[Athen] Columbia MO: University of Missouri hiring Access Advisor, Disability Center

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Mon Feb 1 21:03:27 PST 2021

Good afternoon, colleagues!

The Disability Center at the University of Missouri is excited to
announce that we are seeking candidates to fill our Access Advisor

As an Access Advisor, this individual will have primary responsibility
for ensuring access and facilitating accommodations for students with
disabilities. This includes evaluating and determining students'
eligibility for accommodations; providing support to students,
faculty, and staff on accommodation or access concerns; and
maintaining an active caseload of students with disabilities.

For more information about the position, or to apply online, please
visit: https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/COLUM/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=6&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=6&JobOpeningId=35515&PostingSeq=1

The application for this position closes February 13, 2021.

If you have questions about the position, feel free to contact me at
brickleya at missouri.edu<mailto:brickleya at missouri.edu>.

Ashley Brickley

Ashley Brickley
Director, MU Disability Center
S5 Memorial Union, Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573)882-4696
Website: disabilitycenter.missouri.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

The Disability Center is currently only scheduling meetings virtually.
Please call (573-882-4696) or email (disabilitycenter at missouri.edu)
before stopping into our office.

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Job Description

The Access Advisor works in the Disability Center and has primary
responsibility for ensuring access and facilitating accommodations for
students with disabilities. The Access Advisor will evaluate and determine
students’ eligibility for accommodations relying on an interactive process
as well as third party documentation, as needed; manage an active caseload
of students with disabilities; provide expertise and technical assistance
to students, faculty, and other University personnel on
disability/accommodation/access issues and concerns; and, arrange and
coordinate individualized accommodations. The Access Advisor will serve as
a contact for campus faculty and staff, to provide general information
regarding the institution’s rights and responsibilities under the
ADA/Section 504 and to discuss student needs, both general and specific.
The Access Advisor may perform a variety of other duties as assigned in
support of the mission of the office.

*Specific Responsibilities:*

- Through an interactive process with students with disabilities,
determine eligibility for and identify appropriate accommodations; develop
individual accommodation plans. Review and interpretation of medical,
neuropsychological, psychological diagnostic reports and other third party
documentation may be necessary.
- Provide ongoing case management, follow-up and support of
accommodations both in and out of the academic environment
- Maintain confidential student files, records and correspondence
- May be responsible for training and supervising student employees
- Consult with faculty and staff to promote and facilitate best
practices in implementing students’ disability related accommodations and
academic adjustments, both in general and in response to specific situations
- Assist the Director and Assistant Director in planning and conducting
programs to educate the University community on disability related issues
and the services provided by the office
- Collaborate with other University resources to create and implement
outreach, educational/awareness programs, and networking activities on
campus and in the wider community
- Assist in compilation of annual reports
- Represent the office at relevant University and non-university
sponsored events, and various new student orientation programs
- Maintain current knowledge of best practices, legal mandates and
ongoing research and developments in the area of disability access and
inclusion in higher education.


Salary Range: $19.47 - $21.63 an hour

Grade: GGS 009

University Title: Student Services Coordinator II

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the
Talent Profile tile in myHR


Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is
Preferred Qualifications

At least two (2) years’ experience working with individuals with
disabilities, particularly with students in higher education settings;
working knowledge of ADAAA, 504, FERPA, and other relevant laws, as well as
of best practices with respect to disability services in higher education.
Demonstrated flexibility and proven interpersonal experience working in a
professional environment, with experience interacting with faculty, medical
professionals, and with diverse student populations; excellent written and
verbal communication skills; experience with case management; working
knowledge of assistive technology and universal design principles; and,
demonstrated strong computer and analytical skills.

A proven ability to effectively deal with complex and varying tasks;
excellent interpersonal skills and tact; strong problem solving skills and
ability to exercise sound judgment within areas of responsibility;
demonstrated strong organizational skills; ability to work under pressure
and with constant interruptions; must be able to maintain strict
confidentiality; ability to prioritize workload based on demands of
students and the academic schedule; ability to work effectively in a
student centered environment; demonstrated ability to work both
independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Application Materials

Completed online applications and resumes' will be accepted until position
is filled.
Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a
comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans,
retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional
information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff
Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

*Diversity Commitment*

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a
diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We
seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values
of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

*Equal Employment Opportunity*

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants
for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence
without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national
origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or
any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy
shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of
religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations
associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of
the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice
Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA
Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the
following links:

- EEO is the Law English Version
- EEO is the Law Spanish Version
- EEO is the Law Chinese Version
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