Coordinator, Disability Services and Learning Support

Wells College
Aurora, New York

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Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the full-time, twelve-month position of Coordinator, Disability Services and Learning Support.    This position provides coordination of a wide range of learning support services for all students. The position is responsible for coordinating the disability verification, disclosure and accommodations process and for ensuring appropriate support is provided for students who have qualified disabilities.  The position is also responsible for creating systems and strategies to support students at academic risk.  The incumbent will assess programmatic needs and develop campus learning support programs, services, and resources. 

The Coordinator serves on the College’s Behavior Intervention Team and is an integral member of the Student Affairs division, providing operational support for programs and services under a cross-functional team strategy.  The Coordinator reports to the Director of TRIO Student Support Services, collaborates with Student Affairs staff and supervises student interns and/or employees, as assigned.

Duties include but not limited to:

  1. Coordinate disability verifications, disclosure, records, and accommodations, in conjunction with TRIO Student Support Services, the Dean of Students office and the Community Medical Center.
  2. Work directly with faculty and students with disabilities to design appropriate accommodations, coordinating use of software and other technical supports.
  3. Recruit and oversee a caseload of students using the TRIO Student Support Services case management strategy.
  4. Collaborate with the TRIO Counselor and the Student Support Coordinator to align support efforts with the needs of designated student groups.
  5. Provide personal support counseling and referral to clinical therapy as needed by students.
  6. Maintain records of ADA eligibility and services received by students and complete annual reporting requirements for TRIO and NY State Department of Education.
  7. Identify resources and provide learning support services for students, especially for students on academic warning or probation.
  8. Conduct and/or arrange for workshops on topics supporting student retention and success.
  9. Recruit, train and oversee student peer mentors, as needed to support outreach efforts.
  10. Serve as instructor for a section of the WLLS100 student development course, as assigned.
  11. Participate in new student orientation and other activities to aid in the transition to college.
  12. Attend training programs for TRIO personnel and keep abreast of trends and issues in the field.
  13. Serve as the advisor to the Access for All Abilities student club.
  14. Serve on College committees and task forces and perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications: Required:  Master’s degree in psychology, education, counseling, or related field required.  Experience working with individuals covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Experience and/or training to test for learning and other disabilities and willingness to seek necessary certifications and licensures. Demonstrated ability to provide and assess programs and services for students.  Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters discreetly. Preferred:  Experience with student development practices and learning support strategies and resources.  Knowledge of requirements for ADA compliance.  Experience with assistive technologies.  Experience working with a college student population.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  Interested candidates are to apply online at and include letter of application, resume, and a list of three references with current contact information.  All materials should be submitted in PDF.


Working at Wells College 

Wells College is a nationally recognized private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. It was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, founder of the Wells Fargo and American Express Companies. The College is known as an exceptional value, pairing top quality academic programs with affordable tuition. With a full-time enrollment of about 550 students, Wells boasts small class sizes, an extensive experiential learning program, cross-enrollment with nearby Cornell University and Ithaca College, and a wide range of off-campus study options.

The rigorous academic environment emphasizes close faculty/student interaction, undergraduate research, off-campus study, internships, and active community service and involvement. Wells offers 17 majors and 39 minors, in addition to individualized programs. Formerly a women’s college, Wells became coeducational in 2005.

The scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York is an area known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities. The village of Aurora is centrally located and provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers — 25 minutes from Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2.5 hours from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City.

Full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits including health and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, EAP, course attendance, dependent tuition benefits, 11 paid holidays and vacation, sick and personal time off.

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