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Accommodations Administrator - Veterinary School
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Accommodations Administrator - Veterinary School
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care


The Dean’s Office is the central administrative unit that provides leadership to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Cummings School provides DVM, master’s, and PhD degrees. We have internationally recognized research programs in animal and human health, comparative biomedical research, clinical research, infectious disease, and global health. The School has approximately 115 faculty members, 400 employees, and 450 students.

Cummings School and Tufts University are committed to diversity and inclusion. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations with regards to people with qualified disabilities, people with sincerely held religious beliefs, nursing mothers, qualified service animal requests, and immunization waivers. We provide appropriate academic accommodations to students with disabilities unless doing so would create an undue hardship, compromise the health and safety of members of the University community, or fundamentally alter the nature of academic program or prevent completion of essential functions.

What You'll Do

Cummings School of Veterinary is seeking an individual to help with the delivery of accommodations and services for students and trainees with disabilities. The Accommodations Administrator will play a key role as a primary resource to educate, train, and guide the school in understanding and providing disability access, rights, and responsibilities for students and others, especially in a clinical environment.

Responsibilities include a direct service responsibility to determine eligibility for and the development of individualized accommodation plans.

The Accommodations Administrator will collaborate with staff and faculty around accommodation plans, and consultation with faculty and staff colleagues around best practices, reasonable accommodations and support of students needing accommodations.

The key responsibilities of the accommodations administrator are to:

  • Receive requests for accommodations from students and to work with the student and the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) in an interactive process to determine if accommodations are required and reasonable,
  • Identify and develop appropriate relevant, reasonable, and appropriate accommodations for students,
  • To communicate these decisions to the student and those who need to know in order to implement the accommodations in a way that supports the student’s privacy and accommodation, particularly but not exclusively in the laboratory and clinical environments.

What We're Looking For


Basic Requirements:

  • Must have Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant education and experience (no other special licenses required). A veterinary technology, veterinary sciences degree, or DVM (or equivalent) degree is considered an asset.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able work independently, and yet be able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to adhere to timelines, and efficient.
  • Must have excellent computer skills, including word processing (Microsoft Office), spreadsheet management, and basic office machinery skills.
  • Committed to supported and developing a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Must have discretion and an awareness of HIPAA and other privacy guidelines
  • Integrity, support by a proven record of delivering results.

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