• Accommodations & Assistive Technology Coordinator

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/12/2018 1:19 PM)
    Number of Openings
    1
    Closing Date
    Open until Filled
    Type of Search
    Staff
    Who May Apply
    This position is open to all qualified applicants.
    Position Number
    410424
    Campus
    St Paul
    Department/Unit
    Disability Resources
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt/Hourly
    Employment Type
    Full-Time Staff
    Assigned Months per Year
    12
    Benefits Eligible
    Yes
  • OVERVIEW

    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Accommodations & Assistive Technology Specialist within the Disability Resources department.


    Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.


    JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
    The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

    • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
    • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
    • Medical, dental, and vision options
    • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

    JOB SUMMARY

    The Accommodations & Assistive Technology Specialist exists to support the office of Disability Resources to ensure equal access for students, guests, and visitors with disabilities. The person in this position coordinates the accommodations offered through Disability Resources, promotes its services to the campus and community, and provides ongoing training to students and the broader campus community regarding the ADAAA and assistive technology. The overall purpose of this job is to assist in providing quality services to students with disabilities to allow them equal access to all university programs and activities.

     

    Disability Resources is the unit in the university responsible for coordinating and leading compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding accommodations for students, guests, and visitors with disabilities. The department is responsible for providing all classroom, residence hall, and event accommodations.   The university is required by federal legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Section 504, to provide services specifically outlined as accommodations for students with disabilities.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Alternate testing coordination

    • Management of the exam accommodation process which involves monitoring the online exam registration forms submitted by students, corresponding with students as needed regarding exam logistics, contacting instructors to retrieve exams for students and corresponding with them about logistics, and printing exams

    Assistive Technology

    • Consult with students about technology options that support their learning
    • Keep current with executive functioning and learning related apps
    • Serve as liaison to campus community regarding assistive and accessible technologies
    • Manage web licenses for Sonocent Audio Notetaker, text to speech software, and other assistive software

    Management of the process for alternate format texts

    • Contact publishers, retrieve booklists from the UST bookstore site, track books ordered and received, track books to be purchased and scanned
    • Manage student textbook receipts, manage web licenses (Learning Ally), etc. 
    • Coordinate braille texts, handouts, and exams

    Student employment supervision

    • Hire, train and supervise 8 – 10 student employees (equivalent to two full time student positions)
    • Responsible for training students on exam proctoring, scribing and reading exams, test security and integrity practices, scanning textbooks into alternative formats, and confidentiality

    Administrative, training, and program responsibilities

    • Manage Accommodate software for accommodations logistics
    • Serve as a liaison with the Information Technology Services department
    • Assist with disability awareness campus activities, attend campus information fairs, etc.
    • Collaborate with Center for Student Achievement partners to showcase technology that supports student success
    • Other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or the equivalent
    • Four years of administrative experience 

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience in assistive technology and disability resources
    • Experience in higher education
    • Strong knowledge of federal disability laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
    • Familiarity with student information systems similar to Oracle Developer (BANNER), MS Word, MS Excel, MS Office and Outlook
    • Knowledge of assistive technology

    HOW TO APPLY
    On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.


    In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.


    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.


    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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