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Accessibility & Accommodations Coordinator

Bowie State University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2022
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Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Job Posting Number


Position Title

Accessibility & Accommodations Coordinator

Class Title

Regular or Contingent II

Regular (PIN)

Desired Start Date



Salary Range

$68,000 - $73,000

Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Duties and Responsibilities

Case Management (60%)
  • Serve as initial point of contact for all students requesting accommodations; assist students with completion of necessary forms and paperwork.
  • Determine reasonable accommodations; coordinates program services and student accommodations with faculty and staff.
  • Provide overview of program and services; conduct orientation and general information sessions for new and continuing DSS students
  • Counsel students in the following areas: rights and responsibilities with regard to academic accommodations, departmental policies and procedures, career awareness, and University policies.
  • Complete and maintain timely and accurate files and records in Accommodate related to student contact; assume responsibility for data entry and reporting of correct and accurate information; maintain various documentation including to request and monitor required medical documentation.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of DSS to research best practices, policies and procedures in alignment with ADA guidelines; proactively develop systems and services to incorporate best practices for accommodations and services.
  • Assist the director with training, scheduling and supervision of student workers, hourly staff and volunteers to coordinate services for students.
Student Retention Support (30%)
  • Provide individual and group demonstrations on technology support tools.
  • Develop and facilitates workshops on executive functioning and academic skills.
  • Monitor students’ academic progress. Provide check-in appointments with students who are struggling academically to provide resources and referrals as needed to support student success and retention.
  • Refer students to additional campus support services.
  • Work to proactively address and remove barriers to learning, while fostering an inclusive and accessible experience for students with disabilities.
Engagement & Outreach (5%)
  • Participate on departmental, divisional or campus-wide committees related to disability services and provide training for campus stakeholders.
  • Plan and implement one or more annual events to increase awareness of DSS services.
Additional Duties (5%)
  • Collaborate with other DSS offices (national and local) and partners across campus to continually innovate and deliver services/accommodations in proactive, inclusive way.
  • Participate in professional development and training to keep current in disability services.
Minimum Qualifications


A Bachelor’s degree with two years professional work experience with individuals with disabilities. A Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Special Education or related field preferred.


Minimum Qualifications
  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience with individuals with disabilities in an educational or service support setting.
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse backgrounds that may include racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural.
  • Education, training and /or knowledge of federal laws and regulations governing the provision of services to persons with disabilities including the ADA and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Ability to learn a wide array of technologies and basic computer programs (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, Publisher, MS Teams, BlackBoard).
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a postsecondary disability services office supporting students with an array of disabilities and facilitating accommodations.
  • Demonstrated ability to review and interpret psychoeducational evaluations and other forms of supporting documentation provided to accompany requests for accommodation. This can be demonstrated through coursework, work experience or a combination.
  • Experience with technology support tools, i.e. Read&Write, Glean.
  • Proficiency in ASL .
Conditions of Employment

The candidate must be able to occasionally work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Please be advised, COVID -19 vaccinations are not required but strongly encouraged for faculty and staff to be employed at Bowie State University. This protocol is subject to change.


Union Position.

BSU offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 13 holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to Applicant

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Special Education or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience with individuals with disabilities in an educational or service support setting?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

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