Academic Support Services, Adult Learner Services, Disability Support Services
To conduct and manage investigations of complaints of disability discrimination and related retaliation. To respond to faculty questions and concerns as it relates to ensuring accessibility and providing reasonable accommodations to students registered with Disability Support Services (DSS). To work proactively to promote the principles of universal design and to foster a supportive environment for faculty to better their understanding of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and disability inclusion. To manage assigned cases to ensure fair and prompt completion of the investigation process, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, and to coordinate interim measures and accommodations with undergraduate and graduate students. To maintain accurate and thorough records and investigative files. To assist with the development and dissemination of educational materials and to conduct outreach and training. To provide support for the DSS Office in identifying, understanding and integrating new guidance, law and best practices into the investigative process and training.
ADA INVESTIGATOR/ADVISOR-(T49807) - https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T49807&tz=GMT-06%3A00
Master's degree in a related field and four (4) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of civil rights laws and investigations, in particular Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to accurately analyze and apply legal and policy standards to specific factual situations. Demonstrated understanding of disability discrimination and institutional compliance and trends and best practices in ADA accommodations and accessibility issues, strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, strong communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to convey relevant information in clearly written reports and training materials, strong attention to detail and problem solving skills, ability to build and maintain relationships with members of the campus community, demonstrated success in addressing sensitive, emotionally charged conversations. Experience working in an educational setting, especially higher education institutions Disability Compliance-related training or certification through nationally recognized institutions. Experience facilitating training for large and small groups, including student populations. Demonstrated experience working with individuals experiencing crisis. Knowledge of Federal regulations in higher education, including but not limited to ADA, Rehabilitation Act and FERPA.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is ranked No. 1 in Alabama, and in the top 200 worldwide, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Global University ranking. It is among 51 public and private universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for both “very high research activity” and “community engagement.” UAB attracts the best and brightest students from Alabama, the nation, and mo...re than 100 countries around the world. In fall 2016, 1,540 students enrolled in the UAB Honors College, the largest-ever class. In 2016, the University had its seventh year of record overall enrollment with over 19,535 undergraduate, graduate, pre-professional, and post-doctoral students. Nearly 70 percent of the student body attends the University full-time, and more than 70 percent of the freshmen live on campus. The Princeton Review has called UAB “a truly great American melting pot of different cultures, religions, and races,” and UAB consistently ranks among the top universities nationally for diversity. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 1.2 million.