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Disabilities Services Specialist - The Fletcher School

Tufts University

This is a limited term position ending August 31, 2019 with the potential for an extension to August 31, 2020.

Student Accessibility Services, at Tufts University, promotes an accessible college experience for students with disabilities. We support undergraduate and graduate students in developing self-advocacy skills, empowering them at Tufts and beyond. SAS also advocates for an inclusive and diverse Tufts community through education and collaborative campus partnerships.

The Fletcher School is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933 Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. The Fletcher School seeks to fulfill its mission in the most environmentally sensible way possible.

The Disabilities Services Specialist will assist in supporting students with disabilities at Tufts University's Fletcher School. Specific focus will be on supporting students with sensory disabilities. She/he will assist in the production and delivery of course materials for online courses and programs that comply with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act including but not limited to: learning management systems, web-based content, face-to-face class materials and social media tools. 

Basic Requirements:
  • BS/BA with minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience with students with sensory based disabilities; including alternative format of text production and assistive technologies.
  • Knowledgeable of specialized equipment, tools and software in use by individuals with various disabilities. Knowledge of Sections 503, 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Ability to use personal computers (both PC and Macintosh), adaptive/information technologies, word processing, editing, spreadsheet and database application.
  • Ability to maintain highly organized and detailed records of requests and contacts and work independently.
  • Knowledge and use of specialized equipment, software, and techniques for document digitization and the production of braille text. This includes high speed scanning equipment and document imaging software.
  • Skill to communicate clearly, accurately and appropriately with a broad variety of people in person, on the phone and written correspondence and email.
  • Ability to analyze data, assess needs and prioritize workflow.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively and diplomatically with students, staff, faculty, colleague in disability services and administrators.
  • Skill to comprehend substance of written communications and to respond accordingly.


Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Domestic and International travel may be required


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.