Access Consultant – Student Disability Services

  • Full Time
  • Iowa City
  • $40,000-$50,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $40,000-$50,000

Website uiowa University of Iowa

Student Disability Services (SDS) at the University of Iowa is seeking to hire multiple Access Consultants to provide one-on-one developmental assistance to college students by facilitating academic accommodations for UI college students with a range of disabilities. The Access Consultants will also participate in university committees and represent the office as needed at both on-campus and off-campus events, including for recruitment and college fairs.


For a detailed job description, please email Michael Washington at


About Student Disability Services:

SDS at Iowa exists to bridge the accessibility gap in the classroom. As part of the Division of Student Life, SDS facilitates academic accommodations and services for students with disabilities to ensure everyone has equal access to course materials and activities. SDS collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create an accessible educational environment for all. We welcome, encourage, and empower the students we serve. SDS builds awareness of issues related to accessibility within the University of Iowa community. We take great pride in the academic and personal achievements of our students.


About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.  One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience (typically 6 months or more) working one-on-one with college students in a developmental roll; advising, counseling, and/or mentoring.
  • Commitment to and alignment with the values of the Division of Student Life, including a demonstrated commitment to excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Basic understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.
  • Basic proficiency in establishing and building healthy working relationships.
  • Working experience with standard office computer applications.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology or related field.
  • Basic knowledge of and ability to develop and facilitate presentations.
  • Experience working in higher education with college students of all levels regarding academic, social, behavioral, and personal issues in order to promote their academic, behavioral, personal and social growth & development.
  • Familiarity with and interest in understanding assistive technology.


Application Details:

  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.


Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact

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