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University of Colorado Access Coordinator in Denver, Colorado


University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

CU Anschutz Student Affairs

Access Coordinator

Position #779152 – Requisition #19624

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

CU Anschutz Student Affairs has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Access Coordinator position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here ( .

Jobs in this career family support students' emotional and physical well-being and intellectual, cultural and social development outside the context of the formal instruction program or traditional academic unit. Functions include student counseling, career guidance, residence life, multicultural affairs, support of student activities and organizations, recreation services and intramural athletics administration.

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the intermediate level, duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

Nature of work:

Reporting to the Director for Disability Resources and Services (DRS) at CU Anschutz, the Access Coordinator is responsible for meeting with students requesting accommodations, assessing and determining appropriate accommodations and providing case management and support in implementing the recommended accommodations, assistive and adaptive technology as warranted. This role will be instrumental in creating an exceptional student experience, must be able to partner with all areas of the university community, and implement best programmatic and policy practices to promote a vibrant, diverse and inclusive, co-curricular learning environment.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Determine Disability and Reasonable Accommodation.

  • Conduct intakes to determine disability status and eligibility for accommodation.

  • Review documentation and recommend appropriate accommodations.

  • Documents student interaction, interactive process and decision making in case notes.

  • Oversees the implementation of approved academic accommodations.

  • Manages the note taking service for students with disabilities.

  • Determine and implement assistive and adaptive technology needs for students.

  • Manage confidential student database and report metrics as requested.

  • Liaisons with Schools, Faculty, Course Coordinators, IT, and General Counsel as needed.

  • Maintain caseload of students to for ongoing coordination of academic needs, and referrals.

  • Provides administrative support to the department as needed.

  • Assists in monitoring the overall campus accessibility (both programmatic and physical) and will be assigned management of specific projects/programs related to campus accessibility.

  • Monitors best practices in health science education accessibility and universal design to promote best practices within the department and on the Anschutz campus.

  • Assist director in providing ADA training and yearly updates to faculty/staff.

  • Assists with acute interventions and decision making in consultation with Director and serves as the Director's designee when needed.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position has been established at $45,000 to $53,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, health sciences, higher education, counseling, student affairs, social work, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

  • Two years of experience determining disability and reasonable accommodations at the post-secondary level.

* Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Substitution : A combination of education and related experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specific experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field.

  • Experience working with students in a health-science campus setting.

  • Experience reviewing medical and/or psychological documentation and working through an interactive process for recommended accommodations.

  • Experience determining and implementing assistive technology.

Competencies/Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

  • Ability to maintain a database for tracking requests and accommodations

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal laws including American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as they pertain to a post-secondary or health sciences environment.

Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at .

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Job: Student Services

Primary Location: Denver

Job Category Student Services


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Jan 8, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Elby Potter

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00779152

Req ID: 19624

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.