Coordinator - Center for Access

Coordinator - Center for Access

locationMemphis, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/16/2024
Student Affairs and Services
Full Time

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest has 7 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs.

We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a growing community in Shelby County. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

Title: Coordinator - Center for Access

Employee Classification: Other Professionals

Institution: Southwest Tennessee Community College

Department: Student Advocacy & Support

Campus Location: STCC - Multiple Campus Locations

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Student Advocacy & Support, the Coordinator assists in supporting day-to-day operations of the Center for Access, serving students with disabilities. The Coordinator will support the center’s student organization (L.E.A.D.), manage the peer mentoring program, and ensure students with disabilities receive the supports they need to be successful at Southwest.

Job Duties

  • Determine reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
  • Serve as an advocate for students with disabilities by providing appropriate resources and referrals in meeting their academic, developmental, physical, and social needs.
  • Provide layered support to students with disabilities in collaboration with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to ensure the student’s access to a quality higher education at STCC.
  • Coordinate with the Testing Center to ensure student testing accommodations, as outlined by ADA guidelines, are provided.
  • Consult with faculty about the instructional needs of students; arrange assistive technology, individualized accommodations and/or appropriate academic adjustments (e.g. testing accommodations) for students.
  • Collaborate with student service offices such as admissions, orientation, and advising to develop intervention strategies to improve retention of students.
  • Prepare and conduct faculty/staff training regarding accommodations and other issues related to providing support for students with disabilities.
  • Assess individual needs of students based on analysis of IEP 504 plans, medical documentation, psychological assessments and/or other relevant information to determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations.
  • Network with service providers and help to identify appropriate supports for students.
  • Remain updated on legal issues, i.e., ADA, and adaptive / assistive equipment and technology.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, special education, counseling, psychology, human services, rehabilitation counseling, social work, or related area.
  • A minimum of one-year experience working with students with emotional, physical, and/or learning disabilities.
  • A background check will be required for the successful candidate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of practices of disability services in the context of education.
  • Knowledge of adaptive technology, and computer software for managing accessibility information.
  • Banner or similar student information system experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act regulations and guidelines.
  • Skills in oral and written communication
  • Creative problem solving, time management, patience, and organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel), and strong administrative skills
  • Critical thinker who’s willing to learn and take initiative in utilizing available resources
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Job Location

The primary job location will be the Union or Macon campus, but will require travel to other Southwest locations. This is an in-person position due to the nature of the work required to meet student needs.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify Human Resources in writing at least five (5) days in advance of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

First consideration will be given to current Southwest Tennessee Community College employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

In order to be considered for the position, the following items must be uploaded:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts

A summary of our benefits can be found below: 


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities.