Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Department of Student Health, Student Disability Access Center is seeking a full-time Accessibility Specialist. This position exists to provide equal access for students with disabilities at the University of Virginia, in order to meet the federal requirements as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This position will work primarily with a caseload of undergraduate and graduate students, and act as a liaison with other University faculty and staff to ensure accommodation needs are met.
To apply, candidates must submit an application along with a resume, cover letter, and list of three references through Jobs@UVa, https://jobs.virginia.edu
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Master's Degree in rehabilitation counseling, counseling psychology, social work, special education, higher education or related field.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Minimum of 2 years professional higher education experience, preferably having experience working with persons with disabilities.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is preferred.
Experience working with persons with disabilities in a higher education setting is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work on a collaborative team
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office
Preferred Computer Applications: Adobe Acrobat, assistive technology software such as Read & Write, Dragon, or Sonocent.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.