Access Specialist

Updated: about 6 hours ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS


University Academic Support Ct

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 in-class accommodations and facilitate the registration and accommodation processes in Access Online. Reviews disability documentation to determine eligibility and reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations.
  • Coach students with disabilities regarding academic concerns, assisting them with their executive functioning deficits.
  • Provide workshops and professional development for faculty and staff on supporting students with disabilities in academic classes.
  • Other duties as assigned (which may include exam proctoring).

Position Requirements

  • This position is required to work on-site.
  • This position may require occasional evening work, especially during heavy student service/support usage.

  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and three years’ full-time experience working with students with disabilities at any level.
  • Two (2) years of experience using the Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 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, and one year of experience or any combination of bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience working with college students with disabilities. 
  • Experience working with diverse students as demonstrated by cover letter and resume.
  • Two years of experience providing academic accommodations for college students with disabilities or academic advising college students.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills as demonstrated through application materials and in-person interview.

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Jessica Little-Greenberg

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    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 Friday December 3, 2021, and continues until a pool of qualified applicants is identified. 

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    Primary Campus

    University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Work Schedule

    Monday- Friday, 8 am to 5 pm with occasional evening work, especially during heavy student service/support usage.

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    The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9 for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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