Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Department of Student Health, Student Disabilities Access Center is seeking a D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator. This position provides communication access to Deaf/HH students, employees, and visitors, as well as logistical support for service delivery. The coordinator is responsible for services for D/deaf and HOH students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the University. They are expected to serve as a liaison for faculty, staff, and students; provide training on disability issues; and resolve problems in the department. They are also expected to assign cases to interpreters and/or captioners. These services are to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu). This position will remain open until filled.
The Department of Student Health and the University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to developing diversity in faculty and staff.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Four years of experience working in higher education, preferably in disability services to include deaf/hard of hearing students and blind/visually impaired students; including use of ASL
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Minimum of 2 years professional higher education experience
Preferred License or Certification: Certified American Sign Language (ASL) with the Registry of interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Interpreter is required or must be obtained within one year of hire.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Well-developed listening, interpretative and conciliation skills, as well as strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to supervise, mentor, and coach others
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the D/deaf community
Knowledge of ASL, effective case management strategies, and ADA.
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.