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Under the general direction of the Assistant Director, the Accessibility Coordinator serves a role of accountability for coordinating the University’s implementation of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and is thus responsible for facilitating access to the academic programs, services, activities, and facilities of the institution for students with disabilities. The position collaborates with: students; faculty; staff; administration across campus promoting universal design and accessibility for all University participants while resolving problems or conflicts related to accommodations and services.
A.) Case Management (60%): Conducts intake interviews and reviews documentation for eligibility; determines reasonable accommodations; coordinates program services and student accommodations with faculty and staff; maintains accurate electronic student records; makes appropriate referrals to internal and external resources.
B.) Retention (20%): Counsels students in the following areas: rights and responsibilities with regard to academic accommodations, departmental policies and procedures, career awareness, and University policies. Provides coaching assistance and recommends strategies and learning skills to enhance academic progress; advises students regarding self-advocacy; monitors students’ progress. Coordinates and facilitates student workshops and groups.
C.) Engagement and Outreach (10%): Participates in University committees. Assists with collecting, analyzing, and reporting information to be used for university-level reports or briefings; assist with developing long and short term goals within the framework of institutional and divisional priorities. Assists in coordinating of and participating in campus events and programming (i.e., disability awareness activities, transition outreach services to high school students, open houses, faculty/student orientations, etc.).
D.) Professional Development (5%): Attends professional conferences, workshops, seminars, training sessions and/or professional organizational meetings. Stays abreast of current information in the field by reviewing publications, journals, technical information, etc.
E.) Other duties as assigned (5%): This list of essential duties, tasks and responsibilities is not all-inclusive; individual will perform other related duties as assigned.
•Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, College Student Personnel, Education or related field or Bachelor’s degree with four years’ experience working in a postsecondary disability services office.
• Two years of professional work experience in student services related position.
• Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
• Experience working with postsecondary students with disabilities and facilitating accommodations.
• Demonstrated education, training and /or experience in each of the following areas: universal design and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973
• Possess an understanding of various accommodations and ability to determine appropriateness of requests.
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
Please note: References refers to a list of names and contact information of three professional references.
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