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Accommodations Coordinator (Coordinator II), Disability Resources
The University of St. Thomas


Date Posted Jan. 27, 2020
Title Accommodations Coordinator (Coordinator II), Disability Resources
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Coordinator
  • Admissions/Student Records/Registrar
 
 

Accommodations Coordinator (Coordinator II), Disability Resources

OVERVIEW
The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Accomodations Coordinator position within the office of Disability Resources.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits
JOB SUMMARY

The Accomodations Coordinator supports the office of Disability Resources to ensure equal access for students, guests, and visitors with disabilities. The person in this position coordinates the accommodations offered through Disability Resources, promotes its services to the campus and community, and provides ongoing training to students and the broader campus community regarding the ADAAA. The overall purpose of this role is to assist in providing quality services to students with disabilities to allow them equal access to all university programs and activities.

Disability Resources is the unit in the university responsible for coordinating and leading compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding accommodations for students, guests, and visitors with disabilities. The department is responsible for providing all classroom, residence hall, and event accommodations. The university is required by federal legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Section 504, to provide services specifically outlined as accommodations for students with disabilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Management of the process for alternate format texts

Contact publishers, retrieve booklists from the UST bookstore site, track books ordered and received, track books to be scanned, track books to be purchased, and manage web licenses for the Read&Write software
Coordination of Notetaking Accommodations

Manage the following two processes, 1) identify, hire, and pay peer notetakers, and 2) administer licenses for the Sonocent audio notetaking software
Document Conversion

Manage the process to convert digital documents into a format that is accessible for screen reading technology
Communicate with faculty to acquire course materials that need conversion
Exam coordination

Manage the exam accommodation process which involves managing student exam requests, building the daily exam calendar, corresponding with students as needed regarding logistics, printing exams, and contacting instructors as needed
Training responsibilities

Hire, train and supervise student employees who assist the office with exam proctoring, reading, scribing exams, and delivering exams, alternative textbook conversion and management, and other tasks as assigned
Miscellaneous administrative, training, program responsibilities

Manage software licenses for accommodations requests
Serve as a liaison with the Innovation and Technology Services department
Assist with disability awareness campus activities, attend campus information fairs, etc.
Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or the equivalent
Three years of clerical/administrative support experience
Preferred Qualification

A Bachelor’s degree
Two years of experience working in a post-secondary institution
Experience in disability resources
Knowledge of federal disability laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, knowledge of disabilities and appropriate postsecondary accommodations
Knowledge of assistive technology
Ability to work with people with a variety of disabilities; ability to work within strict deadlines for timely responses to disability accommodations requests; ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive student data

HOW TO APPLY

On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 
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