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Student Success and Accessibility Services Coordinator

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Office of the Dean


Sweet Briar College

Date Posted:

Jul 13 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open until filled

Position Description

Job Title: Student Success and Accessibility Services Coordinator
Classification: 10-month, full-time, benefits-eligible staff position
Reports To: Dean of the College
Job Summary/Objective: The Student Success and Accessibility Services Coordinator is a key contributor to advancing the College’s goals to support inclusivity, student success, and retention. This individual manages the day-to-day operations of Academic Accessibility and the Academic Resources Center (ARC) that offers writing assistance and subject tutoring, and coordinates interventions with students on early alert and academic warning or probationary status. This individual also supervises both the subject tutors and peer academic mentors and is responsible for coordinating appropriate academic and other accommodations for students. This position works closely with student success initiatives across campus and in the community. The individual will collaborate and form partnerships with offices such as Student Life, Institutional Effectiveness, Communications, and Student Government. They will also proactively seek out and assist in the development of future grant projects related to student success initiatives across campus. In addition, the incumbent will also serve as a subject liaison.


Essential Responsibilities:
● Monitors emerging trends in instruction and student support approaches; recommends courses of action to support student learning and success at Sweet Briar College.
● Liaison to Student Life and select academic programs.
● Participates on assigned committees and initiatives.
● Fosters positive relations with faculty, students, and staff.
● Participates in service, scholarly, and professional activities.
● Identifies students who are at risk and provides proactive advising and support.
● Oversees the early warning system and coordinates academic interventions with faculty, Dean of the College, and Dean of Students.
● Meet regularly with students on academic warning or probation in order to support student success and retention, and track progress towards academic goals.
● Schedule appointments each semester with all students who have academic contracts, maintaining frequent contact via email communication, and in-person appointments.
● Coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Academic Resource Center, including both physical and digital presences.
● Responsible for coordinating appropriate academic and other accommodations for SBC students with disabilities, primarily physical, medical, psychological, sensory and temporary.
● Evaluate disability documentation to determine student eligibility for services and accommodations. This may require follow-up with the students, physicians, counselors, and other sources of documentation.
● Provide reports and assessment for SACS and administrative purposes.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
● Hires, trains, and manages student tutors, peer academic mentors.
● Will coordinate administrative support for the ARC and accommodations with the Senior Administrative Assistant in the Dean’s Office.

Application Process

To apply, visit the Sweet Briar College Career Center: All applications should include: 1) cover letter; 2) resume; and 3) the names and full contact information for three professional references.

Institution Information

Sweet Briar College is a women’s liberal arts institution, located in Central Virginia approximately 12 miles north of Lynchburg and 60 miles south of Charlottesville. Founded in 1901, the College’s curriculum encompasses a comprehensive baccalaureate program in the arts, sciences and humanities, as well as graduate programs in education. It is one of two women’s colleges in the United States offering an ABET-accredited engineering degree. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Dr. Teresa Garrett, Vice President and Dean of the College,


Required Qualifications

● Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as education or counseling.
● Comprehensive knowledge of issues related to and strategies that foster student success.
● Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to engage, provide support to, and motivate students.
● Ability to help students understand and adjust to intellectual environment and academic requirements of college. ● Demonstrated effective leadership skills.
● Demonstrated effective problem-solving and strategic planning skills.
● Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in various forms and strong presentation and facilitation skills.
● Ability to manage and maintain records and databases to track, compile and interpret data.
● Ability to maintain confidential information.
● Ability to prioritize workload with multiple demands and frequent interruptions.

Preferred Qualifications

● Experience in academic support.
● Knowledge of applicable statutes including ADA, 504, etc.
● Understanding of the differences between secondary and post-secondary law with regards to disabilities.