Accessibility Services Coordinator (Part Time)

Employer
Dean College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Part Time
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Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.

A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.

Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

This is The Dean Difference.

Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

The Coordinator of Accessibility Services position is a part-time academic year, 2021-2022 appointment, within the Morton Family Learning Center responsible for developing and providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. In addition, the coordinator is responsible for assisting with implementing programs, services, assessments, policies, procedures and strategic goals for a comprehensive accessibility program. The position reports to the Director of the Morton Family Learning Center within Student Success Programs & Career Planning as a critical member of Enrollment & Retention.

Job responsibilities will include: 

  • Review documentation and requests for services under the Americans with Disabilities Act;
  • Provides reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations and services on a case-by-case basis and maintains confidential student records;
  • Develops and monitors accommodation plans for students;
  • Promotes outreach and training to faculty, staff, and students. Presents workshops on disability issues that increase campus awareness;
  • Works closely with testing center to ensure appropriate;
  • Responds to issues pertaining to ADA, section 504 compliance;
  • Works with students with disabilities self-advocacy;
  • Collaborating with advisors, faculty and staff regarding student accommodations;
  • Maintaining confidential information and records;
  • Works closely with Arch Learning Community to evaluate documentation in regard to recruitment and evaluation of incoming students;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Learning Disabilities, Psychology, Special Education, Higher Education Administration or related field, required:
  • Three years or more of experience implementing legally mandated accommodations in Higher Education, required;
  • Understanding of all relevant legislation (e.g., Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504), required;
  • Experience with assistive technologies (e.g., JAWS, Zoom text, Dragon, text-to-speech software) and document conversion software (e.g., Adobe, Omni page), preferred;
  • Experience working with the needs of students with disabilities in higher education, required;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, required;
  • Familiar with platform to manage documentation, accommodations and testing center appointments;
  • COVID-19 vaccination, required.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.

The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

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