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ADA Coordinator

Employer
Middlebury College
Location
Vermont, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 22, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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ADA Coordinator

Description
eporting to the Director of DRC , the ADA Coordinator will support Middlebury's efforts to ensure that Middlebury maintains an environment free from discrimination based on gender, disability, and all other legally protected identity characteristics, while helping to strengthen a culture that supports a safe and respectful learning, working and living environment. The ADA Coordinator partners with other members of Middlebury's Institutional Diversity department to serve as a resource for students, staff, faculty and administrators to help members of the Middlebury community recognize barriers to inclusion, increase critical self-awareness, engage in difficult dialogues and develop strategies for creating and maintaining more equitable and inclusive spaces.

The individual in this position will carry out the duties of their role through a critical lens while providing intersectional identity-based support which works to close gaps and create equity. Assists with development of and administers the College's policies regarding disability services and accommodations for students. Reviews disability documentation and develops services and accommodation plans for students with disabilities. Supports management functions of the Disability Resource Center (DRC).

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Requirements

Essential Functions:
Policy & Direct Service
Assists the Director of DRC in implementing goals and strategies supporting the department and the wider institution.
• Implements ADA program policies, procedures and services;
• Communicates program activities, services and outcomes to institutional administrators and departments;
• Maintains current knowledge of emerging issues in ADA and changes in ADA case law which would impact services in higher education;
• Evaluates/compiles reports of DRC activities, services, and statistics;
• Coordinates and administers ADA-related services to students with disabilities including but not limited to note-taking services, auxiliary aides, reader services, scribe services, interpreter services and ADA equipment services;
• Arranges and facilitates individualized accommodations for students (e.g. testing accommodations);
• Responds to inquiries from current and prospective students or parents;
• Consults with students about appropriate individualized accommodations based on documentation;
• Processes accommodation requests for services based upon documentation of a disability;
• Serves as an advocate for students with certified disabilities;
• Assists students in self-monitoring the effectiveness of accommodations;
• Maintains confidential records;
• Handles phone inquiries;
• Handles and prepares correspondence.

Management & Strategic Planning
Develops and oversees assessment tools/initiatives;
• Provides guidance to the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator on equity gaps and needs in relation to disability support at Middlebury;
• Develops and oversees efforts in relation to awareness, access, and stigma in relation to disability support.
Collaboration and Supervision
Assists in distribution of DRC information to campus departments (e.g. Health Services, Counseling Services);
• Assists with campus-wide outreach, education, and advocacy that aims to reduce systemic barriers and to promote disability awareness and more inclusive policies and practices;
• Supervises, as delegated, student employees;
• Acts as an ADA liaison between faculty, staff, and community partners;
• Provides ADA support to the Language Schools, Middlebury Schools Abroad, Study Abroad Program, Bread Loaf School of English, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and other Middlebury-related programs;
• Researches and compiles educational materials for the DRC;
• Supports campus-wide outreach, education, and advocacy that aims to reduce systemic barriers and to promote disability awareness and more inclusive policies and practices.

General Responsibilities:
• Serves on college committees as assigned;
• Prepare timely reports as requested by college officials;
• Actively participate in departmental assessment initiatives;
• Prepare timely reports as requested by college officials;
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Education:
BA Required; JD or Masters in a related field preferred (e.g., education, social work, counseling, community leadership)
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Understanding and sensitivity to the effects of trauma related to navigating disability(ies) within environments with systemic barriers;
• Trauma-informed training background with a holistic approach to service;
• Knowledge of the challenges facing individuals from various underrepresented and marginalized populations, and experience providing culturally competent and inclusive support services;
• Knowledge of the ways intersecting systems of oppression impact access, support and success in higher education;
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice;
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills, including training and presentation skills;
• Ability to exercise good judgment and to manage sensitive information;
• Ability to work independently, under pressure, and to meet deadlines;
• Effective case management, organizational and analytical skills;
• Working knowledge of legislation and practice related to disabilities and the ADA;
• Knowledge of specific disabling conditions as related to higher education is preferred;
• Ability to build trust and work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners and to balance the multiple, varying interests of diverse stakeholders.
Experience:
• 1 – 2 years administrative experience or relevant experience in related field required;
• Proven ability to develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.
• Experience providing culturally competent and inclusive support services for students, faculty, and staff from various underrepresented communities required;
• Experience in ADA-related technical fields preferred;
• Experience working with students in an academic environment preferred;
• Experience with audio-visual, computing and other technology relevant to the responsibilities of the position preferred.
Physical Demands:
• Alternate Sit/Stand or Walk at Will
• Keyboarding
• Near Visual Acuity

Other:
Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Covid-19 vaccination, including booster if eligible, is a condition of employment. For more information follow this web link:
https://www.middlebury.edu/office/covid-19-updates/covid-19-vaccine-requirements
Benefits
As an employee of Middlebury College, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community.
Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and competitive health, dental, life, disability, generous retirement matching, and vision benefits, Middlebury offers a generous time-away program - up to 34 days per year during the first two years of service, increasing as the term of service lengthens. Middlebury employees are eligible for robust educational assistance programs as well as free or reduced rates for cultural events and use of sporting facilities (including the College's golf course and Nordic and alpine ski area). The result is a very high quality-of-life in a gorgeous setting.
Come join us and be a part of our team!
Benefits include:
• Excellent Health Benefits choose between an Low Deductible PPO or a HDHP with employer HSA contributions up to $2,000 dollars a year
• Dental
• Vision
• Flexibile Spending Accounts (Dependent Care and Healthcare)
• Core Life and AD&D
• Short Term Disability
• Long Term Disability
• Combined Time Off (CTO): 26 days of paid time off a year for vacation or sick days in the first 2 years. 31 days of CTO after
• Holidays: Floating Holidays throughout the year as well as Paid Holiday from Christmas through New Year
• MiddCard Privileges: access to athletic facilities, discounts at the College store, library privileges, and discounts at cultural and sporting events. In addition, the card allows door access to certain campus buildings. Spouses or domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are eligible to receive a Spouse/Partner card with the same privileges as the employee card (except door access).
• Discounts on season passes at Middlebury College Snow Bowl, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the Rikert Ski Touring Center
• Professional Development Funds,
• Continuing Education Benefits for Employees and Tuition Benefits for their dependents.
• And more...

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