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Posted On March 07, 2018

Disability Support & Academic Advisor

Cleveland Institute of Art, a private college of art and design, is seeking a Disability Support & Academic Advisor. This position will be responsible for registering students and approving accommodations, coordinating exam administration when appropriate, hiring and monitoring note takers, and will share responsibility for academic advising.

Principal Responsibilities

• Evaluate documentation including but not limited to: IEPs, medical reports, psychological reports, 504 reports, and psychiatric/psychological assessment
• Meet and interview students as part of the assessment process
• Determine appropriate ADA accommodations for each qualified student
• Keep confidential documentation on every student registered for ADA accommodations
• Educate students and families as needed about accommodations in high school vs in college, inform about the support services available at CIA
• Identify and follow up accommodations needs (e.g., extended time, audio books, note takers, etc.) Assess and verify disability documentation, identify functional limitations, and put in place reasonable accommodations
• Work with faculty to develop accommodations
• Stay current with: disability services trends/law, best practices
• Stay informed about CIA’s general education requirements, major requirements, prerequisite requirements, transfer requirements, graduation requirements, and campus policies
• Keep ethical and professional standards in compliance with FERPA and HIPAA
• Serve as a member of the CARE Team to determining appropriate resources and interventions for students with exceptional circumstances and/or heightened concerns
• Provide individualized academic advising to students, about the following topics (but not limited to): selecting majors, selecting coursework/scheduling, registration process, transfer credits, course substitution/waiver, and independent study; connect students to campus resources, monitor academic standing
• Refer students to academic support services within the institution
• Provide appropriate workshops to faculty and staff and orientation about disability services
• Collaborate and participate in open house events, orientation, and graduation events as needed

Essential Knowledge and Skill Requirements

• State and federal laws regarding disabilities, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
• Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)
• Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
• Office of Civil Rights regulations
• Student development theories
• Academic advising with attention to detail
• Effective communication, and strong interpersonal skills, mediation skills, problem solving
• Ability to apply disability evaluative criteria, decision making with unclear and unprecedented situations
• Respect for and ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds
• Related experience in a post-secondary or higher education setting preferred
• Organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in coordinating room reservations, requests, and delivery of test materials, monitoring of student/testing database

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in higher education, social work, special education, counseling, or related field.

Please send resume with cover letter including salary requirements by Friday, June 1, 2018 to:

Human Resources
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave
Job Code: DS18
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Fax: 216.754.4096

No phone calls please.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to the principles that promote inclusion.
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