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Coordinator 3, Universal Access Initiatives

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT,US

This position advocates for, coordinates, and leads the implementation of college-wide initiatives which support universal design and inclusivity.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
The Coordinator will:

Collaborate with and provide resources to the College community that increase awareness, identify, and address access barriers in promoting an inclusive environment.
Serve as a change agent for the College to emphasize our community’s shared responsibility for universal access.
Work with the Universal Access Committee to help with implementing a strategic plan to build the College’s capacity to meet universal access initiatives.
Provide consultation, guidance, and training to faculty and staff for developing accessible materials and provide resources to address identified barriers.
Collaborate with key partners to explore problems and solutions related to universal access for faculty and staff.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Provide consultation, coaching, and guidance to faculty and staff concerning best practices and standards for accessibility and universal design—especially in electronic environments.
Complete software accessibility assessment as a function of the Technology Review Committee via Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR) and the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
Work with the Universal Access Committee and collaborate with the Committee to establish priorities and initiatives.
Implement and facilitate training programs/tutorials (including the Universal Access Core Training) and provide universal design support/consultations for faculty, staff, and administrators. Collaborate with eLearning partners for iterations and improvements to training(s).
Serve as an advocate for Universal Access. Refer faculty and staff to college-wide resources that support accessibility.
Support departments and programs with the assessment and development of accessible electronic and information technology (EIT) resources.
Engage in ongoing professional development to acquire new technical skills and enhance knowledge pertaining to universal access through professional growth.
Prepare progress reports summarizing work performed leading to the Universal Access annual report.
Supervise Universal Access Specialist and delegate assignments to further Universal Access Initiatives.
Assist with the coordination and completion of video captioning
Other duties as assigned

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Disability Studies, Educational Technology, Communication, Human Services, or any related field.
Basic understanding of HTML & CSS fundamentals
Experience teaching/training in higher education.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Disability Studies, Educational Technology, Communication, Human Services, or any related field.
Four (4) to six (6) years of full-time, paid, direct professional experience working with Universal Access including working collaboratively with other departments, staff, faculty, and/or community members.
Demonstrated cultural competency skills and experience working with diverse populations.
Experience creating accessible documents, pdfs, and audio/ video materials.
Knowledge of Assistive Technology software like JAWS, Dragon, Kurzweil, etc.
Trade-offs in experience/education considered on 2:1 ratio.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of:

Universal design principles; understanding of how people with disabilities access environments and the barriers they encounter.
Best practices for implementing Universal Access initiatives in a higher education setting. Programs such as JAWS, Kurzweil, Canvas Accessibility checker, Ally software, Microsoft Office Dictation, Text to Speech, ADA, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and WCAG 2.2 web accessibility standards.

Skills & Abilities:

Ability to influence and persuade in a positive manner.
Ability to analyze data and develop reports clearly.
Excellent presentation and written communication skills.
Ability to implement strategic plans and be goal-oriented.
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties Special Instructions

Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits:

FLSA Exempt SLCC Information
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Salary Range: $48407 - $54458

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