• Student Affairs Coordinator - Academic Accommodations

    Location US-FL-Miramar
    Job ID
    2018-103936
    Institution
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Department
    Student Affairs
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The position reporting to Associate Dean of Student Affairs has primary responsibility to coordinate the student academic accommodation process. The position supports students, families, faculty and staff in understanding rights and responsibilities under the ADA/Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973. Additionally, this position facilitates the implementation of reasonable accommodations and resolution of problems or conflicts related to accommodations and services.

    Responsibilities

    • Determines and coordinates academic adjustments, reasonable modifications, and auxiliary aids in alignment with RUSM Technical Standards
    • Coordinate all procedures for students inquiring about and requesting accommodations, ensure students have submitted appropriate supporting documentation and determine appropriate accommodations.
    • Coordinating accommodations with Exam Administration, ECFMG, USMLE, NBME, Clinical sites, Prometric Centers
    • Review and interpret medical documentation and/or neuropsychological evaluation to recommend to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs eligibility of students and coordinate academic and programmatic accommodations for students.
    • Monitors the academic performance and advises students receiving accommodations, providing support through individual meetings, ongoing communication with faculty and appropriate staff.
    • Maintain student accommodation files and provide case management to students from semesters 1-10 who receive accommodations; meeting with them as needed and keeping them informed of each process change. 
    • Reviews and evaluates all office protocols and practices - recommending policy changes and Student Handbook revisions as needed
    • Maintains a database of student needs and documented impairments as well as the sources of stated limitations; collects data, creates reports, and evaluates results. Updates and maintains as appropriate.
    • Assists with updating department resource manuals, materials, policies, and procedures;
    • Works closely, and consults with, Adtalem Legal and Compliance office as needed.
    • Develop a professional and collaborative relationship with all constituency groups
    • Attend and conduct a variety of meetings; serve as a resource for disability related issues. 
    • Collaborate with campus resources such as counseling services, health clinic, and student affairs to provide seamless assistance to all students
    • Publish and present application forms and information on Disability Services in every aspect of student enrollment (admissions, new student orientation, student portal, clinical sites)
    • Research and procure human and technological resources for specific student accommodations (ex., ASL interpreter, reader, CART, computer adjustments, etc.)
    • Train and inform faculty, clinical sites, and colleagues about Students with Disability (SWD) rights and needs, and their role in providing accommodations
    • Provide information and records as required for investigation of complaints or concerns
    • Maintain confidentiality of student records while sharing timely and appropriate information to colleagues with need to know who are  responsible for providing the accommodations

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree preferred in a degree in higher education administration, psychology, college personal, vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, social work, or a closely related field with 1-2 years experiences in academic accommodation services and working with people with disabilities or Bachelor’s Degree required with at least 3 years’ experiences in academic accommodation services and working with people with disabilities
    • Knowledge of Federal and State laws, ADA, Section 504 and District policies and regulations governing educational and employment programs for individuals with disabilities.
    • Detail oriented and able to successfully manage multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately
    • Ability to interact and communicate with senior leadership across the organization

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1978, Ross is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 12,000 alumni, Ross is an important contributor to healthcare in North America. Students complete their foundational studies in Bridgetown, Barbados before completing their clinical training in one of Ross’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States.

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