The University of Southern California (USC) is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles â a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the cityâs largest private employer, responsible for more than $5 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family - the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work.
The Office of the ADA/504 Coordinator is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and oversight of all matters related to access and accommodation for individuals with disabilities, in collaboration with schools, divisions, governmental agencies and advocacy groups supporting students, faculty, staff and visitors. This includes developing and implementing policies and procedures for ensuring campus facilities are open to the entire Trojan Family, including students, faculty, staff, and guests. In addition, the Office oversees Disability Services and Programs (DSP), the campus unit responsible for ensuring equal access for students with disabilities by providing accommodations, auxiliary aids and services, in compliance with state and federal law. USC is committed to the full accessibility of our campus, programs and activities to individuals with disabilities and will make a good faith effort to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified visitors, prospective students, enrolled students, employment applicants, and employees with a disability.Â
The Office of the ADA/504 Coordinator is seeking an experienced Deputy ADA/504 Coordinator to oversee the universityâs programs and efforts to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.
Serves as the subject matter expert for the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act overseeing various areas, e.g. guest and event accessibility, new construction and renovations, etc. Leads proactive compliance efforts to improve campus accessibility.
Coordinates and monitors the universityâs compliance with ADA, Section 504 and related disability laws regarding discrimination and harassment based on disability. Implements protocols and processes to provide resolution of complaints and inquiries from the university community and public regarding compliance with the ADA and Section 504.
Collaborates with stakeholders to manage accessibility projects utilizing legal compliance methodologies and project management techniques. Works with other departments as applicable, e.g. student disability services, human resources, events management, public safety, facilities management services, capital constructions, auxiliary services, etc.
Creates and delivers presentations, trainings, website content, and communications to the campus community regarding the universityâs responsibilities under the federal and state disability laws.
Develops and implements data collection practices.Â Develops and prepares reports related to accessibility efforts, as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.Â The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Masterâs degree or J.D.
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Advanced degree in law, human resources, disability services, or project management.
Demonstrated knowledge of equity and inclusion principles. Ability to establish rapport
and work with various levels of the university community and the general public. Ability to collaborate and work cooperatively with diverse groups of the university, set boundaries, and drive change/influence others.
What We Offer
We pride ourselves on being a GREAT PLACE TOWORK, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families, including:
Benefits:Â Health, dental, and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers, and up to $50,000 housing subsidy. And because we are a qualifying public service organization, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for educational loans. Please visit usc.edu for additional information.
Perks:Â Discounts toÂ USCÂ sporting events,Â USCÂ Bookstores, wireless plans, travel, accommodations, and local entertainment.
Career Growth:Â We are the largest private employer in Los Angeles, offering tremendous development opportunities in multiple fields and industries.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Advanced degree in law, human resources, disability services, or project management. Demonstrated knowledge of equity and inclusion principles. Ability to establish rapport and work with various levels of the university community and the general public. Ability to collaborate and work cooperatively with diverse groups of the university, set boundaries, and drive change/influence others.
Internal Number: REQ20083103
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.