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Accommodations Specialist, Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence

University of Denver
USA, Colorado, Denver
Closing date
Jul 21, 2021

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DSP is dedicated to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses and activities. DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and other applicable laws. Accommodations are intended to mitigate the impact of a disability and afford students equitable access to participate in the University's programs, courses, and activities.

Position Summary
The Accommodations Specialist will review supporting documentation and requests for accommodations from students, rendering determinations on appropriate accommodations with a focus on students enrolled in graduate and professional programs. They will also orient, support and provide guidance to students and those in their support system(s) about the disability accommodations process at the University, and appropriate use of accommodations. In addition, the specialist will assist students in the accommodations process associated with field placements, practicums, and other non-paid placement settings. This specialist may supervise graduate interns working with the DSP and will collaborate with faculty and staff within the Division and throughout campus including Housing and Residential Education, the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL), the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), The School of Professional Psychology, and the Sturm College of Law to name a few examples. This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week, and will report to the Associate Director of the of the Disability Services Program (DSP) and will serve as an interactive member of the DSP accommodation review team including assisting with other department responsibilities and tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a relevant degree area such as Psychology, Counseling, School Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Education, Social Work, Higher Education, Special Education.
  • 2 years of experience working with persons with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • Experience with reviewing and evaluating documentation to determine accommodations in a higher education or employment setting.
  • 1 year of professional experience working in higher education.
  • Experience with student affairs and/or student development.
  • Experience supporting students with disabilities who are engaging in internships and externships, field placements, practicums, etc.
  • Experience interpreting federal laws and regulations governing the provision of services to persons with disabilities including the ADA and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Experience with Accommodate software or other disability accommodation tracking software and/or Banner.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with some nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, June 25, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range
The salary range for the position is $52,000 - $58,000.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.


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