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ADA Facilities and Universal Design Coordinator
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted May 3, 2024
Title ADA Facilities and Universal Design Coordinator
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Design and Construction
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Position Summary

Finally find your work/life balance, and achieve climate neutrality with us while you’re at it. University at Buffalo’s in-house Design & Construction team is growing once again. University Facilities Design and Construction Department seeks a professional to serve as the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Facilities and Universal Design Coordinator for the University. As a representative of an Authority Having Jurisdiction, this role at the University at Buffalo ensures that the design guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the requirements of ANSI A117.1 are recognized and leveraged in our work on campus.

In this role, ongoing responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Review and/or approve plans prior to the issuance of a building permit. Coordination with and assistance to the Code Compliance Manager.
  • Perform property maintenance inspections of existing buildings and structures with partner agencies to determine barriers to accessibility.
  • Work with multiple project teams to support coordination and communication regarding a variety of projects including in-house design/build renovation work, critical maintenance projects, and capital-funded design/bid/build work.
  • Actively contribute to the analysis of past practices for continuous improvement recommendations.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to their University Facilities peers as well as the needs of the University community at large.


Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about the great benefits the University at Buffalo has to offer.
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field with 2 years of experience working directly with physical accessibility.
  • Must be qualified by reason of training and experience with demonstrated knowledge of the regulatory, design, and construction aspects of the design guidelines of the ADA.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the degree. Advanced oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.

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