To enrich education through diversity, The College of New
Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the
goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to teaching
and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages
applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities
Job Title: Learning Specialist for Lion Plus
AFT, PSS 3
Post Date: September 1, 2023
Close Date: N/A
$57,573.92 - $66,217.02
For non-unit positions, salary commensurate with experience and
is accompanied by a competitive benefits package.
Accessibility Resources at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
collaborates with students, faculty, staff and guests to advance
access within the campus community and to further extend both the
mission of The College of New Jersey and the mission of the
Division of Inclusive Excellence to persons with disabilities. As
part of this effort, Accessibility Resources promotes an awareness
of disability as a facet of diversity with underpinnings of
collaborative efforts being rooted in social justice.
The Lion Plus Program is a fee-based holistic student support
program for students with documented disabilities. The scope of
Lion Plus Program services extends beyond legally mandated (ADA)
accommodations, which remain free-of-charge, and are a critical
component of equitable educational access.
The Learning Specialist at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) will
work with first-year students to assist with all aspects of
transitioning from the high school environment to the TCNJ
community, with campus connectedness as a focal point. The Learning
Specialist’s partnership with members of the junior or senior class
is focused on retention, continued integration and
developing/sustaining academic and interpersonal
· Meet with students in the Lion Plus Program regularly to assess
semester progress, provide academic coaching and implement
appropriate on-campus support.
· Evaluate documentation from qualified professionals and determine
student specific accommodation plans and consult with faculty,
advisors, and administrators on implementation. Manage the caseload
for all Lion Plus students.
· Analyze student academic difficulties and situations to determine
the best course of action resulting in coordinating and monitoring
the use of academic accommodations. Provide supplemental academic
advising as needed and serve as a liaison with other departments on
campus for the purpose of course and enrollment inquiries.
· Respect student confidentiality, maintain records, collect data,
and prepare reports. Understand and analyze tests and interpret
medical and psychological documentation.
· Work collaboratively and creatively with faculty to ensure that
Lion Plus students are being appropriately accommodated and
supported in the classroom.
· Coordinate students’ academic, social, career, or personal
support needs with Counseling and Prevention Services, Career
Center, Tutoring Center, Center for Student Success, or other
student services departments.
· Possess knowledge and understanding in the areas of disabilities,
disability laws and common academic accommodations. Provide
disability-based education and support to TCNJ faculty and
· Professional experience working on regulatory compliance
requirements including, but not limited to, Title VII, Title VI,
ADA, and other nondiscrimination and equal opportunity laws, rules,
· Experience working with students with disabilities in higher
Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations
in order to perform the essential functions of the position. If the
requested accommodation(s) cannot be made because it would cause
the employer undue hardship, the applicant may not be eligible for
- Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's
· Master's Degree in Counseling, Disabilities Studies, Special
Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, or a related field.
- Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful
completion of a background check and reference checks.
- Residency requirement: In accordance with the New Jersey First
Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public
employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to
obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment.
Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national
recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ
has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and
is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive
colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75
"Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of
American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the
northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report.
TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the
Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa
chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and
universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the
foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts
& Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social
Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and
Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a
commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by
train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is
set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known
for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.
As a member of The College of New Jersey Community, you will be a
part of an exciting and rewarding public university career.
Eligible full-time employees will be able to take advantage of a
generous benefits package that includes health, welfare, and
retirement benefits, including:
- Comprehensive benefit plans covering medical, dental and
- Generous leave entitlements program and Energy Savings
- Employee and dependent Tuition Waiver and Reimbursement
- Pension, retirement, and deferred compensation plans, group
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employee affinity groups
- New Jersey
State Employee Discount Program (Pet insurance, cell phone plan
discounts, discounted amusement park tickets, etc.)
- Access to extensive learning opportunities
To view a comprehensive list of benefits available to employees,
visit our Health Benefits
Plans and Programs
page to learn more!
Qualified candidates should apply online at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names
and contact information for three professional references.
Applications will be considered until a viable candidate is
If you are applying under the New Jersey "SAME" program, your
supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), resume (CV), as well
as the names and contact information for three professional
references by the closing date listed above to: email@example.com
. For more
information on the SAME program visit their website at: https://nj.gov/csc/same/overview/index.shtml
SAME@csc.nj.gov, or call CSC at: 833-691-0404.