Assistant Director of Employee Accommodation
Another Source’s client, San Francisco State University, is recruiting an Assistant Director Employee Accommodations to join their team.
Here’s a little about San Francisco State University (SF State) and the department they are recruiting for:
SF State is part of the CSU system, the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC), is a unit in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at SFSU. We work with students and employees with disabilities to ensure all aspects of life on campus including academics, events and employment are accessible.
SF State offers a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program.
Under the general direction of the Director for Disability Programs & Resource Center (DPRC), the Assistant Director of Employee Accommodations (ADEA) is responsible for all aspects of the coordination and provision of accommodations for qualified employees with temporary or permanent disabilities, including facilitating the interactive process among appropriate stakeholders and ensuring that reasonable accommodations are provided timely, efficiently and effectively. The ADEA manages employee accommodation plans and records, including confidential medical and health information. The ADEA works collaboratively with Human Resources and Environmental Health & Safety, particularly with regard to employees requesting accommodations who have workers compensation claims or Family Medical Leave requests.
The ADEA serves as a management liaison, referral source, and technical expert for the university community. The ADEA conducts research; assesses compliance with ADAA, Section 504, and Section 508, FEHA and other appropriate legislation and policies; and, reports/presents findings as appropriate. The ADEA conducts training and develops projects/programs to promote disability awareness, inclusion and compliance.
The ADEA provides assistance to the Associate Director and Director as requested, including representing DPRC in meetings, on committees, in the development of guidance and process improvement, and in report generation and presentations.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE DEPARTMENT/ORGANIZATION
The DPRC’s mission is to collaborate with the University’s diverse community to ensure that all aspects of campus life - learning, working, and living - are universally accessible. The DPRC provides the University Community with resources, education, and direct services in order that people with disabilities may have greater opportunity and encounter fewer barriers to achieving social justice and equity.
Toward that end, the DPRC provides reasonable accommodations to over 1,700 students and over 250 employees and guests with disabilities each year. The DPRC also oversees ADAA, FEHA, and Section 504 and 508 compliance for the university, coordinates public event access, and is responsible for University-wide implementation of the CSU’s Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI), which provides oversight on the provision of accessible instructional materials, websites, and campus procurement.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, (i.e., Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work)
- Minimum of three (3) years of progressive responsibility in the development and management of programs and/or services, preferably for people from an underrepresented population (disability, gender, race, socio-economic, etc.)
- Demonstrated, advanced knowledge and experience in the theory and successful application of: integrated disability management, job analysis, accommodations, organizational processes, and applicable state and federal disability laws and regulations (i.e., Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA), Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Demonstrated knowledge of the medical and psychosocial impact of various functional limitations and how they relate to successful implementation of sustainable, reasonable accommodations
- Demonstrated ability to independently, confidentially, and efficiently carry out complex assignments and/or communications without detailed instructions, to advise others individually or in groups on varied and complex matters, and to determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to use when engaged in personal interactions of a sensitive nature
- Demonstrated knowledge of the broad spectrum of disabilities present in the general population and the corresponding reasonable accommodations available
- Demonstrated ability to collect, evaluate, interpret and strategically communicate/present data at all levels and across organizational lines
- Demonstrated ability to diplomatically, efficiently and effectively communicate with, negotiate with, persuade and influence, high-level and/or culturally and ethnically diverse audiences/clients inside and outside of organizations
- Demonstrated excellence in customer service, public relations, communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, changing, work priorities, organize and plan work and projects, and achieve excellence in a fast-paced, detailed-oriented, work environment
- Demonstrated ability to quickly gain knowledge of, assess the applicability of, and strategically implement new and changing laws, policies, and practices
- Demonstrated excellence in adopting and utilizing new and existing software applications, devices and hardware to identify, communicate and achieve strategic and day-to-day goals
- Demonstrated ability to train and transfer knowledge to a complex and diverse organization on employment-related legal requirements and best practices
- Master’s Degree in a related field, (i.e., Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work)
- Five (5) years of progressive responsibility in the development and management of programs and/or services, preferably with a focus on people with disabilities
- Knowledge of California State University (CSU) policy on disability support and accommodations, and all related technical standards pertaining to these laws
- Familiarity working with employees represented by collective bargaining agreements
Special Working Conditions
- Must refrain from wearing scented products to ensure DPRC office access for clients with chemical sensitivities
- Some local travel and evening/weekend hours required
This position requires the successful completion of a background check. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the SFSU Senior Human Resources Manager.
SF State is Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.
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