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Program Manager, Disability Accommodations for Built Environment

  • Job ID: 695216199
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight Hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Legal
  • Department: Corporate Risk Management
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.81 to $44.67 / hour

Description

Our UPMC Corporate Legal team is hiring a Program Manager, Disability Accommodations for Built Environment.  This is a regular, full-time position that works standard business hours, Monday through Friday.  This position is currently remote but will transition to working onsite in months to come.  Additionally, this position requires travel to PA and out-of-state UPMC facilities as needed by the department.

The Program Manager, Disability Accommodations for Built Environment coordinates compliance associated with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including evaluating facilities for ADA compliance and accessibility; making recommendations for accessible solutions to different departments, units, and/or entities in charge of compliance with the ADA and design criteria for the built environment; monitoring construction, design, and remediation plans for accessibility compliance; monitoring and tracking system wide expenses for accessibility matters and ADA compliance; developing and conducting training programs to employees regarding accessibility and ADA matters.  They also assist the Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) and UPMC to ensure compliance of accessibility laws and regulations, and serve asthe  subject matter expert on disability accommodation issues throughout UPMC.

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with Corporate Leasing and Corporate Design and Construction, develop best practices to assist clinical partners with the management of patients who have disabilities. In coordination with collaborating partners, plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of specific projects.Develop and provide mandatory training materials for facilities and operations staff, parking staff, lease specialists, and maintenance staff regarding accessibility and Title III of the ADA matters. Develop DRC-led trainings for 504 Coordinators and Disability Champions and webinars accessible to staff system wide regarding accessibility and Title III of the ADA matters.
  • Develop audit materials to assist facilities and operations staff, parking staff, lease specialists, and maintenance staff to address and identify accessibility issues in facilities. Develop and provide mandatory training materials for hospital leadership and clinical staff regarding accessibility and Title III of the ADA matters.Identify new technologies, software, applications, tools and resources that can be used to support the DRC's mission of meeting the needs of patients with disabilities in the built environment.Monitor and provide technical assistance for disability accommodation issues over the DRC main office line and through the DRC email account.Identify trends and process improvement opportunities across departments involved in accessibility and compliance of Title III of the ADA and related regulations.
  • Conduct audits to Risk Master for issues and complaints regarding accessibility and Title III of the ADA matters.Serve as liaison with UPMC Corporate departments regarding accessibility requirements and compliance with Title III of the ADA and related regulations. Travel to UPMC facilities as necessary.
  • Develop specific guidelines for the business unit Section 504 Coordinators to assist them in assuring UPMC's compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Evaluate facilities for accessibility compliance by measuring entrances, accessible routes, furniture and equipment and slopes in parking spaces and paths of travel.Develop and maintain detailed facility assessments, project plans, and action plans.Make recommendations and develop action plans aimed to ensure compliance with laws and regulations related to accessibility, Title III of the ADA and related regulations.
  • Review design and construction plans for compliance with Title III of the ADA and related regulations.Develop compliance reports regarding accessibility, provide analysis and insight regarding results and recommendations for goals.Create reports to track improvement, compliance and progress of compliance with ADA Title III related matters.
  • Coordinate compliance programs and plans regarding ADA Title III related matters.Coordinate action plans with the facilities engineering group, real estate, construction, parking and operations departments regarding compliance with accessibility matters, Title III of the ADA, and related regulations. Serve as a representative of the DRC in the meetings and provide recommendations regarding construction and renovation projects for accessibility and compliance with Title III of the ADA and related regulations.
  • Collaborate with supply chain and construction departments to develop a tracking system to record and track expenses related to accessibility matters and Title III of the ADA issues system wide. Manage tracking system regarding expenses related to accessibility matters and Title III of the ADA.
  • Maintain and record accounting and budgetary records (i.e., complete expense reports) labeled as ADA and accessibility expenses system wide. Prepare financial reports regarding expenses related to accessibility and Title III ADA matters system wide.
  • Develop and implement key metrics to measure and report on progress of goals related to accessibility and Title III of the ADA compliance. Provide technical information and advice regarding accessibility matters to staff, peers and management.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Public Administration, Management, Rehabilitation Engineering, Rehabilitation Counseling or related field required
  • Master's degree or JD preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in project management and/or management roles required.
  • Knowledge of the regulations, laws, and practices on accessibility to persons with disabilities, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Architectural Barriers Act, and related PA state regulations.
  • Familiarity with codes and regulations related to healthcare and healthcare facilities.
  • Experience in accessibility issues and knowledge of disability culture, rights, and advocacy.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of construction and maintenance procedures, and basic understanding of building codes.
  • Advanced knowledge of business processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial principles and functions.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Ability to physically evaluate facilities by measuring entrances, accessible routes, furniture and equipment and slopes required.
  • Ability to perform advanced functions in word processing, presentation software, electronic mail/calendar, spreadsheet, presentation database software management (building, analyzing and organizing data).
  • Ability to use discretion and independent judgment.


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