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JOB TITLE:  Accommodations Specialist 
DEPARTMENT: Office of Educational Accessibility 
REPORTS TO: Director, Office of Educational Accessibility 


JOB SUMMARY:
The Accommodation Specialist implements reasonable accommodations for students registered with the Office of Educational Accessibility (OEA), including students with physical, medical, learning, psychiatric disabilities, as well as students on the Autism Spectrum. The Accommodation Specialist works closely with the other Student Affairs staff in the Advising Center, Counseling Center, and Health Services to assist students in procuring other support services such as tutoring, counseling, or health services and participates in new student admission, orientation, and wellness programs as requested.
The successful candidate must possess knowledge of applicable laws that ensure equal access to students, including Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and ADAAA (2009).


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Ensures that accommodation disclosure forms, accommodation requests, residential living and meal plan exceptions, and all other records for students with disabilities are kept in compliance with procedures and regulations.
•    Assists in the communication of accommodations and outreach to faculty and university resources, promoting student self-advocacy.
•    Works with the Director to promote an environment of access and equal opportunity on campus.
•    Manages student issues that arise regarding the services and accommodations provided in the absence of the Director.
•    Exercises effective decision making and consulting with supervisors as needed. 


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•    Master’s Degree in Higher Education or Social Work with experience working with students with disabilities preferred or Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or Rehabilitation or similar area
•    Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in student disability services, and/or a related field.  
•    Excellent organizational, written, verbal & electronic communication skills coupled with sensitivity to issues of diversity. 
•    Works as part of a collaborative team focused on providing high quality services to students with disabilities. 
•    Demonstrates ability to exercise good judgment and sound decision making skills.
•    Works occasional evening hours a plus.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
The University of the Arts—a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers since 1876—is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose. Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.


TO APPLY: Interested qualified applicants should submit a letter of application/cover letter and a resume via email to jobs@uarts.edu. Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.


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