[Athen] Position Announcement: Disability Services at Texas A&M University

Forman, Tracey traceyf at disability.tamu.edu
Mon Jul 6 12:49:53 PDT 2015

Disability Services at Texas A&M University has an Access Coordinator position available. To apply, please go through the official university online application at http://jobpath.tamu.edu (posting number S01098FY15). It is strongly recommended that all applicants upload a current resume and cover letter as part of the online application. Preference will be given to applications received by July 21st.

About the University and Department
Texas A&M University is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution located in College Station, Texas. The university is centrally located, approximately equidistant from three of the ten largest cities in the United States (Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) and the state capital (Austin). The university's enrollment is more than 50,000 students studying for degrees in twelve academic colleges including the Health Science Center and School of Law.

The Department of Disability Services is one of seventeen departments in the Division of Student Affairs. Disability Services promotes an inclusive environment at Texas A&M University by facilitating appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities, and educating the campus community. Disability Services offers accommodations counseling, evaluation referral, disability-related information, adaptive technology services, sign language interpreting and transcription services for academically related purposes.

Brief Position Overview
The Access Coordinator (Student Development Specialist II) serves as one of eight professional staff members who work with a variety of students with disabilities to provide and facilitate academic accommodations. General office conditions with the majority of time spent in contact with students. Attends meetings and conferences concerning students and with student groups at times beyond usual working hours. Requires ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.

- Provide on-going service and management of a caseload of students with disabilities.
- Identify students with disabilities eligible for services (review disability related information, conduct initial meetings).
- Assist as needed with exam accommodations and other assigned projects.
- Consult with campus units and departments regarding accessibility issues and laws.
- Serve on University, Division and Departmental committees and task forces.
- Keep updated on research and issues related to students with disabilities in higher education.
- Evening work and/or travel may be required.
- Other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in student affairs, counseling or related field preferred.

Experience: One or more years of full-time experience in student affairs work or related specialty with a Bachelor's degree. No full-time experience required with a Master's degree.

Special Knowledge: Preferred knowledge of disability law as it applies to higher education, knowledge of educational technology. Knowledge and/or experience working with students with Learning Disabilities.

Salary: $33,000 to $38,000

Contact Information:
Maria Ortega, Assistant Director and Search Committee Chair
Department of Disability Services
Cain Hall B118, 1224 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-1224

Telephone: (979) 845-1637
Fax: (979) 458-1214
Email: mariao at disability.tamu.edu<mailto:mariao at disability.tamu.edu>
Website: http://disability.tamu.edu

Maria Ortega
Assistant Director
Department of Disability Services
Texas A&M University
(979) 845-1637

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