University of Maryland, College Park
Title: Program Director
Functional Title: ADA/504 Coordinator
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
Unit: PRES-VP for Diversity & Inclusion
Position Number: 125859
Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) provides expertise and leadership at the University of Maryland around equity, diversity and inclusion work. The following units are within ODI: Diversity Training & Education, Bias Incident Support Services, LGBT Equity Center, Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM), and Nyumburu Cultural Center.
The ADA/504 Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the university’s compliance efforts with the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and other federal, state, and local laws pertaining to persons with disabilities and accessibility. This position will serve as the primary university point of contact for overseeing compliance, assessing and responding to accessibility concerns, and providing education and outreach to the campus and ensuring continual efforts for access and inclusivity in employment, instruction, virtual and physical environments and programs. The ADA/504 Coordinator will develop, implement, and manage the grievance protocols and procedures to provide fair and prompt resolution of complaints in accordance with applicable laws. As needed, this position will collaborate with the Title IX coordinator/OCRSM Director, facilities management, President’s Commission on Disability Issues, human resources, public safety, and the University Counseling Center’s Accessibility and Disability Services and other departments to ensure compliance efforts. This position will report directly to the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in disability services, education or a related field; and five (5) years of experience working with current laws, regulations, and guidelines related to disabilities and accessibilities which includes two (2) years writing or implementing ADA/504 plan. Proven experience forecasting potential issues and proposing preventative actions. Demonstrated experience in counseling, training, negotiation and mediation.
Master’s degree in disability services, education or a related field, and three (3) years of experience working with current laws, regulations, and guidelines related to disabilities and accessibilities which includes two (2) years writing or implementing ADA/504 plan. Proven experience forecasting potential issues and proposing preventative actions. Demonstrated experience in counseling, training, negotiation and mediation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), FERPA.
• Knowledge of various alternative formats and alternative technologies.
• Familiarity with a broad range of disabilities.
• Familiarity with equity, diversity and inclusion framework and best practices.
• Effective project management skills w/ the ability to manage multiple ongoing and/or new projects and activities in accordance with goals, best practices, and laws and regulations.
• Intermediate to advance user of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access).
• Intermediate to Advance user of GSuite and Adobe Acrobat.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet responsibilities.
• Ability to work with a wide diversity of stakeholders (internal and external).
• Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion, tact and confidentiality.
• Higher education experience preferred.
• Passion for supporting marginalized and historically underrepresented student populations and community members.
• Ability to be proactive and keep abreast with best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion and any changes in relevant legislation.
• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
• Supervisory experience is preferred.
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
Posting Number: E0008258
Posting Date: 1/15/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Best Consideration Date: 2/05/2021
How to apply: All interested applicants must apply online through ejobs.umd.edu
Sedentary work performed in an office environment. Regularly required to attend meetings, events, etc. both on and off campus. Ability to travel both domestic and international. Regularly required to communicate and exchange information and to use technology/devices. Ability to attend events, meetings, trainings after normal business hours. Ability to manage multiple priorities and competing demands.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.