Student Life Accommodation Specialist & Testing Coordinator

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Department: Accessibility Resources
Position Type: Staff Part-time
Categories: Dean of Students Office

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Pay Classification: Exempt (Salary)
Month Worked Per Year: 11 Months
Position FTE: .92
Pay Grade: Exempt - Grade 10

Position Overview:

The Student Life Accommodation Specialist & Testing Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) testing rooms and specific accommodation needs for students with disabilities at Carleton College. This position will focus on accommodation requests related to student life, including residential, dining, and parking accommodations. This individual is a vital member of the OAR team, providing essential support to students and the department

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities:

  • Accommodation support: engage with students in an interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations in the area of student life; review documentation presented by students to guide decision making for reasonable accommodations. This includes residential, dining, and parking accommodations. This individual will maintain accurate records in a confidential manner, collaborate with partners in the Division of Student Life, develop and follow a consistent process.
  • Maintain a caseload of students with: disabilities, conduct the interactive process, review assessment reports and documentation from providers, determine and communicate accommodations, provide coaching and support to students with disabilities. Maintain accurate records in a confidential manner. Consult with faculty and other key stakeholders on campus to ensure that accommodation needs are met.
  • Review documentation presented by students to guide decision making for reasonable accommodations: Documentation may include educational records, neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations, medical records.
  • Collaborate with faculty to ensure the accurate implementation of accommodated testing through OAR: arrange details for testing, such as dates, room assignments, and resources needed to ensure that student accommodation needs are met; communicate with faculty and students regarding testing accommodations; administer exams and monitor exam schedule; proctor off-site exams when overflow space is needed; arrange for delivery and pick-up of completed exams.
  • Maintain accurate records in a confidential manner, including: roster of approved accommodations each academic year; monitor renewal process on an annual basis exam schedule, equipment loan agreement forms, accommodation-related agreement forms.
  • Office Responsibilities: in collaboration with OAR staff members, oversee equipment loans and returns; plan or assist in OAR programming in collaboration with Peer Leaders; complete other assigned tasks that contribute to overall functioning of the office.
  • Division/College/Professional Contributions: work on division projects and/or serve on Carleton College committees as assigned; maintain membership in MN AHEAD and AHEAD.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • One or more years of disability-related experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, training, or experience in State and Federal laws related to disability.
  • Education, training, and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: strong listening skills and communication skills in writing, public presentations, and interpersonal interactions; skilled with desktop computer applications and database management; excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and maintenance of accurate records.
  • Must enjoy working with and facilitating the special needs of students.
  • Must have schedule flexibility to meet the needs of the student services provided by the office - example during exam periods.
  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable, and flexible.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Disability Studies, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Counseling, Psychology, Higher Education Student Affairs, or related field.
  • Two years of disability work experience in higher education

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Working Environment: Typical office environment and travel between campus buildings.

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by July 13, 2022. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

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