Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services - Roxbury Community College

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Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS

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Posted: 27-Feb-24

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Salary: Open

Categories:


Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: 173022


Location: Boston, MA Category: Full Time Staff Posted On: Mon Feb 26 2024 Job Description:

Title: Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services

Unit: Full Time MCCC

Department: Student Accessibility Services

Reports To: Assistant Dean of Accessibility and Title IX Coordinator

 

General Summary:

 

The mission and focus of Student Accessibility Services is to assist students, faculty and staff with ensuring equitable access to all student programs and services, create an environment that recognizes ability on a cultural level and to serve as a primary support to qualifying students.  This role will work closely with all departments as a partner and will include the various services in student affairs, academic affairs and provide support to faculty with implementation of accommodations.  This position reports directly to the Assistant Dean of Accessibility and Title IX Coordinator.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists Assistant Dean of Accessibility and Title IX Coordinator with ensuring Roxbury Community College is inclusive and accessible to all students with disabilities by utilizing a proactive framework
  • Provides support to students with disabilities with an approach that recognizes and values diversity with an intersectional approach to needs and their humanity.
  • Reviews/updates marketing materials for RCC, conducts outreach via Student Newsletter and New Student Orientation and presents at college tours on SAS.
  • Refers students to various resources and programs including advising, tutoring, counseling, etc.
  • Meets with students on an individual basis to provide coaching on executive functioning; develop strategies for time management, explore tools for managing deadlines and assignments, and train students on assistive technology.
  • Coordinate writing, delivery and archiving of accommodation letters for students.
  • Assists Testing Center with proctoring exams to students with accommodations.
  • Coordinates alternative text and adaptation of course materials to ensure accessibility for students
  • Receives, documents and manages electronic filing of records for SAS in information management systems.
  • Partner with Testing Center to provide accommodations to internal and external test takers.
  • Design and facilitate training and workshops on creating accessible programs and resources, recognition of disability on a cultural level and engage with student activism on campus.
  • Work with Academic Technology, Marketing and Communications and IT to foster accessible online learning, content and virtual classroom design.
  • Refer students to and partner with external agencies such as MRC, DDS, DMH and others.
  • Serves on Behavioral Intervention Team and supports team with addressing students of concern related to ADA and Section 504.
  • Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas (i.e.  maintains a working knowledge of assigned area; researches new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends conferences, workshops, and training sessions).
  • Comply with the duties as stipulated in the Massachusetts Community College Council Collective Bargaining Agreement. Other duties as assigned.

 


Job Requirements:

 

  •                Master's degree in Special Education, counseling, Higher Education or closely related field with three to five years of experience and/or training that includes working with students with all types of disabilities in post-secondary education, administering/interpreting ADA and Section 504, 508 and other relevant laws, educational and psychological tests, curriculum development, and program administration; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Ability to work in a diverse environment using excellent customer service skills.
  • Evening and weekend availability.
  •               Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn new software.

  • Additional Information:

    This is a full-time, MCCC position (37.5 hrs), with full benefits.


    Compensation: Per the MCCC Grade 6 Professional Staff Salary Grid, salary is commensurate with Education and Experience in accordance with the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

    As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation.

    Including but not limited to:

    • High quality and affordable health insurance through the Commonwealth's Group Insurance Commission (GIC) 
    • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans 
    • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs  
    • Low cost basic and optional life insurance  
    • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension or Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan or 403(b). 
    • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time  
    • Tuition Benefit for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities  
    • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options  
    • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities 
    • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program 
    • Cell Phone Bill Discounts with Verizon and T-Mobile Cell Phone Carriers 
    • Access to the Commonwealth's Mass4You, employee assistance program 
    • Free employee parking  
    • Public Transportation is available to the College via the MBTA Orange Line Roxbury Crossing Station which is a eight-minute walk to the campus.  

    Location: Roxbury campus

    The College does not sponsor work visas.

    Start Date: Spring  2024

     All offers of employment at Roxbury Community College are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check review. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates and/or all persons who have an employment relationship with RCC, as deemed necessary.

    Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

    The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.mass.edu/clery .


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    Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community including people of color, recent immigrants and nontraditional populations. The College mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL and community education.
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