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Coordinator of Accessibility Services

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: Quinnipiac University's Learning Commons seeks applications for a Coordinator of Accessibility Services to work with a broad range of undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities and their faculty. The person in this role will ensure that students with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations as dictated by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended in 2008 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Reasonable accommodations can include but are not limited to academic, housing, residential life, parking, dining and other areas.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls more than 9,500 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as both a best-value school and a top national university, and has also earned recognition in Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges". Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit qu.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter and Instagram @QuinnipiacU.
Responsibilities:
  • Reviews and analyzes documentation (which can include psycho-educational, neuropsychological assessments and/or medical reports, 504 plans and IEPs) and determines and recommends reasonable accommodations
  • Within the interactive accommodation process, meets individually with students to discuss accommodations, assess need for reevaluation of accommodations, foster student self-advocacy, and improve student communication with instructors/staff throughout the student's academic enrollment.
  • Maintains records on students with disabilities including a student's request for reasonable accommodations, permission for release of information, notes of meetings with the student, and psycho-educational, neuropsychological and medical reports
  • Acts as a resource for faculty, staff, administration and students regarding the ADA, Section 504/508 and general disability rights advocacy. Will provide guidance and training as needed
  • Acts as a resource for faculty, staff, administration and students regarding adaptive and assistive technology needs
  • Serves as the first contact/referral person for students with disabilities, and their parents, to appropriately answer questions and provide appropriate guidance
  • Maintains current knowledge regarding disability law and best practice
  • Collaborates and communicates with Student Affairs, Student Life, University Counseling, Associate Deans, Registrar, Deans, Academic Affairs, Chairs Program Managers and Directors, University Legal, individual Faculty Members, Facilities, University Psychiatrist, Student’s Evaluators(s), and Student’s Support Provider(s), but not limited to these contacts
  • Other duties as assigned
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Special Education; Psychology; Counseling required
  • Master's degree in Special Education; Psychology; Rehabilitation Counseling
Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of experience: previous Higher Education (post K-12) experience working with students with disabilities preferred
  • Knowledge of the ADAAA, Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Experience working with individuals with sensory, learning, mental health and physical disabilities preferred
  • Knowledge of web/graphical user interface strategies and adaptive/assistive computer hardware and software preferred
  • Understanding of Universal Design for Learning Strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants: TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu/health-wellness-and-safety/covid-19-resources/

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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