Schedule Information: Monday - Friday, workweek includes a
combination of at least two evenings per week, 11 am - 7 pm, and
workdays of 8 am - 4:30 pm, occasional weekend work.
Hours Per Week: 37.5 (job is temporary with the
possibility of an extension, pending funding)
Work Conditions: The work is primarily indoors and sedentary
in nature. Available for two evenings per week required.
Availability for occasional weekend work may be needed.
Duties of Position: Responsible for facilitating access to
courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities for
students with disabilities. The Access Advocate develops programs
and workshops to offer students with disabilities with
extracurricular opportunities to develop critical skills. The
Access Advocate will work with the Academic Advisors to maintain an
inclusive practice of academic advising to students with
disabilities. The Access Advocate engages with students, faculty
and the management to improve the accessibility of campus through
the delivery of programs and services that reframe disability and
promote inclusive design.
Meets with students to identify barriers to full participation in
the curricular and co-curricular environments and determine
appropriate access and accommodations, reviewing additional sources
of information as needed.
Coordinates the provision of access and reasonable accommodations
in consultation with students, faculty and staff.
Creates programs and workshops that enhances the leadership,
self-advocacy, and interpersonal skills of students with
Works collaboratively with other departments on campus to create
opportunities for educational training and programming to create a
more inclusive and accessible campus environment for students with
Responsible for promoting the Universal Design for Learning
philosophy on campus with a goal to ensure that educational
programming and courses are readily accessible for students with
Works collaboratively with the Academic Advisors to ensure that the
students with disabilities receive an educational plan that closely
aligns with their interests and opportunities.
Works with the Division of Student Affairs to foster an increased
engagement of students with disabilities in student life activities
Serves on the Area of Interest teams as an ADS
Maintains appropriate, accurate records and case notes in a timely
manner on Accessible Information Management (AIM) and other
relevant software programs.
Functions within guidelines of Student Development philosophy and
toward the fulfillment of departmental and institutional
Works with other campus academic and student support services
departments in appropriate referrals for students’ needs.
Represents ADS at meetings and serves on campus committees when
appropriate or assigned.
Maintains professional competence in the disability field by
keeping current on research, trends, and practices in the
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of ADS. Each
Access Advocate may have specific programming duties and
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or higher with
an emphasis on Disability Services, Rehabilitation, Social Work,
Special Education, or related field. Master’s degree
Experience Requirements: Minimum of 3 years of working with
adults with disabilities in a post-secondary setting or relevant
setting. Must have in-depth knowledge of Americans with
Disabilities Act Amendment Act and other relevant disability laws.
Must have experience in interpreting disability documentations and
providing reasonable accommodations for students with different
kinds of disabilities. Excellent interpersonal, conflict
resolution, and communication skills. Proficiency in American Sign
Language is preferred.
Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the
position is filled though priority will be given to applications
received on or before: September 2, 2021
Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are
required to complete the application process***
* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.
Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to
create an inclusive learning and working environment where
individual differences and identities are respected, valued and
embraced. We encourage women, people from historically
underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans
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