TITLE: Accommodations and Disability Access Coordinator
FLSA STATUS: Exempt (Salary)
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time (37.5 hrs./week)
DEPARTMENT: Division of Student Success & Engagement
REPORTS TO: Director of Academic Success
LOCATION: On-site (Hybrid: Potential for 1 remote day/week)
PRIMARY PURPOSE/ POSITION SUMMARY:
The Accommodations and Disability Access Coordinator is responsible for providing enrolled and prospective students with documented disabilities equal access and the opportunity to participate in University programs, services, and activities. This position provides academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and services to students.
This position will provide leadership and direction for the university on policy issues, ADA research and compliance. This position must demonstrate a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, student development, and universal designs in university/division-wide projects and initiatives. Seminal to this position is on-going case management to students receiving accommodations the support needed to persist towards their educational goals. The ADA Coordinator is sensitive to the needs of a diverse student body and is committed to assisting the Division of Student Success & Engagement in enhancing and supporting the student development experience consistent with the mission of a Sinsinawa Dominican Catholic liberal arts university.
EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL DOMINICAN EMPLOYEES:
To support the University's mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.
JOB COMPONENTS/PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supervise Accommodations and Disability Access Counselor and graduate assistants and provide guidance and support for others on the ADA team. Serve on cross-department teams, including the Student Care Team and the Assessment and Care Team, to provide wrap-around support and coordinated care for students navigating complex circumstances. Conduct intake interviews for students seeking accommodations and determine appropriate accommodations. Interpret psychosocial and medical reports to determine eligibility for services, assess disability related needs, and develop individual academic accommodations. Conduct accommodations review, evaluation, outreach, implementation, in support/compliance with ADA. Provide consultation for faculty and/or students in considering the implementation of appropriate and reasonable accommodations given the course learning objectives. Develop and recommend policies and procedures that promote inclusion and universal design in program and facilities; liaising with departments including Admissions, Dining, Housing, Physical Plant; the office of Justice, Equity, and Inclusion; program directors, deans, department chairs, and other stakeholders. Collaborate with SOAR (summer orientation and registration) team to ensure smooth transition of admitted students, including intentional training and connection points for students, families and staff. Maintain inventory of assistive technology equipment; research and recommend the purchase of new assistive technology equipment to meet identified student needs. Determine the need for course substitutions and waivers, working with respective deans and departments. Coordinate and implement regular opportunities for faculty and staff to learn about and gain facility with principles of universal design, adaptive technology, and the promotion of learning accommodation in their courses—in collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning and others across campus. Supervise disability records management with attention to the protection of confidentiality of all student records (disability documentation, database, case notes) and in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations. Collect and analyze data—with support from the Director of Data and Innovation—to assess service effectiveness, to aid in planning, and to prepare periodic reports and updates. Support the implementation of systems for ADA, including those for documentation retention and case management. Facilitate alternate text request fulfillment. Oversee exam accommodation process, which includes communicating with students and faculty, ensuring that necessary technologies are set up, and proctoring exams in the Academic Success Center.
All qualifications are required unless otherwise indicated.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other appropriate laws pertaining to higher education and disability. Knowledge of assistive computer technology and resources. Knowledge of support services that address the unique needs of students with psychological, learning, visual, hearing, mobility and other types of disabilities as manifested in the post-secondary population. Ability to communicate graciously and effectively in both oral and written form to multiple audiences. Ability to work effectively in a diverse and team-oriented work environment. Proven ability to develop innovative programming that appeals to pre-college and college-age students and encourages their involvement in program initiatives. Organizational Skills. Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines with ease. Ability to take initiative and follow through with minimal supervision. Must be committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment.
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Counseling, Special Education or related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite: OneDrive, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Learning Management Systems (Canvas).
A background screening is required.
Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
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