Job Description

Accommodations Specialist

Requisition IDreq17882
Working TitleAccommodations Specialist
Position Grade12
Position Summary

PLEASE NOTE: This position is for the UNM GallupBranch, located in Gallup, NM, approximately 130 miles west of Albuquerque, NM.

The University of New Mexico has established branch colleges to serve the citizens of New Mexico and to provide the highest quality of education for students pursuing post-secondary education at different locations throughout the state. Branch colleges respond specifically to the unique needs and multicultural backgrounds of their respective communities by offering community education programs, career education including certificate and associate degree programs, and transfer programs that prepare students for upper division entry into colleges and universities.

UNM-Gallup Accessibility Resource Center is seeking a highly motivated, student focused Accommodations Specialist to provide direct support to students with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) recognizes individuals with disabilities as an integral part of a diverse community and is committed to the provision of comprehensive resources to the University community in order to create equitable, inclusive, and practical learning environments.

The Accommodations Specialist is responsible for assessing needs of students with disabilities, providing information and guidance, arranging for approved accommodations and services, and serving as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, parents, secondary education institutions and community disability service agencies. The Accommodations Specialist works collaboratively with staff and faculty to ensure compliance with University policies, procedures, legislative rules, as well as federal and state regulations related to students with disabilities. This position contributes to the overall success of the Accessibility Resource Center and the University as a whole by coordinating special projects and accessibility initiatives that focus on inclusion, enhancement and compliance. The Accommodations Specialist must exercise critical thinking and sound judgement in combination with knowledge of disability legislation related to equal access and compliance in order to access which accommodations are reasonable and appropriate in the academic environment. This position possesses the highest level of confidentiality, discretion and security in order to respectfully manage and maintain student personal information and official disability documentation.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a directly related field; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a directly related field (education, special education, social work, counseling, etc.)
  • Experience working with traditionally underrepresented and diverse student populations
  • Experience with academic advising and implementing retention strategies
  • Experience with technology specific to accommodating students with disabilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mobility, sensory, learning,attention, psychiatric, and medical disabilities
Additional Requirements
DepartmentGallup Branch
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$3,199.73 to $4,585.53 Monthly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date11/27/2021
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

A complete application consists of: (1) A completed UNMJobs online application; (2) A cover letter specifically addressing why you would be the best candidate for the position given the position description and each of the preferred qualifications; (3) An updated resume; and (4) Three supervisory references that includes the names, addresses, and contact information of three present/past supervisors. Each of these items must be uploaded for applicant consideration.

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Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions

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