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Accommodations Coordinator

Company: University of Southern Maine
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title:
Accommodations Coordinator
City, State:
Portland ME
Acad Support Students w Disab - PASD
Bargaining Unit:
Salary Band/Wage Band:
Work Schedule:
M-F 8-4:30
Statement of Job:
The Disability Services Center invites interested candidates to apply for the position of Accommodations Coordinator in the Disability Services Center (DSC) at the University of Southern Maine. The Disability Services Center recognizes disability as a valued aspect of diversity. We collaborate with campus partners to create and ensure an inclusive environment at USM, one that embraces universal accessibility. The center provides resources, education and direct service working towards a vision of a fully inclusive USM experience.
This position is integral to the operations of the DSC with a primary role of coordinating and implementing disability-based accommodations for students including but not limited to test proctoring, ASL/CART and captioning services, securing alternative text through publisher contacts, remediating electronic materials, introduction/demonstration of alternative technology software/hardware to students. A significant component of this position involves exam administration (scheduling and oversight of proctors). The position will supervise a small number of student assistants. The accommodations coordinator operates in a team-based environment by assisting with the overall administration of the office. This includes serving as the secondary contact for the DSC inbox and note taking service. The coordinator will manage the DSC website (https://usm.maine.edu/disability-services-center/) and departmental communications. This Coordinator manages the day-to-day office operations including but not limited to managing and monitoring multiple office email inboxes, processing initial meeting requests, and communicating policies and procedures to students, faculty, and staff.
This is a full-time position with an annual salary up to $43,000 commensurate with experience and is located on our Portland Campus.
For a full job description to learn more about the essential duties and responsibilities click here (https://usm.hiretouch.com/uploads/457/file/job_descriptions/Accommodations_Coordinator_00012620(1).pdf) .
The University of Southern Maine is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. It embraces an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact supports the University of Southern Maine's DEIA and Community Impact focused departments, committees, groups, projects, training, and events. USM encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.
We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.
The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more. Click on our Benefits Information Summary (https://usm.hiretouch.com/uploads/457/file/UMPSA_ACSUM_Police_UMS_Benefit_One-Pagers_2022-03-29_Part3.pdf) to learn more.

  • Bachelor's degree, equivalent international degree, or two years of college plus six years relevant work experience

  • Office management experience

  • Ability to manage multiple expectations with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience in working with individuals from underrepresented populations.

  • Demonstrated experience utilizing technology (e.g. assistive technology, website development, database management) or strong interest in developing these skills.

    Other Information:
    To apply materials must be submitted via "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of the job posting or at USM Jobs (https://usm.maine.edu/jobs) .
    You will create an applicant profile and complete an application and upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae. Finalist candidates will be asked to provide a list of the names and contact information for references.
    As part of your cover letter please provide your response to the following questions, "What does diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging mean to you? How might you implement them in this role?"
    We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.
    All required materials must be submitted by June 5, 2023.
    We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.
    Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
    The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.
    For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, Room 101, Boudreau Hall, Orono, ME 04469, (207) 581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System)
    Work Year Calendar:
    Fiscal Year (12 Months)
    Required Documents:
    Cover Letter, CV/Resume

Keywords: University of Southern Maine, Portland , Accommodations Coordinator, Other , Portland, Maine

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