In the spirit of service and with a student centric approach, the Office for Students with Disabilities provides equitable access to learning. We advocate with, and for, our students – engaging the campus community to cultivate a climate of inclusion and promoting the creation of a socially just educational system in which diversity of experience, identities, and needs are valued and supported – continually empowering individuals to achieve their goals.
The overall purpose of this position is to assist in providing quality services and to act as a resource to the campus community to ensure equitable access to all college programs and activities for students with disabilities. More specifically, the Disability & Accessibility Specialist assists with planning and coordination of accommodations for the Office for Students with Disabilities, coordinates alternative format accommodations (testing, note taking, and assistive technology accommodations), promotes services to the campus and community, provides ongoing training, and enforces the college's compliance with the ADA. This position provides advising and support to faculty and staff as it relates to provisions of accommodations for students with disabilities in classes and programs.
Commitment to working with and fostering an inclusive environment with a diverse population of individuals
Experience advising, case management, counseling, and/or programming in higher education or comparable setting
Functional knowledge of assistive technology tools
Interpersonal skills sufficient to build and sustain relationships with governing agencies, students with disabilities, and colleagues/professionals at all levels of the community
Organizational, prioritization, and written and verbal communication skills sufficient to provide quality service and accommodations in a timely manner
Bachelor's degree in related field such as rehabilitation counseling, special education, disability studies, higher education, counseling, or psychology
Demonstrated experience developing, implementing and assessing services for individuals with documented disabilities
Experience providing accommodations in a higher education setting
Knowledge of college and community resources available to students with disabilities
Experience working with federal laws regarding post-secondary education and disabilities, including ABA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
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Anoka-Ramsey Community College is an open-door, comprehensive higher education institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We are committed to responding to the educational needs of our changing communities and to providing opportunities for enhancing knowledge, skills, and values in a supportive learning environment. Our goal is to strive for inclusive excellence in our commitment to preparing all students and employees for success.
The aligned institutions of Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) and Anoka Technical College (ATC) are members of Minnesota State. With over 100 degree, certificate, and transfer programs across three campuses, ARCC and ATC have served the citizens of the Twin Cities and East Central Minnesota since 1965. We recognize and assert the value of inclusion as an ethical imperative and as a necessity for academic rigor, student success, and lifelong learning.
Our commitment to inclusive excellence seeks to extend beyond academic offerings to meet diverse student interests as well as regional and economic needs. ARCC has campuses in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Annually, the two colleges (three campuses) serve more than 16,000 learners of all ages and ethnicities as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor's degree, or technical and certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers. The student population at ARCC is composed of 0.5% American Indian/Alaska Native, 5.9% Asian, 9.2% Black or African American, 5.6% Hispanic of any race, 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 65.7% White, and 4.6% multiracial and 22.5% first-generation students.
Our college prides itself in our support for students' holistic needs and we have many students who are first-generation students, students with disabilities, veteran students, nontraditional students, and students who identify as LGBTQA. We are also committed to creating a vibrant and diverse community of employees at ARCC, with 15% of our current employee population being people of color. For more information about our college, please visit our website at http://www.anokaramsey.edu.
The safety of all members of ARCC is of vital concern. The Clery Act Campus Crime & Security Report is available to perspective employees at http://www.anokaramsey.edu/about-us/safety-security/. The campus Title IX Coordinator is Michael Opoku and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (763) 433-1272.
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
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About Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is a multi-campus institution and a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The Coon Rapids Campus is located on the banks of the Mississippi River twentymiles north of downtown Minneapolis. The Cambridge Campus is located on west Highway 95 on the Rum River in Cambridge. Beginning in 1965 with 600 students in a wing of Centennial High School in Circle Pines, Anoka-Ramsey Community College has grown considerably. In 1967 the college moved to the current Coon Rapids Campus of approximately 103 acres. The Cambridge Campus opened in 1978 and has shown consistent growth in enrollment and facilities. In addition, students may complete many ARCC college courses at convenient off-site locations throughout neighboring communities. During the 2008-2009 academic year, more than 11,000 students completed credit classes at the college.