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Senior Director of Accessibility Resources and ADA Compliance Officer (DI24003)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 27, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Director of Accessibility Resources and ADA Compliance Officer (DI24003)

Division: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Department: Accessibility Resources
Unit: Accessibility Resources211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on May 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

POSITION: Probationary; Range E*

Salary Minimum: $60,645
Salary Maximum: $105,599
Salary Type: Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 211, MSUAASF

Job Description:
The Senior Accessibility Resources Director and ADA Compliance Officer is a visionary leader responsible for promoting an accessible, inclusive, and equitable campus culture. Reporting to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the director interprets, implements, and enforces government legislation, and establishes policies related to campus-wide accessibility and accommodations. The position exists to ensure legal compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2008 Amendments to the ADA, Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other legislation pertinent to persons with disabilities.

The position functions as the primary institutional representative for University ADA monitoring and compliance. Goals for continual improvement in technology, facilities and programs are developed in collaboration with administration, academic departments, building services, online learning and IT. The senior director develops and implements new programs to meet increasing demands related to changes in disability law and evolving best practices.

This position is also responsible for the management, staff supervision and functioning of the Accessibility Resources department including an alternative testing center. The senior director applies advanced and comprehensive knowledge of Title IX, disability law and technical standards to conduct interactive intakes, evaluate documentation (as appropriate) and determine reasonable accommodations in accordance with state and federal mandates.

Administrative duties include budgeting, outreach, training, consultation, and scholarship allocation. The senior director is an institutional representative with state and federal agencies, Office of the Attorney General and the Minnesota State System Office.

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in a related field such as social work, behavioral science, counseling & student personnel, disability services, rehabilitation counseling, special education, human resources, psychology, public policy or law plus a minimum of five years of advanced professional experience in a related field; or a bachelor’s degree in related field plus six years of advanced professional experience.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the complex laws, policies, and best practices applicable to the full range of disability and access services in higher education, such as ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 794, Title I, Title II, Title IX, Fair Housing Act and Universal Design principles.

  • Ability to serve as a recognized authoritative expert in accessibility related areas across multiple functional areas within the University and on behalf of the University.

  • Demonstrated commitment to students with diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first-generation students, neurodiverse students, students with disabilities, and international students.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of accessibility accommodations, such as the use of alternative technologies that enable people with a wide range of disabilities to communicate, participate, and perform tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

  • Broad management skills and experience in personnel supervision, program development, policy writing, strategic planning, and budgeting.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret government-issued advisories, changes in law, and institutional policy updates that have University-wide impact.

  • Current knowledge of policies, emerging trends and professional literature related to disability services in higher education.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

Telework: A position with a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work on a regular basis at a telework location that is not the employee’s permanent/principal work location. Up to 20% of the time.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

  • The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

Mary Dowd, Interim Senior Director Accessibility Resources & ADA Compliance Officer
Accessibility Resources Department
Phone: 507-389-2825
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at:
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the ASF Summary (Administrative & Service Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M321M
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 04/25/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. jeid-055b7b96c2ac484cbc65f0527edca975

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