Posting Summary: The University's ADA Coordinator helps to resolve issues, provides information and conducts training, and serves as the University's primary resource for questions and concerns about services and accommodations for individuals with disabilities, including third parties, students, faculty, staff, and employees at the University and the Medical Center. Access issues may arise in a variety of contexts, including with respect to the University's online presence, built environment, extracurricular activities, events, the classroom, parking and transportation, Grounds, and more.
The Deputy ADA Coordinator will be a member of the University's Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) and report to the ADA Coordinator. The Deputy ADA Coordinator will perform multiple duties and will assist the ADA Coordinator with providing ADA-related support, guidance, and assistance to faculty, staff, and students, in the Academic Division, the Medical Center, and, as needed, the College at Wise.
The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor's degree in a related field and have 4 years of relevant experience working in a higher education environment or a disability-related field in government, K-12, or other public/private organizations. The successful candidate will have familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and will have the ability to work with a wide variety of ADA-related issues and maintain confidentiality.
The preferred candidate will possess knowledge of adaptive equipment and assistive technology, including speech to text and knowledge of the reasonable accommodation process for employees and the academic accommodation process for students. The preferred candidate will have ADA experience in a higher education environment that includes a medical center. The successful candidate will also have experience in the following:
-Website development experience -Knowledge of digital accessibility standards -Knowledge of 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623988.
Complete a job application online and attach a targeted cover letter indicating the functional area(s) for which they are applying and how their qualifications allow them to contribute to the programs/services of the functional area(s), resume, and contact information for three references.
For questions about the position or application process please contact Chris Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Degree in a related field
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Three years relevant experience working in a higher education environment or a disability-related field in government, K-12, or other public/private organizations
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: ADA experience in a higher education environment that includes a medical center.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent organization and time management skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).
Ability to work with a wide variety of ADA-related issues and maintain confidentiality.
Effective presentation skills.
Experience developing and delivering training.
Ability to analyze, interpret, and explain policy and procedure.
Ability to collaborate with internal and external associates to address barriers to accessibility.
Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of adaptive equipment and assistive technology, including speech to text.
Knowledge of the reasonable accommodation process for employees and the academic accommodation process for students.
Knowledge of digital accessibility standards.
Knowledge of 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Website development experience.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite.
Internal Number: 353_85430
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.