Disability Services Accommodation Coordinator-2

Louisiana State University
Louisiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 14, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Analyze and interpret disability related documentation to determine eligibility for services and accommodations for students with disabilities. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of appropriate academic support services and accommodations under ADA, Section 504, and any related university policies and/or procedures. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of retention, graduation, and career programs for students with disabilities including cross-departmental collaboration and program development.


Advise students with disabilities regarding their rights and responsibilities under the ADA, Section 504, and any related university policies and/or procedures.  Serve as an advocate and liaison between students and campus departments to facilitate participation in University programs.  Provide referrals to various on-campus and off-campus agencies.  As appropriate, coordinate with the treating health/mental health professionals. Perform crisis intervention, management, analysis, resolution and appropriate referrals as necessary for students in distress and other crises.


Assist the Associate Director for Accommodation Advocacy and Guidance in the tracking, statistics, and assessment of programs and activities for student advocacy and guidance.  Assist the Associate Director for Advocacy and Guidance in the development, implementation, and assessment of programs designed to increase retention, graduation, high academic achievement, and career transition of students with disabilities.


Assist the office and university in the development and update of policies, procedures, and informational materials related to students with disabilities.  Provide consultation and outreach to faculty, staff, students, local and statewide agencies.  Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the department strategic plan and disability awareness strategic plan.


Represent the Division of Student Affairs and Disability Services at formal and informal university events and activities and serve on committees as appropriate.


Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Counseling, or directly related field.  
  • Experience working with adolescents and/or adults with disabilities. 
  • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Experience reading and interpreting disability related documentation for students.

Additional Qualifications Desired:

  • Specialized knowledge of vocational, psychosocial, and academic impact of a variety of disabilities. 
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.

Special Instructions:

Coordinator for Disability Services:
Reporting to the Associate Director of Disability Services, the coordinator will directly advise students with disabilities, determine services and accommodations based on documentation, and serve as an advocate and liaison between students and campus departments. The coordinator is a key member of the Disability Services team.

Opportunities for impact:
Foster a sense of mattering and belonging
Through individual advising, the coordinator helps create welcoming environments that show students they belong at LSU and that LSU is an inclusive place for all students.

Develop programs for student success:
Retention and graduation are top priorities for LSU. The coordinator will assist with developing programs unique to students with disabilities that will improve retention and graduation rates.

Collaborate with faculty and staff partners:
Serving students with disabilities requires partnerships with faculty and staff on campus. The coordinator will collaborate with university partners to support student learning.

About the Division of Student Affairs Priorities:
Three priorities guide our work in the Division of Student Affairs: mattering & belonging, inclusion & access and quality. We believe creating a sense of mattering & belonging requires us to ensure every space, place, and interaction communicates to a student that they are home. Being inclusive and accessible in our work means that as our student body begins to more closely reflect the diversity of our state, it is our duty to design programs, services, events, and experiences with everyone in mind. Finally, a commitment to quality is rooted in the belief that LSU students deserve our best effort. Every interaction we have with them should communicate care, relevance, polish, and attention to detail.

Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae or resume; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Apply here: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/0124-William-P-Johnston-Hall---Office/Disability-Services-Accommodation-Coordinator-2_R00057150 

Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!



LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).


HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu