[Athen] job opportunity

Susan E Cullen susan.cullen at csun.edu
Thu Apr 9 16:05:08 PDT 2009

California State University, Northridge (CSUN), has an opening for a Universal Design Consultant. The Universal Design Consultant is part of a team working collaboratively across campus to infuse accessibility and universal design of educational materials into the delivery of learning opportunities. In addition, we support the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) which reflects the California State University's (CSU) ongoing commitment to provide access to information resources and technologies to individuals with disabilities. This commitment is articulated in Executive Order 926 (EO 926)<http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-926.html>, the CSU Board of Trustees Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations.

Join a campus that has been hosting the International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities for 23 years. California State University, Northridge is a vibrant, diverse university community of nearly 36,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.

Universal Design Consultant Job ID: 980


Job Code:


Information Technology Consultant -12

Job Grade: Career

Hiring Range: $4314- $5581

Department: Faculty Technology Ctr-8235

Major Duties

Under general supervision, works collaboratively with the Instructional Designers, Faculty Technology Center Staff, University Web Communications, Academic Technology, and other departments/divisions across the campus to provide analytic assistance and campus training in support of the implementation of Executive Order 926 (EO 926) and disability related legislation (including Section 508 technical standards for accessibility). Provides technical knowledge and expertise to faculty, with a focus in Universal Design, to assist in utilization of software tools and hardware in the development and delivery of learning components. Designs, develops, and delivers a wide variety of Web and/or multimedia materials for ATI training; conducts one-on-one training, seminar, and online webinar style trainings as required; and provides easy to use written documentation of step-by-step procedures for various delivery methods. Explores and researches accessible technologies and software applications in support of a universally designed learning and working environment, including various tools that enhance or augment the University's Learning Management Environment. Directs Universal Design training and support; creates and maintains Web Content; and performs Universal Design testing of applications. Performs other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a job-related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis up to two years. Equivalent to three years of full-time, progressively responsible computing experience that includes user support services.


Knowledge, Specialized Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of the Web environment as a medium to present information from a user interface perspective. Knowledge of accessibility and interoperability issues of technology integration techniques. Knowledge of information technology systems and/or applications; generally accepted methods of documentation; and methods and techniques of programming. Familiarity with course authoring software and other programming tools. Ability and specialized skills to: research and survey new projections and/or releases to aid in the creation of accessible materials; apply and assess user needs; identify, analyze, and address user problems; communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to individuals and groups; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The university offers an excellent benefit package.

Hiring Maximum for this position is $5581 per month.

How To Apply

Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:


Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

More information can be found at:


Thank you,

Sue Cullen
Accessible Technology Initiative
and Online Support Coordinator
Academic Affairs
Part-Time Faculty
Department of Special Education
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge California
Phone: (818) 677 - 2152

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