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Assistant ADA Coordinator, Office of Equity
Company: Northwestern University
Location: Evanston, IL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/08/2021
Expire Date: 02/08/2022
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Assistant ADA Coordinator, Office of Equity
Assistant ADA Coordinator, Office of Equity

Job ID: 42651
Location: Evanston, Illinois

Department: Office of Equity
Salary/Grade: EXS/7

Job Summary:
The Assistant ADA Coordinator assists the ADA Coordinator with the handling of incoming reasonable accommodation requests from staff and faculty. This individual conducts a thorough and timely analysis of requests for reasonable accommodations from staff and faculty; serves as a resource person regarding the University’s Reasonable Accommodations Policy and Policy on Institutional Equity as it applies to discrimination and harassment based on disability; and collaborates with campus offices and partners to address requests.

The Office of Equity endeavors to create a culture of access, belonging and accountability for all Northwestern community members. The Office of Equity’s work includes: supporting those impacted by discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct; complaint resolution; reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities and pregnant community members; affirmative action planning; and training initiatives. The Office has a strong team that works collaboratively to address community needs and implement proactive measures.

*Note:  Not all aspects of the job are covered by this job description


Specific Responsibilities:

Collaborate and consult with the ADA Coordinator to review and process incoming reasonable accommodation requests, ensuring a prompt, thorough, and equitable response to each request.
Communicate with the individual requesting the accommodation, the individual’s supervisor, the individual’s medical provider, and other necessary parties (e.g. the Office of Human Resources).
In consultation with the ADA Coordinator, determine whether the accommodation requested (or an alternative accommodation) should be granted.
Ensure a well-documented process by maintaining accurate and thorough records and notes of the accommodation processes, including keeping updated case records in Maxient.
Compose accommodation determination letters that clearly identify the analysis and outcome.
Assess and address issues regarding digital and physical accessibility, including consultation with other necessary parties as needed (e.g. Facilities, IT, AccessibleNU) 
Assist the ADA Coordinator with developing and maintaining written materials and other informational pieces regarding the ADA, Section 504, and University policies related to disability.
Design and provide presentations to staff and faculty on the reasonable accommodation process.
Serve on related committees and panels as requested.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or University leading to a bachelor’s degree or higher;
Minimum of three years full-time professional experience in a related field;
In-depth knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and best practices with regard to equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities;
Experience administering reasonable accommodations;
Ability to act independently, take initiative, and exercise sound judgment;
Ability to efficiently manage a caseload of multiple reasonable accommodation requests, prepared concise and cogent written analysis of accommodation requests, and make recommendations for administrative action;
Excellent oral and written communication skills across a variety of constituent groups;
Strong attention to accuracy and detail;
Effective project management, organization and analytical skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate confidential and difficult/sensitive information;
High degree of ethical professionalism regarding decision making and confidentiality;
Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the University; and
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, parents, and administrators) with diplomacy and tact.

Please apply online at https://careers.northwestern.edu/psp/hr857...

Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.
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