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Accessibility Specialist - Office of the Provost - Disability Resources

Carnegie Mellon University
Job Location:
Pittsburgh, 15213
Disability and Accessibility Services

Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global research university that stands among the world's most renowned education institutions. With ground-breaking brain science, path-breaking performances, creative start-ups, big data, big ambitions, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, we invent it. If you're passionate about joining a community that challenges the curious to deliver work that matters, your journey starts here!

Our Disability Resources team is seeking an Accessibility Specialist to join the team. The Accessibility Specialist's role encompasses various crucial tasks seamlessly intertwined to support our strategic aim of fostering an environment that champions physical health, mental well-being, and overall wellness, serving as the bedrock for lifelong success. In addition to developing accommodation plans and reviewing documentation, they offer direct counseling and specialize in a particular area based on their expertise and the evolving needs of our university and its diverse student body.

Furthermore, the Accessibility Specialist provides comprehensive support across all facets of the Office of Disability Resources. This may include, but is not limited to, educating staff, students, and families about available services, and assisting with exam proctoring, scheduling, and other exam administration logistics. The Accessibility Specialist will occasionally be required to adjust their schedule to work evenings or weekends, such as during final exams or first-year orientation weekend.

Collaboration and teamwork are essential components of this position. The Accessibility Specialist works closely with the Disability Resources Director, Assistant Director, other Accessibility Specialists, Program Administrator, and Testing Center Proctors as well as teams of students, their faculty, advisors, and others.

Inclusion and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who can effectively interact with a varied population of diverse audiences. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.


  • Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field required.
  • At least 3-5 years of demonstrated work experience.
  • Strong knowledge of student development and disability matters
  • Experience counseling and coordinating academic or workplace accommodations for individuals with a wide variety of disabilities and needs.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented approach to work, with knowledge of changing legal issues as they relate to students with disabilities.
  • Experience maintaining a caseload; including keeping accurate and detailed case notes, frequent communication, as well as sound critical thinking and clinical judgment.
  • Experience or demonstrated aptitude in the area of accessibility, interpreting and applying the ADA and other applicable laws and/or guidelines.
  • Robust experience in working with individuals from underserved populations and marginalized groups.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret medical records such as neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations, audiological reports, and mental health records.
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team.
  • Ability to partner effectively with faculty, staff, and students to coordinate supports across multiple campus resources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Dedication to the university's core values.


  • Successful background check

Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits available to eligible employees.

Those employees who are benefits eligible have the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of advantages from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to an enticing retirement savings program offering a generous employer contribution. You can also unlock your potential with tuition benefits and take well-deserved breaks with ample paid time off and observed holidays. Finally, rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance.

Other perks include a free Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus pass, our Family Concierge Team to help navigate childcare needs, fitness center access, and so much more!

For a comprehensive overview of the benefits that may be awaiting you, explore our Benefits page.

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role and responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique skills and the diverse perspective you bring. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it's about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity with an exceptional organization?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Position Type

Staff - Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information:

  • Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

  • Statement of Assurance

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