Job Description

The purpose of this position is to support qualified students with disabilities in obtaining equal access to ATSU academic programs and activities, and in utilizing effective learning strategies.

The Disability Resources Advisor functions as the main point of contact for all disability-related academic adjustment requests from ATSU Arizona campus students (AZ residential programs and ASHS online programs).

The Disability Resources Advisor also functions as learning advisor to AZ students who are receiving disability-related academic adjustments.

Responsibilities: 

• Advise and liaise with students with disabilities throughout the entire academic adjustment process.
• Perform disability resources intake interviews, evaluate students’ requests and documentation, and inform the overall academic adjustment process, consulting with relevant ATSU personnel as needed.
• Facilitate implementation of approved academic adjustments, with relevant ATSU personnel as needed, and including management of the LADR Testing Center.
• Advise students with disabilities on learning strategies appropriate to their learning strengths and challenges.
• Participate in professional development opportunities, remain current with best practices in disability support services, and collaborate with the entire LADR team to better the student experience at ATSU.

Skills / Requirements

Must have a masters degree and knowledge in section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and their application in a higher ed setting; effective learning and test-taking strategies for adult learners.

Minimum two years experience in:

  • Evaluating the needs of students with disabilities and providing reasonable accommodations in higher ed;
  • Proctoring accommodated exams (ExamSoft experience preferred) in higher ed;
  • Advising/coaching adult learners regarding effective learning strategies;
  • Working on teams, relationship building, managing people, and partnership development.