Accessibility Counselor - Disability Support Services

Academic Affairs · Galesburg, Illinois
Department Academic Affairs
Employment Type Full-Time Benefited
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation competitive

Accessibility Counselor - Disability Support Services


Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,200 students from 48 states & territories and 51 countries. The College recruits a national and international pool of high ability students and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, or financial means. More than half of our applicants are students of color and international students.

Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, access to a retirement plan, and a generous paid vacation, sick and holiday package.  Knox employees have free access to our recreation center and much more!  Tuition remission is also available after a two-year waiting period.  Additional information can be found on our Human Resources webpage at

The Position

Knox seeks an Accessibility Counselor to work with the Director of Disability Support Services to promote the full inclusion and equal access of students with disabilities. The Accessibility Counselor will: assist students with documented disabilities in requesting, planning and implementing academic accommodations and supports; counsel and advise students; and provide information, promote accessibility and student advocacy across the college community. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for counseling a caseload of students providing intake/needs assessment, academic planning, regular follow-ups, referrals and monitoring of progress toward graduation; providing study skills instruction in one-on-one and small group settings; developing, and assisting with the assessment of existing activities and programs and recommend and/or develop new activities.


  • Work 1-1 with students (counseling/advising/learning strategies)
  • Accommodation planning/implementation    
  • Staff/faculty consultations and meetings
  • Meet with new/prospective students
  • Maintain Student contact records/disability documentation
  • Develop/provide study skills workshops
  • Meet with Center for Teaching and Learning / TRIO Achievement Program staff
  • Provide guidance and direction to DSS student workers
  • Assist with policy/guideline development & review     

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education/special education, higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling, social work, psychology, or related field.  
  • 3 years work experience in vocational rehabilitation, counseling, social work, education or related field; and experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Thorough understanding of disability support services 
  • A commitment to our mission of building a diverse and inclusive community and to the success of students of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Work experience in academic/educational settings


To apply please complete the Knox College Employment Application below by selecting Apply for this job. Please include Resume, Cover Letter, and References.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about Knox College, please visit

Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex. 

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751


Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Phone: 312-730-1560


Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Amy Chambers

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7200


For Students:

Director of Disability Support Services

Stephanie Grimes

Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183

340 South West Street

Phone: 309-341-7478


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  • Location
    Galesburg, Illinois
  • Department
    Academic Affairs
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Benefited
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation