Company: University of Massachusetts
Posted on: June 9, 2021
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a
nationally ranked public research university offering a full range
of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University
sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western
Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic
setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University
is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire
College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to
the intellectual energy of the region.
Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of
Operations, Access Coordinator works with all the schools and
departments in the University community regarding accommodation
planning and provision for persons with disabilities; provides
advice, advocacy, and referrals to students, faculty, staff, and
guests with disabilities with regard to accessibility and
reasonable accommodations; serves as a resource to the University
community regarding compliance with current disability legislation
(i.e. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with
Disabilities Act, as amended).
- Manages a dynamic and diverse caseload of University students
and employees with a range of disabilities and accommodation
requirements. Examples include students and employees with
disabilities such as AD/HD, Visual and Hearing, Learning,
Neurological, Medical, Mobility, and Psychological
- Interprets diagnostic documentation (i.e. medical,
psychological, psychiatric, and educational records) to determine
appropriate accommodation eligibility of qualified students and
- Identifies and provides developmentally appropriate support,
advocacy, counseling and referrals for a range of academic,
professional, social, psychological, and medical concerns.
- Evaluates and prioritizes case management demands while
accurately maintaining contact notes, collecting work output data,
generating accommodation eligibility notifications, and producing
periodic performance reports.
- Develops and maintains effective working relationships with the
campus community, including faculty, advisors, academic deans,
campus mental health professionals and student affairs
- Interprets and communicates relevant disability legislation and
University policies and procedures to students, employees, faculty
- Actively promotes a collaborative and supportive work
environment with a commitment to the principles of social justice
- Responsible for clear and timely communication via email,
letters, and telephone.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet
Department, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and
- Understands responsibilities with respect to Title IX, Clery
and other compliance requirements.
- Demonstrates capacity, skill and willingness to engage students
and contribute to student success.
- Works collaboratively with other campus stakeholders to fulfill
the mission of Student Affairs and Campus Life.
- Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of
interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with
- Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace
defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and
- Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental
and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and
creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of
- Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university
related information only in the performance of the responsibilities
of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education,
Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
- Bachelor's Degree and more than 3 years of relevant experience
(preferably in higher education), student affairs, human services,
special education, disability studies, rehabilitation counseling,
social work or counseling.
- Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse
populations across race, class, gender, sexuality, age, religion,
- Knowledge of the characteristics and accommodation requirements
of people with disabilities, with a focus on social, workplace, and
- Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
as amended, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), and other
relevant federal, state, and local legislation; understanding of
how legislation is applied to the higher education setting.
- Willingness and ability to travel for job related purposes, and
work evening and weekend hours as required.
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities,
Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Typical office environment activity
Typical work schedule M-F 8:30am-5:00pm.
PSU Level 26
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information
for three professional references.
Applicants should apply by the deadline of 06-13-2021 in order
to ensure consideration. However, review of applications may
continue beyond that date until a suitable candidate pool has been
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or
expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry,
disability, military status, or genetic information in employment,
admission to and participation in academic programs, activities,
and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or
products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst
is further committed to a program of affirmative action to
eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase
opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified
minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.
It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable
federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal
opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: May 28 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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