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Duke University
Disability Management System

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Occupational Summary

The Executive Director provides leadership and visibility to the University and Health System efforts to ensure an accessible, hospitable working and learning environment for people with disabilities; coordinates and oversees the implementation of programs and procedures that brings the University and Health System into full compliance with federal and state regulations; and ensures continued compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA), 2020 DOJ Regulations, 2011 EEOC Regulations, EEOC Settlement Letters, current and continuing DOJ Settlement Agreement requirements, OCR Resolutions and mediated agreements with students, employees, and visitors.

Work Performed

  1. Develop a program of educational activities designed to increase awareness and develop competency in managing disability issues that affect students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University and its affiliates.
  2. Ensure standard practices and procedures for responding to request for accommodations and for the resolution of related disputes.
  3. Identify, guide and support individuals across the University who have functional responsibility for operations that impact our compliance responsibilities under Sec. 504 and the ADA.
  4. Facilitate prompt and appropriate responses to requests for accommodation by collecting and maintaining current information on adaptive technologies, personal assistance, and organizations that provide assistance or support.
  5. Develop and disseminate informational materials on case law and government agency rulings and interpretations, as well as on University programs and services.
  6. Provide limited direct assistance to individuals with disabilities when normal Duke channels are temporarily unavailable.
  7. Maintain a record-keeping/documentation system for all disability complaints and requests for accommodation.
  8. Ensure effective and timely assessment of University and Health System Facilities with regard to new construction, renovation and barrier removal.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Interdependencies and Partnerships

This position interfaces with every organization unit of the University and Health System, but particularly the following (a) administrators in each school; (b) human resources professionals in employment, job accommodations, benefits, and Workers’ Compensation; (c) professional staff in Student Affairs and the academic deans; (d) facilities management; (e) Parking and Transportation; (f) engineering and operations; (g) Office of Information Technology; (h) Athletics; and (i) Liaisons with the Duke University Health System affiliates.

Functional/Technical Knowledge & Skills

  1. Knowledge of Section 504, ADA regulations, court decisions and agency rulings, and how they apply an academic setting.
  2. Ability to design, administer and assess training activities at a level appropriate to the backgrounds of the intended audience.
  3. Knowledge of assistive technologies and how to obtain them.
  4. Ability to plan, organize, implement and manage a data/records system.
  5. Outstanding communications skills; that is, the ability to write, speak, and present information effectively and persuasively in a wide variety of settings.
  6. Ability to clearly articulate and present ideas, concepts, and suggestions to others in individual or group sessions; also includes demonstrating attention and conveying understanding of others’ points of view.
  7. Demonstrates the ability to quickly gain attention and respect from others including peers, cross-functional groups, superiors and subordinates.
  8. Demonstrates the ability to analyze and solve complex problems and to deal effectively with changing conditions, incomplete data, or uncertainty.
  9. Ability to reach the essence of complex problems quickly and generate effective courses of action.



Requires either a law degree or a graduate degree in a relevant field.


Requires a minimum of 10 years of management or administrative experience, at least five of which were spent in 504/ADA compliance in an institution of higher education.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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