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Manager Access and Ability

Chicago, IL
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description


The Manager for Equity, Access, and Ability works across Y-USA’s Equity For All ecosystem. The Manager is responsible for providing technical support and guidance to local Y and Y-USA efforts ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), access, inclusion and equity for all with specific focus on ability and other underserved populations.


• Bachelor’s degree in related field is required.

• Minimum of 5years’ experience working directly in ADA compliance, diversity, equity, and inclusion required.

• Minimum of 5 years in providing increased access for people with disabilities and other historically underserved populations.

• Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience with web-based communications, online survey tools and knowledge of SharePoint or other web management systems is required.

• Demonstrated knowledge of (and experience with) state and federal regulations related to ADA compliance and other underserved populations is required.

• Demonstrated experience with and understanding of the YMCA or similar community organization is required.

• Must possess highly developed cultural competence and self-awareness.

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience with advanced research and data analysis skills are required.

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience with designing, developing and implementing professional training, presentations and curricula is required.

• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required.

• Advanced computer and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) skills are required.

• Demonstrated experience facilitating and motivating staff and volunteer engagement on diversity and inclusion topics and strategic priorities is required.

• Ability to travel a minimum of 25% of the time is required.

• Must be solutions-driven, collaborative, innovative, and highly motivated.

• Commitment to the YMCA character development values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility is required.


• Change Capacity. Leads self and others through change by navigating ambiguity appropriately and adapting well to new situations, obstacles, and opportunities.

• Emotional Maturity. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.

• Values. Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.

• Self Development: Is dedicated to the improvement of own capabilities and demonstrates this through the continual expansion of knowledge and skills.

• Quality Results. Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences.

• Communication. Listens and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience.

• Relationships. Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y's work.

• Inclusion. Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.


• In partnership with the Senior Director, responsible for guiding Y-USA’s ADA compliance and inclusion portfolio ensuring access for all.

• Serves as national lead for internal and external efforts on core dimensions of diversity d and engagement, with a priority focus on ability and other underserved populations.

• Maintains and disseminates current and relevant information regarding state and federal laws/regulations as well as industry leading practices related to ADA compliance and inclusion.

• Supports and strengthens national working groups, networks and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) ensuring comprehensive support of local Y leads and subject matter practitioners to scale leading practices and effective engagement models.

• Ensures comprehensive support of, and cross-functional alignment with,Y-USA departments and local Ys towards ADA compliance, inclusion and access for all.

• Supports crisis communication team at Y-USA in matters of GDEI, with a focus on ADA compliance and communities with disabilities.

• Creates, implements, activates, and continually refines strategy, models, frameworks and resources ensuring access for all through identification, curation and refinement of leading practices.

• Designs, pilots, evaluates and enhances trainings including web-based, e-learning and in-person opportunities, partnering with Learning & Leadership Development.

• Supports the integration of GDEI efforts into local YMCA strategic priorities including membership, program innovation, leadership development, collaboration, visibility and financial development.

• Maintains current information on state and federal laws and regulations as well as sector leading practices related to ADA compliance and inclusion.

• In coordination with Y-USA teams, ensures stewardship of national grant projects (and external partners).

• Other duties as assigned.


In adhering to diversity, inclusion and global principles and in applying continuous antiracist, multicultural organizational behaviors, the YMCA pledges to combat systemic racism, close equity gaps for all marginalized communities, and mend global social division by focusing on Advancing Equity For All.. This position provides technical support and strategic guidance to Y-USA and movement efforts ensuring compliance, access, inclusion and equity for all with specific focus on the core dimensions of diversity of ability and other underserved populations.

YMCA of the USA is a work from anywhere in the U.S. workplace.



Chicago, IL
60616 USA

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