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The Exam Accommodations Coordinator is primarily responsible for
coordinating and implementing testing accommodations for students
with disabilities under the supervision of the Assistant Director,
Disability Support and Assistive Technology in the Academic Support
and Access Center (ASAC). This position coordinates the logistics
of implementing testing accommodations, collaborates with ASAC
staff and campus partners to determine procedures and policies, and
communicates the same to the students and faculty who use them. The
Coordinator provides back-up support with interpretive services,
note-taking accommodations, alternative text, and captioning
services. The Coordinator is responsible for hiring, training, and
scheduling graduate assistants and test proctors, as needed. The
position oversees the payment process for proctors and tracks
expenditures. The Coordinator collects data and reports on
- Administrative: Collaborates with the Assistant Director
and second Accommodations Coordinator to determine and communicate
policies and procedures. Oversees designated functions within the
accommodations office. Primarily responsible for major accommodated
testing events at the end of the fall and spring semesters.
Responsible for hiring, training, and scheduling test proctors and
graduate assistants, as needed. Under direction of the Assistant
Director, oversees the payment process for proctors and tracks
expenditures. Fully cross-trains with the second Accommodations
Coordinator and fills in for that position as needed. Collects data
and reports monthly and annually on accommodations statistics.
Provides administrative support for ASAC operations, as needed.
Responsible for supporting the work of the Assistant Director, as
- Outreach and Consultation: Serves as the first point of
contact for students and professors regarding the implementation of
testing accommodations. Communicates procedures and policies as
needed to students and faculty. This position involves considerable
communication with faculty regarding testing needs and the
implementation of disability-related accommodations. Problem-solves
issues with respect to implementing testing accommodations. Works
with campus partners to ensure access to all university programs
- Other duties as assigned.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- This position reports directly to the Assistant Director,
Disability Support and Assistive Technology along with a second
Accommodations Coordinator and the Senior Administrative
Required Education and Experience
- Full Time
- Specialist A
- This is a union-eligible position. The union-eligibility of
individual position incumbents will be determined based on the
incumbent’s employer of record
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree with some professional experience.
- Experience in a post-secondary setting and familiarity with
individuals with disabilities strongly desired.
- Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to problem-solve under pressure.
- Ability to use and learn software programs used in tracking
data and managing student information.
- Attention to detail.
- A flexible schedule is preferred for this position. Schedule
coordination with the second accommodations coordinator is
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
more about our health and safety directive.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
This position is part of a collective bargaining unit represented
by SEIU Local 500. That means the terms and conditions of your
employment are governed by university policy (including the Staff
Personnel Policies Manual) and any collective bargaining agreement
entered into between American University and SEIU Local 500.
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