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Coordinator, Student Disability Services

Saint Mary's College of California
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Full Time
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Coordinator, Student Disability Services
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 2015-1603274
Location: CA 94556, CA
Department: Academic Services
Closing: 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 College.

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.
  1. 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 accommodation
    • Consults, when appropriate and necessary, with medical and psychiatric providers to gain clarity regarding student's conditions.
    • 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 are provided
    • Coordinates provision of adaptive equipment, assistive technology and other supportive materials for eligible students with disabilities.
    • Oversees accommodation coordination and delivery.
    • Conducts documentation follow up and re-evaluation for students requesting ongoing accommodations.
  2. 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 barriers
    • 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.
  3. 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 disabilities.
  4. Other Duties as Assigned

Experience and Qualifications

REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree
PREFERRED: Masters Degree

Experience: (years required and applicable field of experience): 3

Skills/Abilities: (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.

Other Requirements: (e.g. travel, weekend/evening work) Occasional evening and weekend work

Supplemental Information
Application Instructions: Please apply online at
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
  1. A resume
  2. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  3. 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 To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Please apply online at jeid-03e686b47212044e8ab8771286c4ac2c
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