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ADA Coordinator

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln, Delaware
Commensurate with experience
Start date
Oct 25, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time

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Job Title: ADA Coordinator

Classification: Professional

Division: Human Resources

Department: Office of Institutional Equity

Reports To: Director of Institutional Equity

FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt

Job Type: Regular Full-Time/12 months

Location: Lincoln University, PA (near Oxford, PA)

Campus: Main Campus


The position reports to the Director of Institutional Equity. The Disability Resource Coordinator administers the provision of services, as appropriate, to the campus community receiving reasonable accommodations under the Rehabilitation Act Section 504 and ADA including; liaising with medical consultants, Human Resources, Dining Services, Information Technology Services, University Library Systems, Office of Residence Life, Facilities Services, Department of Public Safety, vendors, Class Deans, faculty, other academic appointees, and other administrators. The Disability Resource Coordinator will analyze and interpret diagnostic and psycho-educational assessment reports, ensure accessibility of texts for students with print limitations and consult with Director and experts reviewing documentation in determining appropriate accommodations for eligible students. The Disability Resource Coordinator will train and supervise staff members as needed; assist the Director in managing the programs budget, monitoring and reconciling accounts; prepare financial and/or administrative reports. Fast-paced position. Attendance at meetings in various locations throughout the University campus and our Philadelphia location.


 Manage, publish, and dissimulate notice of non-discrimination

 Conducts intake interviews; communicates disability accommodation process and resources on campus; and refers students for other appropriate services.

 Determines eligibility for services and appropriately communicates information about disability accommodations and services.

 Ensures the effective implementation of accommodations for the community.

 Conducts training for campus community to insure adequate knowledge of accommodating disabilities.

 Collects, verifies, and maintains disability documentation and other relevant information; analyzes and interprets diagnostic psycho-educational assessments/scores.

 Oversees provision of auxiliary aids and services, including materials in alternate formats, interpreters, and adaptive technology, etc.; provides community with resources related to disability issues and accommodation needs.

 Manages Injured Student transportation and/or other accommodations.

 Provides technical assistance to faculty, staff, administrators and others; networks with disability agencies and other community organizations providing services to students.

 Documents communication and events by writing and filing case notes; assists with the development of policies and procedures which reflect best practices among peer institutions; updates Institutional Equity’s website; maintains tracking database; contributes data for the annual and other reports when necessary.

 Supervises student worker staff; provides appropriate student employee development opportunities.

 Assists the director in managing the budget, monitoring and reconciling account; and processing payroll. Prepares financial and/or administrative reports.

 All other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A Bachelor’s degree required. Good judgment, appropriate discretion and the ability to handle highly confidential material Minimum of three years, full-time, progressively responsible work experience in disability services or a related field required. Prior experience in an educational or university setting is preferred. In-depth knowledge of software and assistive technologies is required. Prior experience working with learning communities specifically designed for students with disabilities is required. Knowledge of best practices and innovations in the field is preferred. In-depth knowledge of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is required. Excellent communication skills, written, oral and listening are required. Must have previous experience using Microsoft Office software, including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Commitment to and experience in working with persons of diverse cultural backgrounds and disabilities is strongly encouraged.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Concentration in higher education, disability services, rehabilitation, counseling or related field highly preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible scheduling including evening and weekend work. Travel for administrative work is expected. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions; protection from weather changes, but not necessarily temperature conditions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, and bend and reach.

DISCLAIMER:The incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to beconstrued as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and /or skills required. This job description is not an employment agreement and /or an expressed or implied contract. Management has the right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Lincoln University values diversity and seeks talented faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Lincoln University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its employment practices, admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs.


Learn. Liberate. Lead.

Since its founding more than 165 years ago, those three words have defined our mission at Lincoln University. We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success and rise to the top.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world.

We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success. When you choose Lincoln University as your workplace, you're doing more than just getting a job. You're becoming part of a campus community that is tight like a family and filled with people who look out for each other. You're becoming part of the latest chapter in a long and proud history of learning at the nation's first degree-granting historically black college and university (HBCU).

As our Alma Mater school song calls it, our "dear old Orange and Blue" has been devoted to and defined by our core values of respect, responsibility, and ultimately, results. Those values and our commitment to the success of our students have long attracted an interracial and international body of enrollees from our community, region, and around the world.

Since our founding in 1854, our impact has been tremendous. In fact, during our first 100 years, Lincoln graduated approximately 20 percent of the black physicians and more than 10 percent of the black attorneys in the nation. Our alumni have led more than 35 colleges and universities and scores of prominent churches. They also include U.S. ambassadors; mission chiefs; federal, state, and municipal judges; mayors; and city managers. Others have made names for themselves in creative and entertainment fields, including writers, directors, comedians, and film executives.

Established as The Ashmun Institute in 1854, the institution was renamed Lincoln University in 1866.

Located on 429 acres in southern Chester County, our main campus marries tradition and modern facilities, with sweeping pathways that encourage walking and contemplation within a safe and scenic landscape. Lincoln is within about an hour of several major cities: we are 45 miles from Philadelphia; 55 miles from Baltimore; and in Delaware, 25 miles from Wilmington, and 15 miles from Newark. These cities not only provide a variety of entertainment and leisure options but many important job and internship opportunities for our students.

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