The Associate Director, Deputy ADA/504 Coordinator, works in the Student Equity, Access, and Title IX office and reports to the Associate Provost for Student Success. The ADA/504 coordinatorâ™s responsibilities include ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities. The ADA/504 coordinator is responsible for coordinating The New Schools policies and procedures relating to persons with disabilities, tracking college 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 employing units and offices. This position works collaboratively with students, faculty, and administration to ensure compliance and address issues of equity and access for a population of 10,000 students.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.Â
Serves as a member of the Associate Provost for Student Success team and assists in the development, implementation, and assessment of Student Successâ™s mission and priorities.
Serves as the Deputy ADA-504 Coordinator for students.
Provides input in the planning and development of TNS programs, policies, and procedures relating to compliance and ensures the inclusion of opportunities for persons with disabilities across campus
Collaborates with facilities as it relates to physical access, purchasing of furniture, and related planningÂ
Maintains current information regarding state and federal laws and regulations as well as the best practices of other colleges/universities and private employers concerning the rights of persons with disabilities and ways of providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities while maintaining program performance standardsÂ
Ensures compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities. and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.
Serves as primary investigator for allegations of discrimination and non-compliance under the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of disability. As well as assist the Associate Director, Deputy Title IX Coordinator with investigations alleging student sexual misconduct to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
Maintains a record of all accessibility, disability, and accommodation issues and the resolution of each.
Develops and maintains written materials and other informational pieces to broadly disseminate information regarding the ADA and the collegeâ™s policies relating to persons with disabilities.
Designs and participates in the development of presentations for students, faculty, and staff on the provision of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.
Coordinates with various TNS offices with campuswide responsibilities relating to compliance, including but not limited to Student Disability Services (students) and Human Resources (employees)
Serves as the primary TNS liaison with relevant state and federal agencies, as well as other ADA coordinators at colleague institutions and associations.
Serves as an active member of University Accessibility Committee
Bachelorâ™s degree organizational psychology, higher education, human resources, human development
Three to four yearsÂ of professional experience handling investigations, grievances, or conflict resolution
Demonstrated intercultural competence, and a continuing commitment to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice practices in support of a diverse community.
Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to federal/state compliance under Title II, Section 504/ADA; the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
Ability to manage a caseload of ADA compliance and civil rights and Title IX grievances in a prompt, effective, and equitable manner
Ability to build and maintain relationships with members of the campus community
Ability to manage multiple projects
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse setting
Demonstrated success in addressing sensitive, emotionally charged conversations and crises
Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and strong written and oral communication skills
Strong attention to detail
Awareness of current trends and best practices in ADA accommodation and accessibility issues
* Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 PolicyÂ
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.