Administrative/Support, Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
The Coordinator of Student Access and Support works with a multidisciplinary student support team primarily located on the Manchester, NH campus of New England College. This is a part-time position, reporting to the Director of the Office of Access and Accommodation. This position assists in ensuring the College satisfies the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, its amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other related Acts including the Fair Housing Act for students. This position has the primary responsibility to meet with students on the Manchester campus to hear the student’s request for support, collect their documentation, and discuss potential academic and physical accommodations. This Coordinator recommends accommodations to the Director. The Coordinator meets with students and their families; interacts with high school counselors, faculty, independent counselors, and disability agencies. The primary focus of the position is to work with students with disabilities but will also provide other academic support functions on the Manchester campus.
• Interpret Psychosocial and Medical reports to recommend eligibility for accommodations, assess barriers to access, and suggest individual academic accommodations. Meet with students, parents, families and supporters to discuss the about the documentation submission process. Provide recommendations and documentation to Director of Student Access and Accommodation who will make the final accommodation decisions; • Maintain accurate notes of all points of contact with student, faculty and support systems; • Prepare preliminary letters of accommodation for students on the Manchester Campus which will be reviewed by the Director; • Coordinate testing accommodations, notetaking accommodations, and facilitate alternate text accommodations; • Coordinate educational and disability awareness programming for students, faculty and staff through seminars, speaker series, workshops, print and web materials regarding accommodation approaches, including adaptive and assisted technology on the Manchester Campus; • Work with faculty on implementing accommodations and addressing access in the instructional environment; • Advise students on effective strategies for using academic and institutional resources including navigating judicial or academic hearings, job searches, graduate school applications, and applying for graduate admissions testing accommodations. Provide referrals to appropriate college resources for academic, health, and student life issues; • Support the Associate Director of Academic Support in working with all students on the Manchester campus including executive skills instruction, working with orientations and programming, addressing alerts and case management of students, and assisting with office coverage and walk-in students as needed.
• Masters in counseling, social work, rehabilitation, or education. • Bachelors degree considered with 5+ years of direct experience. • Ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, families. • Ability to provide intake and supportive counseling and advising • Excellent communication skills appropriate to the higher education setting • Administrative and record-keeping skills
• Knowledge of types and effects of disabilities in adult learners and how to reduce institutional barriers to access. • Knowledge of the ADA and associated legislation as applied to the college student population.
About New England College
New England College is a private, non-profit college, located in the quintessential New England town of Henniker, New Hampshire dedicated to providing exceptional education for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all over the world.