University Disability Resources provides leadership to University efforts to ensure an accessible, inclusive welcoming learning and working environment for individuals with disabilities while complying with federal and state regulations.
UDR serves as a central resource on disability-related information, procedures and services for the University community and provides expertise in the development, implementation, and acquisition of best and promising disability-related University practices, procedures and resources.
Serves as the senior disability officer for the University who integrates research and evidence-based practice to guide, develop, enhance, and implement a foundational framework for compliance with the ADA, Rehabilitation Act and other related federal and state accessibility regulations.
Concurrently, serves as the pro-active thought leader and a collaborator to identify opportunities beyond regulatory compliance for best/promising disability inclusionary practices.
Identifies and forms collaborative partnerships and allies to expand inclusionary best disability practices including other intersections.
Promotes an inclusionary vision to raise campus awareness by reducing systemic barriers to improve disability inclusion and the adoption of universal design as a framework.
Strategically identifies opportunities to expand accessibility/inclusionary measures from simple implementation to long range complex planning.
Serves to represent disability as an element of diversity on the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council for the University.
Works with all Schools and departments to foster and guide strong institutional commitment to collaborate on disability-related matters among key administrative personnel.
Consults to address specific individual requests and accessibility concerns whether it be faculty, students, staff, visitors, or local community members.
Serves as the University's 504 Coordinator for all student disability-related discrimination complaints under the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA.
Researches & maintains currency on best/promising practices.
Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter along with a 1-2 paragraph statement describing how you have worked to create and foster an inclusive work environment.
Harvard Human Resources is committed to enabling Harvard's world changing mission through inclusive excellence in Human Resources practices. We welcome applicants who bring varied experiences, backgrounds, and expertise to advance the work of the department in service to Harvard's mission.
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 10 years' relevant experience, including advanced knowledge and application of federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including ADA, Rehabilitation Act and other related federal and state accessibility regulations.
Subject Matter expert with federal and state accessibility regulations along with best/promising practices across practice areas including but not limited to transportation, real estate, facilities, individual requests, and the digital environment.
Familiarity with a broad range of disabilities.
Foundational knowledge to apply equity, diversity and inclusion framework across intersections and best practices.
Effective project management skills w/ the ability to manage multiple ongoing and/or new projects and activities in accordance with goals, best practices, and laws and regulations.
Innovative problem solver and innovator.
Facilitates the development of compliant accessibility responses to barriers while allowing for flexibility to address the unique characteristics of each autonomous entity in Harvard.
Ability to work with a wide diversity of stakeholders (internal and external) from a multitude of backgrounds, beliefs, and identities.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Proven supervisory track record to support and develop direct reports.
Facilitates the maintenance and development of a cohesive team.
Ability to identify opportunities to create foundational customary compliance responses for access to inclusion practices depending on the particular situation.
Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet desired outcomes.
Able handle sensitive matters with discretion, tact and confidentiality.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
A life-long learner.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53136BR
About Harvard University Administration
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