Coordinator of Accessibility Services - Dean College
The Coordinator of Accessibility Services is a full-time, exempt position within the Morton Family Learning Center responsible for developing and providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and implementing programs, services, assessments, policies, procedures and strategic goals for a comprehensive accessibility program. The position reports to the Director of the Morton Family Learning Center within Student Success Programs & Career Planning as a critical member of Enrollment & Retention.
Job responsibilities will include:
coordinating and implementing accommodations for students with disabilities;
counseling and advising students regarding academic goals, accommodations, and academic progress;
collaborating with Success & Career Advisors, faculty and staff regarding student accommodations;
serving as an advocate;
designing and implementing data collection and assessment strategies;
ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA), Section 504, Section 508;
providing regular training opportunities to faculty and staff on pertinent disability topics;
maintaining confidential information and records;
overseeing Testing Services which includes administration of tests and management of Testing Services;
developing policies and procedures;
preparing reports related to advising and testing; and collaborating with faculty and staff as necessary;
work closely with the Arch Learning Community (program for students with Learning Differences) to evaluate documentation, recruitment and evaluation;
other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Learning Disabilities, Psychology, Special Education, Higher Education Administration or related field;
Minimum of three to five years of experience with implementing legally mandated accommodations in higher education;
Experience with assistive technologies (e.g., JAWS, Zoom text, Dragon, text-to-speech software) and document conversion software (e.g., Adobe, Omni page);
Understanding of all relevant legislation - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, and related standards, and translation of legislation into policy;
Knowledge of Assistive Technology including, alternative text production and accessibility solutions in distance education;
Experience working with the needs of students with disabilities in higher education;
Must have strong communication skills to be able to build relationships with faculty, staff, students and families;
Familiar with using software such as Accommodate to document, track and deliver accommodations;
COVID-19 Vaccination, required.
Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees and the College participates in the Federally-mandated E-Verify program.
The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.
The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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