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Physical Accessibility Coordinator

Employer
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Location
Binghamton, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Professional
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Department:: Facilities Management
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Apr 8, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 01850
Position ID:: 174349

About Binghamton University:


Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.


Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.


Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.


We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.



Job Description:


Budget Title: Assistant Facilities Program Coordinator (SL-3)


Salary: Commensurate with experience


The Physical Accessibility Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the efforts of Facilities Management to reduce physical barriers to access for people with disabilities.


Duties:


  • Perform a variety of research, analysis and administrative studies related to campus projects including organizational improvement, and budget/feasibility studies.
  • Participate in design reviews to identify potential physical barriers & suggest options to mitigate.
  • Conduct field inspections to identify existing barriers. Evaluate problem areas and uses available information to develop recommendations.
  • Summarize and presents recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Coordinate Facilities' response to work orders related to disability access.
  • Serve as Facilities Management's ADA compliance manager and coordinator on assigned projects related to design, implementation and modification of new or existing buildings & infrastructure.
  • Develop work plans, timelines and resource allocations for assigned projects.
  • Monitor progress to ensure objectives of the University's ADA objectives are being met.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with campus departments and groups such as Services for Students with Disabilities and the Disabled Student Union.
  • Meet regularly with representatives from SSD to receive feedback on projects and other issues.
  • May serve on campus committees as a permanent or ad hoc member.
  • Monitor and improve the physical access to campus infrastructure (buildings, classrooms, parking).
  • Develop and maintains a centralized database for receiving and addressing customer service request for barrier removal, and coordinating tracking and follow-up of the resolution.
  • Provide guidance to staff regarding issues relating to disabilities and accommodation.
  • Receive and process work orders related to accommodation requests.
  • Organize information, prepare reports, analyze specific program guidelines, and assesses progress. Evaluate data against program criteria and compliance standards.


Requirements:


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position


  • Associate's degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in Facilities Management, project coordination, or design related to accessibility improvement
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents and technical drawings
  • Familiarity with ADA, NYS Building Code, and other laws addressing the rights of people with disabilities
  • Knowledge of project management principles
  • Personal computer literacy - a high level of computer proficiency in a variety of software programs including CMMS and spreadsheet applications
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Ability to work cooperatively with clients
  • Organizational and analytical skills

Preferred:


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • Experience with people with a broad range of disabilities
  • Familiarity with campus structure, programs and employees
  • Familiarity with disability groups
  • Experience with scheduling software


Additional Information:


Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.


Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.


Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov


Payroll information can be found on our website https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/human-resources/payroll/


Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."


Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.


For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:
https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/human-resources/prospective/dual-career/index.html


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.


As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.



Application Instructions:


All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=174349


Deadline for Internal Applicants: April 22, 2024


Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.


Please submit:


  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp.


Organization

Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DMKyZ37krc&feature=youtu.be    

History

Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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