[Athen] Position Announcement

Teresa Haven Teresa.Haven at asu.edu
Mon May 9 14:23:46 PDT 2011

Please forgive cross-postings; I am posting this as a favor for a colleague at another institution.

Teresa LW Haven, Ph.D.
Supervisor, Alternative Format Services
Disability Resource Center
Arizona State University

Job Announcement


JOB TITLE: Director - Media Center

REPORTS TO: Chief Operating officer

Term: Full-time

Salary: $55,000 to $65,000 Annually, DOE

Please send electronic resumes in Ms-Word only to mnelson at seeitourway.org<mailto:mnelson at seeitourway.org>.

Duties and Responsibilities:

§ Oversees the day-to-day operation of the braille and large-print Media center including hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff and volunteers; purchasing books, assigning and monitoring document/book production projects, managin storage/inventory and purging of books and instructional materials.

§ Performs the duties of APH Trustee on behalf of the FBC including management of the allocation and utilization of Federal Quota funds, providing contractual required reporting, and attending the APH annual meeting.

§ Manages the prison braille transcription program to include developing an e-text conversion component.

§ Responsible for ensuring the Media Center operates in the most state-of-the-art way as regards to process and production of documents in any format utilizing all accessible document standards.

§ Responsible for evolving the Media Center to become an "anytime access center" in line with the FBC Roadmap.

§ Conducts periodic program needs assessments and program evaluations based on measurable outputs and outcomes and compiles program reports for the executive team.

§ Participates in the development of short and long range program planning and initiates, designs, and implements programs to meet specific needs of the department/organization.

§ Facilitates staff development in alignment with the organization's goals and objectives including planning and conducting meetings, in-services and workshops for staff and community including periodic FBC weekend events.

§ Participates in the preparation of grants and RFP proposals.

§ Prepares and submits the departmental budget, monitors expenditures of funds, and ensures proper billing of provided services.

§ Acts as the department's primary liaison to the community, state agencies, and school districts representing FBC in a professional manner, and in the best interests of the organization.

§ Continues personal and professional development through activities such as: involvement in professional organizations, attending and presenting at professional conferences, teaching university courses, visiting colleagues in their environments, writing for publications, and engaging in professional reading.

§ Performs additional duties and accepts other responsibilities as may be assigned by members of the executive team.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university,
· Two years experience in providing accessible documents to blind and visually impaired individuals (braille, large print, and electronic files)
· Must have excellent knowledge of Braille and be able to obtain transcription certification from the Library of Congress.
· Ability to maintain complete and accurate records of department activities
· Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with professionals, volunteers, persons with vision loss/disabilities and their families
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Ability to work as a collaborative team member

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