How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Deputy ADA Coordinator assists the ADA Coordinator with providing guidance and support of the University of Michigan’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA), Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998 and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities. This role also collaborates with the ADA Coordinator and other University entities to fulfill the University’s responsibilities under President Schlissel’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative.
Responsible for coordinating University actions, policies, and procedures relating to persons with disabilities, tracking progress relating to its policies and procedures as well as state and federal laws relating to persons with disabilities, and providing consultative services to faculty, staff, employing units and offices, students, and members of the public.
Provides direction and services to University community members necessary to meet compliance with all state and federal disability legislation and regulations.
Reviews complaints and grievances related to accommodations and disability-based discrimination and harassment. Where appropriate, conducts investigations pursuant to the Office for Institutional Equities policies and processes to address such concerns.
Respond to requests for information from federal and/or state Equal Employment Opportunity, and/or disability compliance officials.
The scope of responsibility includes faculty, staff, and collaboration with Services with Students with Disabilities (SSD), as well as public and student access to programs and facilities.
Assist the University’s ADA Coordinator to:
- Work collaboratively and closely with relevant University stakeholders to ensure the University’s compliance with its responsibilities under the ADAA and similar laws.
- Develop and implement educational and outreach programs regarding employees’ rights, responsibilities, and obligations under the ADAA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other legislation as needed.
- Monitor and advise on institutional policies, procedures, operations and activities for compliance with disability legislation, including program accessibility and accommodations in such areas as employment, facilities, transportation, and communications.
- Identify and assess areas of risk related to compliance with federal and state disability laws.
- Develop, recommend changes, and/or update policies and procedures as needed to meet legal responsibilities and DEI goals.
- Develop, implement and coordinate innovative and effective training programs related to ADA for faculty and staff.
- Receive complaints and grievances related to issues of disability, accessibility, and accommodations from students, employees, and/or the public; investigate complaints and grievances; and work to resolve issues as appropriate.
- Provide guidance to faculty, staff, students, and members of the public in matters relating to disability and accessibility issues.
- Maintain records and reports as needed.
- Serve on committees, task forces, and advisory boards as assigned.
- Participate in institutional professional development and training.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Two years of relevant work experience with ensuring compliance with the ADAA and similar laws.
- Working knowledge of the ADAA, Sections 503, 504, and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Workers’ Compensation legislation, and similar laws.
- Experience with conducting investigations related to accommodations, disability-based discrimination or harassment, or other civil rights issues.
- Effective and professional communication skills.
- Advanced degree in law, human resources, management, public administration, rehabilitation or other disability-related field.
- Experience working in higher education or similarly complex large organizations.
- Ongoing familiarity with cutting-edge and suggested practices related to disability, accessibility, accommodations, and similar issues.
- Knowledge of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity programs.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.