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Accessibility Specialist


Middletown, NY,US

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties.

Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has been named a Military Friendly college.

The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.

Job Description:

Working under the overall direction of the Associate Director of Accessibility Services, the Accessibility Specialist implements programs, processes, and activities for students with disabilities, ensuring access to the academic and campus environment. The Accessibility Specialist is responsible for providing a wide range of academic accommodations and support services to students with varying types of disabilities to promote student access, success/retention, and graduation. Responsibilities also include advocacy, educating and training students and other members of the campus community regarding disability-related issues and how to create a welcoming environment and activities to facilitate equal access. Excellent communications skills are needed to lead presentations and interact cooperatively and effectively with students, parents, staff, and faculty at all levels of the organization.


Education Required: Bachelor's degree

Experience Required: One year of professional experience of effectively working with students/individuals with disabilities. Advanced computer knowledge, proficiency, and skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Human Services, Special Education
Strong understanding of disability laws at the state and federal level including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to interact professionally, share and gather information, and respond appropriately to student and staff needs.
Strong organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to keep accurate records and appropriately maintain the confidentiality of sensitive records.
Experience using assistive technology.
Must be able to travel between the college's two campuses and other sites
Fluency in Spanish 

Additional Information:

Deadline for Applying: November 14, 2022

Position begins ASAP

Salary: $46,705-61,885 per annum; commensurate with experience. This is a Staff & Chair, Grade 40, 12 month position.

SUNY Orange offers a very competitive benefits package which includes excellent low cost health insurance as well as a generous leave policy.

Please see application instructions below.

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662,

Application Instructions:

Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

Cover Letter
References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?


Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.

Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Orange Employment Account to check your completed application.

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