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Accessibility Specialist

Minnesota State

Saint Paul, MN,US


235 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102

MnSCU Academic Professional 1 (Unclassified MAPE)

The Accessibility Specialist works with the Director of Access & Disability Resources to coordinate and provide a variety of services for students with disabilities. This position advises students with disabilities and monitors their progress; supports students in their use of assistive technology; and serves as a resource to faculty on accommodations, universal design, and assistive technology. The Accessibility Specialist works with faculty to provide accommodations based on the individualized needs of each student in the context of the instructional design of the course. The normal working hours for this position is 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday).
Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree (psychology, social work, sociology, education, or related field)
At least one year of experience working with people with disabilities
Written and verbal communication skills sufficient to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel
Demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, religious, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of college students, staff, and faculty
Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Proficiency in and knowledge of assistive technology
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite products
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of private information according to federal and state regulations
Ability to establish collaborative working relationships

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience with disability and access services in a postsecondary institution
Knowledge of WCAG 2.0 Level AA Standards and W3C
Commitment to and previous experience in conflict resolution
Proficiency in screen readers, smartpens, FM systems, and video captioning tools

Application Procedure:

Saint Paul College is committed to supporting diversity in all of its forms. Applicants representing diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must apply on-line at: You must apply online and attach a cover letter, electronic resume and copy of your transcript(s) to your online application in order to be considered for this position. Salary and benefits will be based on the collective bargaining agreement between MAPE and the State of Minnesota.

The safety of all members of the Saint Paul College campus community is of vital concern. The most recent Annual Compliance and Security Report is available on the College website at

This document can be made available in alternative formats such as large print, Braille or audio tape by calling 651-846-1400. The college regrets that it is unable to offer H-1B sponsorship at this time. The successful candidate under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations must be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees which can be found at:


Saint Paul

Application Deadline:
June 10, 2019

Send materials to:
All applicants must
apply online at, by 06/10/2019

Anjali Bajracharya
Human Resources Department
Phone: 651-846-1449

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.

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