Access Coordinator

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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

Access Coordinator

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Access Coordinator will work with a case load of student who are Blind or visual impaired and who are Deaf and hard of hearing by reviewing documentation and determining reasonable accommodations for each class. The Coordinator will work to remove barriers to academic materials and education faculty on best practices of teaching student with sensory disabilities.

The Access Coordinator is responsible for facilitating access to University courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities for Northeastern students with disabilities. The Access Coordinator works collaboratively to develop and implement best practices in promoting inclusive design, determining and providing reasonable accommodations, and assessing service efficacy. By applying independent judgment and expertise, the Access Coordinator works with students, faculty and administrators to improve accessibility through the delivery of programs and services that reframe disability and promote inclusive design.

This position will also coordinator the DRC's alternative text process by working with student and publishers to obtain required materials. They will also work with faculty to ensure all digital media is captioned in a timely fashion. In addition, they will assist in coordination of CART and ASL interpreter services for student classes and university wide events.

Two years experience in field, preferably higher education

Education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
  • Knowledge of models of disability and inclusive educational design and their application in higher education
  • Knowledge of the application of federal and state laws that provide for an accessible higher education experience
  • Organizational skills
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Skill at developing and delivering presentations and workshops

    Preferred qualifications:
    - Fluency in American Sign Language
    - Curriculum design and development
    - Experience in a disability services office in higher education
    - Knowledge of web accessibility challenges

    Salary Grade:

    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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