Director and ADA Coordinator

Posting Details



Job # 036973 Department Code 10022-0007 Department Diversity Office Job Title Director and ADA Coordinator Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S6 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Please note special application instructions below.

The Director and ADA Coordinator, dually reporting to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services, will provide oversight and coordination for University disability initiatives and will be responsible for assuring compliance with the ADA as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities, particularly relating to education and employment; filing all necessary reports; and providing consultative services to various units and offices across campus. Works with the leadership of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services to ensure that appropriate processes are in place to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and inquiries from University employees and students, as well as the public, regarding University policies and the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws pertaining to discrimination on the basis of disability. Serves a key liaison across and beyond the campus, providing strategic resource planning for all University services, facilities, policies, and procedures relating to, as well as the promotion of, University opportunities for persons with disabilities that may go beyond compliance with federal and state law.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, serious candidates should submit applications, on or before, May 21, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications should contain a resume and thoughtful cover letter that must describe how your skills and experience meet the qualifications and personal characteristics stated above. Email application and any request for accommodations to Christine Griffin, cgriffin@benderconsult.com with ADA Director and 504/503 Coordinator in the subject line. Please include how you heard about the search.

Qualifications

• Graduate or professional degree in a relevant field required.

• Three (3) plus years of experience in a position requiring leadership, analytical skills, and familiarity with ADA and other relevant law.

• The ideal candidate will have lived experience and deep roots in the disability community.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Demonstrated experience in creating and supporting inclusive diverse and respectful environments.

• Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the University, to build productive working relationships.

• Ability to develop, coordinate and conduct University-wide and targeted educational programs including programming regarding campus culture, universal design, and electronic and information technologies accessibility.

• Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence all levels within the institution as needed.

• Ability to develop, manage, and objectively evaluate projects and progress of those projects.

• Ability to conduct research and analyze data.

• Knowledge of ADA and other relevant law.

• Knowledge of management issues and employment law.

Responsibilities

• Provide oversight and coordination for University disability initiatives and will be responsible for: assuring compliance with the ADA as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities, particularly relating to education and employment, filing all necessary reports; and providing consultative services to various units and offices across campus.

• Central Planning Responsibilities: serves a key liaison across and beyond the campus, providing strategic resource planning for all University services, facilities, policies, and procedures relating to, as well as the promotion of, University opportunities for persons with disabilities that may go beyond compliance with federal and state law.

• Informational Responsibilities: maintains current information regarding state and federal laws and regulations, as well as best practices, concerning the rights of persons with disabilities and ways of providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities while maintaining program performance standards. Responsible for ensuring that the online Accessible SU Portal is up to date and providing timely and accurate information.

• Compliance Process Responsibilities: works with the leadership of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services to ensure that appropriate processes are in place to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and inquiries from University employees and students, as well as the public, regarding University policies and the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws pertaining to discrimination on the basis of disability.

• Central Consulting and Outreach Responsibilities: provides ADA interpretation and advice on adherence to both policies on compliance and the philosophy of `beyond compliance’ to all sectors of the University community.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable

Tools/Equipment

Not Applicable

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, serious candidates should submit applications, on or before, May 21, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications should contain a resume and thoughtful cover letter that must describe how your skills and experience meet the qualifications and personal characteristics stated above. Email application and any request for accommodations to Christine Griffin, cgriffin@benderconsult.com with ADA Director and 504/503 Coordinator in the subject line. Please include how you heard about the search.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

EEOC

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/86672 Job Posting Date 05/06/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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