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University Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina 27858
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Vacancy #: 920604
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview
The Department of Human Resources serves the ECU community through innovation and action in the development and management of the University's human resources. The staff works to support the mission of the University with an overarching commitment to outstanding customer service and accountability. The department consists of seven units that oversee the entire human resources function to include administration, benefits, classification and compensation, employee relations, employment, human resources information systems, and learning and organizational development. Personnel matters are governed by state statutes, the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) Manual, the UNC Policy Manual, and The Code of the University of North Carolina, and most processes and actions are prescribed by these governing documents. Human Resources plays a critical role in ensuring ECU is accountable and compliant in terms of Federal, State, OSHR, and UNC System human resources practices.

Job Duties
The ADA Coordinator is responsible for serving as compliance officer for East Carolina University for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; developing, implementing, and modifying the ADA plan for the university, including: conducting physical audits and maintaining knowledge of needed improvements; approving renovation and new design projects to assure compliance with disability standards; providing workshops for faculty, staff and administrators regarding disability issues and federal legislation; providing professional consultation regarding disability issues to major divisions of the university including Academic Affairs, Health Sciences, Administration and Finance, Student Affairs, Athletics, Research, Economic Development and Engagement, University Advancement, and the Chancellor's Division; and maintaining confidential files related to faculty and staff with self-identified disabilities. The goal is to ensure that all programs and facilities are accessible and inclusive to all members of our diverse university community.

The Coordinator's specific responsibilities include:

Oversight of compliance with the ADAA for faculty, staff and visitors to the institution including:

  • Eligibility of faculty and staff for disability status under the ADAA
  • Analysis of reasonable accommodation as it relates to the essential functions of the job held by the
  • employee
  • Consultation with employee supervisors, Benefits staff and/or the respective Division Office to implement reasonable accommodations on the job site
  • Coordinate with Parking & Transportation to monitor the appropriate use of accessible parking on campus
  • Review and determine appropriateness of requests for disability accommodation for visitors to the institution to include: athletic events, fine arts productions and public forums
  • Consult with Facilities Architects and Engineers on accessibility of new buildings and facilities
  • Direct work orders to facilities for work and repair related to accessibility issues
  • Facilitate compliance efforts with Athletics
  • Provide training to constituents on campus regarding compliance
  • Co-Chair the Information Technology Accessibility Committee
  • Prepare ADA compliance reports
  • Develop and administer appropriate policies related to the ADA and develop/update procedure manuals and forms as needed.
  • Work in collaboration with the Department for Disability Support Services in the Division of Student Affairs on ADA accessibility issues
  • Provide guidance to university stakeholders in interpreting compliance obligations and institutional data regarding disability compliance programs in the day to day operations.
  • Ensure that appropriate processes are in place to provide prompt and equitable resolutions of complaints and inquiries from campus employees and visitors, as well as public compliance with ADA.
  • Maintain current information regarding state and federal laws and regulations concerning the rights of persons with disabilities and ways of providing reasonable accommodations to these persons.
  • Serve as the central intake for matters concerning ADA and facilitates activity and the flow of information among various university offices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

It is expected that the selected candidate will have: a thorough knowledge of provisions of the ADA and proven ability to design, develop, and implement large-scale programs; strong organizational, planning, analytical and coordination skills to handle multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines; ability to make sound judgments in handling issues, determining priorities and making decisions; ability to research, write and communicate with a high level of accuracy and professionalism; ability to maintain complete confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of the information and issues handled by the Coordinator; attention to detail, ability to think analytically; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with various offices and constituencies.

Minimum Education/Experience
Minimum of a Master's degree required in Business, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field, and at least three years of experience with ADA compliance is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and administrative experiences in program development and delivery, as well as assessments are required.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Work experience in a higher education or public setting is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with contact information.

Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 920604 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Visit this job posting at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/35302




Posted: 2020-03-03 Expires: 2020-04-02

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East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina 27858

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