Access Coordinator

Location
Princeton, Mercer County
Posted
Apr 16, 2014
Position Summary: The Access Coordinator is tasked with communicating across all levels of the University community to assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and other federal and state regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities. The Access Coordinator will collaborate with various members of our community to promote understanding of disability issues and to build productive working relationships and ensure compliance for programs and services. Develop and deliver trainings to members of the University community relating to ADA implementation. Serve as a resource for students, faculty, and staff on disability issues and conduct educational opportunities to improve the University community's understanding of disability issues and obligation to maintain compliance. Additionally the candidate will serve as the ODS coordinator of mobility and sensory accommodations. This includes identification of both appropriate professional consultants (sign language interpreters, PCA and CART, etc.) and student workers (note-takers, scribes, etc.), delivery of services, and monitoring time spent in completion of tasks. The Access Coordinator will collaborate with the director and associate director relating to concerns for all students registered with ODS. Duties and Responsibilities ADA Coordination and Disability Awareness * Establish relationships and serve as resource to all academic units pertaining to accessibility and ADA * Develop and provide educational trainings for any unit on ADA implementation and disabilities * Aid in the development of individualized accessibility initiatives and ADA compliance for campus partners * Act as steward for accessibility by cataloging current barriers and new projects as they are identified * Serve as liaison to Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity * Develop initiatives to promote awareness of ODS on campus * Collaborate with Director and ODS staff * Identify connections across University to support disability awareness Accommodation Coordination: * Interpreters * Personal Care Assistants * CART-remote and live * Braille/e-text (other accommodations for blind) * Note takers * Readers * Scribes * Resource assistants * e-text * Time collection, hiring, supervising, training, invoice approval * Other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree 1-3 years related work experience. Candidate must have demonstrated considerable experience with the ADA and other relevant laws. Must have worked with individuals with disabilities and have experience working in the post-secondary setting. Candidate should be detail oriented and intrigued by tasks involving attention to detail and organization a must. Strong interpersonal skills and cross cultural competence; ability to interact with a diverse population of students and employees. Ability to assess and adapt to each individual situation and person. Strong oral and written communication skills. Individual must have the ability to self-motivate, multi-task and manage priorities effectively. Demonstrated ability to work comfortably within deadline driven and high activity environment, and to effectively coordinate competing priorities. Familiarity with assistive technology and experience in a highly competitive university. Ability to have flexible work schedule during peak busy periods in the office. Ability to work off hours or weekends during busy peak periods. The final candidate must successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree preferred

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.