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Accommodation Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist

The 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. 

Bachelor’s 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.