Coordinator, Student Disability Services
CA 94556, CA
1/24/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20
miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based
in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint
Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse
backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle
Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman
Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers
undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and
professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence,
innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant
heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An
outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry,
integrative learning, and student interaction bring these
traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to
the educational benefits of diversity.
Reporting to the Director of Student Disability Services, this
position is responsible to develop, implement, evaluate, direct and
coordinate complex Student Disability Services (SDS) policies and
practices which maintain the college's compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act. Sensitive, highly confidential student medical
and psychological information is assessed in order to determine and
provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to ensure that
students with disabilities have access to participate in and enjoy
SMC's educational programs and campus life.
Experience and Qualifications
- Arrange accommodations for students
- Meets with student to conduct intake interviews to determine
eligibility to receive ADA accommodations
- Reviews medical documentation to verify student eligibility for
- Consults, when appropriate and necessary, with medical and
psychiatric providers to gain clarity regarding student's
- Determines and extends disability accommodations campus wide,
including in classrooms, residence halls, physical space on campus,
enrollment and financial aid.
- Notifies appropriate faculty and staff of individual student's
accommodations to ensure that appropriate and reasonable services
- Coordinates provision of adaptive equipment, assistive
technology and other supportive materials for eligible students
- Oversees accommodation coordination and delivery.
- Conducts documentation follow up and re-evaluation for students
requesting ongoing accommodations.
- Consultation and Education
- Consults, advises, coaches and implements accommodation
services campus wide with faculty and staff
- Offers mediation and support surrounding concerns or conflicts
between SDS students/faculty/staff
- Recommends facility modifications to address campus
- Develops, prepares and delivers in-service education for
faculty, staff and students related to SDS, student/faculty issues,
best practices and SMC legal obligations.
- Represents SDS department at Admissions, Orientation and other
events to meet with prospective and current students to provide
information about the SDS office.
- SDS Office Administrative Management
- Uses ADA database to keep all notes and updated records of all
student interactions, including appointments, phone calls,
documentation received, interaction with faculty/staff.
- Assists as backup proctor for SDS testing when needed.
- Trouble shoots when problems arise - student schedule changes,
instructor changes, difficulty reaching instructor
- Attends training and professional development opportunities to
stay current on federal and state laws regarding students with
- Other Duties as Assigned
(years required and applicable field
of experience): 3
(e.g. computer skills, written
& verbal skills, trades, laws, procedures, technical) Knowledge
and experience working with and applying student disability law in
Higher Education preferred. Strong analytical, customer service and
dispute management skills required.
(e.g. travel, weekend/evening
work) Occasional evening and weekend work
online at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the
qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of
- A resume
- The name and contact information for three (3) professional
- In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent
authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a
motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We
support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe
and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color,
religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual
orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental
disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a
protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any
other basis protected by applicable laws.
Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus
crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the
federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and
Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College
Report, please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-0
To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925)
631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number
Please apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/stmarys