Sr. Access Consultant

Fairfax, VA
High 50K - Low 60K; commensurate with education and experience
Jul 12, 2022
Oct 14, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Sr. Access ConsultantThe George Mason University, Office of Disability Services within the University Life Department, invites applications for a Sr. Access Consultant. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:Reporting to the Associate Director of Disability Services, the Sr. Access Consultant serves as the lead Access Consultant, and provides oversight of the registration process, and case management to students to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations and services to which the students are entitled under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Access Consultant interacts with faculty, parents, students and healthcare providers; serves on University committees representing disability issues and concerns; and engages in activities that promote campus accessibility and awareness.Responsibilities:Serves as the lead and trainer for all other Access Consultants in the office;Provides oversight of the registration process;Facilitates access to courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities for students with disabilities;Collaborates with and advises faculty, staff, students and others in the delivery of services;Provides support and case management to students with disabilities, as specified by the mandates for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008, and state and University policies;Works collaboratively with the Disability Services specialists to review and interpret confidential diagnostic documentation;Creates, adjusts, and evaluates individual accommodation plans for students;Works collaboratively to develop and implement best practices in promoting inclusive design, determining and providing reasonable accommodations, and assessing efficacy of accommodations;Works with faculty, staff, and other University personnel in appropriately accommodating students with disabilities;Maintains confidential student files/records through documenting and maintaining appropriate electronic records of verbal and written communications;Applies independent judgment and expertise, interrelates with students, faculty and administrators across campus to improve the accessibility of the campus through the delivery of programs and services that reframe disability and promote inclusive design;Develops and presents outreach programs, presentations, and workshops for campus community and local school districts and community resources;Serves as the point of contact for prospective families and community members;Assists with building an inclusive environment that supports the growth of students, staff, and faculty with disabilities through advocacy and institutional intervention to support diversity on campus through training and educational workshops;Performs other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:Advanced degree in rehabilitation counseling, special education, educational psychology, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;Experience (typically obtained with three-five years experience) working with students who have disabilities and reading/interpreting psychoeducational, neuropsychological and other assessment-based reports;Must possess the ability to work collaboratively in a group and/or independently with individuals from diverse backgrounds;Knowledge of psycho-educational test and accommodations in higher education;Working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disability Amendments Act of 2008, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and other appropriate laws.Preferred Qualifications:A master's degree in special education, counseling, a social services field, or another related field;Experience with creating and presenting to stakeholders and partners;Experience developing and facilitating college level courses in a post-secondary setting;Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in higher education for students with disabilities;Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of disability studies, disability identity, disability culture, disability history and rights, and Universal Design;Ability to work early morning, evenings and/or weekends on occasion.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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