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Campus Disability Coordinator

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posted: August 8, 2022
Level: Community College Professional 18, 12-month, tenure track position .
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on Thursday, September 8, 2022.


CT State Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT  06708 
**This position is not remote and will include occasional travel to NVCC's Danbury campus to support students**

For more information, please click on the college to be directed to their website.

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:

Fall 2022

Position Summary:

Connecticut State Community College provides a wide range of educational programs and makes these available to the diverse population of the state. The Campus Disability Coordinator engages in the interactive process with students requesting accommodations, their faculty and campus staff to determine if the student is considered a student with disability and if so, the reasonable and appropriate academic/campus accommodations. This position coordinates accommodations and services for students with permanent and/or temporary disabilities to ensure that all College programs, activities, and services are accessible.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in an appropriately related field with one (1) or more years of related experience that includes two (2) or more years of supervisory experience; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
  • Experience determining appropriate accommodations for students in a higher education setting.
  • Experience working with ADA laws/regulations related to students with diagnosed disabilities.
  • Experience interpreting diagnostic testing assessments and instruments.
  • Experience developing interventions for students with disabilities.
  • Experience working with diversity, inclusion, and equity principles.
Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Special Education, Social Work.
  • Two (2) or more years of direct experience providing disability services in a higher education setting.
  • Experience collaborating with high school special education staff to support student transition to the College.
  • Experience working with student information systems or other databases related to the coordination of student accommodations
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Campus Associate Dean of Student Development/Title IX or other administrator, the Campus Disability Coordinator is responsible through effective performance in these essential duties:
  • Manages an assigned caseload of students with permanent and/or temporary disabilities by engaging in the interactive process with students, faculty and staff as indicated.
  • Collects and reviews medical and educational documentation for assigned caseload to decide of disability and to identify reasonable and appropriate accommodations on a course -by-course basis; determines appropriate and effective accommodations, which do not fundamentally alter the program of study.
  • Collaborates to ensure that approved academic accommodations are coordinated with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Oversees activities in collaboration with other departments across the campus to ensure equal opportunity for access to academic and co-curricular programs at the Campus for assigned students.
  • Makes recommendations to faculty, staff, and departments regarding the College’s academic and programmatic obligations and the guidelines for students with disabilities; coordinates with appropriate campus constituents regarding student’s enrollment status related to accommodation alterations etc.
  • Serves as a liaison and a resource for students with disabilities; collaborates and consults with faculty and staff regarding academic accommodations, compliance with responsibilities as well as instructional, programmatic, and curriculum modifications.
  • Coordinates outreach to incoming and prospective students when indicated regarding accommodations and services offered; communicates information regarding program activities and services to the campus community.
  • Conducts annual training for campus faculty, staff, and the administration to promote understanding and increase awareness of the needs and concerns of students with disabilities.
  • Performs related duties and special assignments as required.
In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

Anticipated Salary; $71,008 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans ; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance . You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion


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