HR Business Partner - ADA Specialist

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

HR Business Partner - ADA Specialist


SYS-Human Resources-910600

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Salary Information:

Commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

Join the UNT System Human Resources team as we continue our journey to transform the lives of our students through our partnerships and services to the UNT Denton campus. It’s an exciting time in the UNT System, with many current and new HR initiatives on the horizon.

Position Overview:

The University of North Texas System Human Resources department is seeking an HR Business Partner and ADA Specialist to join our team. The HR Business Partner/ADA Specialist performs advanced human resources generalist work, primarily in the areas of disability accommodations and employee relations. Work involves administering and monitoring the development and operation of a human resources management program and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and four years of human resources experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws relating to Human Resources functional areas, and specifically regulations related to ADA, Title VII and Title IX, accessibility standards and guidelines including but not limited to, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended.
• Working knowledge of MS Office suite.
• Skill in using office computer information systems to organize, store, manipulate and retrieve data.
• Effective communications skills both orally and in writing.
• Critical thinking skills.
• Ability to plan, organize and effectively manage multiple assignments.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with frequently changing priorities.
• Focused on providing a high level of customer service and follow-through.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP Certification.
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Higher Education experience.

Work Schedule:

M-F 8-5

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

HR Coordinator III

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Ability to communicate


Serves as the subject matter expert for the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act and leads the review and approval of the employee accommodation process by ensuring timely responses to inquiries and accommodations requests, engaging in the interactive process and maintaining relevant records.


Creates and facilitates presentations and trainings to the campus community regarding the university’s responsibilities under federal and state disability laws.


Partners with university departments, divisions, managers and employees on a wide variety of HR issues in the area of employee relations, performance management, compensation, benefits, employee engagement, compliance, policy, and institutional effectiveness measures.


Offers professional counsel, advice and service to university constituents to help facilitate the success of UNT’s mission, vision and values. Interprets and coaches on effective problem resolution using constructive strategies such a coaching, mediation, progressive discipline or grievance processes that support relationships.


Researches and analyzes innovative HR practices. Assists in special projects by researching, compiling and analyzing human resource information.


Provides strategies for professional development according to the needs of the division, department, and individual employee goals. Provides proactive communication, education and training on current HR issues, policies and procedures. Partner with assigned departments to facilitate constructive change and implement new or improved programs.


Provides exceptional customer service and support related to all employee relations, development and success. In partnership with others, provides advice, interpretation, teaching and counsel to employees and supervisors to support success.


Supports and recommends initiatives to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time