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Coordinator of Disability Services

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Position Coordinator of Disability Services Full Time/Part Time Full Time Job Type Regular Position Summary
The Coordinator of Disability Services works with the and Academic Success Coaches to implement a vision for student disability services through the development of programs, policies, processes, and advocacy to provide timely and effective academic support for students. The Coordinator reviews medical documentation, determines accommodations appropriate for individual students, and coordinates all accommodations and academic support initiatives for students with disabilities across all NMHU centers and online while serving as an advocate, advisor and support coach for students. Duties and Responsibilities
The coordinator should be a compassionate and collaborative individual that is organized, detail-oriented, patient, and a flexible team player with demonstrated communication skills and commitment to inclusivity.

· Coordinate University programs to assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.
· Receive and process all requests for academic, housing, and dining accommodations from students with disabilities and chronic health conditions.
· Develops short and long term goals and objectives for the office.
· Analyze documentation for eligibility determination and formulation of reasonable accommodation plans to ensure equal access to college programs and services.
· Work with the administrative assistant to issue letters of accommodation to students with disabilities.
· Assess effectiveness of services for promoting increased engagement and retention. Provide mid-year and annual reports to supervisor.
· Ensure that students registered for disability services develop plans for appropriate access
· Communicate NMHU’s policies and programs involving student disability services to prospective and current students, parents, educators, and external organizations.
· Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to coordinate, organize, and publicize proactive campus-wide educational and program offerings related to disability services.
· Provide individual consultation regarding rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities, characteristics of specific disabilities in an educational setting, and self-advocacy skills.
· Be available to meet with advisees in a walk-in capacity when students are experiencing academic crises and to accompany students as an advocate to meet with professors, departments, and other unanticipated situations.
· Provide guidance to peer advisors and part-time learning specialists on how to work with students with different disabilities in cases where enrolled students in caseload are referred
· Educate the larger NMHU community on disability as an aspect of diversity and promote equal access for all.
· Serve on Institute committees.
· Analyze data, identify challenges, offer solutions and recommendations.
· Coordinate University policies and procedures relating to persons with disabilities, track University progress relating to its policies and procedures as well as state and federal laws relating to person with disabilities, and provide consultative services to employing units and offices.
· Ensure that appropriate processes are in place to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and inquiries from University employees and students, as well as the public regarding compliance with the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of disability.
· Handle all formal grievance appeals related to alleged disability discrimination for students.
· Maintain repository for ADA /504 grievances and other centralized files.
· Assist in building a culture of compliance across the University and conforming to regulator expectations and best practices.
· Develops, publishes, and maintains a disabilities services manual for students, faculty, and staff.
· Works with outside agencies such as the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Commission for the Blind to ensure students have the necessary resources. Minimum Job Requirements
Master’s degree in disability studies, student affairs, special education, psychology, counseling, or related field required.
Two years of experience in college-level disability services, academic support, or student affairs required. Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with students with disabilities at the post-secondary level preferred.
Degree in Special Education, Developmental Education, or related degree preferred. Special Conditions for Eligibility Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Knowledge of federal and state regulations affecting the university in regard to the delivery of support services to students with disabilities including Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
· Knowledge of disability academic support program design and delivery as well as current issues and emerging trends regarding persistence and retention of college students with disabilities.
· Ability to implement inclusive programs that respond to a diverse student population in a residential setting and distance students.
· Skilled at written and verbal communication including presentations to a diverse campus constituency.
· Strong organizational and planning skills.
· Ability to use technology, especially online student success software and accessibility tools.
· Proficient with the Microsoft suite of tools. Physical Demands Working Environment Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience Work Location/Campus Center Las Vegas, NM Campus EEO Statement
New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email

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Posting Number AS551P Open Date 11/02/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
For full consideration please submit materials by November 19, 2021. A complete online application must include: 1) Letter of interest/cover letter; 2) Resume; 3) Names, telephone numbers and email address of three (3) professional supervisory references in online application; 4) Unofficial copies of transcripts. Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts. References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interview. Upload required materials with online application. For disabled access or services, call (505) 454-3242 or contact Human Resources at NMHU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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