Job Title:

Academic Adviser and Student Accessibility Coordinator 

Job Definition:

The Academic Adviser and Student Accessibility Coordinator provides professional evaluation and assistance to students by providing information based on students abilities, interests and academic performance; provides guidance in academic advising to assigned students, make professional referrals, maintain and ensure confidentiality of records; acts as a guide in course selection and scheduling; assists in resolving academic problems; identifies and monitors academic progress; and serves as a resource for faculty, staff and students; may assist in the recruitment and retention of undergraduate students through the administration of programs such as Manor College Experience and New Student Orientation, ensures that students with disabilities have equal access to programs, services, and facilities through the provision of accommodations.  

Work Duties:

  • Provide academic advising to assigned students; assess other needs and make professional referrals; maintain and ensure confidentiality of student records
  • Serve as a resource for academic advisers and students
  • Provide academic advising program development; provide leadership to project and committee work
  • May coordinate the administration of Manor College Experience Program
  • Prepare and disseminate information to a variety of audiences
  • Coordinate and participate in recruitment and retention activities; conduct meetings for prospective students/families, high school counselors and College staff
  • May coordinate research with emphasis on evaluating academic advising programs; monitor advising contacts; analyze data and recommend policy/procedure modifications; propose process improvement opportunities; submit reports
  • May teach in accordance with academic unit/campus policies
  • May develop and implement advising technology
  • Act as a liaison, advocate and resource person for students with disabilities
  • Ensure institutional compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and with other federal and state regulations concerning students with disabilities.
  • Review and evaluate documentation of disability, including psychological, medical, academic, and educational assessments, and recommend reasonable accommodations for students
  • Determine eligibility for services, and coordinate all academic accommodations and services for students with disabilities
  • Evaluate and assesses services, programs, and activities
  • Set up and maintain a database system for monitoring and reporting on the number students with disabilities, their needs, and effectiveness of service delivery for program improvement purposes
  • Maintain student records in a confidential manner in keeping with FERPA and ADA requirements

Education and Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in an Education, Psychology, and Communication preferred.
  • Previous academic experience preferred.
  • Experience effectively communicating with various constituents including students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, trustees, and donors.
  • Experience with Google applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and Learning Management Systems.
  • Excellent communication, collaborative, organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and success in creating positive, transformational opportunities for students.


To Apply:

Manor College is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in Higher Education are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status

Please send a CV, three references, and a cover letter to the following person if you are interested in applying for this position: Mrs. Sheila Gillespie (, Executive Assistant to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, Manor College, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA, 19046. 

The successful candidate, upon completing the interview process and being approved by the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, must complete an official application of employment, submit official copies of all collegiate transcripts, and submit the following clearances: FBI Clearance, a PA Criminal Background Check, and PA Child Abuse Clearance.