Summary of Duties: The Access Coordinator leads, supervises, and ensures the program administration of Disability Services. This position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of disability accommodations and learning assistance services for students with disabilities on the Spokane campus and in the nursing and pharmacy programs in Yakima in accordance with ADA, Section 504 and state law. Responsible for providing leadership and direction; planning, developing, managing and administering programs, strategies. accountable for the allocation of resources and program results. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals and objectives. This includes serving as a liaison among all University Health Science Colleges, analyzing and interpreting diagnostic assessments, conducting interviews with students to identify appropriate accommodations and services, assigning appropriate accommodations for eligible students, including in didactic, lab and clinical environments.
The position directs the work of a team of technical services specialists, including testing services and alternate-print technology, and supervises part-time note-takers and part-time testing proctor. This position works with disability resources personnel university-wide on policy development, implementation, and interpretation and consults as necessary on individual student accommodations. The position works closely with faculty, staff and other Student Affairs staff to ensure appropriate accommodations are provided. The Access Coordinator also serves as a campus resource for staff, students, faculty, prospective students and parents on the process for applying for and receiving disability services.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Masters degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.