Accommodation Coordinator (#860)
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- Staff in Office of Student Success
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Mount Holyoke College is seeking an experienced professional to join a team focused on the delivery of accommodations and services for students with disabilities. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of disability services and legal compliance at the college level and be knowledgeable about best practices in providing appropriate accommodations within a rigorous liberal arts educational program. Prime responsibilities include the determination of eligibility for and the development of individualized accommodation plans, collaboration staff and faculty around accommodation plans, and consultation with faculty and staff colleagues around best practices, reasonable accommodations and support of students registered with disability services. The Accommodation Coordinator serves as a primary resource to educate, train, and guide the College in understanding disability access, rights, and responsibilities. AccessAbility Services is positioned within both the academic and student life divisions reflecting the College’s integrated and collaborative approach to serving students. The Accommodations Coordinator will work closely with other members of the Office of Student Success and Advising specifically class deans and members of the Division for Student Life including Residential Life and the Dean of Students office. In addition, the Accommodation Coordinator will work closely with the 504 Officer of the College and participate in discussions regarding campus accessibility. The Accommodation Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Student Success and Advising.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduate degree in an appropriate field or relevant experience related to accommodations for students with disabilities is preferred. Applicants must have thorough knowledge of regulations and policies regarding persons with disabilities; demonstrated experiences working with students with disabilities. Candidates must be skilled at interpreting psycho-educational evaluations and other professional documentation and a well-developed knowledge base regarding learning skills and the use of technology as an auxiliary aid for students with disabilities. Title and salary commensurate with experience.
Reporting to the Director of Student Success, the Accommodations Coordinator/Senior Accommodations Coordinator will provide direct support to students as well as contribute to the institutional mission of access and success for students with disabilities.
Specific duties include:
- Determine eligibility and develop an individualized accommodation plan that responds to the student’s medical documentation, functional limitations, and abilities that is consistent with the College’s mission, goals, and academic requirements.
- Participate in the development of strategic initiatives and ongoing assessment of services.
- Provide guidance and assistance to faculty and campus departments in implementing accommodations for students with disabilities registered with the Disabilities Services office.
- Maintain a working knowledge of changing regulations and policies regarding persons with disabilities, including FERPA, HIPAA, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.
- Participate in trainings and programs for students, faculty, and staff regarding disability access, rights, and responsibilities.
- Work collaboratively with other accommodation coordinators and staff providing accommodation evaluations on campus
- Serve on campus wide committees and perform other duties as assigned.
- Graduate degree preferred
- At least 2 years of experience in higher education working with people who have disabilities
- Experience in reading and interpreting psycho-educational evaluations and other professional documentation
- A well-developed knowledge base regarding learning skills and the use of technology as an auxiliary aid for students with disabilities
- Knowledge of relevant laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.