Senior Disability Services Coordinator

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Senior Disability Services Coordinator


Student Aff Disability Resource Center

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Disability Resource Center’s primary commitment is to assist the University of Georgia in educating and serving students with disabilities who qualify for admissions. While our mission is to ensure equal educational opportunities as required by the ADA and other legislation, the DRC strives to promote a welcoming academic, physical, and social environment for students with disabilities at UGA.

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Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday- Friday, 8-5

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Student Services Paraprofessional/Professional



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with psychological disabilities
Familiarity with disability documentation
Understanding of supports and software for print related disabilities

Position Summary:

This position supports the work of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) in fostering the full and meaningful inclusion of students with disabilities at the University of Georgia. This position is responsible for evaluating disability-related documentation, determining appropriate accommodations, and working with students, faculty, and other UGA resources to ensure that legally required equal educational access is provided. This position aids in the facilitation of retention and academic success of students with disabilities by informing them about appropriate academic accommodations, self-advocacy, and relevant policies and procedures.

This position maintains confidential case notes and other supporting documentation. This position creates and maintains collaborative relationships with other UGA departments to foster access throughout the university. This position involves active participation in campus, state, and national professional development activities, keeping up-to-date on policies and best practices regarding disability services, and representing the DRC and the University of Georgia as leaders in ensuring access for students with disabilities in higher education.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, guidelines, and regulations that provide for the full and meaningful inclusion of students with disabilities in the University environment

Knowledge regarding current trends and innovations of national, state, and local disability-related developments

Routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in complex problem-solving and ethical decision-making

Multi-task in a high-volume, open-access team environment that includes regular disruptions, while maintaining a positive outlook and effective productivity

Proficiency with matters related to diversity and disability experiences

Maintain confidentiality and effectively handle highly-sensitive and confidential information within applicable laws

Independently exercise judgement and expertise in making recommendations to University staff and faculty regarding improvements to campus accessibility

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

Establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of policies, processes, individuals, and groups

Physical Demands:

Standard for a typical office environment.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Manage caseload of students with disabilities to coordinate provision of appropriate academic accommodations. Assess disability-related accommodations of students with disabilities by engaging in the interactive process for the development of academic accommodations and service. Monitor academic progress of a student caseload through outreach, intervention and retention strategies. Coordinates appropriate academic accommodations with faculty and educates faculty regarding the academic support needs of students. Document communications, actions, and accommodations while maintaining confidentiality.

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Manage the new student application queue. Review documentation to determine eligibility for services. Provide guidance to students regarding needed documentation.

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Participate in internal committees designed to support academic accommodations (i.e., access to notes committee) and other duties as assigned to support the needs of the office. Attends weekly staff meetings.

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Explain DRC services and procedures to both prospective and enrolled students via intake appointments, phone inquiries, email communications, and orientation programs

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Provide in-service training to faculty and staff. Promotes equal access to all programs and activities provided on campus. Keeps abreast of new developments as it pertains to students in postsecondary education.

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Posted: 4/14/2021
Application Due: 5/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time