Access Consultant/Disability Specialist

Posting Details Position Title Access Consultant/Disability Specialist Division Student Affairs Department/Office O'Neill Center Position Summary

TheO’Neill Center for Academic Developmentat St. Catherine University invites applications for anAccess Consultant/Disability Specialist. TheAccess Consultant/Disability Specialistsupports the provision of a wide range of services to a large caseload of students with a variety of disabilities, including the coordination of accommodation requests. The O’Neill Center provides support to all students, including collaborative learning solutions that accommodate students’ diverse learning styles, and partnering with faculty to address learning challenges. This is a regular, full-time position.


  • Serve as a valued resource to staff and faculty and advise faculty on best practices for working with students with disabilities
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues as well as faculty and staff across the university, to fulfill the mission of the center and the university
  • Provide individualized support to students through one on one meetings with students to identify barriers to their learning, and work with campus partners to address barriers
  • Develop Academic Accommodations, Residence Hall accommodations, Emotional Support Animal accommodations, and Meal plan accommodations and communicate the accommodation to appropriate stakeholders
  • Refer students to other offices on campus as well as to outside resources
  • Assist in the coordination of accommodation needs, including scheduling American Sign language (ASL) interpreters or live-captioning services, processing textbook conversion requests, processing requests for notetakers, etc.
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities, affirming the worth and preserving the dignity of individuals, families, and communities

    St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling or related field
  • Two years of experience working with students
  • Knowledge of a range of disabilities including but not limited to: Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Psychiatric conditions, Physical and Sensory disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries, etc.
  • Experience applying Federal law as it pertains to individuals with disabilities
  • Experience serving students of diverse backgrounds, including:LGBTQIA,BIPOC, varying religious beliefs, individuals with disabilities, etc.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, and basic knowledge of assistive technology software

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Graduate degree
  • Two years of experience working one on one with post-secondary students
  • Knowledge of accommodation needs specific to Deaf/Hard of Hearing students
  • American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service. EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

To Apply and Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply:
Visit to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Julie Olson Rand at (651) 690-6718. Application deadline is November 20, 2020.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Number 20200055-STAFF Posting Start Date 11/06/2020 Application Deadline 11/20/2020 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *In what roles have you gained experience serving students with diverse backgrounds, including: LGBTQIA, BIPOC, varying religious beliefs, and/or individuals with disabilities?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *How many years of experience do you have working with students?
    • One year
    • Two years
    • Three years
    • Four years
    • Five or more years
  4. *What knowledge do you have of disabilities? In particular we have interest in: Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Psychiatric conditions, Physical and Sensory disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, etc.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *Do you have experience applying Federal law as it pertains to individuals with disabilities?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. *Do you have experience working with Microsoft Office Suite and experience with or knowledge of assistive technology software?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. *Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. *St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  9. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. *How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • Star Tribune
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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