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Access Coordinator

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

Job Summary

Disability Services (DS) encourages applications for an Access Coordinator! The DS team envisions a fully accessible, integrated, and universally designed campus community. This position works with other Disability Access Coordinators and departmental team members to ensure effective program and service delivery occurs in alignment with established processes and guidelines. This position provides direct service to faculty, students, and staff of the university, and requires a collaborative approach within the department, division, and entire university community.

This position determines and grants appropriate academic accommodations, adjustments or auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities in the post-secondary setting which requires expertise in interpretation and application of disability law. This position supports students with disabling conditions by assisting in identifying campus resources, development of self-advocacy skills, development of appropriate academic strategies, and navigation of the diverse and complex campus community.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are
Disability Services (DS) is dedicated to providing students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in university programs, courses and activities through reasonable accommodations and services. Our office is here to support students, staff and faculty with accommodation requests, implementation, guidance and general information.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Determining Accommodations

Collaborate with students in building a network of available resources to improve participation in the university community and the larger community related to student needs. Determine appropriate program response and degree of advocacy needed to students, faculty, staff, or others in compliance with federal, state, and local legislation and case law, and university policies. Review documentation with regard to currency, completeness, and appropriateness in accordance with ADA, Sections 504 and 508, the ADAAA, Fair Housing Act and Disability Services documentation guidelines. Determine appropriateness of documentation submitted and whether requests for accommodations in the classroom or for examinations including assistive technology and programmatic access, in the housing, dining and parking areas are supported by the documentation. Determine and communicate accommodations based on diagnostic information, current impact in the post-secondary setting, reasonableness of the request, standards of practice and student request, including breadth and depth of prescriptive intervention strategies based on diagnostic information. Review diagnostic test results, discuss requests based on those results, then work individually with students to formalize an accommodation plan.

Guidance and Referral

Advise students with respect to skills and issues in the following areas: rights and responsibilities with regard to academic accommodations with regard to legal parameters of the ADA, Sections 504 and 508, the ADAAA, Fair Housing Act and Disability Services and university policies. Also advises with regard to academic requirements, self-advocacy, career issues specific to disabling conditions and needs, university rules/regulations/policies. Make decisions with regard to referral to ancillary resources, both on and off campus, as necessary. Determine when and how to provide written and verbal communications on behalf of students to be supportive of them within the legal parameters and established departmental standards of practice. Provide information sessions, phone or email responses to prospective students and their parents regarding program philosophy, university requirements, expectations and support services available in the larger university community.

Disability Services, University and Community Resource

Provide consultation services, in-service training and programming about disabilities to the university, local and state communities with respect to definitions, perspectives, implications, applications of professional research, disability as diversity, state and federal laws, transition to and from post­ secondary. Provide cultural programming about issues related to disability and diversity. Use leadership coordination for projects such as: web maintenance, student leadership, mentoring, specialized workshops, assistive technology, diversity, departmental liaisons, student surveys, university proctoring, etc. Represent Disability Services as a participant on various university committees.

Professional Development

Attend and present at professional conferences, workshops, lunch and learns, seminars, training sessions, or professional organizational meetings. Stay abreast of current research in the field by reviewing publications, journals, technical information, etc. Summarize and synthesize new information to exchange with colleagues. Anticipate future needs and trends of post-secondary disability issues.

May be asked to assist in other areas of the office when needed, including supporting special projects, coverage of the front desk and assistance with proctoring exams.

What You Should Know
  • This position will work in a hybrid work modality.
  • This position’s anticipated schedule is Monday through Friday during regular business hours. There will be occasional weekend and evening hours required.
What We Can Offer
The salary range for this role is $48,000 - $52,000 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be dynamic. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Bachelor's degree in education, special education, psychology, rehabilitation, counseling or closely related fields, or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
What You Will Need
  • Attention to detail.
  • The ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • An ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Ability to prioritize and problem solve.
  • Familiarity with de-escalation techniques and ability to manage discord.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Master's degree in psychology, education, rehabilitation, special education, counseling or closely related fields is preferred.
  • Two years professional experience working with adolescents or adults with disabilities in an educational or comparable institutional setting.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by February 27, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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