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Accessibility Coordinator / DEI Specialist Senior

State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN,US

Join a team with a national reputation for excellence! Our mission is to serve Minnesota Veterans and their families. We do this by delivering quality health care, helping to secure benefits, and providing programs and services in higher education, claims, burials, outreach and Veterans’ preference. At the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA), we not only consider it our duty to provide the highest level of care to those who answered our nation's call, we believe it is an honor.

MDVA recognizes that a culturally competent workforce is critical to meet the needs of all Minnesotans. MDVA is committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility at our workplace to support employees as they grow in their careers with the State of Minnesota.
Job Details

Working Title: Accessibility Coordinator
Job Class: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist Senior
Agency: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 02/22/2024
Closing Date: 03/11/2024
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs / Veterans Affairs-MAPE
Division/Unit: Central Office / DEI and Planning
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00am - 4:30pm
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: Yes / 10%
Salary Range: $29.47 - $43.51 / hourly; $61,533 - $90,848 / annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Telework Eligible: Yes
Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.
Job Summary

At the MN Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA), the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility office strives to make a difference in providing an accessible and inclusive workplace environment for applicants, employees, and members of the public. We are a mission driven agency and believe in supporting our employees so we can continue to provide the best care to our Veterans.

In this role, the Accessibility Coordinator will lead agency compliance efforts for reasonable accommodations and digital accessibility by following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its amendments, the Minnesota Human Rights Act, and other federal and state disability laws, regulations, and rules. The incumbent will determine requests for reasonable accommodation for applicants, employees, and members of the public under Title I and II of the ADA, and the state’s Connect 700 hiring program. The Accessibility Coordinator will lead an agency-wide culture shift towards digital accessibility.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years of professional level experience working with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), such as responding to requests for reasonable accommodations, advising management regarding policies, and tracking, analyzing, and presenting data.
Demonstrated knowledge of the laws and requirements pertaining to ADA and the ability to apply them in a large, complex organizational setting.
Communication skills sufficient to work effectively and facilitate dialogue and conflict resolution with a variety of individuals, groups, and issues.
Effective writing and editing skills sufficient to prepare documents such as policy and educational materials for a diverse audience.
Experience creating accessible Word, PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)/Section 508 accessibility standards related to web content and documents.
Designing and delivering training and presentations, using a variety of instructional techniques and formats.
Skills in effective project management including project planning, organization, and implementation.
Proven mediation and negotiation skills sufficient to resolve conflict situations.
Experience in human resources, equal opportunity, affirmative action, ADA administration within the State of Minnesota or other public sector system.

Additional Requirements

Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It also includes contact with the applicant's former employer(s).
A Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists for this position. Finalists must pass the DHS background check.
A Tuberculosis (Mantoux) screening (or chest x-ray) may be required prior to employment.
Finalists may be required to pass a driver’s license check.

Application Details
How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email For additional information about the application process, go to

If you have questions about the position, contact Natalie Pham at or 952-378-5519.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Natalie Pham at
Per M.S. 43A.111, MDVA will give priority consideration to certain qualified disabled Veterans. To be considered, you must be included on a US armed forces permanent disability list with a disability rating of at least 30% or been rated by the US Department of Veterans Affairs as having a compensable service-connected disability of at least 30%. Official written documentation of this disability dated no more than one-year preceding the date of application must be submitted. Please email the documentation, your DD214, and the job posting ID number to Natalie Pham at no later than the job posting closing date.
Why Work for Us
Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

Public pension plan
Training and professional development
Paid vacation and sick leave
12 paid holidays each year
Paid parental leave
Low-cost medical and dental coverage
Prescription drug coverage
Vision coverage
Wellness programs and resources
Employer paid life insurance
Short-term and long-term disability
Health care spending and savings accounts
Dependent care spending account
Tax-deferred compensation
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Tuition reimbursement
Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email and indicate what assistance is needed.

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