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Student Disability Services

Accessibility Coordinator


20 hours per week, 44 weeks per year.

Summary of Duties

The Accessibility Coordinator of Student Disability Services (SDS) is responsible for supporting accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, its 2008 amendments, and other appropriate laws pertaining to higher education and disabilities. The Accessibility Coordinator assists with the day-to-day operations of the office, overseeing the testing center, student note takers, and coordination of support services.



Preferred: Bachelor's degree in vocational rehabilitation, counseling, psychology, social work, special education, or a related field.

Work Experience Requirements

1 year experience working with individuals with disabilities, preferably students in a higher education setting. Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Fair Housing Act (FHA), and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Special Qualifications

Knowledge of: disability policies and procedures; disability compliance; Microsoft Office and Google applications.

Skill in: analyzing and problem solving; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students, and the public.

Ability to: communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner; to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations; to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail.

Essential Elements

  • Communicate with students and faculty as needed in the recruitment of student note takers
  • Hire, train, and communicate as needed with student note takers each semester
  • Communicate with students and faculty regarding testing
  • Proctor exams and maintain necessary certifications to administer certain tests
  • Provide appropriate accommodations for each student during exams
  • Ensure the SDS webpage is updated as needed and has all necessary information for new and incoming students
  • Coordinate the procurement and maintenance of any assistive technology needed for students
  • Assist in ensuring classrooms have necessary modifications to accommodate students who require accessible workstations or equipment
  • Serve as a liaison between student, faculty, and third party contractors when necessary to ensure all files are accessible, and to arrange transcription services, captioning, or ASL interpreters as needed in the classroom
  • Represent Student Disability Services at open houses, orientation, programs, and campus trainings or presentations
  • Assist department as supervisor requests

Required Documents

A completed Marywood application, cover letter, resume, and names & contact information for three (3) references.

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 10lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body; involves sitting majority of time; walking and standing are required only occasionally and when all other sedentary criteria are met.

Marywood University is committed to being an equitable and inclusive workplace, and we encourage applicants who share our vision to apply. EEO/AA employer.
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