SUA 1 | Coordinator of Blind Services (temp) | N00726



Posting Details

Posting Number N00726 Classification Title SUA 1 | Coordinator of Blind Services (temp) | N00726 Working Title SUA 1 | Coordinator of Blind Services (temp) | N00726 Employee Group Professional Bargaining Unit SCUPA Location Main Campus Department Disability Services Pay Rate $21.87/hr. Employment Type Temporary FT Work Schedule

This is a 9-month position to begin in August 2021 (Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm).

The position will work throughout the semester and end at the conclusion of the academic year in May of 2022.


Position Summary

Working with faculty to coordinate materials that need embossed or changed for accessibility

Meeting with students weekly to assess the needs in the classroom/periodic check-ins to ensure accommodations are appropriate

Working with various faculty to coordinate materials and classroom/lab assistants

Consults closely with Supervisor regarding complex accommodation needs

Conducts individual assessment to determine appropriate academic accommodations, auxiliary services, and supplemental support services to ensure removal of classroom barriers

Requires regular oversight and consultation with director for accommodations decisions

Communicates student accommodation needs to faculty

Coordinates and negotiates with faculty to ensure students receive accommodations in a timely and effective manner including discussing the basic course requirements and any concerns regarding the reasonableness of accommodations in a specific setting

Serves as a resource to faculty, staff, departments and campus community on disability issues related to blind students

Develops working relationships with multiple campus departments, may be called upon to visit departments to share overview of ODS resources related to blind students

Refers students to other supportive services

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree.
Experience working with blind or visually impaired individuals, specifically, in a higher education or academic setting.
Successful performance in an interview and passing a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in counseling, higher education, or related field; extensive experiences working with blind and/or visually impaired individuals in an academic setting, preferably higher education; extensive experiences working with individuals with various disabilities. Understanding of ADA and removal of barriers for classroom accommodations.


Posting Date 06/02/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Notice of Non-Discrimination

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, age/or veteran status in its programs or activities in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
008 Old Main Building
104 Maltby Avenue
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
724.738.2016

Respect for Individuals in the Community

Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Preference will be given to applications received by June 23, 2021.

Please provide three professional reference in the online application.

Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts will be required from the recommended candidate prior to hire.

Prior to the appointment, the recommended candidate is required to provide current clearances as noted, or demonstrate that that these clearances are being process to be provisionally appointed: Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal ( FBI ) clearance.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience working with blind and/or visually impaired individuals?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently employed as a SCUPA employee at one of PASSHE's 14 universities?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  3. Professional Reference Letter
  4. Professional Reference Letter 2
  5. Professional Reference Letter 3


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