Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Department Summary & Job Purpose:
Mount Holyoke College is seeking an experienced professional to join a team focused on the delivery of accommodations and services for students with disabilities. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of disability services, legal compliance at the college level, be knowledgeable about best practices in providing appropriate accommodations within a rigorous liberal arts educational program, and have demonstrated leadership in the disability services work.
The Senior Accommodation Coordinator will play a key role in the leadership of the Disability Services team. The Senior Accommodation Coordinator serves as a primary resource to educate, train, and guide the College in understanding disability access, rights, and responsibilities. Responsibilities include a direct service responsibility to determine eligibility for and the development of individualized accommodation plans. In addition, the Senior Accommodation Coordinator will collaborate with staff and faculty around accommodation plans, and consultation with faculty and staff colleagues around best practices, reasonable accommodations and support of students registered with disability services.
Disability Services is positioned within the College’s newly created division of Student Success.
The Senior Accommodation Coordinator will work closely with other members of the Division of Student Success specifically class deans. In addition, the role requires an ability to work collaboratively with campus partners including colleagues in the Divisions of Student Life, Academic Affairs, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion. The Senior Accommodation Coordinator will work closely with the 504 Officer of the College and participate in discussions regarding campus accessibility. The Senior Accommodation Coordinator reports directly to the Dean of the College.
Core Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Dean of the College and VP for Student Success, the Senior Accommodation Coordinator will provide direct support to students as well as contribute to the institutional mission of access and success for students with disabilities. Specific duties include:
Lead the disability services team in the continued development of services, processes and supports for students with disabilities and their on-going assessment of services Determine eligibility and develop an individualized accommodation plan that responds to the student’s medical documentation, functional limitations, and abilities that is consistent with the College’s mission, goals, and academic requirements.
Serve the primary resource within disability services and content expert for consultations with faculty, academic departments in implementing accommodations for students, inclusive praxis and universal design principles.
Maintain a working knowledge of changing regulations and policies regarding persons with disabilities, including FERPA, HIPAA, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.
Participate in trainings and programs for students, faculty, and staff regarding disability access, rights, and responsibilities.
Engage in activities related to data collection and reporting as part of Division and College wide initiatives.
Work collaboratively Disability Services Staff Serve on campus wide committees and perform other duties as assigned.
Supervise accommodation coordinator
• Graduate degree in a relevant discipline • At least 5 years of experience in higher education working with people who have disabilities • Experience in reading and interpreting psycho-educational evaluations and other professional documentation • A well-developed knowledge base regarding learning skills and the use of technology as an auxiliary aid for students with disabilities • Knowledge of relevant laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
• Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. • Employee operates office equipment and computers to perform essential duties and responsibilities.
• The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.
Special Instructions for Applicants:
Apply online; application materials must include:
A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
A complete resume or curriculum vitae
Contact information for 3 professional references
Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.
Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
As the first of the Seven Sisters, the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League, Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of: academic excellence in a global learning environment; a tight-knit, diverse, and international community; a worldwide network of influential alumnae; the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.