The Coordinator works collaboratively to promote, develop, and implement best practices including, but not limited to: inclusive design, coordination of the daily operation of the testing center and alternative formatting, and assessing service efficacy. The Coordinator works directly with students, faculty and staff to improve the accessibility of the UM-Dearborn campus through program and service delivery reframing disability and promoting inclusive design.
Provide consultation, information, and referral to students with disabilities.
Process and maintain all student records in a timely manner and in accordance with all policies or laws regarding confidentiality.
Maintain updated records of internal and external resources for accessible course materials for students.
Serve as a resource to faculty and staff to provide access to students and our campus community.
Coordinate office workflow and operational functions of the testing center.
Assist with website management.
Train and supervise student staff serving as note takers, exam readers and alternative formatting process.
Engage in ongoing professional development to remain current in best practices within the disability service / student access profession.
Maintain knowledge of all federal, state, and campus policies impacting students with disabilities including (ADA and ADAA related to higher education, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972) with specific attention to policies regarding confidentiality.
Ensure creation of alternative format course materials, such as books and articles, in a timely and efficient manner in response to student requests. Read and scribe documents, articles, and other materials to visually impaired and learning disabled students; create and update “how to” manuals about the various software platforms used by both professional and student staff such as Capture Perfect & OmniPage.
Administer testing and ensure delivery of completed tests to instructors.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree .
Possess a working knowledge of assistive technologies and auxiliary aids.
1-2 years of professional experience in a position providing services to individuals with disabilities, with at least 1 year experience providing services at the postsecondary level.
Extensive knowledge of ADA and ADAA related to higher education, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972.
Knowledge of models of disability and inclusive educational design, with application in higher education.
Working knowledge of common computer applications.
Desire and aptitude to explore and learn about assistive technology and software options.
Ability to independently prioritize and organize tasks efficiently and manage time wisely.
Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
Strong oral and written communication skills for a professional environment.
Demonstrated skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities.
Master’s degree in related field such as Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, or Higher Education Administration.
Familiarity with the University of Michigan-Dearborn systems, policies and procedures.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan - Dearborn
The University of Michigan-Dearborn is an interactive, student-centered institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning.We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to a diverse, highly motivated, and talented student body. Our programs are responsive to the changing needs of society; relevant to the goals of our students and community partners; rich in opportunities for independent and collaborative study, research, and practical application; and reflective of the traditions of excellence, innovation, and leadership that distinguish the University of Michigan.