Department:Accessible Education Center Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$43,000 - $48,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins August 21, 2017; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Complete online applications will include:
• Cover letter which expresses your interest in the position, including an overview of your skills, abilities and professional competencies that apply to this position. • Current resume, including dates of employment. • Name, email and phone number for at least three professional references. Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted. • Answers to the following supplemental questions:
1. Describe your conceptualization of disability and how that has shaped your interactions with students and others. To illustrate, include examples of direct experiences.
2. One of the University of Oregon's core values is diversity, in which we seek to foster equity and inclusion in a welcoming, safe, and respectful community. What is your definition of diversity? How do you encourage people to honor the uniqueness of each individual? How do you challenge stereotypes and promote sensitivity and inclusion.
Department Summary The Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement for the student scholar. UGS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UGS is comprised of four units: the Accessible Education Center (AEC), the Office of Academic Advising (OAA), the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) and the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean (OVPD).
The Accessible Education Center (AEC) facilitates and supports access and inclusion for students with disabilities. The AEC coordinates services, determines student accommodations, provides advocacy, and collaborates with students, faculty, staff and the community to create and sustain accessible physical, curricular and informational environments. AEC is a department within the Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) which promotes academic excellence, engagement, access and success for all students.
Position Summary Access Advisors work as part of a team dedicated to facilitating access and full inclusion of students with disabilities into the university environment. This is partially accomplished through proactive advising, effective collaborations/consultations with faculty/staff, and the fostering of systemic campus change.
Access advisors work individually with students in a variety of ways to provide academic and accommodation support. Access Advisors must be culturally competent and able to work with diverse students presenting with a range of disability experiences and related challenges including crisis or scholastic difficulty. Advisors typically see a high volume of students who may present with complicated mental health or chronic health situations, as well as learning disabilities, ADHD, head injury, etc. Access Advisors work in a fast-paced appointment-based office setting delivering advising support year-round. Access Advisors are committed to supporting the university’s emphasis on academic excellence in a culturally diverse and academically challenging learning environment.
Minimum Requirements • Master's degree from an accredited institution awarded by the time of appointment. • Experience advising, counseling or teaching college students with disabilities, or coordinating related programs, services, or inclusive design initiatives.
Professional Competencies • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills. • Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple cases and effectively use various computer applications to manage caseload and concise notes. • Demonstrated understanding of the academic and social developmental needs of students with disabilities, as well as students from underrepresented and underserved populations including ethnic minorities, first-generation, international and low-income.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience working on issues of access and inclusion to effect meaningful change and promote student success. • Specialized expertise in at least one disability area, preferably mental health. • Working knowledge of ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with university teaching faculty and administrators. • Knowledge of universal/inclusive design concepts and experience with implementation. • Experience working with individuals in crisis. • Significant experience providing academic advising or personal counseling. • Experience facilitating workshops or psycho-educational groups.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
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