- Bay Path University
- Longmeadow, MA
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Department:: 01-51-5115-Academic Dev. Dept
Locations:: Longmeadow, MA
Posted:: Mar 21, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-Time Salaried (Exempt)
Position ID:: 160265
About Bay Path University:
When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to prepare students to not only meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities but to also thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student...to start them on the road of success. That spirit and philosophy is best reflected in our shared vision, "At Bay Path, every learner's dreams of a better career, a richer life, and a brighter future will be realized."
Recognizing that our learners come first, we know it is equally important that we develop, cultivate, and sustain a culture that binds us together as a community. As part of the University's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, we draw upon our eight Core Values-beliefs that provide the internal framework and a moral compass for how we work and interact with each other.
Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges and Graduate Programs by The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA, and a satellite location in East Longmeadow, MA, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.
For 125 years, we have been committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change. Be Bay Path.
We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.
JOB SUMMARY: The AccessAbility Associate directly supports Bay Path University students and the Office of AccessAbility services by ensuring students registered with the office are connected to the resources and accommodations needed to succeed. The Associate assists the Coordinator with the daily operations of the department, including but not limited to keeping departmental documentation and resources up-to-date, ensuring accommodations letters are issued according to the procedure, responding to general inquiries, attending University admissions events, and providing test proctoring, as needed.
- Position Code: AAASC
- Job Type: Full-time
- Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm, some evenings and weekends
- Schedule: Monday through Friday, infrequent evenings and weekends
- Position Location: Longmeadow, MA
- Coordinate, schedule and proctor exams for students who are approved for test-taking accommodations on the Longmeadow and East Longmeadow campuses. Ensure test integrity, monitoring test takers via video or in-person. Train other Testing Facilitators as needed.
- Respond to inquiries from current students, prospective students, and family members of current or prospective students.
- Maintain timely and appropriate records by documenting communication with students, faculty, and other stakeholders.
- Consult with staff and faculty involved in the implementation of accommodations for students with disabilities.
- Assist with note taker coordination.
- Assist in developing and maintaining disability-related policies and procedures manual.
- Assist with compiling student data and statistics reflecting progress, trends, and use of services and recommendations for future initiatives.
- Provide and assist students with assistive technology related to disability accommodations; facilitate assistive technology training and use by students with disabilities.
- Attend Admissions events and Advising Days as appropriate.
- Assist in the outreach and training on web accessibility for faculty and staff. Clarifies and communicates the accessibility requirements for all university courses. Serves as the first point-of-contact for questions about implementing changes.
- Develop a working knowledge of the University's learning management system (LMS) to support the implementation of student accommodations, as necessary.
- Maintain professional knowledge base and remain current with ADA legislation and case law.
- Bachelor's degree, master's preferred in special education or special education administration, school psychology, rehabilitation counseling, or a related field.
- Familiar with technology accessibility laws and standards.
- Knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as it relates to post-secondary education.
- Familiarity with assistive technology for persons with disabilities.
- Ability to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
- Flexibility with schedule as it relates to test proctoring hours.
- Demonstrated ability to organize documents and focus on details.
- Ability to work within the guidelines of FERPA and HIPPA.
- Willingness to engage students.
- Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
- Self-starter with a strong work ethic.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google apps, email.
- Valid driver's license.
- Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
- Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
- General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role of this position in achieving those goals.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.
Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.
Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.
All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at [email protected] or call 413-565-1168.
Working At Bay Path University
Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and a member of the Women’s College Coalition. With a main campus and four satellite locations, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate, (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.
A Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women and graduate women and men to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world.
The Bay Path experience is nothing less than transformational. Our women-only undergraduate programs and our coeducational graduate programs are offered both on campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century education for learners at all stages of life and career. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skillset, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world.
Enrollment: Over 3,300 students
Alumni: Approximately 15,000 alumni around the world.
Athletics: Eight teams compete at the NCAA Division III level, in the New England Collegiate Conference.
University Motto: Carpe Diem, Latin for "Seize the Day"
- Longmeadow, MA - Home to our Residential College, for high school, transfer and International young women; One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday; and Graduate College for men and women.
- Concord, MA - Our Concord location is home to our graduate programs in Education and Psychology for men and women.
- Sturbridge, MA - Our Sturbridge teaching site opened in 2003 and offers our One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday and select graduate programs for men and women. This teaching location provides students with all of the support services of our main campus including access to library services, administrative and academic deans, student financial services, and the Registrar’s Office.
- East Longmeadow, MA - The Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center is located on our East Longmeadow site. This state-of-the-art facility houses our Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and our Master of Occupational Therapy Bridge programs.
Offers classes on-ground Monday through Friday.
At Bay Path University, we welcome students (commuters and residents), just like you, from across the country and around the world who are smart, capable young women who want to make a difference and be successful.
Here, you join a small, highly personal community that empowers you to take ownership of your life through:
- Highly relevant majors and minors that give you practical knowledge, a global viewpoint, and the unique perspectives that make connections between subject areas and current topics.
- Leadership opportunities that focus on your strengths, encouraging you to find your voice and act on your convictions.
- Real-world experience balanced with career counseling that gives you a distinct advantage for graduate school or that rewarding first job.
- More important, our admission counselors are here to help you and your family, guiding you through the admissions and financial aid process by taking your questions and connecting you with the right resources.
Why it pays to be a Bay Path woman:
- Significant Financial Support. All of our full-time students receive a merit scholarship from Bay Path University, and more than 96% of our students receive additional financial aid that included grants, scholarships and loans.
- Close Attention from Faculty. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you'll form close relationships with your professors that will lead to research, internship and networking opportunities.
- Thoughtful and Intentional Career Planning for Life. Our Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center (SCLP) is one of the best of its kind. As a Bay Path student, you will have lifetime access to the SCLP and the services it provides, including one-on-one career coaching and mentoring.
A Place Where Knowledge Is Gained and Shared
If you ask a Bay Path woman graduate to define her academic experience, it would be one word: transformational. There is no other way to describe it.
Yes, we have majors in neurobiology, cybersecurity, and business analytics, as well as minors and concentrations that deepen your knowledge in a specific area. But we also educate the whole person, giving you the courage and confidence to be your best self, to help you get where you have to go, and to take on more in your life. It’s why women’s education still matters.
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