Senior Disability Resource Liaison

Job Description:

Madison College is pleased to announce the position of Senior Disability Resource Liaison. If you are an individual that is invested in equitable access to education, advocacy for individuals with disabilities, and has a personal and professional mission grounded in social justice and inclusiveness, please consider joining an interconnected and dynamic team to provide delivery of services for students with disabilities at Madison College.

Disability Resource Services strives to create a culture of inclusion and access to all Madison College programs, services, activities, events, and facilities for students with disabilities by forming active and collaborative partnerships across the college and wider communities.

The desired candidate will advise new and continuing students on disability resources and accommodations and facilitate accommodations and other disability related services under Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The candidate must be able to support the primary functions of the Disability Resource Services department including student intakes, requests for accommodations, academic and retention support, and training and development of faculty, staff and students related to compliance, inclusiveness and maintaining a barrier free environment.

This position serves students working with DRS in the Eastern Region (Fort Atkinson and Watertown campuses). The majority of this work will be virtual but will require traveling to each campus 1-2 days per month based on demand for services. This position also serves students working with DRS at the Commercial Avenue Campus (CAC). The majority of this work will be virtual but may require working at the CAC 1 day per month, based on demand for services.


1. Cover letter

2. Resume

3. Response to supplemental questions below: (Each answer should be ½ page or less).

  • Describe your experience engaging with a diverse student body and/or workforce.

  • How do you see this position impacting students and employees with varying beliefs, identities, and backgrounds?

Failure to include these documents with your application submission will render your application ineligible.

This position will be opened until filled, with a first review date of March 10, 2022, at 11:59 pm. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice.  Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

This is a full-time, exempt salary, 52 weeks per year position. Core hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This position will work one day per week 10-6 p.m. and occasional weekends, if needed, to support GSC programming.  An option for partial remote work will be considered.

Position Summary:

This position serves as a generalist for student support for disability resource services. This position will assist in the delivery of comprehensive disability resource service that will guide students to develop meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their academic, career and life goals. This position assists current and prospective students with disabilities in implementing and insuring accessibility to all college functions; and provides disability-related academic, career, and personal guidance; disability awareness advocacy, and general support to assist students with disabilities in achieving their goals.

This position assists in the coordination and implementation of Disability Resource Services programs, procedures, and guidelines at the assigned Madison College campus(es) and/or centers; specifically, this position works with students, faculty, staff and guests at the Goodman South campus.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Evaluates and interprets disability documentation for eligibility determination and coordinates services for students with disabilities. Provides individualized accommodations and equal access for students via an interactive process in accordance with legal requirements. Implements reasonable accommodations consistent with current law, identifies best practices within the field and maintains confidentiality of records.

  • Provides intake and assessment of need services (“transition” into college) by reviewing documentation and engaging students with disabilities in an interactive interview process to determine and authorize appropriate accommodations

  • Meets individually with students to discuss current accommodations, assesses need for reevaluation of accommodations, fosters student self advocacy, and improves  communication with instructors/staff throughout their academic enrollment.

  • Meets with prospective students, current students, and family members to consult, review documentation, and discuss eligibility for accommodations.

  • Promotes access for students with disabilities to programs, facilities and communication so that students with disabilities will not be excluded from full participation in the educational process.

  • Advises and coordinates programs and services for students with disabilities on academic, career, and personal matters using a developmental approach.

  • Actively engages in college-wide advocacy-work to eliminate attitudinal barriers including stereotyping and discrimination towards students with disabilities as well as enhancing sensitivity and awareness through faculty and staff training.

  • Collaborates and consults with instructional, student development and community agency staff in providing designated referral and support services as well as assessing the psychosocial impact of the disability on the student’s academic progress and on those with whom he/she interacts. Provide ongoing/long-term disability related vocational, academic, career and personal counseling (guidance), case-management/support.

  • Maintains a commitment to the college mission, vision and values

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Skill in communicating effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with populations of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities.

  • Working knowledge of student development theory and practice.

  • Demonstrated experience assessing and providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, including thorough knowledge of physical and mental disabilities, including physical and functional capabilities, psychosocial aspects, and medical terminology.

  • Knowledge of career development and career planning techniques.

  • Knowledge of confidentiality requirements and ethical standards related to serving students with disabilities.

  • Knowledge of evaluation/assessment theory and techniques with the ability to interpret basic assessments and other tests

  • Bilingual speaker a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree

Five (5) Years of professional experience directly related to the skills required for successfully performing this position with educational or community based organizations which serve minorities, disadvantaged women and men, the mentally/physically or otherwise disabled, and other special populations.

Career Development Facilitator certification or the ability to attain certification within twelve (12) months of employment.

If you are experiencing application issues please contact the HR hotline, (608) 246-6900.

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Organization: Madison College Disability Resource Services

Job Location: Madison, WI

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