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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Variable Hours Officer - Student Disability Services Coordinator in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: 12/31/2024
  • Hours Per Week: 8-10
  • Standard Work Schedule: On-site; 8-10 hours/week
  • Salary Range: $30.00-$35.00
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

The Office of Student Affairs at the , along with the Disability Services Accommodations (DS) team, is looking to hire a part-time Student Disability Services Coordinator (VHO). This is a part-time role aimed at coordinating a high volume of disability accommodations.

The Coordinator will serve as a first point of contact and respond to student inquiries regarding pre-approved classroom accommodations related to disabilities. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Student Affairs-who also takes on the role of Disability Services Liaison-the coordinator will oversee the intake process. This includes hiring intake personnel, managing note-taking services, and organizing various other services such as Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, transcription services, sign language interpretation, and exam accommodations for a student body of over 130+ individuals requiring these services.


  • Intake Services (60%)

    • Organize the upcoming semester's arrangements for note-taking accommodations by setting up a tracking system and creating associated Dropbox folders for the course notes that students have requested.
    • Conduct the recruitment, training, and hiring of new note-takers every semester and oversee communications with new hires.
    • Oversee the continuous note-taking operations, including weekly updates to the tracking system, downloading and transferring notes to Dropbox, ensuring follow-up with note-takers on any pending or incomplete submissions, and providing Dropbox access to students.
    • Maintain confidential and accurate student records related to classroom accommodations.
    • Available to work between academic terms (i.e., the weeks leading up to fall, spring, and summer).

    Classroom Accommodations (25%)

    • Support the implementation of other approved accommodations such as CART Services, transcription requests, sign-language interpreting services, and various testing accommodations.
    • Coordinate reasonable accommodations and support services for students receiving accommodations.
    • Track and distribute DS Accommodations Letters to school faculty and appropriate administrators to ensure timely delivery of services.

    Other Responsibilities as Assigned (15%)

    • This may include other tasks related to supporting and administering accommodations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent, and a minimum of two years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or familiarity with CART Services, transcription, or sign-language interpreting.
  • Some knowledge in the areas of postsecondary academic accommodations and auxiliary services and providing disability services to college students.

Other Requirements

  • Strong organizational, written, verbal, and electronic skills.
  • Must be highly proficient in Google Suite, particularly Sheets and Forms.
  • Must have experience with data management.
  • Must have familiarity with using Dropbox.
  • Sensitivity to issues of diversity, with a demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team focused on providing high-quality services to students with disabilities.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and strong decision-making skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly