Coordinator Accessibility Services
Position Summary Assist in the coordination of services for students with disabilities, interpret documentation, and determine reasonable accommodations. Act as a...
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Bowling Green, OhioWood County
Assist in the coordination of services for students with disabilities, interpret documentation, and determine reasonable accommodations. Act as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, and outside agencies. Assist the office with ensuring institutional compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other state/federal statutes as applicable to the education, accommodation, employment, and participation of students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. Assist with developing policy regarding programmatic and physical access in all areas of the institution.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
- Coordinate services for students with disabilities; interview students and review documentation for eligibility; work with students to develop individualized services and accommodations; provide appropriate auxiliary aids for students (interpreters, notetakers, electronic books, assistive listening devices, Braille transcription, real-time captioning); maintain confidential files and records; refer students to various campus units for support and assistance.
- Provide information to prospective students and their parents regarding services, documentation guidelines, high school to college transition issues, and reasonable accommodation processes and procedures; assist with student recruitment at college fairs throughout the state in conjunction with the office of admissions; answer routine correspondence and phone calls from prospective parents and students with disabilities; meet with students and parents during Orientation and Registration.
- Provide advising and counseling to students; assist students with course selection, registration, academic plans, career decisions, and understanding academic policies and procedures; provide coaching/mentoring assistance and recommend strategies and learning skills to enhance academic progress; advise students regarding self-advocacy; monitor students’ progress.
- Provide information and guidance to faculty members. Discuss techniques and methods for accommodating students with a wide array of disabilities, balancing essential course requirements with student rights, faculty/student rights and responsibilities, providing testing accommodations for students, etc.
- Provide supervision and leadership to graduate assistant and student employees; interview, hire, and provide extensive training to graduate assistant; evaluate graduate assistant’s performance every semester.
- Coordinate the development of office marketing materials and publications; assist with maintenance of department’s web page; coordinate faculty award that is presented once per semester; coordinate selection of scholarship recipients; develop and distribute faculty training information; present programming on disability related issues to campus constituency groups; coordinate publicity via the media as appropriate.
- Maintain a high level of competence and currency regarding legal issues, disability case law, and adaptive technology, all of which are constantly evolving to the degree that what is factual and current changes rapidly; assist office with adaptive technology, policy development, programming, research, and legal compliance issues.
- Maintain contact with various community and state agencies. Participate in University search committees, standing committees, and task forces; sit on various committees as the representative of accessibility to students, faculty, and staff with disabilities; participate in professional development activities.
- Assist with collecting, analyzing, and reporting information to be used for university-level reports or briefings; assist with developing long and short-term goals within the framework of institutional and divisional priorities.
Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 356. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.
Bowling Green State University provides a comprehensive benefit program as part of a total compensation package. This includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, health accounts (medical & dependent), life & disability insurance, retirement plans, employee assistance program and tuition fee waivers for employees and their eligible dependents as well as paid time off, flexible work options, holidays and parental leave. For more information please visit Benefits-at-a-Glance.pdf (bgsu.edu)
For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
- Ability to interpret a wide array of medical, psychological, and educational documentation;
- Knowledge of federal/state statutes, theories of disability, and counseling techniques;
- Demonstrated appreciation and knowledge of diversity issues;
- Strong written and oral communication skills;
- Public relations expertise;
- Organizational/record keeping skills and budget acumen;
- Ability to work under stressful conditions and balance competing priorities;
- Program evaluation and assessment expertise;
- Computing competence;
- Supervisory and office management experience.
- Interpreting medical reports, psychological assessments, and educational evaluations
Master’s degree required. Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, College Student Personnel, Educational Administration or related field preferred. Degree must be conferred at the time of application.
The following experience is required:
- 2 years of developing individualized services and accommodation plans for persons with disabilities.
- 1 year of Conflict resolution and mediation involving faculty, staff, student, and/or community member issues.
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