Overview

Date:  August 29, 2022

Position Available:  Accessibility Coordinator

Position Reports to:  Director of Student Success

Department:  Student Success

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:  Full-time; Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., some evenings and weekends

Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/accessibility-coordinator/

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Accessibility Coordinator ensures students with disabilities have equal access to University programs, facilities, activities, and services in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; and other applicable state and federal laws. The Accessibility Coordinator is responsible for reviewing, interpreting, and evaluating documentation and diagnostic information to determine reasonable accommodations for students with varying disabilities. In addition, this position is responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to provide accommodations, improve accessibility, and promote inclusive design.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

1.    Evaluates student eligibility for disability services based on appropriate documentation, application materials, and information gained from intake meeting.

 

2.    Determines and provides appropriate academic, housing, and dietary accommodations and services in a timely manner. Collaborates with faculty and staff to implement appropriate accommodations and services as needed.

 

3.    Tracks intake and review of documentation; maintains accurate student case files.

 

4.    Oversees the Testing Center. Responsibilities include ensuring students with disabilities received approved testing accommodations, scheduling of make-up and CLEP exams, assigning of testing proctors, etc.

 

5.    Manages walk-ins and advises current and prospective students/families about available disability services, the policies and procedures for requesting accommodations, and connects them with all appropriate constituencies on campus.

 

6.    Hires, trains and supervises multiple student workers, including test proctors, note takers, lab assistants, tutors, office workers, etc.

 

7.    Provides consultation and training to faculty, staff and departments regarding accessibility issues and laws.

 

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University’s needs.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:

 

 

Work Experience

·         Previous experience in education, counseling, or social work, preferably in higher education.

·         Experience working with individuals with a broad spectrum of disabilities.

·         Experience providing disability services or accommodations to students in higher education or K-12 environment.

 

Competencies

·         Hospitality/Professionalism: Interacts with students, faculty, staff, and parents with kindness; seeks to understand various perspectives; responds compassionately to student and faculty concerns. Maintains discretion and confidentiality when handling sensitive information.

 

·         Strong Interpersonal Skills: Communicates effectively both formally and informally; relates to others at various levels of the organization; sensitive and adapts to how different people, teams and organizations think and function.

 

·         Customer Service: Quickly and accurately interprets student needs and recommends optimal solutions; displays a sense of urgency and responsiveness to student needs, inquiries, and requests.

 

·         Quality of Work: Sets and adheres to the AHEAD standards of performance regarding the provision of disability services; consistently checks work for accuracy, appropriateness, and completeness; keeps supervisor informed of progress to avoid problems.

 

·         Functional Skills: Consistently demonstrates proficiency of appropriate disability accommodations and services; actively seeks out ways to continually improve the required skills or knowledge; stays informed of current legal cases and resulting impacts.

 

Education

·         Masters degree in a human services field such as education, social work, counseling, psychology, or related field with advanced knowledge of a broad spectrum of disability support services.

 

Technical Skills

·         Ability to use student information system and learning management systems.

·         Ability to use and train students on various assistive and adaptive technology programs.

 

Workplace Factors

·         Sit or stand in front of computer for long periods of time.

·         Occasional evening and weekend work required.

 

Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.

 

Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/accessibility-coordinator/

 

For other information and job postings, visit our website at https://www.franciscan.edu

 

 

Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.