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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 633155
Work type: Executive Management
Major Administrative Unit / College: Ofc Civil Rights And Title 9 Ed And Comp
Department: Civil Rights And Title Ix Educ And Comp 40001071
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Executive Management, Administrative/Business/Professional, Human Resources

Position Summary

  • Oversee the University’s response to disability-related grievances to assure that complaints are handled in a prompt, thorough, and equitable manner.
  • Responsible for leading the development, implementation, and review of University policies, procedures, and grievance processes as they relate to the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Collaborate with the AVP for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance, Director of OIE, Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, Vice President for Student Affairs and Services, Dean of Students Office, Provost’s Office, Office of General Counsel, Human Resources, IT Services, and related offices regarding accommodation, access, and policy concerns.
  • Collaborate with campus partners to assure comprehensive and effective training, education, and outreach programs across campus on the provision of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.
  • Consult with the OIE Director and OIE staff regarding disability discrimination allegations and accommodation appeals.  Assist in providing training to OIE staff.
  • Facilitate informal resolution of allegations of disability discrimination.
  • Serve on University committees including the barrier free access committee, the Behavior Threat Assessment Team, the Medical Withdrawal Committee, and the President’s Advisory Council for Disability Issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree or JD and minimum of five years of experience at an institution of higher education or an equally complex organization, 3-5 years of experience working in compliance with ADA/Section 504 regulatory environments, or equivalent experience.

Desired Qualifications

Previous experience in an ADA Coordinator or Deputy ADA Coordinator role in an institution of higher education. 

Demonstrated competency and expertise in outreach and service provision with diverse populations; excellent written, verbal and presentation skills; comprehensive organizational, record-keeping and research skills; strong analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to demonstrate empathy, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills; ability to be honest and maintain professional boundaries, and act in a professional and courteous manner; capacity to function as a team player and maintain relationships with a multi-disciplinary team; ability to work independently with limited direction, meet deadlines, identify and respond to shifting priorities; ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information; familiarity with university, state and federal policies and regulations affecting students, faculty and staff; experience in higher education working with students, faculty and staff; skill to establish effective working relationships with individuals within all levels of the university, and the ability to display tact and diplomacy in adversarial and/or sensitive situations.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Professional writing sample
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references

Special Instructions

Please provide all required application materials, including names and contact information for three professional references as well as a professional writing sample.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Department Statement

The Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance strives to foster a campus climate where classrooms, laboratories, and workplaces are free from discrimination, harassment, and all forms of gender-based violence.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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