Title I and Title II Program Manager
The position of Program Manager in the ADA Compliance unit of the OIEC at CU Boulder supports the compliance mission of the ADA Coordinator's office to help ensure adherence to Titles I and II of the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Fair Housing Act.
This position will share responsibility for educating the campus community and promoting equal access and opportunity for those with disabilities. This position will also be primarily responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for all employees at the university, including permanent faculty and staff, research faculty, temporary employees, and student employees. Additionally, this position will operate within a team of campus partners to addresses the structural accessibility needs of the campus community (in partnership with Facilities Management and Housing Facilities Services) and the access needs of the public (in partnership with various departments).
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreOIEC, under the leadership of Associate Vice Chancellor and Title IX Coordinator, Valerie Simons, employs a comprehensive and integrated approach for case resolution, education, assessment, support services, and ADA accommodations to build and cultivate a safe, inclusive, and accessible campus environment for all members of the CU community.
OIEC implements and enforces three university policies for students, staff, faculty, volunteers, and affiliates: Discrimination and Harassment; Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking; and Conflict of Interest in Cases of Amorous Relationships.
The university is committed to preventing and eliminating discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran (military service) status, political affiliation, or political philosophy.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeADA Title I Employment Program:
- Responsible for administration of accommodation requests for employees with disabilities and pregnant employees including:
- Engaging in the interactive accommodation process with employees and departments;
- Reviewing and evaluating medical information in accordance with the ADA;
- Determining reasonable accommodations;
- Coordinating implementation of reasonable accommodations, and;
- Engaging in follow up as vital to ensure accurate accommodation.
- Must be capable of working well on teams and must demonstrate appropriate sensitivity when discussing medical issues with employees and maintain confidentiality as vital.
- Draft documentation outlining accommodation decisions and manage applicable case records.
- Advise campus departments/supervisors on approaching disability-related or pregnancy-related issues in employment context and train on related topics as appropriate.
- Represent ADA Compliance Unit during Reasonable Employer Process meetings and manage “return to work” cases.
- Represents ADA Compliance Unit and attends and provides mentorship at various campus committee meetings, which may include, among others:
- Sub-Committee for Digital Accessibility meetings,
- Commencement Committee meetings, and;
- Housing Accommodations Committee.
- Provides informal consultation to campus departments requesting accessibility advice.
- Shared responsibilities for interpreting and captioning coordination as well as answering ADA phone lines and providing sufficient information for appropriate referrals.
- Shared responsibility for maintaining compliance with accessibility for event access, which includes:
- Commencement access: ASL, captioning, seating, flooring, transportation, and brochures;
- Conducting walk-throughs for departments hosting events, and;
- Reviewing and revising websites for departments.
- Shared responsibility for assessing accessibility for special events hosted on campus through CU Presents, which include:
- Macky Auditorium;
- Department of Theatre & Dance;
- College of Music (including Artist Series, Takacs Quartet, Opera Program), and;
- Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
- Provides training and educational forums to members of the campus community on various aspects of Title I & II ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as needed.
- Seeks out areas where additional training is required and where new relationships can be built and identifies areas where existing relationships should be strengthened.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Challenged. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.What We Require
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Equivalent experience includes disability accommodations, FMLA, Workers Compensation or leave programs, preferably including case management experience.
- At least one year of case management experience, preferably related to disability accommodations, FMLA, Workers Compensation or leave programs, or other ADA or disability-related work experience.
- The employee takes initiative to identify problems; conducts comprehensive analyses of sophisticated issues; involves others in seeking and evaluating solutions; makes clear, consistent, open decisions in a timely manner; acts with integrity in all decision-making; distinguishes relevant from irrelevant information; and accepts challenges due to changing conditions, situations and work responsibilities.
- The employee collaborates with colleagues as appropriate; supports the goals and values of the unit; shares responsibilities and enhances team morale; understands how their individual role chips in to the success of the unit; and ensures that working relationships with others reflect respect for differing approaches.
- The employee interacts with everyone in a courteous and respectful manner; actively listens; clearly and effectively shares information; demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills; and consistently presents themselves in a constructive and professional manner
- The employee promotes professional, ethical and compliant work standards and behaviors; represents the OIEC and ADA Compliance in a credible manner; follows university and departmental policies; protects university assets; accepts constructive feedback and takes ownership and responsibility for their work; and does not abuse work schedule or leave practices.
- A master's degree or JD with relevant coursework in the field of employment and disability law. (ex: protected class discrimination etc. lots of types of cases - government sector, public services, carrying a case load)
- Experience working in a higher education setting is preferred.
- Specific coursework related to equitable access, the ADA, or employment discrimination is also preferred.
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human ResourcesPosting Contact Email: [email protected]