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University of Kansas Academic Accommodations Advisor/Access Specialist in Lawrence, Kansas


Job Title:

Academic Accommodations Advisor/Access Specialist


University Academic Support Ct

Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description:


  • Consult with prospective, initial, and currently registered students and their families/parents regarding academic accommodations.

  • Review disability documentation to determine eligibility and reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations.

  • Facilitate the registration and accommodation processes in the Access Online system.


  • Provide academic coaching for students with disabilities regarding academic concerns such as planning and time management.


  • Other duties as assigned (which may include exam proctoring).

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9 for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Work Schedule:

Monday- Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

FLSA Status:


Contact Information to Applicants:

Arika Sprecker



Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree PLUS three (3) years' related experience OR a Master's Degree PLUS one (1) year related experience.

  2. Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite.

Employee Class:

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Advertised Salary Range:




Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working with diverse students as demonstrated by cover letter and resume.

  2. One (1) year of experience providing academic accommodations for college students with disabilities or academic advising college students.

  3. Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills as demonstrated through application materials and in-person interview.

Position Overview:

The Access Specialist assists prospective and currently enrolled students with disabilities and is responsible for analyzing disability documentation, determining reasonable accommodations, developing programs and resources to meet students’ needs, advising students regarding the interactive process and their rights and responsibilities relating to accommodations. The Access Specialist consults with faculty on the implementation of approved accommodations. This a full-time, 12-month, in-person position and reports to the Associate Director, Student Access Center. The person in this position is responsible for having knowledge of and being in compliance with Board of Regents and University policies, understanding NCAA rules and regulations applicable to the day-to-day job-related activities applicable to the position that could involve contact with student athletes, and having a working knowledge of ADA regulations.

Unit Overview:

University Academic Support Centers (UASC) is a comprehensive student support unit designed to provide resources to strengthen the academic skills and written communication of students at the University of Kansas while supporting the University's commitment to the academic success and holistic development of students. Specifically, UASC supports the intellectual development of individuals by encouraging active participation both in and out of the classroom; coordinating services and programs in which students can acquire and practice life management, decision-making, and learning skills; and linking students to other campus resources that will help them learn these skills. University Academic Support Centers is a department within the Office of Academic Success.



Application Review Begins:


Anticipated Start Date:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

A Complete application includes:

  1. Resume.

  2. Cover letter addressing how the required and preferred qualifications are met.

  3. Contact information for three (3) professional references.

  4. Completion of the online application.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Application review begins Monday, January 9, 2023 and continues until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Job Family:


Work Location Assignment:


Position Requirements:

  1. This position begins on-site but may move to a hybrid model after incumbent successfully completes the 6-month probationary period. After successfully completing probation, incumbent may work up to two (2) days a week remotely at certain times during the academic year based on a set departmental schedule.

  2. This position may require occasional evening work during final exam weeks.

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