The Accommodations Coordinator administers disability-related accommodations. The Coordinator is primarily responsible for managing interpretive services and disability-related accommodations for physical and event access. Under the direction of the Assistant Director, the coordinator assists in case management for students with temporary injuries or other disabilities. The Coordinator fills in for the Assistive Technology Specialist as needed and provides assistive technology support. This position manages the logistics of implementing accommodations, collaborates with ASAC staff and campus partners to determine procedures and policies, and communicates the same to the students and faculty who use them. The Coordinator provides back-up support for testing, note-taking, and housing accommodations. The Coordinator is responsible for hiring, training, and scheduling for interpretive services. The position oversees the payment process for interpretive services and tracks expenditures. This position collects data and reports on accommodation statistics.
A flexible schedule is preferred for this position. Schedule coordination with the second Accommodations Coordinator is essential. The position works 35 hours per week; additional hours may be required at times.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Some professional experience
Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Ability to problem-solve under pressure
Ability to use and learn software programs used in tracking data and managing student information
Attention to detail
Knowledge of or interest in assistive technology
Experience in a post-secondary setting and familiarity with individuals with disabilities
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