Job Positions

Access Consultant

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Academic Advising & Accessible Education


Agnes Scott College

Date Posted:

Mar 8 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open until filled

Position Description

Facilitates access to courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities for students with Disabilities; collaborates with faculty and staff to develop and implement best practices in promoting inclusive design; and assesses and facilitates reasonable accommodations when the environment is not accessible within the guidelines of federal, state and local laws and office, division and college policies and procedures. Reports to the director of accessible education and works with students, staff, faculty, and on and off campus constituents.


  • Provides disability-related advising, support, guidance and advocacy to assist undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities .
  • Meets with students to identify barriers to full participation in the curricular and co-curricular environments and determine appropriate access and accommodations, reviewing additional sources of information as needed.
  • Coordinates the provision of access and reasonable accommodations in consultation with students, faculty and staff.
  • Provides consultation, information, resources and referral to students with disabilities and college faculty, staff and administrators.
  • Collaborates with academic advisers, medical providers and other staff to provide support, accommodations and resource referral to students.
  • Consults with medical providers when additional information is needed to provide appropriate accommodations and support to students.
  • Provides academic coaching to support students with various barriers related to executive functioning.
  • Maintains appropriate records by documenting communication with and regarding students and recording recommended courses of action or accommodations.
  • Collaborates with director to participate in environmental access work to improve the design of curricular, information, physical and co-curricular environments.
  • May participate on college committees, task forces, and networks and serve a liaison role with other offices/departments.
  • Maintains membership with relevant professional organizations.
  • Stays abreast of national, state, and local disability-related issues.
  • Participates in professional development activities through presentation, publications, attendance at conferences and/or related activities.
  • Furthers personal and community knowledge of models of disability and inclusive educational design and their application in higher education.
  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality in verbal and written communications.
  • Works effectively with all members of the college community.

Application Process

Institution Information

A small, highly diverse liberal arts college for women (and co-ed graduate programs) located near Atlanta, Agnes Scott was rated #1 most innovative college and #1 for social mobility in 2019’s Best Colleges US News and World Report

Contact Information



Required Qualifications

Bachelor's or Master's Degree with emphasis or major in education, special education, psychology, counseling, rehabilitation counseling or other related field. Experience: Minimum of 2 years work experience working with persons with disabilities

Preferred Qualifications