The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access is seeking an Accommodation Associate. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director.
Oregon State University (OSU) is committed through continuous improvement to be a collaborative, inclusive, and caring environment that enables success for all people. OSU strives for equity and equal opportunity in everything that we do; and that shares common, fundamental values grounded in justice, civility, and respect while looking to our diversity as a source of enrichment and strength. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) is committed to success for the entire university community through equity, fairness, and understanding.
Reporting to the Director for Access and Affirmative Action, the Accommodations Associate provides primary leadership and management of the university’s employment accommodation functions within the Access & Affirmative Action unit. The Associate serves as the primary contact for employees with disabilities seeking reasonable accommodations. This position also oversees a smaller caseload of other related employment accommodation needs, including but not limited to religious accommodations, utilizing a similar interactive process. The Associate also acts as an advisory contact to university departments and personnel regarding access to the workplace and universal design, and collaborates with relevant units to provide leadership, technical direction, and support in increasing access for individuals with disabilities.
The position works independently and collaboratively with others to advance inclusion in our increasingly diverse community, by ensuring university compliance with relevant federal and state anti-discrimination laws as well as to develop strategic objectives and advance institutional goals related to equity, inclusion, diversity, and universal design.
Positions in this job profile ensure university compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination laws as well as develop objectives and advance institutional goals related to equal opportunity. This position leads and manages the university's accommodation function under the Americans with Disabilities Act for employees and student workers. Master's degree required, or a Bachelor's degree with significant similar experience.
Typically requires Bachelor’s degree in field related to assigned responsibilities. Experience interpreting, and applying laws, regulations, policies and contracts. May require certification or licensure.
Master's degree in Counseling, Disability Studies, Rehabilitation Services, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Social Work, Psychology, Social Justice, Higher Education, or related field, OR, Bachelor's degree in related fields combined with significant work experience tied directly to working with or impacting people with disabilities in a professional position(s) Experience
Providing services to people with disabilities, with evidence of prior accommodation decision-making authority
Reviewing and analyzing medical documentation
Case processing and documentation
Explaining and interpreting anti-discrimination laws, regulations, rules, and policies to diverse customers or stakeholders
Providing both leadership and guidance, and serving as a topic area resource
Use of typical office work computer software, such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, calendaring, and email applications, as well as use of database systems or other case management software Performance Skills
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work effectively with people with disabilities
Proactive versus reactive responses and guidance
Ability to develop and cultivate relationships with institutional partners
Work effectively, one-on-one and within groups, across multiple aspects of difference
Demonstrated ability to use strong analytical, critical thinking, and synthesis skills
Demonstrated strong communication skills; ability to frame/construct written and verbal narratives in response to interactive process communication needs Knowledge
Understanding of the principles and practices of the interactive process
Understanding of disability identity
Basic understanding of key legislation related to disability Diversity Initiative
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.