[Athen] Dover: Delaware State University hiring Student Accommodation Coordinator, Office of Student Accessibility Services

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Wed Jan 6 21:02:48 PST 2021

Hello Colleagues,

Happy New Year! I am happy to announce the posting of a full-time
Student Accommodation Coordinator position within the Office of
Student Accessibility Services here at Delaware State University. We
are located in Dover, DE, and pride ourselves in being one of the most
intentionally diverse HBCU's in the country. If you know of anyone who
may be interested in this exciting career opportunity please encourage
them to view the job posting in HigherEdJobs.com or directly on the
DSU Human Resources jobs site. Both links are provided below:


DSU Jobs Sitehttps://chu.tbe.taleo.net/dispatcher/servlet/DispatcherServlet?org=DESU&act=redirectCws&cws=1&redirectUrl=%2Fats%2Fcareers%2Frequisition.jsp%3Frid%3D2786%26org%3DDESU%26cws%3D1

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me
directly at aksmith at desu.edu. Thank you in advance for spreading the


Dr. Ann S. Knettler
Director, Student Accessibility Services
ADA & 504 Compliance Officer
Office of Student Success
Adjunct Professor, Masters of Public Administration Program
School of Graduate, Adult and Extended Studies
E: aksmith at desu.edu | Work Cell: 302.922.7841
1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 | desu.edu/SAS

Student Accommodation Coordinator
Delaware State University <https://www.desu.edu/>
Dover, DE
Admin - Disability and Accessibility Services
Application Due:
Open Until Filled


General Description of the Job
The mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS), within the Office of
Student Success, is to provide equal opportunities and equal access to
education, programs, and activities for all students with disabilities at
Delaware State University. SAS works collaboratively with University
Partners to foster a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive University community.

In achieving this, SAS collaborates with and empowers individuals who have
documented disabilities by working together proactively to determine
reasonable and appropriate accommodative measures. In efforts to ensure
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA)
and other current legislation and eliminate attitudinal barriers against
people with disabilities, SAS also provides institution-wide advisement,
consultation, and training on disability-related topics, including legal
and regulatory compliance, universal design, and disability scholarship.

Under the direction of the Director of Student Accessibility Services
(SAS), the Student Accommodation Coordinator determines eligibility for
accommodations for all students with disabilities enrolled in classes at
Delaware State University and ensures appropriate implementation of
accommodation plans. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated
knowledge of disability resources and legal compliance at the college level
and be knowledgeable about best practices in providing appropriate
accommodations within a rigorous educational program. In addition, they
will assume the following responsibilities:

- Reviews disability documentation, engages in the interactive process
with the student to identify barriers to full participation in the
curricular and co-curricular environments, and determines reasonable
accommodation in order to mitigate barriers and provide equal access to all
programs, goods, and services offered through Delaware State University
- Provides individual and small group consultations on topics such as:
the exam accommodation/proctoring process, self-advocacy, communication
with faculty, academic strategies and general disability-related advising
- Facilitates the provision of accommodations and services including
note-taking, adaptive technology, interpreting/transcribing services,
readers, scribes, etc.
- Provides referrals to on-campus and community resources as appropriate
- Supports the Director in the production and analysis of data and
- 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 Student
Accessibility Services.

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 and HIPPA
- Goal-driven, self-directed, and creative with excellent
problem-solving, interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
- Ability to plan and implement administrative processes and procedures
- 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
- 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

Postal Address:
Dr. Ann Knettler
Student Accessibility Services
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Online App. Form:
Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and
does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or
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