of Disability Support and Academic Advisor
Cambridge College - Cambridge, MA

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Job summary : The Coordinator of Disability Support and Academic Advisor reports to the Director of Student Academic Support Services and will provide academic advising and disability accommodations for students across all campuses to assist with their transition to Cambridge College, their day-to-day academic activities and their persistence to graduation. The Coordinator will have a caseload of undergraduate student advisees and provide one-on-one advising.

Disability Support
  • Ensure college compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as ADA/504 Coordinator
  • Serve as initial point of contact for incoming graduate and undergraduate students with documented disabilities
  • Advise students with documented learning and/or physical disabilities and coordinate accommodations as required by law under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Review documentation and conduct intakes for students to determine appropriate accommodations
  • Hire and schedule sign-language interpreters, note-takers, and other support professionals
  • Locate and deliver or convert textbooks and course material into appropriate format for students with disabilities
  • Provide written information to faculty to inform them of accommodations; act as support for faculty questions and concerns
  • Coordinate with outside agencies (Mass Commission for the Blind, Mass Rehab, etc.) to provide services and support to students with disabilities
  • Research resources needed by faculty and by students with disabilities and disseminate information and training as needed

Academic Advising
  • Advise a caseload of undergraduate students regarding course selection, transfer credits, graduation and degree requirements, and career path.
  • Assist with administration of the Accuplacer placement for incoming students
  • Assist with evaluating transfer credits for undergraduate students.
  • Meet with students on a regular basis to develop the most appropriate course of study to meet their personal/professional goals.
  • Evaluate and post transfer credit for incoming new students.
  • Participate in new student advising and registration programs and orientations.
  • Provide accurate and timely information and make referrals as necessary.
  • Provide academic advising to all undergraduate students during walk-in hours.
  • Facilitate student contact with faculty and staff to resolve issues and understand institutional policies.
  • Work closely with instructors and coordinators in following up with at risk students (as identified by instructors) by telephone/email.

Essential duties/responsibilities :
  • Support the Student Affairs Division by providing students an opportunity to discuss issues and concerns and participate in problem solving.
  • Attend and assist with Orientation, Group Advising and Registration Sessions, and other events held by Student Affairs

Other duties/responsibilities : Participate in all campus events such as Commencement and Orientation. Hours may extend beyond the regular work day during Orientation and peak advising times.

Education & experience required: Bachelor’s Degree required, 3 to 5 years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Experience working with a diverse student population of adult learners preferred.

Skills & knowledge required:
  • Must have understanding of areas of legal compliance with ADA.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work independently, be a self-starter and goal-oriented.
  • Must be detail-oriented, responsible, and able to handle confidential, time-sensitive, and classified information.
  • Must use good judgment and regulatory expertise when advising students.
  • Must have excellent writing and oral presentation skills.


  • Physical Effort Required No amount of unusual physical activity.

    Contact To apply please forward cover letter and resume to jobs@cambridgecollege.edu

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