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Position Title
Access and Accommodations Program Coordinator/Sr. Counselor, SL-4

Purchase College, State University of New York


Salary Range
$55,000 - $65,000

Position Description
Coordinate services, communications, advocacy, support and outreach for students identifying with disabilities.
Review and interpret documentation for a wide range of disabilities. Manage and review accommodations plans.
Working knowledge of the AADA and Section 504 as it applies to University students with disabilities.
Collaboration, presentations, and training with campus personnel regarding needs and services for students with disabilities.
Address studentsí Assistive Technology needs; maintain appropriate technology tools, and liaison with Library staff and Campus Technology Services to manage studentsí access to educational materials. Train students and others on usage of Read Write Gold literacy software.
Identify appropriate professionals, such as sign language interpreters, facilitate their contracting with the college, an coordinate the provision of services. Hire, train and supervise student assistants such as readers and note-takers, as needed.
Maintain all reporting statistics and office records in accordance with professional, institutional, and state guidelines.
Promote awareness of the Access and Accommodations Office and its services to students, faculty and staff. Respond to inquiries from current students, prospective students, parents, and others.
Supervise 2 counselors and 1 support staff member.
Work closely with the Learning Center and Advising Center staff and with campus faculty.

Minimum Qualifications
Masterís degree in school psychology, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, Special Education, Disabilities Studies, or closely related area, and 2 years experience providing disabilities services to students in a Higher Education setting. Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; familiarity with implementation in the SUNY system a plus. Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty and staff.Excellent oral and written communication and computer skills. Strong working knowledge of Assistive Technology.

Desired Qualifications
Interested candidates with doctoral degrees are encouraged to apply.

University Description
Purchase College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, was founded in 1967 by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. Purchase uniquely combines an on-campus conservatory training in the visual and performing arts with programs in the liberal arts and sciences. About 65% of the 4,440 students reside on campus. Purchase offers professional preparation and undergraduate and graduate degrees through 3 academic paths: the School of the Arts Conservatories of Dance, Music, Theater and the School of Art and Design; Liberal Arts and Sciences programs; Liberal Studies and Continuing Education.

Region Description
Located about 30 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County, the Purchase College campus sits on a 500-plus acre estate first settled in 1734. The colege is designed as a "city within the country: - buildings clustered around a plaza, surrounded by fields and meadows. A bus loop runs to
While Plains and Port Chester, NY, with train access to NYC from White Plains.

Required Application Materials
Candidates are required to complete an online application via the collegeís job vacancy website (https://jobs.purchase.edu) and attach a resume and cover letter.

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