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ADA Coordinator

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Zip Code: 
60612
Occupational fields: 
Education
Legal
Management
Fields of study: 
Law
Employment type: 
Full time
Years of experience: 
3 - 5 years
Required degree level: 
Bachelors degree
Remote Position: 
No
Job Expiration Date: 
01/18/2020

 

ADA Coordinator

 

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

 

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is one of the top five most diverse campuses in the nation and a national leader among urban, public higher education institutions in providing access to underrepresented students. UIC believes diversity is a strength that contributes to the success of our students, staff, faculty, and institutional research. As a Research 1 institution, UIC is focused on eliminating disparities in health, education and economic opportunity. UIC remains committed to increasing access to education, employment, programs and services for all, including maintaining an environment free from discrimination and harassment and a commitment to promoting an organizational culture and structure that honors diversity through integration of the principles of access, equity and inclusion.

 

The Office for Access and Equity, is seeking an ADA Coordinator (Associate Director). The ideal candidate will serve as a subject matter expert on comprehensive ADA coordination and culture change including leadership, development, implementation and advisement of University policies, procedures, operations, programs and training for compliance in accordance with Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended, the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

 

At minimum, the qualified candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree, a Master's Degree is preferred; and possess a minimum of three years' of experience of working with directly with adults with disabilities. The candidate must have knowledge of knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to ADA, Title VII and Title IX, accessibility standards and guidelines including but not limited to, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended; knowledge of Illinois Information Technology Act (IITAA), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is preferred.

 

The successful candidate must have highly proficient computer skills and possess extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications; has excellent communication skills, both oral and written, particularly the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts and solutions verbally and in writing to both technical and non-technical individuals. The candidate must also possess excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously; strong analytical and creative problem solving skills, experience working in and leading teams and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a higher education setting.

 

For fullest consideration, applications must be received by January 3, 2020 at jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=125976 and must include a cover letter, and resume.

 

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the region. As Chicago’s only public research university with 30,000 students, 15 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system, UIC provides you access to excellence and opportunity.