Academic Services and Accommodations Advisor

Bennington, Vermont, United States

Rooted in an abiding faith in the talent, imagination, and responsibility of the individual, Bennington College invites students to pursue and shape their own intellectual inquiries.  The College is currently accepting applications for an Academic Services and Accommodations Advisor to join the dynamic and highly collaborative Academic Services team in their ongoing work to help guide and support students throughout their education at Bennington.

Reporting to the Director of Grants and Fellowships/Associate Director of Academic Services, the Academic Services and Accommodations Advisor helps support the academic progress of Bennington students, with a special emphasis on advising students with academic difficulties and coordinating learning disability accommodations. As the primary point person for academic disability accommodations, the Advisor, will review applications for accommodations and work with students and faculty to ensure proper implementation of approved accommodations.  The Advisor will also be assigned other duties reflecting the full scope of supports provided by the Academic Services office; they will work closely with the Director of Grants and Fellowships/Associate Director of Academic Services, to advise students on applications to nationally- and locally-competitive scholarships and fellowships, as well as other advising of students in their sophomore, junior, and senior years.

In keeping with its philosophy and practice, Bennington College encourages applicants from a wide range of experiences to apply.  However, general qualifications should include a Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred, and a minimum of 5 years’ experience working directly with young people in an educational or non-profit setting. Knowledge of academic accommodations and applicable laws and regulations is strongly preferred.  Of  equal importance in experience is the ability to show demonstrated success in guiding students to reflect upon and develop their academic and personal growth.  Candidates must have sound problem solving and keen decision-making skills, possess excellent communication skills, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple, competing tasks and demands. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to supporting students through a collaborative and team-oriented approach, as well as have the ability to work independently.