Coordinator of Disability Services - F/T benefited MCCC unit - Greenfield Community College in Greenfield Massachusetts

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Greenfield Community College

Greenfield, Massachusetts

United States
(MCCC 15-06)

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Job Description:


Under general direction of the Director of Educational Support, the Coordinator of Disability Services provides coordination of the reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure that students with documented disabilities have equal access to GCC programs, activities, and services. Performs direct work with students and supports faculty working with students who have a disability. Also performs educational communications work and administrative duties for the program. Responsible for developing a network of on and off campus academic support services; resources for students with disabilities, ensuring institutional compliance with the provisions of the ADA Amendment Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;coordinating appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities, promoting disability awareness, coordinating grant programs and supporting related grant initiatives in support of student success, and assisting in the development of workshops and web resources. Also responsible for coordination of contracted employees and assigned staff. Performs related work as directed. 


Provides direct services to students in relation to documented disabilities and supports for student success.

Coordinates program activities for the Office of Disability Services and develops a comprehensive network of academic support services, including alternative learning and testing methodologies.

  • Develops programs, and procedures to ensure equal access to all college programs and courses of study for students with disabilities.
  • In collaboration with faculty, helps support development and application of innovative pedagogical practices in support of students with disabilities.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Educational Support identifies and/or establishes program goals, outcomes, and a related assessment plan.  Uses data for program improvement.
  • Evaluates program services and provides recommendations for action related to issues impacting students with disabilities.
  • Compiles annual reports on program activities/services including plans for the future.

Interprets relevant gov't agency rulings affecting services for students with disabilities; helps with understanding of rulings and their impact on educational delivery for students with disabilities.

  • Provides services directly to students or acts on behalf of students with members of the campus community.
  • Interacts with students with disabilities to determine program eligibility for services based upon documentation of a disability.
  • Develops/implements individual strategic learning plans to provide reasonable accommodations.
  • Provides information to students regarding their legal rights as a student with a disability.
  • Monitors and assesses student's progress; Interprets/coordinates data and recommendations from outside diagnostic, treatment, educational, vocational, and funding agencies.

Provides education and conducts workshops for students, faculty and staff to promote disability awareness and understanding of universal design for learning.

Coordinates institutional compliance with provisions of ADA AA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Oversees assistive technology resources and services, provides training & support to students, faculty & staff regarding assistive technology.

Coordinates development and provision of services of federally funded grants associated with the work of the unit.

Performs administrative tasks associated with department activities.

Consults with other departments regarding the needs of students and with state, local, or community resources.

Collaborates with physical plant to ensure student accessibility to campus facilities as needed.

Coordinates work of any temporary contractors/consultants associated with disability services.

Collaborates with Campus Safety on support for students in case of an emergency.

Contributes to work of the Behavior Intervention Team.

Works closely with the Student Success Counselor to develop the Wellness Center concept and services.

Contributes to admissions events to address questions of incoming students with documented disabilities.

Collaborates with school counselors on services for duel enrollment students.

Instructs assigned personnel in performance of duties according to established standards.

Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas:

  • Relevant state, federal, and local laws/regulations.
  • Technologies, products, methods, trends, and advances in the profession.
  • Attends professional development to build knowledge base.



Master's degree in Occupational Therapy, Education, Counseling, and/or Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related discipline.
Six (6) years experience that includes:

  • disabilities assessment and program coordination,
  • ADA compliance,
  • vocational rehabilitation,
  • diagnostic testing, or
  • adaptive/assistive technology;
  • or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.


Experience working with students on the autism spectrum and/or students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in higher education.
Experience in a community college with open enrollment practices.
Strong technology skills with experience with assistive technologies.
Teaching or training experience in higher education.
Knowledge of technological applications such as Banner, web-based student support software or databases.


Ability to evaluate and/or assess data to guide decision making about reasonable accommodations & program evaluation.
Ability to inform and guide others by applying principles of professional coaching in addressing specific situations.
Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff across all areas of the college

Demonstrated excellence in:

  • supporting the values of diversity and experience working effectively with a diverse community of learners,
  • working with people with a variety of different kinds of disabilities,
  • organizational and interpersonal skills,
  • oral and written communication skills.
  • Building positive learning environments


Greenfield Community College (GCC) is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college of approximately 2,700 students. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that sets the stage for future developments in learning. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Keyword Phrases

  • Educational Support
  • Beautiful & Historic Western Massachusetts
  • Intentional and ongoing reflection of diversity
  • Works closely with business and community partners
  • Disabled Student Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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