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Coordinator of Access and Programs

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Type of Position:Management, Supervisory

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Regular

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:DSTU | CEA Main Office

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Summary of Job Duties:The Coordinator of Access and Programs will be responsible for coordinating third party transcription and interpreting services, as well as communicating with faculty on how these services will be facilitated in their classes. In addition, the Coordinator of Access and Programs is responsible for recruiting and assigning note-takers in classes with active requests for this accommodation and compensating note-takers. The Coordinator of Access and Programs will troubleshoot issues with the transcription, interpreting, and note-taking programs as they arise and communicate with students with disabilities and faculty regarding the services. The Coordinator of Access and Programs will directly interact with students with disabilities to develop an access plan and evaluate student requests for accommodations, as well as disability-related services. The Coordinator of Access and Programs will be assisting the Document Conversion Coordinator with textbook conversions and assisting with the conversion of exams into an accessible format. This position requires that records, requests, and communication be kept confidential, and that data be compiled as requested.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a major in sociology, public administration, management or a related field

  • plus two years of experience in program administration or a related area

Applicable equivalencies may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience working with individuals with disabilities

  • Exposure to Typewell transcribing and sign language interpreting services, preferably in a post-secondary setting

  • Previous experience with document conversion and accessible formats

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the organization and administration of various higher education academic and social programs

  • Knowledge of document conversion process

  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable, and flexible with broad technical skills using various software and hardware including assistive technology

  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple competing priorities/tasks, while meeting deadlines with accuracy and constant interruptions

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions, ensuring compliance under limited supervision

  • Ability to think critically and logically to identify recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems

  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally or in writing, and maintain cooperative relationships with diverse populations

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team

  • Ability to maintain a high degree of discretion needed due to the volume of sensitive and confidential issues

  • Ability to work well with a diverse population

  • Proficient in the use of standard office equipment and broad technical and computer skills, including Microsoft applications, Adobe Acrobat, and assistive software/technology

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Elaine Belcher, Office Manager/Senior Program Coordinator

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting

Frequent Physical Activity:Hearing, Standing, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:N/A

Benefits Eligible:Yes
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