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Colgate University
  • Position Number: 2708306
  • Location: Hamilton, NY
  • Position Type: Disability Services

Colgate University

Learning Support Coordinator

Requisition Number: 2021S121Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Dean of the Faculty
Department: Center for Learning, Teaching and Research

Department Statement:
The Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research (CLTR) at Colgate University invites applications for the newly created position of Learning Support Coordinator. The Learning Support Coordinator will join a team of faculty and staff in an effort to expand capacity and broaden the Centers support for students with a diverse array of learning abilities. The position will report to the Director of the Office of Disability Services but will work in close collaboration with the CLTR Faculty Director and the Associate Director of the CLTR for Student Programs to coordinate and support a variety of services for learners with diverse abilities at Colgate.

Key areas of focus for this position include implementation of academic accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to support students with disabilities, assisting in the management of accommodated testing services, developing adjustment plans, distributing and supporting of assistive technology, assisting students with effective study strategies, time management skills, and other organizational methods to improve their academic experience.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop appropriate curricular and co-curricular adjustment plans based on functional limitations created by individual student needs
  • Participate in the interactive, self-identification intake process for new students
  • Review student documentation; synthesize information to develop reasonable adjustment plans; ensure documentation meets standards established by Section 504 and ADAAA; make decisions related to adjustment requests; monitor services, and reevaluate as needs and courses change
  • Collaborate with faculty and other departments in the effective, required, and timely delivery of academic materials; confirm accommodation implementation and effectiveness throughout each course
  • Provide ongoing student support, development of policy and procedures, and overall office functionality
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with colleagues in CLTR and other partnering offices across campus (Residential Life, Administrative/Academic Deans, Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services, Admissions, Registrar)
  • Develop training opportunities for faculty and staff in collaboration with the Director of Disability Services
  • Understand learning theory and practice to support diverse learner needs
  • Facilitate student learning support utilizing research-based methodologies for individuals with diverse abilities

This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.

Professional Experience/Qualifications
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience working with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), and assistive technology.
  • Ability to communicate professionally (both verbally and in writing) with careful attention to detail.
  • A firm commitment to providing exceptional service to students and their families.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with a broad array of student support services to include disability services in higher education.
  • Experience interpreting clinical documentation for a full range of disabilities and operationalizing into reasonable accommodations in the postsecondary learning environment for traditional and nontraditional learners.
  • Strong organizational skills with expertise in planning, problem-solving, and the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the use of accessible technology to support diverse learners in educational settings.
  • Understanding of learning theory and practices to support diverse learner needs.

A Masters degree is required, or a Bachelors degree with an equivalent combination of relevant professional experience.

Other Information
Cover letters should address the ways in which your experiences relate to the professional requirements of the position.

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2022. Applications received by that date will receive priority consideration.

Work Schedule:
Weekdays, with occasional night, weekend or on-call service as necessary.This position is not available for remote work.

Job Open Date:

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary
Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community. You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. The statement can be any length (e.g. a paragraph or page). For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements.

EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgates Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

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