Coordinator, Disability Support Services

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 410200 - Student Support Services
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Minimum Salary:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct intake interviews and approval of accommodations for students seeking accommodations.
  2. Interpret standardized and psychological instruments.
  3. Provide English and American Sign Language interpretation and transliteration services for students, faculty, staff, and others in college classes, laboratories, or other university events.
  4. Work closely with university departments and offices to provide institutional resources, assistance, and guidance to students to overcome barriers to student success.
  5. Work closely with professors/instructors regarding classroom needs.
  6. Respond to phone calls, emails, walk-ins, or other visitors to the office seeking information about Disability Support Services.
  7. Assist in interviewing, supervising, and training of hourly student employees.
  8. Assist in managing and overseeing a moderately complex database containing documentation of disability and other student accommodation information.
  9. Perform a variety of routine and non-routine clerical and administrative tasks in support of the students and staff of Disability Support Services.
  10. Assist in workshops for students with disabilities and faculty.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Student Development, Educational Leadership, or Higher Education. Certification by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), National Association of the Deaf (NAD), or other nationally-recognized certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Student Development, Educational Leadership, or Higher Education and two years’ experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding and promoting concepts of customer service.
  • Native or near-native fluency in English and American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Ability to interpret between English and ASL in style and register appropriate to a post-secondary environment.
  • Working knowledge of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct and applicable state laws.
  • Skill in building relationships with student, families, and faculty/staff. Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with other university, community, and global units.
  • Excellent decision-making and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work in close-knit office as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact with alumni relations.
  • Experience working with computer and web-based applications.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
Externally imposed deadlines set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; may involve conflict resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.
Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands.
Job occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see signed language and information in print and/or electronically.
Hearing requirements: Ability to hear spoken English at normal conversational volume.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online at and attach a cover letter and resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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