Reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic Resources and Student Success (ADARSS), the Accessibility Services Coordinator (Coordinator) is responsible for the coordination and management of student accessibility support in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.) The Coordinator plays an integral role in academic support services, assisting in the development and implementation of services, initiatives, policies, and programming that ensure meaningful College access and dignity for qualified students with documented disabilities. The Coordinator collaborates with multiple areas on campus, including Academic Affairs, the Division of Student Affairs (DSA), and other campus services, to ensure compliance with College policy and federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Additionally, the Coordinator works closely with The Claremont Colleges shared student services, including the Student Disability Resource Center, Student Health Services, and Counseling and Psychological Services. The Coordinator must have excellent communication, planning and organizational skills. The Coordinator is expected to live on campus in College-provided housing to facilitate student involvement within the residential community and is expected to participate in the on-call duty schedule on a rotating basis and respond to crises when appropriate.
About Harvey Mudd College:
Located in the heart of Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college offering degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. HMC enrolls about 900 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which comprises five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. According to students, professors, and alumni, what makes Harvey Mudd distinctive is its collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature. The working environment is built on collaborative relationships between and among all members of the campus community and a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate students “so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.”
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves as the campus ADA/Section 504 Coordinator and actively promotes an agenda for accessibility, knowledge, and understanding of students with disabilities within the Harvey Mudd College (HMC) community.
Works one-on-one with students to manage the intake and review of requests for accommodations; determine and implement appropriate academic, housing, and other accommodations; and provide academic coaching and support.
Serves as a resource to faculty, staff, and College administration and provides campus-wide programming and learning opportunities about educational access and accommodations.
Participates in conversations with prospective students and families; and under the supervision of the ADARSS, represents the DSA at New Student Orientation, Family Weekend, Open Houses and other College events.
Schedules and manages testing services for students with approved accommodations.
Collects and maintains departmental data and statistics, and provides functional support for data collection and reporting to the Office of Academic Resources and Student Success
Promotes campus efforts to provide accessible physical spaces and access to technology for all students.
Participates in professional development activities, including conferences, workshops, and webinars, and maintains knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
Serves on the On-Call team.
Performs on-call duty coverage on a rotating basis and responds to student crises when appropriate. Coordinates transportation for students to and from the student health center, counseling center, and/or local off-campus medical facilities. The Coordinator may interact with students at the hospital depending on the needs of the situation.
Serves as a Title IX Investigator for the College.
Serves as a Responsible Employee for Title IX and Campus Security Authority (CSA) for the Clery Act.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
An established record of effective interactions with students, faculty, and staff, as well as external individuals and groups.
Ability to safeguard, manage, and secure confidential information and records in accordance with policy and applicable laws.
Possess a student-centered approach to responsibilities.
Self-motivated and demonstrated record of taking initiative and working independently.
Ability to work non-traditional hours including evening and weekends.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of individuals and groups.
Ability to organize and prioritize projects.
Demonstrated technology ability, record keeping, and file management skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret and communicate laws, college policies, rules, and regulations governing student matters.
Education: Master’s degree preferred (preferably in Higher Education or Student Affairs), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: 2-3 years of experience in student accessibility support, academic advising, student affairs, or experience with programs, and/or similar responsibilities; knowledge of and interest in working in a college environment.
Licenses/Certifications: Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the College’s automobile insurance carrier.
While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to sit, stand, use hands and fingers, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The individual must regularly lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is an exempt, full-time, benefits-eligible position.
The anticipated starting salary range is between $64,480 and $70,000/year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Resources and Student Success
Please visit www.hmc.edu/employment to view a complete job description for this position and obtain information on how to submit an application. Information about HMC’s competitive benefits package is available at www.hmc.edu/hrbenefits.
Deadline to apply:
Position will remain open until filled.
This job description defines the essential job duties of the position. Harvey Mudd College expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of the job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Employment is at-will and employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.