ADA Compliance Coordinator
University of Delaware
Job Title ADA Compliance Coordinator
Job ID 104721
Location Newark, DE
PAY GRADE: 30E
DEADLINE: July 17, 2017
CONTEXT OF JOB:
Under the general direction of the Sr. Associate Director in the Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI), the Disability Compliance Coordinator is responsible for insuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other relevant federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities. The Disability Compliance Coordinator will provide consultation, guidance, support and delivery of programming and services to UD's faculty, students and staff. This individual will also support the University's and the Office of Equity & Inclusion's mission of furthering campus-wide inclusive excellence.
- Serve as the University's Section 504 coordinator.
- Provide guidance and consultation with the University community to insure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal and state laws regarding equal access for people with disabilities.
- Work in partnership with various University offices regarding ADA/504 compliance, including but not limited to: Disability Support Services, Human Resources, Deans and Directors, Facilities & Operations, Residence Life, Athletics & Recreation Services, and the Office of General Counsel.
- Provide prompt resolution of inquiries from University employees and students, as well as the public, regarding compliance with ADA and other applicable federal and state laws relating to discrimination on the basis of disability.
- Respond to and formally investigate allegations of discrimination and non-compliance under the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of disability.
- In partnership with Disability Support Services, educate, train and guide the University community in understanding disability access, rights and responsibilities including the dissemination of current policies and information through presentations, trainings, and written publications. Provide leadership and oversight for all disability-related access and programming initiatives for faculty, staff and students.
- Consult and collaborate with Information Technologies (IT), the Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) and other related areas on electronic and information technology, website accessibility for faculty, students and staff as well as public outreach.
- Consult and collaborate with Facilities, Real Estate and Auxiliary Services (FREAS) advising on compliance with technical requirements under the ADA guidelines regarding building and facility accessibility and architectural changes.
- Assist in the planning and coordination of University policies and procedures relating to disabilities compliance.
- Compile and prepare disability-related reports and guidance documents for the Director, OEI and other university leaders.
- Support the implementation of UD policies and procedures related to the legal compliance, equal opportunity, harassment prevention and non-discrimination.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Special Education, Higher Education, Disability Services, Rehabilitation Counseling, Law, or related field, and minimum of four years of recent experience providing guidance on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and related disabilities law in a complex institutional or public sector environment.
- Demonstrated leadership in ADA, Section 504 compliance and the ability to effect institutional change to enhance the experience of people with disabilities.
- Experience with people who have a broad range of disabilities.
- Demonstrated organizational, critical thinking and analytical skills.
- Ability to work independently and meet deadlines as well as being a collaborative teammate.
- Experience with disability compliance in a higher education setting, preferably at a mid to large institution preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to interact well with people and groups from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds preferred
- Demonstrated experience collaborating with architects, civil engineers and/or project managers preferred
- Knowledge of other AA/EEO and Civil Rights law and regulations preferred
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html