Student Transition and Accessibility Specialist


University of Mary


Student Transition and Accessibility Specialist


The Student Success Center Transition and Accessibility Specialist provides direct services for students at the university, ensuring equal access to educational opportunities and resources, as well as the tools and guidance needed to excel in their academic pursuits and launch successful careers. This position will primarily assist in the delivery of accessibility services for students with diverse needs. Additionally, this role will provide comprehensive career development support to students, empowering them to achieve their professional goals. This is a full-time, 10 -month benefited administrative staff position.


Candidates will be invited to demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.


Essential Roles and Responsibilities:


Accessibility Services:


• Conduct intake interviews and assessments to determine students’ specific accessibility needs.

• Coordinate and implement accommodations, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations (e.g., ADA, Section 504).

• Collaborate with faculty and staff to facilitate the provision of approved accommodations in classrooms, residence halls, and other environments.

• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student accommodations, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and university policies.

• Evaluate products, services, and environments to identify barriers and potential accessibility issues

• Facilitate accessibility support for English Language Learner (ELL) students.


Career Services:


• Provide one-on-one career advising and coaching sessions to students, assisting with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, and job search strategies.

• Develop and deliver workshops, seminars, and events related to career development, networking, and job market trends.

• Foster relationships with employers, industry partners, and alumni to create internship and job opportunities for students.

• Stay abreast of current industry trends and job market demands to tailor career advice and resources accordingly.

• Collaborate with educational institutions, employers, and community partners and resources


Integration of Services:


• Facilitate communication between accessibility and career services teams to ensure a holistic approach to student support.

• Identify opportunities for inclusive career-related programming and events that address the unique needs of diverse student populations as they transition from postsecondary education into their chosen career.

• Organize and participate in new student orientation, outreach activities, workshops, and presentations to raise awareness about accessibility services and career development resources. Occasional program activities may require night/weekend hours.

• Assist in compiling and analyzing data related to student outcomes, service utilization, event attendance, and career placement, and use this information to inform program improvements.

• Teach FYE 322 Transition Seminar and/or Internship Preparation course

• Assist with the development of publicity and online materials

• Assist with strategic planning, goal setting, budgeting, and annual reporting


Education Qualifications:


• Required: Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, psychology, special education, rehab counseling, human services, or related field

• Preferred: Master’s degree in counseling, social work, education, or another field closely related to the position responsibilities

• Preferred: Additional certification as a professional career counselor or rehabilitation counselor


Knowledge and Skills:


• Preferred: Prior experience in higher education, secondary education, and/or providing similar support services to college/university students.

• Preferred: Prior teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level.

• Knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to accessibility services, accommodations, and

• higher education (e.g., ADA, Section 504, Federal Housing Act, FERPA).

• Knowledge of local and state services for accessibility and career support (e.g., Vocational Rehabilitation, Protection and Advocacy, Human Services, Medicaid)

• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, including effective presentations to groups, professional reports, and other communications using Microsoft Office Suite applications.

• Knowledge of best practices in student services at the university level is required, specifically Universal Design principles and career development theories, practices, and resources. Specifically, how to work with diverse student populations and an understanding of the challenges they may face in accessing education and career opportunities.

• Knowledge of assessments, technology, and tools to assess student’s abilities, interests, and preferences

• Ability to prioritize workload, perform work duties independently, and meet deadlines.

• Ability to work effectively and collaborate with a variety of people including students, parents, faculty, and staff.

• Demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic and Benedictine mission of the University of Mary


We thank you for your interest in the University of Mary. Founded in 1959 by the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, the campus overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.


For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/Go37Hy6QrVs


Review of application materials will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.


To view all of our current openings, please visit our career page at https://universityofmary.applytojob.com/apply/.


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