Disability Accommodations Coordinator
Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Position Purpose: The Accommodations Coordinator supports Aurora University by coordinating services provided to students with disabilities. This position is the primary contact and responsibility to ensure compliance in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990). The coordinator will oversee services classified as reasonable accommodations such as note takers, readers, sign language interpreters, equipment loans, modified testing services, advocacy and other adaptations. Accommodations and services are provided to students who self-disclose and supply verification of the existence of a disabling condition. A person is considered disabled when he or she has a mental of physical impairment that limits one or more major life activities such as mobility, hearing, sight, and learning.
Essential Job Functions:
Essential Job Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree in education, special education, rehabilitation, psychology, counseling or related field; Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling or a related field preferred.
- Two years of professional experience working with students with disabilities in an educational or comparable institutional setting required (Three or more years preferred).
- Experience reviewing and/or interpreting disability documentation (e.g. psychological assessments, special education records, audiology reports, etc.) for the purpose of determining reasonable accommodations.
- Experience working with students with disabilities.
- Experience with assistive technology and textbooks in alternative format.
- Knowledge of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
- Ability to work with confidential, highly sensitive information.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and problem solving skills.
- Outstanding organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
- Reliable, punctual, prompt and efficient.
- Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus partners, characterized by cooperation, attention to detail, flexibility and personal responsibility.
- Professional and team-oriented with an ability to interact with diverse groups of students, parents, faculty and staff with respect and sensitivity.
- Computer proficiency required including using Microsoft Office programs
- Ability to sit or stand at desk.
- Ability to move about campus.
- Ability to bend, stoop, use stairs, and lift up to 25 pounds.
- Ability to use computer and general office equipment.
- Travel in own vehicle to other AU campuses including (George Williams College, AU Orchard Center and Woodstock Campus)
Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
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Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.