The University of Lynchburg, a private, regional university in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, invites applications for a full-time Coordinator of the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources.
The successful candidate will assist in the development, implementation, and coordination of direct services for students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with the administration of other programs offered by the Advising & Academic Resource Center.
- $40,000 annually
Specific Job Duties:
- Review and evaluate documentation of disability and approve academic accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Aid the implementation of accommodations and other services for students with disabilities.
- Collaborate with University faculty and staff, as appropriate, in support of students with disabilities.
- Engage in ongoing problem-solving resolution.
- Facilitate implementation of accommodations for students with temporary disabilities.
- Maintain thorough and confidential records, documentation, data collection, and report preparation for accessibility and disability resources-related needs.
- Adhere to standards of confidentiality and FERPA when working with students, parents, faculty, and staff.
- Coordinate year-round test proctoring services for the CADR caseload (undergraduate and graduate).
- Coordinate and provide student accessibility services including alternative textbooks, hiring, and supervision of paid note-takers, assistive technology equipment loans, etc.
- Manage CADR Moodle page and email account, to include maintaining current information and reso.
- Coordinate outreach at midterm and end of the term to support vulnerable students on the CADR caseload.
- As appropriate, provide academic mentoring and midterm outreach for students with disabilities.
- Serve as the Admissions liaison to meet with prospective and incoming students and their families/supporters.
- Coordinate Commencement week events and services for accessibility and disability-related needs for students, families/supporters, and University guests.
- Collaborate with campus partners to offer faculty/staff development opportunities.
- Serve as the CADR liaison with the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
- Provide year-round orientation support.
- Participate as a member of the Advising and Academic Resources Center in staff meetings, programs, initiatives, and the delivery of services to students.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Generous sick time and family leave, comprehensive insurance (medical, dental, vision, etc.) and retirement plans, flexible spending account, tuition remission, life and long term disability insurance, and more. Learn more about employment benefits at the University of Lynchburg.
- Prolonged periods of standing or sitting at a desk
- Masters degree in disability services, counseling, special education, rehabilitation, or other closely related fields.
- Professional experience working with students, faculty, and staff at the post-secondary level.
- Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA Amendments Act, as well as other relevant legislation, and their appropriate application in higher education.
- Knowledge of psycho-educational tests and assessments.
- Knowledge of alternative text formats and assistive technologies is preferred but not required.
- Ability to work with a wide range of constituents with humor and grace.
- Ability to work successfully as a member of a collaborative team.
How to Apply
Submit an employment application and email or mail:
- A cover letter outlining your interests in this position and related qualifications
- A current CV or résumé
- A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement outlining how you approach diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work
- The contact information of three professional references
University of Lynchburg
Office of Human Resources
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.
We seek candidates who are committed to the University of Lynchburg’s efforts to create an environment that fosters a student-centered environment, develops the breadth of knowledge associated with liberal education, respects and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, values and celebrates diverse faith traditions, and sustains close working relationships among faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners.
The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.
The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer.