Job Description

Accommodations Specialist

Requisition IDreq27239
Working TitleAccommodations Specialist
Position Grade12
Position Summary

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) is excited to announce we are hiring.

As an employee of this highly energetic and student- oriented center, you will provide academic support to prospective and current students within ARC. The Accommodations Specialist provides direct support to individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), conducts disability eligibility analyses, provides referrals, approves reasonable accommodations, and connects individuals with services to support their personal and/or academic goals. Additionally, the Accommodation Specialist educates campus constituencies regarding support for individuals with disabilities and facilitates compliance with the ADA/ADAAA and related federal, state, and local regulations and University policies.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Performs intake interviews to gain a foundational understanding of individual needs and evaluates information from medical and/or psychological professionals to determine eligibility; makes referrals and/or consults with diagnosticians, as necessary.
  2. Works with individuals to determine reasonable accommodations needed for academic, professional and/or personal success; connects individuals to and/or provides direct resources and services.
  3. Educates students, families, faculty and staff on appropriate services for and communications with individuals with disabilities; compiles and distributes necessary documentation to verify the need for accommodation.
  4. Assists individuals with solving obstacles unique and/or common to individuals with disabilities; interfaces with campus constituencies to ensure individuals gain equitable access to resources.
  5. Increases understanding regarding issues affecting individuals with disabilities by delivering presentations, trainings, workshops and/or educational materials related to research and best practices.
  6. Records interactions with individuals with disabilities and analyzes effectiveness of accommodations; compiles reports and analyzes data related to accommodations, compliance, and program efficacy.
  7. Maintains confidentiality of university and student records, as applicable.
  8. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to technology, equipment, applicable laws, regulations, standards and/or systems.
  9. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

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 Education or Special Education.
  • Experience in a post-secondary educational setting.
  • Experience in the interactive process and provision of accommodations.
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentAccessibility Resource Center (719A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2024
PayMonthly: $3,589.73 - $5,040.53
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 StatementAs a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date11/27/2023
Eligible for Remote WorkNo
Eligible for Remote Work Statement
Application Instructions

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Qualified applicants should include a cover letter and resume that detail their unique credentials for this position and why they are the best candidate for the position given the preferred qualifications listed.

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.

The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff.

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