Student Accessibility Services Coordinator

Vacancy Notice: Friday, November 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, November 28, 2021 by 4:30 PM CST
Position Type: Professional
Hours: Full Time
Reports To: Dean of Students

Job Summary

Coordinates the process for determining and providing accommodations and accessibility services to students with disabilities. Services may include pre-enrollment advising, educational, academic, and career advising. Serves as an on-campus advocate for students with disabilities by maintaining positive, working relationships; facilitating educational opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators; and identifying opportunities for HCC to assure accessibility and regulatory compliance. This position serves students throughout the college (credit student, concurrent students, students at the Adult Learning Center, students taking courses through Business and Continuing Education).

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reviews diagnostic tests and documentation, writes course accommodations and coordinates resources to meet students’ accommodation needs.

  • Advises appropriate faculty and staff regarding the implementation of students’ accommodations.

  • Coordinates contracted professional services (Interpreters, etc.).

  • Coordinates selection and implementation of auxiliary aids, assistive technology, and other services.

  • Assesses effectiveness of accessibility services for students.

  • Maintains confidential, individualized records and database of students with accommodations.

  • Responsible for completion of monthly/semester/yearly reports as needed which reflect compliance of and documentation for state and federal regulations. Reviews all outgoing reports related to special accommodations for accuracy and consistency.

  • Coordinates with the Waterloo Career Center and area high schools to provide concurrent accommodations.

  • Provides coordination with high school counseling and special education offices to assist in the transition of students with disabilities.

  • Collaborates with advisors concerning student educational planning issues including course planning and selection.

  • Keeps up-to-date on federal, state, and local laws and regulations; current litigation, industry standards, and best practices relative to services for students with disabilities; recommends or initiates appropriate institutional responses when changes occur.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field such as counseling, social work, special education, or psychology.

  • Three years of experience in an educational or health services setting.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of ADA and Section 504 necessary.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and review psychological, medical and other documentation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles in working with persons with disabilities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of accessibility services.

  • Demonstrated experience with individuals needing accessibility accommodations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and provide customer service for diverse populations (faculty, staff, students, and general public).

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, maintain customer confidence and protect operational integrity.

  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through inclusive behaviors and helping contribute to a culture of inclusivity, and a vibrant, diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a relevant field.

  • Experience with assistive technology.

  • Community college experience.

Employment Status

Full time, exempt position with comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; personal and sick leave; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience. Anticipated schedule is Monday – Friday with an occasional evening.

Working Conditions

Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is performed in an office setting. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at including a resume, 3 references with a minimum of 1 being a current/past supervisor and a cover letter addressing the following:

    • Describe your experience in working with college students.

    • Describe your experience assisting individuals with disabilities in regards to accommodation requests.

    • Describe your knowledge of and/or experience with ADA, 504, and assistive technology.

    • Describe your experience in advising and/or counseling.

    • Describe your experience with psychological assessments.

    • Describe any experience you have had related to working with students who are academically underprepared.

  • Submit an online application and all required materials by the deadline.

All application materials must be submitted by Sunday, November 28, 2021 by 4:30 PM CST.

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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