Job no: 232870-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Other

Position Summary:

This position facilitates the provision of reasonable accommodations for qualified university students with disabilities to ensure inclusive and equitable access to the programs, services and activities of the institution. We view disability as an important aspect of the diversity of UW-Madison and are committed to creating an accessible and inclusive educational experience for students. We also recognize that disability is one of many intersecting identities that students bring to our conversations and work. The Access Consultant employs an individualized and interactive process, communicating with University students, instructors, department administrators and other student services staff to ensure accommodations are reasonable, appropriate, and comply with federal and state law and University policy.

The Access Consultant assists faculty and staff in developing fair and effective instructional methods and adaptations to provide classroom access for students with disabilities. This position conducts campus-wide training activities for students, faculty and staff on disability, rights and responsibilities under the law, and best practices regarding reasonable accommodations and inclusive design in a post-secondary environment.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Special Education or a related field at the start of the position.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- 0-2 years of direct contact and experience working with individuals with an array of disabilities. (3 or more years of experience is required for Access Consultant II).
- Basic understanding of federal and state laws regarding disability rights. (Experience with federal and state laws is required for Access Consultant II).
- Understanding of disability rights and disability culture.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

- Direct experience working with a college or young adult population with mental health, learning, attentional, or chronic health conditions.
- Familiarity with various neuropsychological, psycho-educational and psychological assessment batteries used in the diagnosis of learning disabilities, mental health conditions, AD/HD and traumatic brain injury, and translating the data from such reports into appropriate accommodations for the post-secondary setting. (Experience and ability to interpret the bullet above is required for Access Consultant II).

Additional Information:

The McBurney Disability Resource Center ( ) is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $52,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the button to start the application process.

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and a document listing three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Mitchell Sabez
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Apr 6 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 10 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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