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ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGER

California State University

LA, CA,US

ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGER

California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator II position.

The University: California State University, Los Angeles, under the leadership of President, William A. Covino, is one of 23 campuses of the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 28,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area.

The Position: Under the general direction of the Project Director, incumbent leads the University’s project management efforts in implementing the Cal State LA’s Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) plan with goals of facilitating improvements in three key areas: web accessibility, instructional materials, and procurement of electronic and information technology. Working with the campus community, the incumbent manages University-wide collaborations in increasing awareness, promoting best practices and implementing changes aimed at increasing access to the University’s information technology environments. This position provides consultative and technical support for all facets of assistive technology and adaptive equipment, such as workstations used by students, faculty and staff with disabilities, across campus. The incumbent also acts as the subject matter expert (SME) and provides leadership and consultative service on wide range of subjects related to accessibility, such as accessibility assessment, tools and testing or accessibility standards and regulations, including WCAG 2.0 and 2.1, sections 508 of the Rehabilitation Acts.

Required Qualifications and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Social Sciences, or a related field. The incumbent must have four years of direct work experience in a large organization supporting accessibility in fields such as instructional design or assisting students with disability. Demonstrated experience with project management methodologies and tools; and consulting with and teaching IT professionals who may be unfamiliar with the adaptive technology. Demonstrated knowledge of: electronic access initiatives as they relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, including technical standards/guidelines related to academic and work environments (e.g., ADAAG, Title 24, Section 504, etc.); and software applications such as: MS Windows, MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook Web Applications (OWA), SharePoint, Visio and Outlook. Demonstrated expertise in adaptive technology functionalities and the needs of users with disabilities in an academic setting, including but not limited to all hardware and software technologies used to deliver accessible Instructional Materials (IM): JAWS, ZoomText, MAGic, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Duxbury, media captioning software, Braille embossers and displays; CCTVs, electronic text delivery devices, and Assistive Listening Devices (ALD’s). The incumbent must have excellent verbal, written communication, and organizational skills The incumbent must have the ability to: develop and maintain accessible web pages according to current access guidelines (e.g. ADAA, Section 508, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), etc.); track and document information between multiple parties; schedule and prioritize work in order to meet deadlines; work independently with minimal supervision; work effectively as part of a team and to give and receive constructive feedback; draft and deliver technical processes, reports, presentations, and correspondence; and ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field. Experience working in higher education. Strong knowledge in the application of current copyright laws and industry standards as applied to instructional materials and adaptive software. Thorough knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, resource planning and change management principles, data and file structures, database systems and related utilities, operating systems, and communication interface programs, including hardware for problem identification and analysis. Strong capacity for professional and advanced interpersonal and communication skills in working with users of varying skill levels to interpret needs and provide appropriate solutions.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Appointment: The Administrator II appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University. All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on September 10, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State University, Los Angeles employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

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