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Access Coordinator, Disability Resource Center

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 15, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Access Coordinator (Student Services Professional 1 - MR0 7 )

Disability Resource Center

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Access Coordinator works with students and faculty to identify the impact of specific disabilities and the reasonable accommodations that could help alleviate the impact. The coordinator is responsible for organizing and supervising the testing program for students receiving testing accommodations as well as coordinating the services for people with hearing impairments; supervises the alternate testing program for the department, maintaining a trusting and professional relationship with all faculty while administering their exams; and oversees a variety of testing accommodations including but not limited to: extended time, distraction reduced environment, screen readers, Braille copies of exams, alternate computer systems, readers, scribes, etc. The Access Coordinator maintains a pool of highly qualified service providers that will be available when this form of communication access is needed and keeps the department on the cutting edge of available technology available for communication access.

Duties and Responsibilities

Testing services for students receiving testing accommodations:
  • Organize faculty testing schedules
  • Schedule pick-up and delivery of exams
  • Train, supervise, and manage the work schedules of proctors, readers, and scribes for exams
  • Administer a variety of testing accommodations ranging from: extended testing time, Braille, or alternate computer systems for testing
Communication access services for people with hearing impairments:
  • Manage schedules
  • Provide training
  • Act as a substitute service provider as needed
  • Ensure that all programs, classroom materials, and events are accessible for people with hearing impairments
Team collaboration:
  • Attend meetings and event planning for education and outreach
  • Problem solve as a team
  • Contribute to departmental strategic planning and goals
  • Assist in the DRC as needed: front desk coverage, student intervention, advocacy, programming, etc.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Highly organized
  • Skilled in Microsoft Outlook, JAWS, Kurzweill, PowerPoint, Word, etc.
  • Professional demeanor
  • Professional communication skills
  • Ability to effectively multi-task
  • Ability to manage difficult/emotional situations
  • Independent problem solving
Review of applications will begin July 26, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.

Minimum qualifications: Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Preferred qualifications: Advanced degree and understanding of captioning and ASL resources are preferred.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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