Department:Accessible Education Center Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$55,300 - $65,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins July 15, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Along with your online application, please upload:
1. A cover letter that clearly addresses your qualifications and competencies that meet the needs of this position. 2. A resume with education and employment history, including names of employers and dates of employment.
Department Summary The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement.
The Accessible Education Center (AEC) facilitates and supports access and inclusion for students with disabilities. The AEC coordinates services, determines student accommodations, provides advocacy and collaborates with students, faculty, staff and the community to create and sustain accessible physical, curricular, and informational environments.
Position Summary The AEC Accessible Technology Manager provides leadership, technical direction and support to the campus community around issues of technology access and usability for people with disabilities. This position coordinates accessible technology for students with disabilities including providing one-on-one user support. They also manage and oversee the alternative formats and video captioning programs, and evaluate and recommend effective technology tools and accommodations. The Manager develops and delivers online, in person, and hard copy training materials and facilitates campus awareness of related universal design strategies and considerations. This position plays a critical role in ensuring that students with disabilities are provided with appropriate accommodations as required by law. The Accessible Technology Manager reports to the Assistant Vice Provost for Accessibility, and actively supports the campus implementation of institutional strategy for accessibility of information communication technologies. This position is responsible to supervise student employees.
This position requires regular interaction with both undergraduate and graduate students, faculty/staff, and collaboration with key university partners. This position requires the ability to work independently, demonstrate sound judgment, and exercise creative problem solving.
The Manager must be culturally competent and able to work with diverse students presenting with a range of disability experiences and demonstrate respect for all individuals, welcome diversity among students and colleagues, and actively work toward an inclusive and welcoming workplace.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree. • Two years’ experience related to accessible technology management, including the following: o Experience creating accessible content in accordance with accessibility standards for web sites, documents, or other digital assets. o Experience using, or supporting others in using, leading assistive technologies.
Professional Competencies • Familiarity with W3C WCAG 2.0 Level AA web content accessibility standards and Section 508 accessibility requirements; understanding of HTML and CSS. • Strong commitment to access/inclusion and Universal Design principles. • Basic understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, and students from diverse backgrounds. • Demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities and work under tight timelines during periods of high stress. • Able to analyze and solve complex and difficult accessibility challenges. • Significant knowledge of current and emerging assistive technologies and related university best practices. • Project management skills including communication, organization, facilitation to meet tight timelines, and independent decision-making. • Ability to synthesize complex concepts or criteria and develop into concise written form (such as best practices, guidelines, training materials, plans, and reports). • Ability to deliver technical concepts to non-technical audiences; design training materials and facilitate workshops.
Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree. • Five years’ progressively responsible experience related to accessible technology management. • Experience using tools to test for and remediate accessibility barriers in web, mobile, and native applications. • Experience in higher education settings working with students and/or faculty/staff. • Familiarity with VPAT review; experience working with developers to guide development of accessible user interfaces. • Experience working with people who experience disability. • Experience with the Accessible Information Management (AIM) database used in Disability Services offices. • Supervisory experience.
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