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Disabilities Specialist

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Monmouth University

Disabilities Specialist

Department: Disability Services For Students

Position Summary:
Monmouth University is seeking a Disabilities Specialist in the Department of Disability Services.

The candidate would be expected to: co-coordinate operations of testing center, advise newly admitted and currently enrolled students about eligibility for services, accommodations, and assistive technology; advocate for students with disabilities as well as teach self-advocacy skills; assure appropriate scheduling of test accommodations; conduct intake interviews; coordinate all assistive technology.

A complete list of job duties is available at

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree

Required Skills or Software:
Must be able to utilize a variety of computer software programs in order to successfully complete assigned tasks, Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately, Must be able to operate a variety of office equipment, Basic Knowledge of MS Word 2016

Required Years of Experience: 1

Other Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in related field plus one year of experience working with young adults with disabilities.

Knowledge and understanding of psychological and educational issues pertaining to students in higher education. Current knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as other relevant state laws.

Working knowledge of adaptive computer technology and a willingness to learn new programs. Thorough understanding of confidentiality and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) mandates. Excellent counseling and negotiation skills. Excellent problem solving skills and be able to maintain confidentiality of student information.

Ability to exhibit considerable personal sensitivity. High level of tact, poise, self-assurance, and understanding due to the complex nature of student needs. Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently. Ability to multi-task and work successfully in a fast-paced office.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree preferred. Experience working with young adults with disabilities, preferably in higher education.

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Posting Date: 12/12/2022
Closing Date:

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University’s 170-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy Red Bank’s lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch’s redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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