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Disability Resource Center Coordinator

Company:
Utah Tech University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Category:
Disability and Accessibility Services
Salary: $40,000.00 - $42,000.00 Annually

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Division: Student Affairs

Job Number: 23PRO834-1

Department
Disability Resource Center

Position Announcement

Responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of comprehensive services (e.g. note taking, exam accommodations, providing direct accommodations, etc.) for students with disabilities. Primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Fair Housing Act. Provide day-to-day management of the front office, corresponding with current and prospective students with disabilities, securing student confidential records, and coordinating hiring, training and processing of payroll paperwork for office work-study and note-taking assistants. Information about the Disability Resource Center can be found online at https://drcenter.utahtech.edu.

Responsibilities
  • Provide university-wide direct coordination of accommodation services for qualified students with disabilities, including note-taking, exam accommodations, disability awareness events, and assist in the university's efforts to ensure all programs and services are accessible. Hire, train and supervise work-study students and day-to-day management of the front office and correspondence with current and prospective students with disabilities. 
  • Collect and keep a record of all new applications and required documentation from students seeking accommodations. Assist the director in communicating with students, faculty, and parents/guardians to ensure reasonable accommodations are implemented. 
  • Monitor and track retention rates of students with disabilities. Monitor compliance with ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Continually review federal and state regulations that govern the provision of disability services to students. 
  • Assist with training faculty and staff in developing reasonable approaches to accommodating the needs of disabled students. Assist with accessible text/audiobook production for students with disabilities. Promote and organize Disability Awareness on campus. 
  • Work (and/or coordinate with part-time employees) a flexible schedule for the center, including the possibility of extended hours, to accommodate student needs. Ensure the center operates efficiently and effectively for students requesting accommodation, within defined parameters established with the director. 
  • Maintain functionality of office by ordering office supplies, submitting various IT and Facilities work orders for office upkeep and computers, etc. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related field required. 
  • At least three years' related experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or requesting accommodation required; experience working with post-secondary students and families with disabilities preferred. 
  • Familiarity with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 
  • Previous administrative work experience with knowledge of Microsoft Office; ability to learn and use institutional software, systems, policies, and procedures. 
  • Office experience required. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Strong human relations skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with students, parents, and other stakeholders. 
Supplemental Information



POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff position (overtime-exempt, working 40 hours per week, 12 months per year). Annual salary of $40,000 - $42,000 depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of November 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 3, 2022; position open until filled. Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload a cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:  Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University.
Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.
 
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies:For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.utahtech.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.





Benefits



Click here to visit https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Utah Tech employee!

Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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