Academic Accommodations and Accessibility Specialist
New Westminster, BC
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Posted: September 10, 2020
Yorkville University has an opening for a Accommodations and Accessibility Specialist, located at our campus in New Westminster, B.C.
The Academic Accommodations and Accessibility Specialist is responsible for ensuring effective implementation of the University’s Policy on Accessibility and Accommodations:
1. To provide information and support to ensure that Yorkville University and Toronto Film School programs are accessible to applicants and students.
2. To administer the University’s Policy on Students with Disabilities: Accessibility and Academic Accommodations
Additionally, the Academic Accommodations and Accessibility Specialist manages the University’s adherence to legal and regulatory requirements as they pertain to academic accommodations.
Duties And Responsibilities
• Manage the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated set of academic accommodations and accessibility-related services for both on-campus and online students and for those who advise students (Program Advisors, Registrar’s Office, Admissions Advisors, faculty, and academic administrators.)
• Recommend acquisition of and manage the use of technologies that facilitate the accessibility of students with disabilities to Yorkville University and Toronto Film School courses.
• The incumbent will provide University-wide leadership for the administration of academic accommodation and accessibility policies and procedures, including:
• Providing one-on-one support to students requiring academic accommodations, including:
- Evaluation of psychoeducational assessment reports;
- Development of individualized academic accommodation plans;
• Liaising with heads of academic programs, faculty members, Registrar’s Office staff, program advisors, librarians as required to ensure the effective implementation of individualized academic accommodation plans;
• Delivery of workshops; support development of resources for faculty and staff related to academic accommodations and accessibility options for students;
• Adhere to existing procedures and process related to for records management;
• Researching and posting comprehensive and up-to-date FAQs about academic accommodations and accessibility initiatives for online and on-campus students as well as providing one-on-one support to students requiring academic accommodations.
Education and Experience
• Minimum of 3 years experience in student service/support in a post-secondary environment; experience supporting students with disabilities is an asset
• Experience in a college/university counseling center preferred
• Masters degree preferred
Skills and Abilities
• Proven organizational and administrative skills with meticulous record-keeping and attention to detail
• Flexibility with regard to work schedule and location
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills
• Customer service oriented
• Capable of working both independently and as part of a team
• Able to gain and maintain credibility with faculty/staff
• Interest and skills in working with diverse student populations in a university environment (in-person and online)
• This document is a guide and the above-described duties and responsibilities are representative but should not be construed as all-inclusive. The duties, responsibilities and requirements of the job as described herein are subject to change periodically.