Job no: 233623-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Information Systems/Technology, Instructional Design

Position Summary:

The Accessible Learning Technology Coordinator (ALTC) will take a lead role in the daily workflow and management of notetaking accommodations, including peer notetaking, notetaking technology (smartpens, mobile, and desktop apps), along with, being cross-trained in other adaptive/assistive technology (AT) areas. This position works with a dedicated team of McBurney Disability Resource Center professional and student staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to provide alternative formats (document conversion), furniture & physical access, notetaking (including notetaking technologies), media captioning, and remote captioning/interpreting support to ensure equal access for students with disabilities. These accommodations are delivered in a fast-paced team environment, working directly and indirectly with students with disabilities and instructors.

The ALTC provides notetaking consults for students to determine appropriate notetaking accommodations, adaptive technology, and strategies. This position supports the development of innovative ways to improve and implement notetaking accommodations, while also proactively working to improve the inherent accessibility of campus and instruction in order make campus more welcoming and inclusive for all. They also assist in developing, maintaining, and implementing training materials on adaptive/assistive technology accommodations, policies, and processes.

The McBurney Disability Resource Center views disability as an important aspect of the diversity of UW-Madison and is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive educational experience for students. We also recognize that disability is one of many intersecting identities that students bring to our conversations and work.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (by the start of the position) in education, special education, educational/instructional technology, adaptive/assistive technology, rehabilitation psychology, occupational therapy, speech & language pathology, instructional design, curriculum & instruction, library and information sciences, disability-related field, or bachelor's degree coupled with related experience.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Experience in one or more of the following areas: notetaking accommodations, notetaking strategies/technologies, alternative format production, adaptive/assistive technology, accommodation/accessibility services, instructional design, digital/web accessibility, universal design, or disability related field
- Experience working directly with individuals with disabilities, other marginalized populations, or students in higher education
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

- Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of the impacts of disability to identify barriers to learning, identify appropriate classroom accommodations and strategies, and provide training
- Experience in the areas of learning disabilities, mental health, ADHD, and/or chronic health
- Knowledge of notetaking skills, study skills, and the range of ways that students learn and process information.
- Experience working with digital accessibility, physical accessibility, and/or universal design principles in instruction/technology
- Experience troubleshooting, supporting, and/or using technology to implement solutions for individual needs across a variety of platforms & applications (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, websites)
- Experience effectively managing a high-volume workflow in a team environment
- Ability to produce high-quality accommodations, while balancing immediate needs and managing deadlines
- Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical users
- Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to disability access and compliance

Additional Information:

This full-time Academic Staff position has a desired start date between July 1, 2021 and August 1, 2021 to provide some flexibility during the current pandemic situation. A competitive salary and benefits package are available, with salary ($48,000 to $56,000) dependent on qualifications.

The McBurney Disability Resource Center ( is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a resume, cover letter, and three references. References will not be contacted without notice to the candidate.

In your cover lever, please respond to the following questions:
1. What are our qualifications as they pertain to the required/preferred education and experience?
2. What experience do you have working with students, how they learn, and learning strategies?
3. Describe your technology experience and problem-solving skills to someone who does not know you or has not seen your resume.
4. What skills do you have that are transferrable to this position and field of work?

Please click on the button to start the application process. Remember to refer back to the questions above to include in your cover letter as these questions will not be noted in the online application process.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Apr 23 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 23 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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