Bismarck State College

Student Accessibility & Peer Mentoring Coordinator

Bismarck, North Dakota
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Jan 22, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Position Information

Is directly accountable and responsible to the Director of Counseling and Advising Services

  1. Responsible for coordination of a peer mentoring program.
  1. Responsible for the administration and coordination of accessibility services for students with disabilities enrolled at BSC.
  1. Responsible for facilitating the education and programming for the campus community regarding ADA specific disabilities or other topics that relate to assisting students with having access to the educational process.
  1. Responsible for facilitating the development of policies, processes, and campus practices regarding meeting accessibility standards for online and digital content.


COMPENSATION: $47,000 + based on directly related experience. May be eligible for a salary increase after six months. Paid health insurance, life insurance, retirement, employee tuition waiver, spouse/dependent tuition discount. Click here for full employee benefits.

Position Description & Details

  1. Outreach to peer mentoring programs in the Bismarck area to network with coordinators and recruit students.
  1. Outreach to perspective students to promote the peer mentoring program and Student Accessibility Services.
  1. Facilitate peer mentoring program on campus including outreach to students serving as peer mentors and students who would benefit from peer mentoring. Includes outreach, marketing, and oversite of the peer mentoring program.
  1. Serves as the principal planning coordinator for College compliance with disability laws.
  1. Provides interpretation and assistance in implementing BSC, NDUS, state, and federal policies as they relate to student disability.
  1. Implements policies, procedures, and program activities related to supporting the success and retention of students with disabilities.
  1. Works with IT personnel, distance education staff, instructional design staff, faculty, and other campus personnel to enhance the accessibility of online and digital content in accordance with current guidelines, laws, and policy.
  1. Works with Building and Grounds personnel to foster campus awareness and compliance with ADA standards regarding physical access. Coordinates with campus personnel to contribute to the development of campus facilities and their access.
  1. Meets with students to facilitate the interactive process of determining eligibility and identifying reasonable accommodations.
  1. Evaluates and interprets documentation from various professionals related to eligibility.
  1. Identifies and approves appropriate and reasonable accommodations for qualified students based on individual needs.
  1. Implements academic accommodations for students who qualify for disability services (adaptive technology, auxiliary aids, interpreters, etc.).
  1. Works with faculty to provide appropriate accommodations.
  1. Provides consultation and recommendations to faculty regarding the implementation of accommodations.
  1. Consults, collaborates and educates faculty, staff, and administrators to facilitate and enhance the integration of students with disabilities into the college community.
  1. Coordinates with outside agencies, faculty and staff on accommodations, accessibility, retention, student success initiatives, and peer mentoring.
  1. Implements and maintains an electronic case management system for student accommodation records and reporting.
  1. Updates department resources, website, policies, procedures, and student marketing materials.
  1. Prepares and administers a budget for areas of responsibility.
  1. Supports innovation, creativity and ideas to improve/enhance processes, functions, etc. in the department and as a whole for the college.
  1. Serves on various college and community committees as assigned.
  1. Maintains confidentiality of information and records pertaining to student medical conditions and disability status.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned or required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Continuously - 66-100% - Use hands dexterously, talk or hear.
  • Frequently - 34-65% - Stand, walk, or sit.
  • Occasionally - 1-33% - Reach with hands and arms, stoop/kneel/crouch or crawl, climb or balance, or lift up to 25 pounds.


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and for determining job performance.


Band: 3000 - Professional

Sub Band: 3400 - Student Services

Family: 3415 - General Student Services

Term: 12 months

Status: Full-time (100%)

Required Competencies

  1. Bachelor's degree in special education, learning disabilities, counseling, psychology, social work, rehabilitation or related field.
  1. Three to five years in a comparable position in a college or agency setting.
  1. Knowledge and awareness of disability support services and peer mentoring programs.
  1. Knowledge of accessibility standards, laws, and policy related to online and digital content.
  1. Ability to establish rapport and work harmoniously with institutional officers, faculty, staff, students, public school personnel and others.
  1. Ability to plan, organize, and determine methods that produce desired results and meet required deadlines.
  1. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  1. Proficient in working knowledge of computer software programs (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, etc., email and electronic calendar - Outlook) and good keyboarding skills.
  1. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with mentorship or peer-to-peer programming.
  1. Experience in a comparable position in a college or agency setting.
  1. Master's degree in special education, learning disabilities, counseling, psychology, social work, rehabilitation or related field.

Applicant Materials Required

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled


To be considered by the search committee thoroughly complete the application and upload the following:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).

Additional Information

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Bismarck State College does not provide sponsorships. BSC is an E-Verify Employer.

For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources (701) 224-5531. This position requires a criminal history record check.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Human Resources*Meadowlark Building*PO Box 5587*1700 Schafer St.*Bismarck, ND 58506-5587

701-224-5531*800-366-6888 (TTY Relay ND)

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.