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Equal Opportunity and Accommodations Specialist

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033734
Department Code 19004-7239
Department Equal Opportunity, Inclusion & Resolution Srvc(EOIRS)
Job Title Equal Opportunity and Accommodations Specialist
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S4
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University business hours

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) seeks an individual to fulfill the Equal Opportunity and Accommodations Specialist position. This individual will serve as the central intake for workplace accommodations and facilitate activity and the flow of information among various departments. Working closely with the Director and ADA 503/504 Coordinator, she/he will ensure that all reasonable accommodations are handled in a manner that is consistent with the ADA as well as the University’s policies, procedures, and goals regarding employees with disabilities. Other responsibilities will include providing clerical and administrative support to the EOIRS staff using discretion and exercising independent judgment, tracking and overseeing the budget and related issues, and assisting in managing the daily operations of the office.


Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Experience working with persons with disabilities and interpreting and implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act and disability documentation.
• Experience using HRIS software, database, and web based systems.
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and tactfully handle sensitive situations with discretion.
• Ability to work well in an interactive team environment and manage competing priorities and timelines.
• Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient in MS Office Products.
• Ability to navigate in a decentralized environment.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s Degree
• Fluency in American Sign Language
• Working knowledge of real-time captioning services
• Working knowledge of assistive technologies
• Experience scheduling and coordinating interpreting and/or real time captioning services


• Serve as the central intake for workplace accommodations and facilitate activity and the flow of information among various departments: engage and participate in the interactive process with employees and supervisors and maintain contact with the employee until the process is completed; and document the communication and steps taken.
• Review disability documentation and recommendations for reasonable accommodations and counsel managers and supervisors on related services and benefits available to employees with disabilities; and support managers and supervisors in creating return to work transition plans for their employees.
• Maintain current information regarding state and federal laws and regulations concerning the rights of persons with disabilities as well as best practices of other universities in providing reasonable accommodations and adhering to the university’s employment policies and procedures for employees with disabilities.
• Work closely with the Director and ADA/503/504 Coordinator to ensure that all reasonable accommodations are handled in a manner that is consistent with the ADA as well as the University’s policies, procedures, and goals regarding employees with disabilities. Provide the ADA Coordinator with relevant information on escalated requests. Support the ADA Coordinator in developing University policies and procedures regarding reasonable accommodations.
• Provide clerical and administrative support to EOIRS while exercising discretion and independent judgement: assist in maintaining database and files; track and oversee budget and related issues; and maintain supplies by checking inventory levels; and place and expedite supply orders.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a cover letter and resume.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 07/12/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Staff
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