ACCESS Coordinator (Accessibility, Compliance & Campus Education Support Services)

Chicago, Cook County
Mar 24, 2014

Location: Chicago, IL
Office Building/Campus: Chicago- 325 N. Wells
Home Department: Student Affairs
Position Type: Staff Position


Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations.

Position Summary:

The ACCESS Coordinator works closely with special populations of Chicago School students overseeing programming and services that support their well-being and success.  The Coordinator serves as an advocate for specific communities of students including but not limited to those requiring disability accommodations, Veteran students, and international students. The Coordinator must possess the ability to foster collaborative relationships, to effectively communicate with multiple constituents, and to think innovatively.  The Coordinator must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and be comfortable working in a small but fast-paced, growing institution.  

Principle Duties: Accessibility services -National

  • Assists National Director in managing ADA compliance policies and procedures
  • Maintains database for students utilizing accessibility services (and reports out as necessary)
  • Coordinates with campus based ADA coordinators on individual disability-related orientation meetings (in person, online, phone)
  • Facilitates annual meeting on accessibility services for TCSPP campuses
  • Communicates and maintains relationships with accessibility vendors for current and future needs of student population

Chicago Campus-based duties

  • Oversees accommodations for students with documented needs per the Americans with Disabilities Act process established by The Chicago School and maintains regular communication with affected students. This includes:
    • Note-taker Acquisition and Assignment
    • Materials Conversion
    • Online Accessibility
  • Maintains a consistent student affairs presence and represents to administration the concerns, issues, and needs of students with disabilities
  • Collaborates with academic departments to strategize on retention plans for special student groups
  • Processes required immigration paperwork for international students and keeps students apprised of status issues
  • Hires, trains, oversees, and evaluates the work of the international graduate assistant
  • Creates and ensures the successful execution of international student orientation
  • Manages international student mentorship program
  • Serves as a resource for veteran and military student population
  • Participates on faculty and other internal administrative and/or external professional association committees
  • Assists with Commencement ceremony
  • Participates in new student orientation
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of ADA regulations
  • Operational knowledge of adaptive devices and technologies
  • Use professional judgment in decision making
  • Professional demeanor and communication with students, staff, faculty, and vendors
  • Knowledge of professional student affairs systems and retention strategies
  • Knowledge of accessibility accommodations, vendors, etc.
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills 
  • Attention to detail, effective organizational skills, and planning capabilities 
  • Computer skills including word processing, data base management, and power point
  • Flexibility required within an evolving and growing work environment.

Position Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • 1-2 years of prior experience in accessibility services
  • 1-2 years of  experience in student services or student activities
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends required

Preferred qualifications:

•         Some experience in international education


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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TCS Education System offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

TCS Education System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.