Student Accommodations Specialist

Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Title

Student Accommodations Specialist

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Position Summary

The Student Accommodations Specialist is responsible for meeting with students to review accommodation requests and facilitate accommodations for students with disabilities. The Student Accommodations Specialist provides information and support to students with disabilities under the direction of appropriate staff.

Essential Job Functions of Position

Under the director’s guidance, engage and facilitate the interactive process for providing reasonable accommodations, and consult with students and faculty concerning accommodations to facilitate access to education and programs.

Respond to requests for reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

Serve as a resource to the Washburn campus community about providing reasonable accommodations for students and answer inquiries about the University’s accommodation process for student accommodations.

Provide support and information to students with disabilities about available technology aids, scheduling and proctoring tests, organizing note-taking, referrals to appropriate academic and career development resources, and other accommodation-related activities.

Review student requests and documentation provided by medical professionals to determine reasonable accommodations.

Assist staff with offering campus programs and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff to explain the student accommodation process.

Responsible for administrative support activities for the student accommodation process, which may include but are not limited to file maintenance, updating forms, compiling reports, monitoring data entry by student workers, completing state reimbursement forms, and payment vouchers to facilitate payments for goods and services received.

Work with Washburn’s bookstore, the university library, and/or publishers to locate alternate formatted textbooks and other supplies.

Be an actively engaged team member who is aware of the department’s events, programs, and available information to assist and/or direct students to the appropriate staff member or resource as needed or as appropriate.

Serve on the ADA Committee and consult with appropriate staff to provide effective and proper accommodations for students with disabilities as assigned or as appropriate.

Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience working with students or individuals in an educational setting.

Preferred: Master’s degree.
Familiar with facilitating the coordination of providing accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Knowledge of assistive technology. Familiarity with student information management systems.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proficient communication skills and the proven ability to build and maintain professional collaborative relationships across an organization.
Capable of providing effective individualized prompt assistance while maintaining
confidentiality. Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion while utilizing policies and practices to determine the appropriate action.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, or similar software.

Preferred: Knowledge of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), and the Job Accommodation Network ( JAN ).

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

Campus Security Authority


Special Instructions to Applicant

Position requirements updated 4/14/2021

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Work Schedule

Regular Business Hours


Full Time

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Months per Year






EEO Statement

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Yes, by the end of semester of hire.
  2. * Do you have one year of experience working with students or individuals in an educational setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience with the Microsoft Office Suite?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you familiar with the interactive process and providing accommodations for individuals with disabilities?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation

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