Coordinator of Accommodations (Internal MCC Applicants Only)

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • May 12, 2022
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description



Position Requisition Information


Job Title Coordinator of Accommodations (Internal MCC Applicants Only)
Department Access & Disability Services
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Type Staff
Position Grade 9
Employee Type Full Time
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Grant Funded No
Work Year 12 Months
Work Year-Other Information  
Typical Work Schedule
40 Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Flexible with an altered schedule of one evening per week to meet department needs
Bargaining Unit Eligibility Yes-Staff Council
Work Week 40 Hours
Work Week-Other Information 40 Hours - Flexible schedule to meet department needs
Special Instructions to Applicants  
Position Information for Posting


Position Introduction
As the Coordinator of Accommodations, you will be part of a dedicated team of Access and Disability Services professionals who work together to provide exceptional service and support to the disability community at McHenry County College (MCC).  You will work directly with students with disabilities throughout their time at MCC, as well as with faculty, staff, and community partners who support those students.  Using a collaborative approach, you will guide and advocate for students with disabilities, educate the campus community about disability, create a safe and welcoming environment for individuals with disabilities, and help ensure equal access at MCC.  The Coordinator of Accommodations will align with MCC's mission, vision, and goals (, while embodying the values of inspiration, connectedness, diversity, thoughtfulness, community focus, excellence, passion, and stewardship. 

Position Summary
Facilitate equal access to post-secondary education for students with disabilities and other academic needs. Provide individualized, academic support to students with disabilities and other academic needs. Coordinate assistive technology services for the department. Provide outreach and act as a liaison for Access and Disability Services to both internal and external constituents.
Reports to Director of Access and Disability Services (ADS)
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Determine and facilitate implementation of appropriate accommodations for students consistent with their documentation during an initial intake appointment and throughout the time the students attend MCC
- Ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amended of 1990
- Determine appropriate academic accommodations and services and discuss students' academic performance and use of services as needed; assist students with academic concerns directly related to disabilities
- Tutor, mentor and coach students in the development of their academic, thinking, and learning skills
- Tutor, mentor, and coach students in individualized and group sessions on how to develop their study skills such as effective reading, notetaking, organization, and time management strategies
- Coordinate the acquisition of alternative textbook formats and convert them to audio files for students requiring taped textbooks
- Keep up-to-date on assistive technology needs, recommend the purchase of appropriate equipment and software, and arrange for training of staff and students on the use of such technology in collaboration with Information Technology Department
- Maintain confidentiality of student information and records
- Maintain timely data tracking, documentation and reporting of service
- Serve as liaison to high schools, social service agencies, and appropriate MCC staff to recruit and retain students with disabilities
- Provide referral information to students with disabilities regarding available campus and community services
- Assist students with disabilities in developing self-advocacy skills
- Serve as an advocate for students with disabilities and other students who work with ADS to ensure equal access
- Assist in the hiring, coordination, scheduling and monitoring of tutoring services
- Communicate regularly with faculty and staff regarding student accommodations, classroom behavior and academic progress
- Provide disability awareness and professional development training for faculty, staff, and administration
- Work with the Division of Student Affairs to foster an increased engagement of students with disabilities in student life activities and events.
- Act as a liaison with other academic and student affairs departments and divisions related to job responsibilities and departmental functions
- Market and promote Access and Disability Services
- Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
- Assist with planning and conducting orientation activities for students new to ADS
- Work with other campus academic and student support services departments in appropriate referrals for students' needs
- Participate in relevant training and professional development services to effectively support student academic success and retention
- Serve on relevant College committees
- Participate in outside disability and accommodation organizations to identify best practices that might be applicable
- Assume additional duties as assigned the Director of ADS
Required Education Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
Other Required Qualifications
- Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Special Education, Counseling, Education, or related field
- Three years' teaching, disabilities service, or tutoring experience in higher education or other related experience in education or social services
Desired Qualifications
- Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Rehabilitation Counseling, Education, Counseling, or related discipline
- One year working with disabilities assessments, program coordination, vocational rehabilitation, diagnostic testing or other related work with individuals with disabilities
- Demonstrated commitment and experience in working with students with disabilities at the post-secondary level
Skills and Specifications
- Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
- Sensitivity to students whose cultural and educational experiences differ from his/her own
- Excellent writing and documentation skills
- Strong customer service orientation
- Excellent communication and leadership skills
- Desire to keep growing professionally
- Ability to learn technological applications
- Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure, manage multiple tasks, and prioritize
- Ability to work effectively with all members of the College and to value the differences of others
- Strong analytical, problem solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Commitment and respect for diversity, equity, inclusion and MCC Behaviors of Excellence
- Understanding of and commitment to the College mission, vision, values, and goals
- Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position
Location Main Campus

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