Requisition ID:  29172

Access Consultant

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking for the right candidate to fill the role of Access Consultant. Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC), the Access Consultant engages students with disabilities in an interactive process to develop accommodations, provide support for a caseload of students, refer students to appropriate campus resources, and provide education, training, and support to campus and community partners. Access Consultants will be able to engage with a team of over 20 people within the office. 

About Purdue and the Disability Resource Center (DRC): 
Purdue’s DRC embraces the social model of disability and is a highly collaborative working environment. The office is focused on ensuring access to all functions and facilities of the university. The DRC is housed in recently renovated spaces to support staff growth. Purdue leadership enthusiastically supports the DRC’s work and has continually provided necessary resources to respond to growth in the population to be served and support DRC staff.  The Disability Resource Center is excited to continue to grow under new leadership and continue to showcase access as a shared responsibility. 


Purdue's Compensation: 
Purdue's benefits package is generous and includes education remission benefits for the West Lafayette campus and Purdue University Global graduate programs. Learn more about Purdue's benefits summary.

  • The targeted annual salary range for this position is $60-63,000 applicable based on higher education disability experience
  • Additional Purdue supports include:
    • Relocation expenses
    • Support and resources for professional development



  • Meets with students seeking disability-related accommodations
  • Develop reasonable and appropriate accommodations related to academic, housing, dining, and parking needs
  • Utilize knowledge of disability law (Section 504, 508, and ADAA)
  • Maintain accurate student records and notes to ensure consistency and appropriate data collection. 
  • Oversee a caseload of ~500 students 
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners, including faculty, staff, parents, and others 


This posting represents multiple vacancies


A cover letter is required to be fully considered


  • Bachelor's degree in education, student affairs, disability studies, counseling, or an equivalent field of study
  • 2 years of Disability-related experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge, training, or experience in State and Federal disability laws that apply to higher education 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: collaboration, conflict resolution, time management, reliability, adaptableness, strong work ethic 
  • Critical thinker and problem solver  
  • Developed communication skills 
  • High-level comfort with Microsoft Suite products and willingness to learn and engage with other computer applications



  • Master's degree in education, student affairs, disability studies, counseling, or an equivalent field of study
  • Experience working with students with disabilities in a higher education setting
  • Experience conducting the interactive process to determine access issues and appropriate adjustments in a higher education setting


Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary CLICK HERE  
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position  
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)  
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 

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