Accessible Technology Initiative Coordinator and Project Lead
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA,US
San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on Thursday, September 26, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by Wednesday, Septemer 25, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
As a direct report to the Chief Information Officer, this position will independently lead project management efforts related to SDSU's participation in the highly complex and critical California State University Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI). This includes key technical adviser to management, reviewing all campus information technology (IT) purchase assessments, monitoring of web and instructional materials accessibility assessments and all campus-wide collaborations, implementations and updating aimed at increasing access to SDSU IT environment. This position also provides consultative, innovative and strategic improvement for all adaptive technology workstations used by students, faculty and staff with disabilities across campus.
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Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $6,667 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,390 - $8,489 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
This position requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Strong knowledge in the application of current copyright laws and industry standards as applied to instructional materials and adaptive software.
Demonstrated knowledge of 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.).
Demonstrated experience with project management methodology and implementation, including providing direction and training to colleagues.
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, Adobe Acrobat and Creative Cloud, Microsoft Access; media captioning software, high speed scanners, Braille embossers and displays; CCTVs, electronic text delivery devices, and Assistive Listening Devices (ALD’s).
Demonstrated knowledge of Web accessibility standards (e.g., HTML, CSS, etc.) and ability to develop and maintain accessible web pages according to current access guidelines (e.g. ADAA, Section 508, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), etc.).
Demonstrated experience and skill consulting with and teaching those who may be unfamiliar with the adaptive technology needs of users with disabilities regarding a wide range of problems found in standard and non-standard applications and systems.
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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 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
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.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Salary Range: $60000 - $80000