[Athen] FW: Disability Consulting Position open in SF area

Joshua Hori jhori at ucdavis.edu
Wed Sep 21 18:20:04 PDT 2016

FYI, for those interested...

From: Student Disability Services in Health Sciences & Medicine [mailto:HEALTHSCI_MED at LISTSRV.UCSF.EDU] On Behalf Of Meeks, Lisa
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 10:56 AM
Subject: Disability Consulting Position open in SF area

I am posting this as a courtesy to an old colleague who is now at Minerva.

Job Description

Disability Resource Specialist

Minerva Schools at KGI


About the Minerva Schools at KGI

Minerva, based in San Francisco, California, offers a unique undergraduate experience for the brightest, most motivated students in the world. Combining a reinvented and rigorous curriculum, highly selective admissions, high academic standards, cutting-edge technology, and an immersive global experience, Minerva provides an exceptional and accessible education to prepare future leaders and innovators across all disciplines. In 2013 Minerva formed an alliance with Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) to establish the Minerva Schools at KGI (MSKGI). KGI is an accredited institution offering graduate-level professional degrees in addition to the undergraduate degrees offered by the Minerva Schools.

Minerva students come from all over the world to spend their first year in residence in San Francisco, and then live and study in a different major world city every semester thereafter. The first locations outside the US are Berlin and Buenos Aires, scheduled for 2016-17. These rich international experiences provide students with deep global understanding and skills.


Minerva is seeking a seasoned disability specialist to serve as a consultant to review requests of special accommodations and make recommendations for providing those accommodations.


Based on current best practice in the field:

1. Review the requests for accommodations and supporting documentation, interviewing students as needed

2. Determine if documentation is adequate and if not communicate with student to get required documentation

3. Determine if the accommodations requested are warranted and matched to the disability and make a recommendation for accommodations that is in keeping with current standards

4. Prepare appropriate documentation for the student denying or confirming the accommodations

5. Prepare appropriate documentation for MSKGI listing the approved accommodations

Requests for accommodations ordinarily are submitted in the summer before first-year undergraduate enrollment and then renewed each succeeding summer. Most work would be done during this period with updates as required throughout the year for changes in circumstances or temporary disabilities.



Master's degree required and doctorate preferred in a relevant field of study


5-8 years of university-level experience in working with students with disabilities


Demonstrated ability to exercise sensitivity and respect to other cultures, politics, values and modes of communication


Strong sense of discretion, confidentiality and tact


Excellent written skills and attention to detail


Comfortable using and learning new technology


Efficient and responsive; meets deadlines

Skills/Personal Attributes


Problem-solver; desire to be part of something new and innovative


Passionate about international education and student development


Strong communication skills with the ability to listen and to interact well with people from all levels of internal and external organizations


Flexible and open to doing things in new ways and living with ambiguity




Works well remotely and with little supervision

Reporting and Internal Collaboration


Reports to Chief Student Affairs and Operations Officer in San Francisco Headquarters


Works with a student services assistant who communicates requests, maintains records, and ensures that accommodations are made.

Expected Start Date

ASAP to set up systems and review current accommodations.

Contact: Teri Cannon, Chief Student Affairs and Operations Officer (teri at minervaproject.com<mailto:teri at minervaproject.com>)


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