[Athen] University of Virginia seeking a Coordinator of Academic Accessibility

Wulf, Christina - wulfcx wulfcx at jmu.edu
Mon Jun 9 13:44:23 PDT 2014

University of Virginia seeking a Coordinator of Academic Accessibility

Posting Number - 0614339

Anticipated Hiring Range - $60,000-$85,000

Location - Charlottesville, Virginia

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Academic Accessibility, reporting to the Vice Provost for Educational Innovation & Interdisciplinary Studies. The coordinator serves as a consultant to the University community on existing and emerging technologies designed to improve accessibility and educates teaching faculty about developing curricular content that is accessible to students with disabilities.

Responsibilities include interpreting and evaluating the technologies that teaching faculty might use in developing accessible curricular materials; improving faculty members' access to these technologies at the University; coordinating a University-wide effort to develop a strategic approach to improving the accessibility of academic resources; identifying best practices for increasing accessibility through contact with national organizations, peer institutions, and UVA students and faculty members who need increased access; participating in University-wide efforts to develop new teaching technologies to address issues of accessibility through the process of designing and developing curricular materials; and providing expertise to non-academic units throughout the University as they work to address accessibility concerns related to online communications.

The successful candidate must possess a master's degree, although a Ph.D. or J.D. is preferred. The candidate must be familiar with the following regulations and guidelines: The Americans with Disabilities Act; sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act; Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) from W3C; and accessibility guidelines established by the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, the candidate should be knowledgeable of educational technologies as they related to accessibility.

The candidate should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience dealing with the academic community, and demonstrated ability to work with faculty members, staff, and students from varied disciplines and backgrounds and who face a variety of accessibility issues. In particular, the candidate should have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with teaching faculty members. The candidate's accomplishments should include contributing to a measurable increase in accessibility of course materials in an academic environment.

Candidates should submit a resume/CV with three references and a cover letter detailing how the candidate's previous experience is relevant to the responsibilities described in the job description.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application review will begin in late June and continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to Judy Giering, Chair of the Search Committee, PO Box 400772, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4226.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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