Temporary - Academic Accommodations Advisor/Disability Specialist - 11848BR

Temporary - Academic Accommodations Advisor/Disability Specialist

Acad Achieve & Access Ctr-AAAC
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Access Specialist is responsible for assisting prospective and currently enrolled students with disabilities. The Access Specialist works with students to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations so that students are assured equal access to all campus opportunities and activities. This is a full time, temporary position (July 2018 –January, 2019). This position reports to the Associate Director of AAAC-SAS.

Unit Description: The Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC) enhances the quality of life of students at the University of Kansas by supporting the University's commitment to the academic success and holistic development of students. Specifically, AAAC supports the intellectual development of all individuals by encouraging active participation both in and out of the classroom. Within the Academic Achievement and Access Center, Student Access Services (SAS) is responsible for coordinating accommodations for students with disabilities. AAAC-SAS employs access specialists to work with students.

The person in this position is responsible for knowledge of and compliance with Board of Regents, University policies and NCAA rules and regulations regarding day to day job related activities applicable to the position that could involve contact with student athletes. AAAC is a department in Undergraduate Education.

Job Description

30% -Review documentation submitted by diagnostic professionals regarding prospective and currently enrolled students with disabilities.

30% -Individually consult with prospective and currently registered students and their families/parents regarding in-class accommodations and facilitating appropriate accommodations with faculty.

20% -Coach students with executive functioning needs and connect them to appropriate on-campus and off-campus resources.

10% -Coordinate and certify student eligibility for paratransit services, working with diagnosticians and KU transit.

10% -Other duties as assigned (which may include proctoring exams).

*This position requires some evening and weekend work, especially during heavy student service/support usage.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree.
  2. Three years’ experience working with students with disabilities.
  3. Two years of experience using MS Office.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree in Special Education, Education, Psychology, Social Welfare or related field.
  2. Two years’ experience working with college students with disabilities.
  3. One year KU academic or administrative experience.
  4. Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills as demonstrated through application materials and in-person interview.
  5. Experience working with diverse students as demonstrated by cover letter and resume.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:

A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

First review of applications is Monday, June 4th and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Deb Meyer
Associate Director, Academic Achievement and Access Center
debmeyer@ku.edu 785-864-4064

Advertised Salary Range

19.86 hourly

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Posting ID:
Acad Achieve & Access Ctr-AAAC
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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