Coordinator, Access to Achievement

Coordinator, Access to Achievement


Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-398-7900

Job Location

Asheville-Bucnombe Technical Community College

340 Victoria Road

Asheville NC  28801


Salary (Non-Negotiable): $53,364 - $54,864 -- Total Compentation: $79,396 – $81,393



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, April 5, 2024
Closes: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, May 20, 2024

Expected Work Hours

40 hrs: Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm, with occasional overtime --Up to 40% teleworking subject to supervisor approval and departmental needs

Reports to

Director, Student Support Services

Employment Type

Full Time Regular

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements (Applicant must meet all of the minimum requirements)

1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Service, Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, or related field;
2. Three years of full-time or equivalent experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities;
3. Experience with the resources and services for IDD population such as The Arc of NC, Vocational Rehabilitation, Watauga Opportunities, etc. 

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in Social Work, Human Service, Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, or a related field.
2. Experience with Colleague or other student information system.
3. Proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish, an East Slavic language, and/or American Sign Language.

Position Description

Job Description Summary

This postion is grant funded through 06/30/2025).
The Access to Achievement Coordinator will provide support and guidance to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to promote their success in college. The coordinator is responsible for various tasks such as assisting students in identifying their interests and goals, providing information about different program options, developing individualized plans, guiding students through the application process, and referring them to other support services as needed. The coordinator also tracks student outcomes, organizes outreach and recruitment efforts, and serves as an advocate for the inclusion of students with IDD in all aspects of college and campus life. Additionally, the coordinator liaises with workforce development staff, community agencies, and local employers to help students pursue employment opportunities.


1. Contacts, interviews students and/or parents to establish interests/goals and develops a person-centered education plan. Conducts regular follow-ups with students & instructors and refers to other services and resources as needed.
2. Organizes and coordinates IDD Student Workforce Training implementation team, participates in trainings & meetings across the college and the state to learn about resources, identifies opportunities, and creates solutions and supports for students with IDD, including helping to create career pathways and/or integrated education and training (IET) programs.
3. Recruits students, gives tours, and helps with application process.
4. Tracks student outcomes and submits reports to NCCCS, etc. as needed.
5. Liaises with workforce development, community agencies, and local employers to assist in pursuit of employment for students, advocating for inclusion of students in all aspects of college.
6. Contributes to the College Vision, Mission, Values, and RISE statement.
7. Supports workforce diversity in all its aspects.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Post Contact

Jobs Website:

HR Main Phone: 828-398-7114