The Office of Multicultural Affairs at South Dakota State
University (SDSU) is seeking a talented and highly motivated
individual to join our team as an Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) Coordinator. The ADA Coordinator will oversee the
university’s compliance with and implementation of ADA standards
and procedures. This position will also contribute to the
university’s mission of providing access and opportunity by
supporting the Office of Multicultural Affairs programming and
development. This position reports to the Director of Office of
Multicultural Affairs with an indirect reporting line to the Office
of the President.
South Dakota State University promotes access to and
opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in
education, research, and service and is especially interested in
candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not
available or this position.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The ADA Coordinator will coordinate programs and
responsibilities at SDSU to assure compliance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and
regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.
Responsible for coordinating University policies and procedures
relating to persons with disabilities, tracking university progress
relating to its policies and procedures as well as state and
federal laws relating to persons with disabilities, filing all
necessary reports, and providing consultative services to
institutional units and offices.
The scope of responsibilities includes faculty, staff, and
student employment, as well as public and student access to
educational and institutional programs and facilities.
Serves as a planning coordinator for University programs,
policies, and procedures relating to University compliance and the
promotion of University opportunities for persons with
Ensures 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 compliance with the ADA and other applicable federal and
state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of disability.
Maintains current information regarding state and federal laws
and regulations as well as best practices relating to all of the
University’s employment policies and procedures; facilities,
programs and access protocols; and all issues concerning persons
with disabilities and ways of providing reasonable accommodations
to persons with disabilities while maintaining program performance
Provides ADA program and facility interpretation, training, and
recommendations on compliance to all sectors of the University
Develops and maintains written materials, presentations, and
other informational pieces to broadly disseminate and make readily
available information regarding the ADA and the University’s
policies, services and procedures relating to individuals with
Coordinates with a variety of other offices to ensure the timely
filing of all required compliance reports.
Develops and implements internal measures and/or reports which
inform the university’s administration of the status of ADA
compliance and opportunities for people with disabilities.
Assists with the overall mission of the Office of Multicultural
- Earned Bachelor’s Degree in a related field by start date;
- Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working directly with
individuals with a broad range of disabilities;
- Demonstrated working knowledge of current state and federal
laws and regulations (e.g., Sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments
Act), institutional policies, practices, and procedures;
- Thorough knowledge of identified best practices and trends in
the field of higher education, including but not limited to
prevention and elimination of discrimination and harassment in
compliance with ADA, Title VII, as amended, health and safety,
financial aid, and other regulations;
- Understanding of, and sensitivity to, working with individuals
and groups representing a wide range of academic, cultural,
disability, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds;
- Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
and knowledge of conflict resolution and mediation methods;
- Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills;
- Evidence of a commitment to teamwork and collaboration.
- Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Rehabilitation
Counseling, Special Education or Educational Psychology, or a Juris
- At least three years of experience working in the area of ADA
- Knowledge of effective investigation techniques including
skilled in compiling, analyzing, and reporting statistical data and
ability to reach sound decisions and conclusions.
Commensurate with education, experience, and internal
South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits
including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans,
compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees
also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well
as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of
South Dakota academic institutions.
South Dakota State University is the state’s
largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 academic
programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and over
$60 million annual research expenditures.
South Dakota State University offers a rich academic experience
in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired,
student-centered education, creative activities and research,
innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South
Dakota, the region, the nation, and the world. Its employees
embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered,
expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational
and personal integrity, commitment to diversity of thought, and
excellence through continuous improvement.
As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work
of South Dakota State University is carried out on its main
resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre,
Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and
Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South
Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with
membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit
League and the Big XII for wrestling.
Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is
located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of
Minneapolis. Brookings is listed as an ideal community for
families, students, young professionals, and retirees, and is rated
among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.
The Brookings Public School District educates approximately
3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic
achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary
schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one
middle school, and a high school.
The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities,
including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature
Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota
Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center, and the
Brookings Summer Arts Festival.
Position is open until filled with full
consideration given to applications received by April 22, 2022.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To
apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by
the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply
for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic
application form. This employment site will also require the
attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how
the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the
advertisement, Curriculum Vitae or resume, and a reference page
with the contact information for three professional references.
Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human
Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this
Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s
verification of credentials and other information required by law
and/or university policies, including but not limited to,
successful completion of a criminal background check.
South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It
is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment
and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy
working and learning environment for employees and students. This
position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and
Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.
For questions on the position, contact : Toby Uecker, Dean of
Students @ 605-688-4493 or email@example.com.
South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities
for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education,
research, and service and is especially interested in candidates
that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an
affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU
prohibits discrimination on, the basis of sex, race, color, creed,
national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender
identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age,
disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other
status that may become protected under law against discrimination
in the offering of all educational programs and employment
opportunities. Arrangements for accommodations required by
disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. Individuals
with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal
Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill
Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.