Access Consultant

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

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Job Details

Department: University Life

Job Category: Part-Time / Hourly Wage

Job Type: Part-Time

Work Schedule/Hours: Part-time position with a maximum of 29 hours per week, for a total of 1450 hours during the twelve-month period of May 1 through April 30; Hours will be determined between Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm; Flexible hours (during the time frame 7 am-10 pm) during final exams; Ability to work early morning, evenings, and/or weekends on occasion.

Location: Fairfax

Telework Friendly: Yes

Salary: $27 per hour

Criminal Background Check: Yes

About the Department:

Disability Services ensures equitable access to George Mason University's programs and services for qualified students with disabilities. A qualified student with a disability is a student with a disability who meets the academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in the university's education program and services. As defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a person has a disability if they:
• have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual;
• have a record of such an impairment; or
• is regarded as having such an impairment.

Disability Services strives to foster partnerships with students, faculty, and staff to create environments that are accessible, diverse, and inclusive.

About the Position:

George Mason University, Disability Services, within University Life, invites applications for a Part-Time Access Consultant, responsible for disability services coordination at the Fairfax, Va., campus. 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. The Part-Time Access Consultant reports to the Associate Director of Disability Services. The Part-time Access Consultant provides case management to students and determines reasonable and appropriate accommodations and services to which the students are entitled to, under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

  • Facilitates access to courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities for students with disabilities;
  • Works collaboratively to develop and implement best practices in promoting inclusive design, determining and providing reasonable accommodations, and assessing the efficacy of accommodations;
  • Applies independent judgment and expertise;
  • Engage with students, faculty, and administrators across campus to improve the accessibility of the campus through the delivery of programs and services to reframe disability and promote inclusive design;
  • Participates in outreach events (i.e., table fairs);
  • 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 medical and psychological evaluations in order to determine eligibility for services and appropriate accommodations;
  • Develops, monitors, adjusts, and evaluates individual academic accommodations for students;
  • Consults with healthcare providers, family members, and advocates;
  • Collaborates with faculty and university stakeholders across the campus community;
  • Provides ongoing student case management, follow-up, and support of accommodations both in and out of the classroom, as well as related faculty support and advocacy;
  • Maintains confidential student files, records, and correspondence; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Experience (one to two years is preferred) working with students who have disabilities and/or reading/interpreting psychoeducational, neuropsychological, and other assessment-based reports;
  • Ability to monitor extensive details while focusing on the overall program mission; and
  • Experience in a college/post-secondary institution as a student or employee.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with individuals with psychological, physical (visible and invisible), sensory impairments, medical conditions, learning disorders, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and/or other conditions;
  • Experience documenting written decisions and case progress; and
  • Working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADAA of 2008, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and other appropriate laws.

Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply for the Access Consultant position at; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date: October 19, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by: October 25, 2023

Open Until Filled?: Yes

Mason Ad Statement

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.

Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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