Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Coordinator
Posting Number NFE00123P
Department SDSU-Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Access
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access at South Dakota State University 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 Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access programming and development. This position reports to the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access.

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

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 include 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 disabilities.
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 standards.
Provides ADA program and facility interpretation, training, and recommendations on compliance to all sectors of the University community.
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 disabilities.
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 administration of the status of ADA compliance and opportunities for people with disabilities.
Assists with the overall mission of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access.

• Earned Bachelor’s Degree by date of application;
• 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;
• Knowledge of various alternative formats and alternative technologies that enable people with disabilities to communicate, participate, and perform tasks;
• Understanding of, and sensitivity to, working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse academic, cultural, disability, ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills;
• Evidence of a commitment to teamwork and collaboration; and
• Willingness to perform all work in the spirit of SDSU’s core values (people-centered, creativity, integrity, diversity, and excellence).

• Master’s degree.
• Three to five years of experience working in the area of ADA Compliance.
• Demonstrated knowledge of identified best practices and trends related to ADA in higher education.

The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The 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, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Paper applications will not be accepted.

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, a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

Posting Date 02/15/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/16/2018
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours

M-F; 8 am-5 pm

Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

SDSU is a land grant university and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,100 persons on the Eastern border of the state. The city has an excellent K-12 educational system. During a campus visit, a tour of the education systems and visit with school administrators may be arranged. The city is also accessible to major medical facilities, has an active social and cultural environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within an easy commute. Sioux Falls, a city of approximately 150,000 persons, is a 40-minute drive to the south. Brookings is also located about 200 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a metropolitan area with major design and art centers such as International Market Square, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, and Weisman Art Museum.

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement

We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For questions on the position, contact : Michelle Johnson at (605) 688-4128, or

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents