Student Accessibility and Equity Advocate

Student Accessibility and Equity Advocate

Employer

Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-339-4000

Job Location

Sylva, NC

Salary/Grade

$36,288.00 - $41,328.00 Annually

Benefits

State Health Plan, life insurance,

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, April 15, 2022
Closes: Monday, May 23, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, May 23, 2022

Expected Work Hours

8 am - 5 pm Mon - Thurs, 8 am - 12 pm Fr

Reports to

Director of Learner Accessibility and Equity

Employment Type

Full-Time Exempt Staff

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education           

Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Disabilities, Education, Recreational Therapy, Instructional Design or related program of study field OR experience working with community college students of protected populations. Two years of experience in the higher education environment. 

Knowledge and Skills    

Experience with creating or interpreting Equity Plans at the community college level;

Experience assisting individuals with disabilities or equity-based challenges.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred:  Master’s Degree in stated fields and at least one year of experience working in fields supporting accessibility or equity

Position Description

Statement of Primary Purpose

The primary responsibility will be determining eligibility for services through documentation and/or interview, creating and maintaining the equity plan, including proactive contact with students and follow-up outreach to students and faculty.  Support access to resources that will improve the persistence and success of students. This person will provide front line compliance assistance to students regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act including ensuring access to all forms of instruction, student life activities, and other campus events such as graduation.   This position will provide input (as appropriate) in structural/physical design.

 

Classification

Full-time, Exempt, Professional

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Create and maintain a comprehensive Student Accessibility and Equity office to provide creation of equity plans, accommodation of tests or exams, referral of students to available support resources and maintenance of other comprehensive services for differently abled students.

• Maintain a student database to include student eligibility documentation, equity plans and follow-up outreach.

• Function within a variety of regulations, policies and procedures concerning disability law and college policies.

• Work collaboratively with community-based partner organizations: Independent Living, Services for the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation.

• Maintain an environment of confidentiality and respect

• Create marketing materials and maintain office websites.

• Follow NCCCS guidelines for Colleague system coding.

• Cultivate productive work relationships throughout the SCC community

• Coordinate and participate in SCC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and campaigns

 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

• Serve as a member on college committees.

• Other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education           

Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Disabilities, Education, Recreational Therapy, Instructional Design or related program of study field OR experience working with community college students of protected populations. Two years of experience in the higher education environment. 

Preferred:  Master’s Degree in stated fields and at least one year of experience working in fields supporting accessibility or equity.

 

Knowledge and Skills    

Experience with creating or interpreting Equity Plans at the community college level;

Experience assisting individuals with disabilities or equity-based challenges.

 

Physical Demands          

Office environment, walking around campus

 

Licensing Requirement

Valid NC driver’s license

 

Working Conditions and Environment

Travel for training. Regular visits to all SCC campus locations.  Peak times of each semester will require longer working hours

 

Equipment Operation

General office equipment: fax, copier, printer, computer, related assistive technologies

 

This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position.  Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisory personnel.  The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

How to Apply

Apply on Southwestern Community College website:  https://southwesterncc.hirecentric.com/jobs/214455-21374.html

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