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Position Details


Operating Title ADA SPECIALIST
Long Classification Title EEO/ADA COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH Affirmative Action [UGPAFF]
Summary of Position

Reports to the Director of Affirmative Action and Equity. Under general supervision oversees the University’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended 2008, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Fair Housing Act as well as guidelines and regulations issued by the EEOC, OCR, the Department of Justice, including the 2010 Standards, and pertinent local, state, and federal legislation as they affect UNH employees and all participants (including students and visitors) in University programs, services, and activities. Interacts with all University constituencies and sets disability compliance direction and priorities for the Affirmative Action and Equity Office. As assigned, conducts investigations into complaints of discrimination and discriminatory harassment across all protected categories.

Additional Job Information
Posting Number/Job Order # PS0666FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3-5 years
Other minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in human resources, management, public administration, rehabilitation or related field. Four years of related work experience preferably within a college/university at a professional/administrative level.
Knowledge of, experience with, providing access to programs, services and activities as well as employee and student reasonable accommodations under the guidelines of the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act Sections 502, 503, 504 and 508 and the Fair Housing Act. Knowledge of FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, and the 2010 Design Standards. Knowledge of learning, physical, emotional and intellectual disabilities. Mediation skills and effective communication skills, both oral and written. Competent use of Microsoft Office applications. Strong MS Office and file management skills, and strong training and presentation skills to influence compliance and best practices.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in human resources, management, public administration, rehabilitation or related field or JD. Knowledge of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity programs. Experience in large organizations. Strong communication skills and ability to communicate with various constituencies.
Ability to read architectural drawings. Knowledge of Universal Design.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Percent Time Information (FTE) 1
Grade 19
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

Posting Details

Posting Date 02/09/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date

Computer, word processing, spread sheet analysis, database management.

DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


Monitor and advise on University policies, procedures, operations, and activities for ADA/504 and FHA compliance with special attention to program accessibility and accommodation matters in the areas of employment, facilities, information technology, communication, transportation and administration. Assist the Director of Affirmative Action and Equity with assigned activities relating to compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations applicable to discrimination and discriminatory harassment. Advise on complex cases where ADA/FMLA and Workers Compensation overlap.


Develop and implement educational inreach/outreach regarding employer and employee rights, responsibilities and obligations under the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and the Fair Housing Act. Conduct educational trainings and workshops.


Investigate and work to resolve employee/general public/student complaints or grievances around issues of discrimination or discriminatory harassment across all protected categories as well as access to programs, services or activities and accommodation.


Develop and/or update policies and procedures as needs emerge. Assist the Director with assigned activities related to compliance including but not limited to management of the ADA Fund for barrier-removal.


Serve on Commissions, committees and work with advisory boards. Ex-officio to President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents