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Counselor, Office of Accommodations and Accessibility

Apply now Posting Number: 492904
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:



Office of Accommodations & Accessibility

Job Summary:

Marist College invites applications for the position of Counselor in the Office of Accommodations & Accessibility. The Counselor is responsible for assessing needs of students with disabilities in areas of personal and academic adjustment, coordinating the delivery of services that include personal, academic and career counseling, facilitating necessary and appropriate academic accommodations, and designing and implementing programming for students with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related area with training or experience in working with persons with disabilities. Experience in evaluating disability documentation, determining eligibility and generating a plan for the provision of services and accommodations, in collaboration with students, faculty and staff is desired. Knowledge of Section 504, amended ADA regulations and other relevant laws pertaining to disability in higher education required. Experience with diverse populations is preferred. Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills required.  Must have the ability to work independently without close supervision, work collaboratively as a team member, multi-task, and work in a fast pace environment where urgent situations often arise. Must have proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Banner and other office-based software.     

Essential Functions:

  • Works with students on the Trio Grant and Accommodations roster
  • Advises students regarding academic and career interests, personal issues
  • Works with faculty to clarify students’ needs in the classroom
  • With Director, assesses the eligibility of students for Program participation; evaluates need for services and accommodations
  • Reviews, verifies and interprets disability documentation
  • Determine appropriate accommodations for students by intake interview and documentation
  • Recommends reasonable accommodations for course work, examinations, and campus life
  • Coordinate with all campus offices for referrals
  • Designs and implements disability-related programming and training activities throughout campus
  • Other duties assigned

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

About the Department:

The mission of the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility is to support students with documented disabilities in becoming empowered, independent learners by providing the appropriate accommodations and services necessary to access the educational opportunities at Marist College.

The Office of Accommodations and Accessibility provides a comprehensive range of academic support services and accommodations that promote the full integration of students with disabilities into the mainstream college environment. Services and accommodations are individualized to meet the needs of each student and may vary depending upon the disability and/or course content.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

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Months per Year:

 10 months

Work Schedule:

 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Some occasional weekends and evening hours as required.

Hours per Week:



Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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