The Academic Resource Hub at Lafayette College seeks applicants for its next Accessibility Coordinator. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, student-focused team dedicated to enhancing student success and achievement. The Accessibility Coordinator plays a key role in the daily operation of The Hub’s programs and services and is focused on supporting student needs. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of the Hub for Accessibility Services, the Accessibility Coordinator determines eligibility for accommodations and ensures appropriate implementation of accommodation plans. In addition, they will assume the following responsibilities:

  • Reviews disability documentation, engages in interactive process and develops accommodation plans that are designed to address the functional limitations of diagnosed disabilities for a caseload of new and returning students
  • Provides individual and small group consultations on topics such as: the course registration process, exam accommodation/proctoring process, self-advocacy,  communication with faculty, academic strategies and general disability-related advising
  • Monitors student academic progress and provides direction and support for students who are experiencing academic, social, and transitional difficulties
  • Facilitates the provision of accommodations and services including note-taking, exam proctoring, adaptive technology, interpreting/transcribing services, readers, scribes, etc.
  • Provides referrals to on-campus community resources as appropriate
  • Supports the Assistant Director in the production and analysis of data and reports
  • Consults with faculty to support the implementation of student accommodation plans
  • Provides guidance and information on disability-related topics to the campus community
  • Maintains timely and accurate records of all student contacts
  • Stays abreast of current legal issues and trends associated with supporting accessibility in the college setting; Maintains active attendance at conferences and professional meetings
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned to support the mission of Accessibility Services, The Academic Resource Hub and/or the Office of Advising and Co-curricular programs

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree in counseling, education, educational psychology, social work, special education, or a related field
  • Minimum of two years’ experience providing support to students with disabilities in a college or university setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ADA regulations and familiarity with issues in higher education and student development
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to FERPA regulations
  • Goal-driven, self-directed, and creative with excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
  • Ability to plan and implement administrative processes and procedures

Preferred Education and Experiences

  • Experience providing academic counseling in the areas of goal setting, time management, and learning strategies, to students with disabilities
  • Broad understanding of reasonable accommodations, assistive technologies, and services used by students with disabilities in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to relate and work with a diverse population.

Applications

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/72835