Accommodation Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist
Accommodations Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist plans and facilitates the implementation of
appropriate accommodations, auxiliary aids and support services for students
with disabilities. This individual will support students' academic success
through coordinating accommodation support for the office of Student Accessibility
Services. Primary responsibilities include managing and proctoring exam
accommodations for students with disabilities; greeting, assessing needs, and
following up with students; and database/file management. This individual will
support SAS staff as admin and function as a resource for SAS staff, students and families by providing
technical assistance and guidance on how to request accommodations. As a part
of a team, the Accommodations Coordinator and Accessibility
Specialist manages the test process, supports student registration, serves as
admin for the department, supports appropriate management of the auxiliary aids and
support services for students who experience disabilities.
in a human service related field and/or two to five years’ experience working
specifically with assistive tech. Willingness to learn how to evaluate disability documentation, including
psychoeducational, psychological and medical evaluations; developing and
presenting in-service training. Experience working directly with student/adults
who experience disability. The person in this position frequently communicates
with students who have inquiries about their accommodations; must be able to
exchange accurate information in these situations. When monitoring exams must
be able to observe, review, and assess
the entire testing process. Ability to read and review testing materials.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as
a scanner, assistive tech equipment, copy machine, and computer printer. Bilingual
(Spanish/English), encouraged to apply. Must
be able to review exams with students. Adaptable, flexible, willing to work in a changing
environment as a part of a team.
Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.
Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.