Disability/Learning Skills Advisor, Division of Student Affairs

Washington D.C
Jun 18, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
Full Time
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission by educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social formation; enhancing students' learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth; teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs; promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community. The Jesuit value of cura personalis - "care of the whole person" - represents the mission of Georgetown University. The Academic Resource Center (ARC) embodies this value by guiding students in their intellectual, emotional and social development and provides students with academic strategies and individualized support needed for academic success and inclusion within the Georgetown community.

The Disability/Learning Skills Advisor's role embodies the dual mission of the Academic Resource Center: disability and academic support. As a disability support provider, the incumbent works with students with cognitive, physical, chronic health or psychological disabilities to ensure they are provided access to programs and facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and University policy and protocol. The Advisor's duties include but are not limited to:
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of the Academic Resource Center in determining reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Creates policies that are in alignment with the Academic Resource Center's mission but tailored for the SCS population.
  • Provides academic support for SCS students through study skills workshops/webinars and individual consultations.
  • Serves as a resource for SCS staff and faculty to ensure that they understand their roles and responsibilities in the accommodation process.
  • Represents the ARC as an advocacy office for students with disabilities by participating in training and educational forums sponsored by SCS.

  • Master's degree is required in one of the following areas: counseling, rehabilitative counseling, adult learning, or special education.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience either teaching study skills or counseling students in higher education, but also with culturally and academically diverse populations of students.
  • Should be able to counsel students and to direct students to appropriate University services.

Preferred qualifications
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Experience with adult learners
  • Prescribe and practice ethical behavior
  • Maintain student confidentiality
  • Appreciation of Jesuit culture and values
  • Uphold professional standards
  • Must adapt work schedule to meet the needs of SCS students, requiring some evenings and occasional weekends for SCS programs and final exams on Main Campus

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