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Disability Support Coordinator

Center for Educational Access

Vacancy Number 300455

Position Type: Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 08/01/14     Re-opens: 09/11/14     Closes: 09/18/14

Salary: $39,850 - $45,870

Note:  Applications received by our previous August 2014 submission deadline are being reviewed, and resubmission is not required.

The Center for Educational Access is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with document disabilities and works to ensure access to all campus facilities and programs.  Our services include accommodations for the classroom and for campus life, accessibility on campus, and advocacy for students registered with the center.  We’re seeking a Disability Support Coordinator to help us provide outstanding service and support.

Our Disability Support Coordinator will provide specialized support for students with disabilities, both in and out of the classroom, in order to facilitate full access and involvement in all aspects of University life.  Provides students with updated technology education as well as researches new product designs to aid and support students with disabilities. Provides information to students, their families, staff, and faculty regarding disabilities, accommodations, access, and advocacy concerns. Collaborate with numerous UB offices in order to provide support for students with disabilities as they navigate through their educational journey.  Serves as back up to Director, supervises student and contractual employees, and provides the necessary direction and guidance when the Director is not available.   Responsibilities include:

Meet individually with students to identify their disability-related academic needs; refer for further assessments of disability, if needed, or for services not provided directly by the Center for Educational Access

Recommend or negotiate reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations between individual student and faculty; provide problem-solving advisement, support, advocacy, trouble shoot and mediate between students, staff and faculty, suggest appropriate curricular design to meet the needs of specific disabilities

Research updated assistive technology for student use; coordinate purchase and installation; train students on use as individually appropriate.

Coordinate the Workforce Recruitment Program for eligible CEA students.  Provide support to CEA students in their career development activities.

Serve as an educator by increasing awareness of the needs and potential contributions of students with disabilities among students, faculty and staff by offering or coordinating workshops, seminars and/or forums on disability issues

Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate student and contractual 1 employees (i.e. interpreters).  Act as the advisor for Delta Alpha Pi, the academic honor society for students with disabilities.  Serve on divisional and/or University committees as needed/requested. Assist with preparation of necessary reports and assessments.

Required Education and Experience

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, rehabilitation services, human services or related degree

Experience:  Three years’ experience in higher education, social services or non-profit agencies serving the community of individuals with disabilities.

Some supervisory experience is preferred

Preferred Education and Experience

Education: Master’s degree education, counseling, social work, rehabilitation services, or human services or related degree

Experience:  Experience with assistive technology; one year supervisory experience of professional/student staff.

Knowledge/experience of military/veterans.  Experience working with faculty, staff and parents in an educational setting.  Experience with budgets.  Familiarity with social media.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of federal laws that include the American with Disabilities Amendments Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Basic understanding of curricular design as it relates to working with specific disabilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated commitment of working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Ability to work a flexible daily routine to include early evening and occasional weekend hours

We appreciate your interest in the Disability Support Coordinator recruitment. Please review the information below before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy.  Information follows about submitting the electronic application and attaching your cover letter and resume. 

Applicant Instructions: Using Candidate Gateway to View and Apply for UB Vacancies

The Candidate Gateway system serves as your connection to the University of Baltimore’s job application process. It is a free, safe and secure way for you to apply for the job you want, and it allows the Office of Human Resources to maintain accurate records. Your use of the system does not require you to surrender any of your rights to privacy or confidentiality during the application process. Only qualified members of UB’s Human Resources team and members of the relevant search committee can access your application information. The search committee will not have access to any information you provide to HR for affirmative action reporting purposes.

Please read and print the information below before you apply, and refer to it as you enter your application.

NAVIGATION

A - COVER LETTER AND RESUME ATTACHMENT AND UPLOAD

Before you apply:

Save a single PDF or Word file with your cover letter, resume, and any additional information you would like to have considered.

When you apply:

•In Candidate Gateway: Click “Browse” to access the Word or PDF document you saved with all of your documents.
•Then, click “Upload” to attach it.
•Click “Continue” to continue the application process.

B - ENTER DATA ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES:

Each page shows this display:
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above and below the required data for the four categories shown above.

Click “Save” to save the data you entered on that page. The message “You have successfully submitted your job application.” confirms only that you entered that page of information into the system. You must click “Next” to continue and complete the entire application process.

1. Current and Prior Employment/Work Experience:

•Enter employment information relevant to your position of interest.
•You can use the first day of the month wherever dates are required.
•After you enter your work experience, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

2. Education/Education History and References:

•Use the dropdown to enter your highest education level.  Entering this information is required.
•Then, only college and university information is required. Click the plus sign to the left of the “Postsecondary Education” link to enter that information.
•For country, enter USA or click the hourglass to select another country.
•You can use the first day of the month wherever dates are required.
•Click the plus sign to the left of "References" to enter two professional references.
•After you enter your education information and references, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

3. How did you find out about us/how did you find out about the job?

•After you enter this information, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

4. Online Questionnaire/Application Questionnaire: Answer the questions requiring a yes or no response. After you answer them, click “Submit.” This leads you to the Submit Online Application page.

C – SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

To apply for your selected job: When you reach the “Submit Online Application” page shown below, you must click “I agree to these terms” and then click the “Submit” button at the end of the screen. After you click “Submit,” then you will see this information at the top of your screen:

My Applications
Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Baltimore. HR will process your application documents for the search committee’s consideration.
Note: This screen will also show additional information about the selection process and Office of Human Resources contact information.

Questions/Help
If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact pmason@ubalt.edu for assistance.

TO APPLY:

External applicants: Review the vacancy announcement at http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and click the external applicant link to apply.

Internal applicants (students taking classes at UB and current employees) with login and password for MyUB: use the internal applicant link, log into My UB, then click the “View or Apply for Job Positions” link on the left.

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  • Never use the Internet Explorer “Back” and “Forward” arrows to navigate. You will lose the information you have submitted.
  • To navigate between pages, use the “Next,” “Previous,” and “Return to Previous Page” buttons.
  • Use the “Save” button to save your information so you can return to it later and complete your application. Using “Save” does not complete the process to apply for a job opening.