Job Details

Temple University
  • Position Number: 3853580
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Communications

The Program Coordinator for Communication Access serves as a member of the Disability Resources and Services (DRS) team and reports to the Associate Director of Disability Resources & Services. The coordinator is responsible for coordinating reasonable accommodations and support services for students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodation coordination involves conducting intake interviews, making recommendations regarding reasonable accommodations, determining accommodations appropriate to the specific disability and consistent with disability law and standards of practice in higher education, and providing follow-up and support to students. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of sign language interpreters and CART services for registered students.

This position also serves as a liaison and resource for the university community on matters related to Deaf and Hard-of Hearing students. The Program Coordinator for Communication Access works to support the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Temple University and contributes to a positive university experience for every student and is accountable to all Division of Student Affairs (DoSA) Values. The DoSA values are Excellence, Inclusion, Innovation, Integrity, and Respect. This position is Monday through Friday - 40 hours/week. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
* Bachelor's degree in a field related to education, psychology, or social services and two years experience working with higher education disability services.
* Experience working with students who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing and/or students with language/ communication disability.
* Demonstrated experience partnering with community agencies to enable greater access to and participation in higher education by persons with a disability.
* Expertise in evaluating documentation of disability, determining eligibility for services and accommodations, and generating a plan for the provisions of services and accommodations.
* An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated mastery of relevant legislation - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, and related standards.
*Proficiency in American Sign Language.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills.
*Outstanding organizational skills.
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

*Master's degree in a field related to education, psychology, or social services.
*Experience determining and implementing accommodation, including clinical and fieldwork accommodations in pre-professional, professional, and graduate school post-secondary settings.

This position requires a background check.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved. For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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