Academic Accommodations Advisor/Access Specialist - 22526BR

Academic Accommodations Advisor/Access Specialist

University Academic Support Ct
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Access Specialist assists prospective and currently enrolled students with disabilities and is responsible for analyzing disability documentation, determining reasonable accommodations, developing programs and resources to meet students’ needs, advising students regarding the interactive process and their rights and responsibilities relating to accommodations. The Access Specialist consults with faculty on the implementation of approved accommodations. This a full-time, 12-month, in-person position and reports to the Associate Director, Student Access Center. The person in this position is responsible for having knowledge of and being in compliance with Board of Regents and University policies, understanding NCAA rules and regulations applicable to the day-to-day job-related activities applicable to the position that could involve contact with student athletes, and having a working knowledge of ADA regulations.

Unit Overview:

University Academic Support Centers (UASC) is a comprehensive student support unit designed to provide resources to strengthen the academic skills and written communication of students at the University of Kansas while supporting the University's commitment to the academic success and holistic development of students. Specifically, UASC supports the intellectual development of individuals by encouraging active participation both in and out of the classroom; coordinating services and programs in which students can acquire and practice life management, decision-making, and learning skills; and linking students to other campus resources that will help them learn these skills. University Academic Support Centers is a department within the Office of Academic Success.

Job Description

  • Consult with prospective, initial, and currently registered students and their families/parents regarding academic accommodations.
  • Review disability documentation to determine eligibility and reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations.
  • Facilitate the registration and accommodation processes in the Access Online system.

  • Provide academic coaching for students with disabilities regarding academic concerns such as planning and time management.

  • Other duties as assigned (which may include exam proctoring).

Position Requirements

  1. This position requires working on-site.
  2. This position may require occasional evening work, especially during heavy student service/support usage.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree PLUS three (3) years' full-time experience working with students with disabilities at any level OR a Master's Degree in the Humanities, Higher Education, Education, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Student Development or a field with a curriculum focused on social justice theory and practice PLUS one (1) year of related experience.
  2. Two (2) years’ experience using Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working with diverse students as demonstrated by cover letter and resume.
  2. Two years of experience providing academic accommodations for college students with disabilities or academic advising college students.
  3. Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills as demonstrated through application materials and in-person interview.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A Complete application includes:

1. Resume.
2. Cover letter addressing how the required and preferred qualifications are met.
3. Contact information for three (3) professional references.
4. Completion of the online application.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Application review begins Monday, July 11, 2022 and continues until a pool of qualified applicants has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Arika Sprecker

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Work Schedule

Monday- Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

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Posting ID:
University Academic Support Ct
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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