University of St. Thomas – Houston

Access Specialist

Access and Disability Services

The University of St. Thomas (www.stthom.edu ) is Houston’s Catholic University, committed to the religious, ethical, and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education. Located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city, the campus is just steps from downtown, the Museum District, the Innovation Corridor, and the famed Texas Medical Center. UST is a diverse and vibrant urban environment with professional opportunities.

The Access Specialist is a full-time position in the Office of Access and Disability Services. Successful applicants will provide support and case management to students with diverse disabilities, as specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and state and university policies. The Access Specialist meets with students and reviews medical documentation to determine reasonable accommodations and support services, advises students, provides case management services, makes referrals to other resources, and supervises the testing center. This position will actively contribute towards furthering our Student Affairs Board of Trustee charges to strengthen UST’s (a) student success efforts and (b) Catholic mission and faith integration efforts.
The position reports to the Director of Access and Disability Services

Essential Responsibilities

Use expertise and analysis of individual student situations, observations, self-reports, and documentation to determine eligibility for services and appropriate accommodations.
Develop, monitor, evaluate, and adjust individual accommodation plans for students.
Provide ongoing student case management, follow-up, and support of accommodations, as well as related faculty support.
Support students on a range of issues such as academic progress, academic program policies, accessibility, and career plans by connecting them with University resources.
Maintain accurate and confidential student files, records, and correspondence using the Accessible Information Management (AIM) System.
Become an advanced user of assistive technology and alternative formats including text to speech, speech to text, screen readers for people who are blind, video magnifiers, digital text conversion, and teach students how to use these systems.
Promote the Office of Access and Disability Services throughout campus and by participation in office sponsored events and activities, such as career fairs, Showcase Saturday, student orientation, and online events.
Supervise the operations of the Testing Center including overseeing the proctoring of exams, coordinate with faculty, maintain confidentiality of testing materials, and manage student worker schedules.
Perform other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities

This position may supervise student workers

A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
At least one year of work-related experience, preferably in the university environment
An intermediate level of proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is required
Experience working with individuals with diverse disabilities
Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders across the University.
Ability to multitask, problem solve, and maintain deadlines in a fast paced environment
Demonstrated commitment toward supporting and furthering the Catholic mission of the institution is required
Working conditions
This position holds fairly standard office hours, and a consistent physical presence in the testing center will be required. Office hours will be established in consultation with the supervisor. Physical requirements are those of a typical office.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by individuals in this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of individuals in this job classification. All job classifications may have miscellaneous job duties assigned on an as needed basis. Management, at the appropriate level, retains the right to assign and change the duties of any position at any time.

University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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About University of St. Thomas

Company Mission:

Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. And, we are the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated a “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. Our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.


Full time benefit eligible position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement 403b plan, and tuition remission