Academic Accommodations Coordinator

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Posting #:OSSTF 08/2013
Posted:Mar 26, 2013
Employment Status:Seasonal Part-Time*
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:Services for Students with Disabilities, Student Development Centre
Salary Scale:$38,601 - $53,547 per annum (effective May 1, 2012)
Hours of Work:28 hours per week (approx. September - mid-May), evenings and some weekends

Job Summary

* The 2012/2013 season will be extended to the end of June for training purposes.

Reporting to the Manager, Services for Students with Disabilities, the Academic Accommodations Coordinator is responsible for the operation, coordination, implementation, maintenance and reporting of the primary academic accommodation services (note taking and exam administration) for students with disabilities as well as to assist with scheduling of other required classroom accommodations. Core responsibilities of this position include:
• The operation, coordination, administration and supervision of tests and exams for students with disabilities requiring exam accommodations.
• Troubleshooting technical issues, converting tests and exam scripts into alternative formats, utilizing software and on-line tools and generic assistive software and hardware components required to meet accommodation requests
• Implementing, managing and maintaining the operation of note taking services including: developing recruitment and marketing materials, performing recruitment activities for approximately 250 – 300 note takers per term, providing training and workshops
• Providing front line service to students with disabilities, students, faculty and staff in regard to exam administration/coordination and note taking services
• Maintaining accurate records, files and data; coordinating and managing classroom service provider schedules
• Liaising between student, faculty, departments and staff; participating in university events
• Facilitating workshop and information sessions for service providers within the service areas


• Applied experience working in a front line position with a diverse student population strongly preferred
• Strong organizational, time management, priority management and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated ability in a related capacity supporting individuals with disabilities and understanding their accommodation needs, an asset
• Understanding and ability to provide assistance with set up and use of assistive technologies and equipment
• Successful completion of related post-secondary courses, as well as previous experience in a similar setting
• Knowledge of Human Rights Code and applicable disability legislation (AODA)
• Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Proven ability to learn service data management software, on-line applications, University software applications and assistive technologies
• Proven ability to deliver presentations and workshops
• Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)


Applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by applying online below by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013.

It is Brock University’s policy to give first consideration to qualified internal Brock University OSSTF applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, due to volume we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer.

This position is included in the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) Union.