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Disability Services Coordinator

Lake Superior College

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Position Information


Classification Title
MnSCU Academic Professional 3

Working Title
Disability Services Coordinator

Hire Types


Lake Superior College

Student Services

2101 Trinity Rd Duluth, MN 55811


Full/Part Time
Full Time


Employment Condition

Work Shift
Day Shift

Work Schedule/Hours/Days
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Posting Details

Salary Minimum

Salary Maximum

Salary Type

Bargaining Unit/Plan
214, MAPE

Job Description
In the spirit of service and with a student centric approach, the Disabilities Services Coordinator provides equitable access to learning for all students. The Disability Coordinator develops, directs, coordinates, and implements quality services to students with disabilities to allow them equal access to all college programs and activities. Lake Superior College’s Disability Coordinator provides academic accommodations, support, and advocacy for students with disabilities, and is the resource to the campus community on disability and accessibility related issues. This position conducts intakes with students requesting accommodations by using a variety of resources to determine status and needs, maintains confidential documentation, determines accommodations, closely communicates and works with all staff and faculty for promoting an inclusive environment. Daily interactions include current students, potential students, high school students, faculty, high school teachers and case workers, family/support systems, local resource agencies – Vocational Rehab Counselors being the most frequent, and MinnState personnel. This position assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure equal access for students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and ADA Laws.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as rehabilitation counseling, education, disability studies, higher education, counseling, psychology, or human services.
  • Two (2) years’ experience coordinating services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience handling requests, assessing and implementing accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities.
  • Knowledge of laws and bylaws that govern disability services such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD).
  • A working knowledge of adaptive computer technology and its appropriateness for students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with persons from diverse backgrounds and commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a related field such as rehabilitation counseling, education, disability studies, higher education, counseling, psychology, or human services.
  • Five (5) years of experience in providing disability services to individuals, especially in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and teamwork in the area of customer service.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to advocate for student needs and disseminate information regarding services at the community college and community.
  • Understanding of the dynamics and legalities in disability services and how they influence the college community.
  • Willingness to work with students who may become challenging.
  • Effective organizational skills to coordinate academic accommodations, track student demographics, and produce annual reports.
  • Familiarity with community resources that assist students with disabilities to attend college.
  • Effective organizational skills to coordinate academic accommodations, track student demographics, and produce annual reports.

Other Requirements

To learn more about us, please visit our website at
Employment for this position is covered by the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees which can be found at:

Benefits Info
State of Minnesota benefits package to include medical and dental. View complete benefit plan at
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Open Until Filled

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Special Instructions Summary
You must apply online, please click the apply tab at the top of this page. In addition to completing the online application, please attach to following to your application:

  • Cover Letter addressing how you meet the responsibilities and qualifications
  • CV/Resume

Mailed applications will not be considered. Questions about the position may be directed to Human Resources (218-733-1068).

Posting Contact
LeAnn Ulvi, HR Specialist, 218-733-1068

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

It is the policy of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to provide reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities when such accommodations are directly related to competing for a job on an equal basis.

Applicants having special needs which require accommodation should contact Jestina Vichorek, Executive Human Resources Officer 218-733-7677 (Voice). For TTY communications, contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 1.800.627.3529.

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