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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

The ADA/504 coordinator's responsibilities include assuring 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 Brown 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 employing units and offices. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (AVP) and will work closely with the AVP in managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University's ADA compliance.  As a member of OIED, the ADA/504 Coordinator will serve as one of several entry points in which community members and/or guests of the University can report or seek information on reasonable accommodations, the discrimination and harassment complaint process, and any other accessibility-related matters.  The incumbent will work closely with OIED, University Human Resources, Office of General Counsel, Student Accessibility Services and other key stakeholders to develop and implement training programs and informational materials for faculty, staff, and students on reporting and adjudication processes related to ADA compliance, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Ensures that appropriate processes are in place to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and inquiries from 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.
  • Serves as a thought partner on allegations of discrimination and non-compliance under the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of disability.
  • Serves at the appeals officer for any reasonable accommodation denial actions across the university.
  • Maintains a record of all disability and accommodation issues and the resolution of each.
  • Assists with the reviews of Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) for the University. 

-Training & Outreach

  • Develops and maintains written materials and other informational pieces to broadly disseminate information regarding the ADA and the University's policies relating to persons with disabilities.
  • Designs and participates in the development of presentations for students, faculty, and staff on the University's provision of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.
  • Leads coordination efforts for training of accessibility
  • Coordinates with various Brown University offices with campus wide responsibilities relating to compliance.

-Information Sharing

  • Remains current and up to date with state and federal laws and regulations as well as the best practices of other college/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 standards.
  • Remains current and up to date with state and federal laws and regulations as well as the best practices of other college/universities and private employers relating to the college's employment policies and procedures for faculty, staff, and academic professional employees with disabilities.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for university-related ADA matters.

Job Qualifications:

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience working in disability services, preferably in education/higher education, social services or a community service setting.
  • Master's degree in a related field (e.g., vocational rehabilitation, special education, social work, human resource management, higher education administration, etc.).
  • Ability to apply ADA/504 requirements to achieve reasonable accommodations utilizing knowledge of applicable local, state and federal laws/regulations relating to ADA/504 accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in related field.
  • Experience applying ADA/504 requirements to achieve reasonable accommodations in a higher education setting.
  • Experience reviewing Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs).
  • Knowledge and experience in employee relations/human resources.
  • Knowledge of complexities surrounding disability in a college setting.
  • Knowledge of the Maxient software.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices in disability services.
  • Experience developing and delivering trainings to groups about disability services.
  • Ability to assess and facilitate resolution of employee and visitor requests for accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Effectively communicate policies, procedures, and legal concepts in oral and written formats.
  • Effective project management, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision and meet stated deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain neutrality and work under stress.
  • Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques.
  • Tact, discretion, professionalism, maturity and outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are required.

Background check satisfactory to Brown University.

Please include a cover letter when submitting your application.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

ADA/504 Coordinator


Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity


Grade 11

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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