Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
130,000.00 - 170,000.00/Year
Hybrid Remote
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#125074 Director, Disability Services & ADA Officer

Extended Deadline: Thu 3/7/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, which includes a combination of onsite and remote work.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.


If you are passionate about creating a safe and inclusive work environment for all, have a strong leadership background in ADA Compliance, and thrive in a collaborative and dynamic setting, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Help shape the landscape for UC San Diego and make a meaningful impact on the lives of our diverse community.


UC San Diego is on the forefront of fostering a culture of inclusion and innovation. Our Human Resources department is dedicated to attracting top talent, building a high-performing workforce, developing skilled leaders, and creating a vibrant and engaging climate for the people of UC San Diego. Within this dynamic environment, Disability Counseling & Consulting (DCC) is a vital unit providing job accommodation services in the workplace as well as fostering a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all that engage with our campus community. We are seeking a visionary leader to join our team as the Director of Disability Services and ADA Compliance Officer.


Reporting to the Senior Director for People Programs & Rewards, the Director of Disability Services and ADA Officer will be the driving force behind ensuring compliance and oversight of our disability services office. This leadership role involves planning, establishing, and implementing programs that maintain best practices, policies, and procedures for ADA compliance across many areas - including accommodations, accessibility, and inclusivity. The Director will serve as an advocate for individuals with disabilities, offering guidance to staff, student employees, and faculty, while advising leaders across campus on disability and accessibility matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As the designated ADA Compliance Officer, oversees accessibility and reducing barriers to accessibility, including web accessibility; standardizing operating procedures within job accommodations, reassignment, and medical separation; and oversight of disability claim concerns, including liaison with Counsel and/or Title IX Officers on discrimination issues.

  • Develop strategic initiatives to address compliance and inclusivity, implement complaint resolution mechanisms, and foster an inclusive working environment.

  • Analyze workforce data and regulatory trends, serving on advisory committees regarding accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Represent the Human Resources Department on campus-wide and system-wide initiatives and committees.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area or an equivalent combination of experience/training. Juris Doctorate is preferred with strong background in ADA Compliance and/or litigation.

  • Broad knowledge of organizational personnel policies and applicable laws and regulations. Knowledge of applicable human resources policies and procedures. This includes labor contracts and employment law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and affirmative action/equal employment opportunity.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state policies, law and related compliance requirements regarding ADA Compliance and Discrimination.

  • Thorough understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act and of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, CA Fair Employment & Housing Act, Section 139.5 of the CA State Labor Code, and Rules and Regulations determined by the Rehabilitation Unit of OBD (Sections 4635 through 4647 and Section 49, 5410), Labor Code Section 132A, CA Family Rights Act, U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act, and Pregnancy Leave Act.

  • Strong management skills that include collaboration, coaching and developing subordinates, and ability to build relationships. Demonstrated strong management and leadership skills with experience. Ability to promote a work environment that rewards individual and collective success, and the ability to motivate staff and act as a role model.

  • Demonstrated Ability to make decisions regarding hiring, evaluating, and development of subordinates.

  • Direct knowledge of specific functions in HR management information systems.

  • Demonstrated ability complete to complex analysis of case facts, policy, applicable law, and provide reasonable accommodation and accessibility recommendations. Demonstrated ability and experience in problem identification and problem solving techniques.

  • Strong communication skills with a diversity of communication styles; may make verbal or written presentations. Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.

  • Demonstrated competency with and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • As part of the regular responsibilities of this position, the incumbent sees confidential documents which are used by management in developing positions related to collective bargaining, attends meetings where management positions and strategy regarding collective bargaining issues are discussed, and gathers data important to the formulation of management positions in collective bargaining. Therefore this position is designated as Confidential under HEERA.

  • Mandated Reporter: This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $101,200 - $192,200 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $48.47 - $92.05

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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