Coordinator, Disability, Access, and Inclusion

University of Rhode Island

Posting Number SF01740

Job Title Coordinator, Disability, Access, and Inclusion

Position Number 108231

FTE 1.00

FLSA Exempt

Position Type Professional Staff

Union PSA/NEA – Professional Staff Assoc

Pay Grade Level Grade Level: 11

Pay Grade Range Salary Range: $60,008 – $90,497

Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent

Department Disability, Access, and Inclusion


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Campus Location Kingston

Grant Funded No

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Job Description Summary 

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by March 19, 2024. Applications received after March 19, 2024, may be reviewed depending on search progress and needs, but are not guaranteed full consideration.



Collaboratively coordinate and deliver university accessibility services and supports for students with disabilities.


Establish and supervise delivery and database documentation of essential services to students with disabilities, including reasonable accommodations to support equal opportunity in URI academic and co-curricular programs and services.

Assess, verify and facilitate student requests for services via remote and in person meetings.

Conduct learning support services for students with mental health disabilities, learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, autism spectrum disorders and other documented conditions.

Hire, train, and supervise student employees as needed.

Advise individual students and student groups concerning disability, diversity, civil rights, services, and self-advocacy.

Assist and advise the Assistant Dean/Director in guiding University departments regarding accessibility options in courses, programs, and services.

Assist and advise University departments in providing services to students with disabilities.

Appropriately refer faculty and staff regarding disability-related options.

Provide information regarding postsecondary transition for local transition collaboratives, at transition forums and events. Provide guidance to prospective transitioning students and their families.

Participate in DAI and Dean of Students Office Social Justice and Inclusion initiatives.

Liaise with and advise Media Technology Services to ensure online accessibility of Brightspace or other online course system, develop training modules and assessment strategies for faculty, and support students in their ability to access online courses.

Oversee the Annual Disability Services Response for URI Commencement, i.e. develop and maintain an accommodation registration system for Commencement visitors, coordinate staffing and other supports to ensure accessible commencement sites for the weekend of events, coordinate distribution of wheelchairs/assistive listening devices for all commencement sites.

Collaborate with Transportation & Parking Services to deliver mobility support systems such as disability transportation and parking systems; including liaison with Enrollment Services to ensure accessibility of classrooms as needed.


Advise Disability, Access, and Inclusion personnel in current best practices.

Represent the office on committees and at University events.

Perform additional duties as required.


Personal computers, printers and word processing, database management and spreadsheet software; Adaptive equipment and software. Federal Regulations 504, 508, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act.

Required QualificationsREQUIRED:

1. Master’s degree in psychology, counseling/social work, college student personnel, communicative disorders, adult education or other human science field.

2. Minimum three years of experience working with students with disabilities (experience may include graduate assistantship).

3. Minimum two years of administrative or instructional experience working with college students in a higher education setting (experience may include graduate assistantship).

4. Demonstrated evidence of commitment to student success and self-advocacy.

5. Demonstrated working knowledge and experience with Federal Regulations 504, 508, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act and reasonable accommodations.

6. Demonstrated working knowledge of FERPA.

7. Demonstrated experience working with adults presenting with mental health, social, and emotional needs.

8. Demonstrated ability to consult in learning accessibility options.

9. Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

10. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

11. Demonstrated ability to contribute to team cohesiveness.

12. Demonstrated experience and dedication to integrating issues of inclusion, equity, and social justice in your work.

13. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred QualificationsPREFERRED:

1. Demonstrated working knowledge of college assistive technologies.

2. Demonstrated specific experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder.



Environmental ConditionsThe incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date 03/05/2024

Closing Date

Special Instructions to ApplicantsPlease attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Resume.

(#3) “Other Document-References” – the names and contact information of three professional references. (Note: this document is required even though references may be listed on the application).

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