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CUNY Disability Accommodation Specialist - Level 2 (Provisional) in New York, New York

Disability Accommodation Specialist - Level 2 (Provisional)

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City College of New York

Full/Part Time




This class of positions provides various services to disabled students. There are two assignment levels within this class. The following are typical tasks within this class of positions. Employees may perform other related duties for the purpose of providing support services to disabled students. Depending upon the needs of service, the duties of this position may require the use of one's own automobile in the performance of official duties; moreover, these duties may be performed on campus or at the student's home. Positions report to the College Director of Disabled Student Services, or equivalent. Upon application to the University Personnel Director, a college may utilize this title for persons who are to provide similar services to disabled employees.

Assignment Level I

  • Serve as a test accommodations proctor at various examinations to ensure administrative coordination with the appropriate faculty member.

  • Assists with the recording, note taking, and videotaping of classes, lectures, and other academic presentations, assisting faculty and staff as appropriate.

  • Serve as reader, note-taker, or transcriber for disabled students; also serve as lab assistant as required.

  • Visit student's home to ferry instructional materials between home and campus; insure hook-ups of special equipment at student's home.

  • Provide technical support to participating faculty members so as to facilitate the delivery of services to disabled students.

  • Maintain liaison with departments or other administrators overseeing tutors, and coordinate available college tutoring services so that the needs of the student may be fulfilled.

  • Maintain financial need criteria on projects participants, making appropriate referrals to the applicable state-sponsoring agencies.

  • Coordinate services available to students that deal with the anxiety, dysfunctional organizational patterns and the like.

Assignment level II

  • Conduct individual academic and programmatic needs assessments and evaluations for disabled students.

  • Develop individual specialized educational plans to enable students to attain their full academic potential.

  • Identify student disabilities, and then determine and provide those compensatory learning techniques that are appropriate to the student's needs.

  • Serve as assistive technology specialist; provide the appropriate individualized assistive accommodations for disabled students.

  • Coordinate the provision of remedial activities appropriate to the needs and capacities of the student.

  • Provide assistance in course review and selection so as to encourage students to satisfy academic requirements of their program of study.

  • Provide career development service and support with an acknowledgement of student disabilities so as to assist students in achieving career goals; provide disability-related advisement and accommodation planning for students; maintain liaison with medical professionals regarding the nature of student disabilities and appropriate accommodations.


Disability Accommodation Specialist




The Disability Accommodation Specialist for will report to the Director of AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS) of The City College of New York. This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of disability access as it applies to education standards. The position requires a professional who is committed, resourceful, and capable of understanding academic and technical requirements with foundational expertise in disability laws and policies.


• Advocate for students with disabilities

• Provide reports on students with disabilities who require prompt individualized accommodation plans for implementation and ways to address their ongoing needs

• Facilitate workshops and trainings pertaining to disability services standards as well as assistive technology tabling expos and self growth and disabilities groups workshops

• Coordinate all accommodations for students registered with AAC/SDS at The City College of New York

• Collecting and evaluating disability documentation for accommodations, removing barriers, and creating equal access

• Provide training and technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students on disability access in the context of education standards

• Develop policies and procedures in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local disability laws and non-discrimination policies

• Adapt and create forms and literature addressing various procedures for faculty, staff, and students

• Assess and determine accommodations and services students

• Monitor accessibility in digital learning environment and implement assistive technologies

• Research, compile data, and conduct analysis on student population through disability status, accommodation utilization, academic performance, and support services

• Conduct personal counseling with students


Assignment Level I

An associate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, and two years of related work experience, OR

Education and/or work experience that is equivalent to the above.

Assignment Level II

A baccalaureate degree from and accredited institution of higher education, and four years of related work experience, OR

Education and/or work experience that is equivalent to the above.


New Hire: $53,937*

Incumbent: $60,947

*This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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May 25, 2022


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.