[Athen] Job Opportunity - AT Coordinator

Gershman, Cindy cgershman at pima.edu
Fri Nov 9 12:53:55 PST 2012

Forgive any cross posts. Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ has the following job opening:
Advanced Program Coordinator- Assistive Technology, Disabled Student Resources (DSR)
The Advanced Program Coordinator for Assistive Technology (AT) works through the office of Disabled Student Resources (DSR) to facilitate a barrier-free environment with equal access to educational, cultural, and physical opportunities at the College. In addition to providing district-wide support relating to Assistive Technology for Pima Community College students, staff, and faculty members, this position also promotes accessibility awareness and Universal Design through networking, training, and collaboration with others in the campus community. Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

* Lead resources for all Assistive Technology related College operations
* Evaluation and training of students for optimal Assistive Technology accommodations
* Direct supervision of employees who train and support students using Assistive Technology
* Partnership with Information Technology (IT) services to facilitate the standardization and integration of up-to-date, relevant Assistive Technology in multiple locations on all College campuses
* Collaboration in provision of accessible curricula and alternatively formatted materials
Duties and Responsibilities

* Develop and coordinate best practices and policy relevant to Assistive Technology and Universal Design in post-secondary education
* Evaluate students and work with Disabled Student Resources Program Specialists and instructional staff to determine optimal Assistive Technology accommodations
* Train students, faculty and staff in the use of Assistive Technology
* Supervise staff responsible for training and supporting current and prospective students using Assistive Technology
* Act as lead Assistive Technology resource for faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as IT staff responsible for the installation, updating, and troubleshooting of Assistive Technology
* Conduct on-going research and networking to stay current on Assistive Technology
* Make recommendations and provide vendor contracts, price quotes, and specifications regarding procurement of up-to-date Assistive Technology hardware and software
* Work with IT Department liaison to coordinate retrieval of up-to-date datasets needed for maintenance of Disabled Student Resources information management system
* Oversee the specialized technology support for equipment used in Alternate Format production
* Maintain accounts and permissions for departmental shared use areas (MyPima, district and campus servers, etc.)
* Maintain data and generate reports as dictated by department policy
* Remain knowledgeable about state and federal laws, as well as legal decisions related to Assistive Technology in post-secondary institutions
* Assist in the development and implementation of policy and Assistive Technology provision enhancement
Job Requirements

* Bachelor's Degree in a related field and
* Two years professional level program coordination experience

* Candidates who possess similar minimum objective qualifications are encouraged to apply and should describe in detail the work experience and education you regard as establishing the equivalency

* Demonstrated experience with Assistive Technology in a higher education environment
* Demonstrated experience and competence in Information Technology, to include: Windows and MAC operating systems, productivity software (Office), basic file-server principles and hardware peripherals, such as scanners, webcams, microphones and headsets
The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
* Working knowledge, experience, and comprehensive understanding of Assistive Technology used in higher education, including:
o hardware, software, and practices which allow persons with disabilities equal access and creates the most inclusive learning environment
o incidence of possible system conflicts with the introduction of Assistive Technology into various IT environments
* Competence in Information Technology with emphasis on:
o operating systems basics (Windows and Mac)
o productivity software (Office, intermediate to advanced level)
o peripherals (scanners, webcams, microphones, headsets)
o basic file-server principles (Windows environment)
* Knowledge of American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and federal and state laws which mandate equal access in a post-secondary environment
* Knowledge of effective best practices and current issues in the field of accessibility in higher education, including adaptations and modifications that enable students to access the general education curriculum
* Contextual knowledge and the skills to research and network in order to make purchasing decisions and recommendations to keep the College current with best practices in the field of Assistive Technology
* Knowledge and understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
* Computer literacy and the acuity to learn and employ sophisticated database programs, record-keeping methods, and current training materials
* Problem-solving skills
* Supervision, training and mentoring techniques

* Budget management Report Preparation

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Cindy Gershman
Advanced Program Coordinator, Alt Format
Disabled Student Resources
Pima Community College
Tucson, AZ
cgershman at pima.edu<mailto:cgershman at pima.edu>

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