Academic Support Center Disability Coordinator

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

This position does does not offer relocation assistance.

Position Purpose: Disability Coordinator supports learning by assisting the Director of Academic Support Center with administrative duties and oversees programs for students with disabilities in relation to ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Work is performed under minimal supervision due to extensive technical or specialized knowledge.

Core Competencies:

  1. Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Identifies students with disabilities and informs them of services available. Assesses students’ eligibility for program services, arranges accommodations to meet students’ needs and performs other duties to facilitate equal access and students’ successful course and program completion.
  2. Works with faculty, staff, and external service providers and agencies to coordinate and implement services for students with disabilities.
  3. Manages daily operations of the testing center including staff supervision, test administration, and materials conversion.
  4. Coordinates acquisition of adaptive technology, auxiliary aids, interpreters/CART’s to provide infrastructure of equal access.
  5. Advise faculty regarding reasonable accommodations for exams; manage the administration of all exams with accommodations.
  6. Maintain confidential, accurate and complete records of student accommodations, both electronic and hard copy.
  7. Assist the Director with collecting, maintaining and analyzing Academic Support Center and Disability Services data.
  8. Performs general office duties, including photocopying, faxing, shredding, ordering office supplies, filing and handling office mail.

Essential Job Requirements:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling or a related field preferred

Experience:

  • 1-3 years of disability support services experience required.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to serving people with disabilities in post-secondary education
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to work with confidential, highly sensitive information
  • Professional and team-oriented with an ability to interact with diverse groups of students, parents, faculty and staff with respect and sensitivity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and multitask
  • Reliable, punctual, prompt and efficient
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and faculty, characterized by cooperation, attention to detail, flexibility and personal responsibility
  • Able to handle testing materials and administer tests with integrity and strict adherence to instructions

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit or stand at desk
  • Ability to move about campus
  • Ability to bend, stoop, use stairs, and lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to use computer and general office equipment

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
jobs@aurora.edu - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.