St.  Catherine University

Access Consultant

Oct 01, 2021
Oct 24, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Student Accessibility & Accommodations office at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time Access Consultant position.

The Student Accessibility & Accommodations office's mission is to advance access for the whole student. Services are provided to all students, collaborating with them to identify learning solutions that accommodate diverse learning styles, and partnering with faculty to address learning challenges so students have access to resources that facilitate their success. The Access Consultant offers academic accommodations and academic support for students with disabilities and provides consultation, training and support for faculty and staff. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide individualized support to students through one on one meetings to identify and manage barriers to learning.
  • Develop appropriate academic accommodation letters for students based on their educational history and pertinent documentation.
  • Consult with faculty regarding the accommodation needs of students, and work to coordinate, plan and enact the process necessary to provide access.
  • Work in concert with the Student Accessibility & Accommodations team to plan, logistically Coordinate and disseminate accommodation needs for students, including:
    • Provide direction to the Tech Lab student employees on textbook conversion needs
    • Assist the Tech Lab with text conversion work
    • Provide the Accommodations Assistant with the details necessary to coordinate services
    • Outreach to vendors (e.g., interpreters, transcribing services, Braille providers, etc.) to manage accommodation provision
    • Work with the Testing Specialist to schedule and proctor testing accommodation

  • Schedule and deliver training and development sessions on accessibility, universal design, and other topics to the university community.
  • Keep abreast of changes in ADA requirements and disability case law

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling or a related field.
  • Experience working with secondary and/or post-secondary adults.
  • Knowledge of federal law as it pertains to individuals with disabilities.
  • Experience working with a variety of students of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of assistive technology related to accommodations for students with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in Education, Rehabilitation Counseling or related field.
  • Knowledge of assistive technology related to accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Conversational American Sign Language ( ASL ).

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Julie Olson Rand at jmolsonrand . Application deadline is October 23, 2021.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

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