Student Accessibility Services Coordinator

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

The University of North Geogia is currently accepting applications for a Student Accessibility Services Coordinator on the Dahlonega/Blue Ridge campuses. Responsible for supporting a comprehensive university-wide effort to ensure that all students with documented disabilities are provided with the support they need to have access to all university programs and academic opportunities. Travel to Blue Ridge UNG campus is required.

  • Promotes and facilitates the retention and access of all students with disabilities through active and focused engagement. Promotes the services of SAS to the university community through various communication strategies. May have to proctor some tests and monitors and promotes the note-taking system, the Peer mentoring system, the student data base, and the overall office operations and organization.
  • Supports campus-wide programs and services for all students with disabilities. Assists by reviewing requests,
    documents, and eligibility for academic accommodations.
  • Communicates information about program services to faculty, staff, students, and guests with disabilities to ensure
    programmatic and physical access to the university. Educates the university community about the issues affecting students with disabilities through periodic seminars, workshops, and other appropriate means, including but not limited to forums, speakers, classroom presentations, and orientations.
  • Periodically attends professional conferences, workshops and trainings to stay current on issues affecting students with disabilities.  Serves on division and university committees as designated.  Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • May need to travel to other university campuses to provide support.  Monitors and advocates for universal design, addresses and advocates during American Disabilities Act conflicts and promotes services that make the campus more accessible.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of office and administrative practices and principles; strong working knowledge of providing reasonable accommodations as defined by Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); strong knowledge of Assistive Learning Technology, including hardware and software for students with disabilities.
  • Requires working knowledge of most computer office software, including BANNER, Windows, and Microsoft Office. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent customer-service and interpersonal skills; outstanding organizational and time-management skills; and excellent problem-solving skills. 
  • Staff member will be responsible for assisting students on Dahlonega and Blue Ridge campuses. 
  • Basic computer knowledge and type 60 words per minute. 
  • Have some working knowledge of the American Disabilities Acts (including ADAAA). As well as 508 and 504 compliances. 
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure of deadlines; ability to work well with people from different racial, cultural, and other backgrounds.
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Two (2) years' experience working with students with disabilities, special education, or disabilities services;
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact Information four three professional references.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

  • This position will be required to drive.
  • This role is considered a position of trust.
  • This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time.
  • Please note, the University of North Georgia career board updates daily and job postings are subject to be removed when closed or filled.
  • Position of Trust + Education

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