation Center Coordinator (Student Services Professional II)

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Test Accommodation Center Coordinator (Student Services Professional II)

Job no: 498307
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Temporary, Full Time


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Associate Director and Director of Student Ability Success Center, the Test Accommodation Center Coordinator oversees the delivery of test accommodations to students with disabilities, which are legally mandated accommodations under the ADA. Test accommodations are authorized for students whose documented disabilities warrant special arrangement during academic tests and final examinations and are usually provided in SASC’s Test Accommodation Center. Examples of test accommodations are extra time on exams, use of assistive technology and software, use of student reader or scribe, separate, quiet rooms, use of calculator, computers or special equipment, etc. The Test Accommodation Center is an extension of the faculty’s academic classroom environment. As such SASC, through the Test Accommodation Coordinator, is expected to work closely with faculty and students to provide legally mandated accommodations while meeting the academic requirements of the exams and maintaining the integrity of the testing environment. Test accommodations are in place to allow students with disabilities an opportunity to best demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned during their classroom experiences and to make successful progress toward their degrees.

The Test Accommodation Center is in a physically distinct location from SASC’s main operations, and the Test Accommodation Coordinator does not have immediate supervision in carrying out day-to-day operations. The Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the center from the standpoint of the faculty and student constituents who depend on it. They handle an increasing number of standard requests for accommodations as well as a wide range of faculty inquiries, concerns, and special circumstances. The Coordinator works with students during the test accommodation process as a time when many students are under significant emotional stress. The incumbent is expected to work with minimal day-to-day supervision in arranging for routine test accommodations needed by the majority of students. Non-routine accommodation requests require good judgment in knowing when to act and when to seek additional consultation with the Director, Associate Director, and the SASC Counselors, and possibly with university faculty and administrators. The coordinator is expected to recommend solutions and options for resolution of issues during the consultation process. The incumbent also evaluates the needs of new incoming students with temporary disabilities that affect their manual dexterity, assigns appropriate test accommodations, and provides orientation to the test accommodation process for these new students.

The Coordinator works with over 1,000 students authorized to receive test accommodations, and the Center that they oversee successfully administers over 5,000 accommodated tests, quizzes and final exams each year.

For more information regarding the Student Ability Success Center, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2021, with the possibility of reappointment. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Possession of the required knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in working in a disability services office.
  • Experience providing test accommodations to university-level students with disabilities.

Specialized Skills

  • Experience working with the topics, issues and concerns of people with disabilities, including appropriate accommodations at the university level.
  • Experience working with University policies and procedures.
  • Experience relating skillfully to a diverse population of students with disabilities, faculty and other members of the campus community.
  • Organizational skill in coordinating a high volume of administrative detail in the presence of significant time pressures.
  • Some overtime work (night and weekends) during certain peak times of the year, is required.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,400 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,304 - $6,120 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 30, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by November 29, 2020.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Recruiter at [email protected]

Advertised: Nov 16, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 30, 2020 (11:55 PM) Pacific Standard Time




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Posted: 11/18/2020
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