Duties

Bastyr University has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Accessibility and Compliance to join our team. 

This position will lead the University’s student and employee accessibility and compliance requirements in alignment with our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The Director will partner with the Provost, AVP of DEI, AVP of Human Resources, Vice Presidents, Deans and other Directors to ensure that our students and employees are receiving appropriate support on their educational and employment experiences at Bastyr. In so doing, this position will contribute to the University’s efforts to promote the full participation of all campus members, which supports the University’s commitment to social justice. Therefore, the Director will help challenge and change accessibility and compliance practices that present barriers to different groups on campus, especially from underrepresented and marginalized populations.

Responsibilities will include:

Accessibility

  • Student Access and Accommodations

    • Ensure compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations concerning students with disabilities.
    • Conduct intake interviews for students at Kenmore and San Diego campuses, evaluate documentation and determine accommodation plans for students with documented disabilities. 
    • Interview applicants, review and approve documentation for Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) in Student Village (student housing).
    • Communicate with Test Center Coordinator on student disability decisions.
    • Regularly communicate with Student Affairs Coordinator at Bastyr University California (BUC) to ensure compliance and appropriate facilities for accommodations.
  • Employee Access and Accommodations

    • Ensure compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations concerning employees with disabilities.
    • Conduct intake interviews for employees at Kenmore, Seattle and San Diego campuses, evaluate documentation, and determine accommodation plans for employees with documented disabilities, in coordination with human resources.

Compliance

  • Title IX

    • Ensure compliance with Title IX regulations through the University Civil Rights Policies (CRP).
    • Receive information about potential violations of Bastyr CRP.
    • Oversee investigation of grievances through completion of process.
    • Provide education to the community, including students, faculty and staff about Title IX and the Bastyr Civil Rights Policies processes.
    • Review Equity Resolution Process (ERP) and either staff current process or make appropriate changes and communicate changes to the student body.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
    • Conduct prompt, thorough and timely investigations of complaints of discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, including stalking and relationship violence based on EEO protected characteristics, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, age, marital status and/or any other legally protected characteristic. Partner with human resources, as appropriate.
    • Write EEO investigative reports with recommendations as appropriate.
    • As appropriate, facilitate informal resolution of EEO complaints. Provide impartial consultation, conflict resolution and problem solving in response to inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and third parties.
    • Provide education to employees about EEO complaint/investigation processes.

Best Practice Advisory

    • Stay up to date on ADA, Title IX and EEO best practices and recommend improvements and changes to internal processes accordingly. Recommend strategic approaches to improving overall accessibility and accommodation practices. Utilize organizations such as ATIXA to stay informed about new rulings and guidelines.
    • Train and advise campus members on approaches to preventing and addressing compliance concerns.

Other Responsibilities

    • Supervise one Testing and Tutoring Coordinator.
    • Keep departmental files and student records.
    • Maintain online presence and information, both on MyBU and Bastyr.edu.
    • Serve on committees/teams designed to support institutional DEI efforts.
    • Maintain and respond to online forms used to report incidents and/or grievances, in addition to one-on-one meetings and other methods of receiving information
    • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 

Qualifications:

  • 6-8 years’ minimum experience involving ADA compliance and conducting investigations related to employment and/or student-based discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Experience making presentations or conducting training workshops
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title IX, employment law, as well as federal and state (including Washington and California) laws, policies and procedures in employment and/or educational settings
  • Experience working with and advocating for individuals from diverse, underrepresented , and marginalized populations.
  • Ability to work and communicate well with all University groups including students, staff and faculty
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong conflict resolution skills, as well as the ability to assess and negotiate sensitive situations and maintain appropriate confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as knowledge of computer programs and communication

Refer to job #20-007 and position title when applying and please email a cover letter, resume and references to: jobs@bastyr.edu. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Bastyr University promotes a work environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity.

Bastyr University is an equal opportunity institution. We do not discriminate in matters of employment or participation in programs, services or benefits on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, individuals with disabilities, genetic information, or veteran status. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the university in advance if you require special accommodation due to a disability.

Special Note: All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance during the application process should contact the Human Resources department by phone (425) 602-3087 or fax (425) 602-3058 or email jobs@bastyr.edu.