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Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services

The Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services facilitates the provision of reasonable accommodations for university students with a wide range of disabilities to ensure equal access to the programs, services, and activities and it assists faculty and staff in developing fair and effective instructional methods and adaptations to provide classroom, dining, and housing access for this student population.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide broad leadership and strategic planning for the Student Accessibility Services program
  • Student Services: Provide support to students with disabilities including individual meetings with students, review and evaluation of disability documentation, and determination and implementation of appropriate accommodations and support services; Coordinate and proctor exam accommodations for students with disabilities; Maintains current knowledge of disability laws through professional development and reviewing federal updates on a regular basis; Oversees development and dissemination of marketing material on Accessibility Services including technology resources such as Read and Write Gold
  • Faculty Services: Consult with faculty, staff, and prospective and enrolled students regarding the needs of individuals with disabilities; promote equitable learning opportunities for students with disabilities; Prepare and deliver workshops and educational support material on disability-related issues to faculty, staff, and students. Collaborate with various offices and departments
  • Collaboration and Tracking: Develop and update policies and procedures that support the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act, and disability-related theory and trends; Maintain records and prepare reports regarding services for students with disabilities; Collaborate with community resources including the North Dakota Disabilities Services Council, local high schools and colleges, and community agencies; Provide service to the University that includes meeting attendance, committee involvement, and support of University sponsored events; Coordinate and ensure proper implementation of contractual obligations provided by vendors, for such tasks as captioning and sign language interpreting
  • Technology: Facilitate the acquisition of assistive technology to help students access materials in alternative forms and work with individual students on their effective use
  • Teaching: Serving as the instructor for 1 section of HUM 322 Transitions Seminar. Transitions Seminar is a 1 credit, 8-week course, for students who are classified as Transfer, Military, or Adult Traditional students
  • DASH Grant: Administer the DASH Grant, a program that distributes funds to eligible students who find themselves in a financial emergency

Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience include:

  • Master’s degree in related field (Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, etc.) is required
  • Two years of experience in disability services required
  • Five years of experience in postsecondary disability services preferred
  • Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the office of Academic Affairs and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of support services and accommodations for students with disabilities at a postsecondary level, including assistive technology
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of medical, psychological, and technical evaluations of disabilities
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws regarding accommodations and access for students with disabilities
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships throughout the community
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive student information
  • Ability to work independently and with a team of colleagues, exercising appropriate judgment, initiative, and creativity
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to implement and manage creative solutions
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to assess and adapt to the needs of individual students, including diverse populations
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Strong computer background in learning and applying new applications to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, including effective presentations to groups, professional reports and other communications using Microsoft Office Suite applications

The University of Mary overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools.  The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

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