Coordinator of Academic Accommodations

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Coordinator of Academic Accommodations
Target Hire Date
08/02/2021 - 17 days to go
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This individual will support students' academic success through coordinating accommodation support for the office of Student Accessibility Services. Primary responsibilities include managing and proctoring exam accommodations for students with disabilities; greeting, assessing needs, and following up with students; and database/file management. Additional responsibilities include hiring and coordinating support for students with visual and hearing impairments; research about accommodations, outreach to varied agencies to locate support; and accessibility event planning.

Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Independently coordinate all aspects of exam arrangements and proctoring for students with disabilities (email arrangements with student and faculty, reserving space, monitoring, technology, setting boundaries, delivery of exams)
  • Liaise with faculty around specific course accommodation needs pertaining to exams (initiate contact, communicate procedures, receive and organize content, manage technology, provide professional advice as needed)
  • Communicate complex information to students in a manner appropriate to the context: identify appropriate options and facilitate their assessment; explain procedures so they can self-advocate
  • Identify and hire students to serve as readers during exams or describers to serve as the eyes of students with visual impairments.
  • Support the front desk of SAS (Greet students, schedule meetings, and enter notes into databases)
  • Monitor email for requests for support from students, parents, faculty and staff (respond to questions; determine priority level, write case notes, and process accordingly)
  • Research information necessary for the offices' search for innovative solutions to new accommodation requests regarding both individual student needs and potential resources (technology, support agencies, local/global resources and restrictions, transportation routes and costs, animal restrictions, etc)
  • Prepare data for reports and archiving as needed.

Your Other Responsibilities:
  • Independently identify, hire, and coordinate support for students with visual and hearing impairments, including ASL interpreters, CART providers, or cued language transliterators (CLTs). Pay invoices for these outside vendors
  • Liaise with faculty and staff across campus
  • Counsel students on campus resources and provide referrals, as needed
  • Represent SAS and Care and Support at events, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications---Your Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience (2-4 years) working with students with disabilities in academic support, program coordination, or another context
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and clear and precise oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently to plan own work and collaboratively to support team goals
  • Ability to work with a diverse population to create sentiments of belonging.
  • Ability to convey complex information in an understandable way to varied audiences
  • Strong technology skills
  • An equivalent combination of experiences will be considered

Nice to Have:
  • Professional experience within a higher education environment
  • Prior management experience

Grade of Position: A15E

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Hiring Range: $51,100.00 - $53,600.00

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Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

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Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:

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