Assistive Technology/Computer Adaptive Technology Specialist
Assistive Technology/Computer Adaptive Technology Specialist
San Joaquin Delta Community College District
Job Number: 2100002B
San Joaquin Delta Community College District is seeking a One-Year Temporary faculty member in Assistive Technology/Computer Adaptive Technology. The ideal candidate will share in the college's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.
San Joaquin Delta Community College District, as part of our Vision, “promotes a climate of respect and authentic engagement. We are culturally responsive to the needs of our diverse student body. We strive to increase and sustain equitable outcomes for all students. We recruit and retain quality employees who are reflective of our students and the community we serve, in addition to providing all personnel with equity and diversity training.”
San Joaquin Delta College is a proud Chicanx/Latinx, and Hispanic-Serving Institution, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and Minority Serving Institution, serving over 20,000 students in the California Central Valley. The student population is as follows: by ethnicity - 47% Latinx, 18.5% White, 18.4% Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander, 8.8% Black/African American, 0.4% American Indian, 5.7% two or more races and 1.2% unknown; by gender - 54.6% female, 43.6% male, 1.8% unspecified; and by age - 28.9% ages 17 or younger, 49.7% ages 18-21, 19.6% ages 22-34, and 7.2% ages 35 and older.
San Joaquin Delta College works to create an inclusive environment that provides a safe-haven for international students, veterans, re-entry students, LGBTQIA+ students, and students of various learning styles regardless of citizenship status.
Under the general supervision and direction of the Dean of Regional and Distance Education, the primary responsibility of this position is to provide instruction, technical assistance, training, and resource materials to faculty throughout the District.
The successful candidate will provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and academic diversity within community college populations; the candidate will also show knowledge and understanding of how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded and culturally responsive practices in the community college setting.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Provide one-on-one as well as group training and support for faculty in the areas of access technology, alternate media, distance education, electronic information, and adaptive accommodations for students with physical and hidden disabilities.
- Provide training for faculty in Assistive Technology/Computer Adaptive Technology and Learning Skills in accordance with credit course outlines approved by the Board of Trustees.
- Maintain expertise in current teaching methods, discipline knowledge, and discipline-specific technologies.
- Assist faculty in getting their courses compliant with accessibility standards and ready for peer review.
- Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, curriculum modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes to make the program successful.
- Serve on Peer Online Course Review (POCR) teams and ensure accessibility standards are met.
- Collaborate with IT to develop an access technology plan that includes installing, configuring, and troubleshooting various assistive computer technologies.
- Research advancement of new access technologies that may be suitable for implementation within the District, as it applies to the needs of students with disabilities.
- Communicate and interface with the District computer support team, instructional computer lab coordinators, faculty, staff, Librarian staff, and students regarding digital access to campus online courses, instructional materials, and student support services.
- Develop and implement coursework, materials, and processes that meet brailling, captioning, and other alternate media and assistive computer technologies.
- Instruct campus departments, divisions and/or administrative units to identify and incorporate access needs into their comprehensive planning process and course curriculum.
- Demonstrate and operate adaptive technologies and provide instructional/technical support to faculty to ensure ADA -compliant hybrid and online classes.
- Assist the Dean in the preparation of reports, budget, audit information and other required data.
- Advise and assist faculty in achieving stated District objectives.
- Participate in departmental, divisional, advisory, campus-wide and community committees as part of the District's shared-governance process and service area needs.
- Participate in the evaluation of course offerings, including the revision of course descriptions and course outlines that reflect a culturally-responsive pedagogy.
- Coordinate with other faculty in selecting textbooks, audiovisual, and other instructional materials that advance the college's mission of developing an equity-minded education.
- Keep current with new developments and maintain competency within the San Joaquin Delta Community College District's framework.
- Report to management any condition that might jeopardize the health or safety of students or the public.
- Assist in the program's marketing and promotion by participating in college-sponsored events and visiting local businesses and schools.
- Be familiar with and act in accordance with the Education Code and San Joaquin Delta Community College District policies and procedures.
- Maintain office hours and participate in additional service hours/activities that benefit the student, college, or community.
- Plan and complete approved professional development flex activities each semester/year.
- Assist in the marketing and promotion of the program by participating in college-sponsored events and visiting local businesses and schools.
- Attend state and local job-related workshops, seminars, and classes to maintain knowledge of the latest access technology.
- Participate in college committees/organizational units to advise on technology access.
- Perform other necessary duties as specified in the faculty contract and outlined in Board Policy.
- Master's, or equivalent foreign degree, in the category of
disability, special education, education, psychology, educational
psychology, rehabilitation counseling, engineering or technology;
or assistive technology/computer adaptive technology.
- Minimum of two years of full-time experience or the equivalent within the last five years of working with individuals with disabilities at the middle school, high school, or college level, identifying assistive technology to meet their access and/or learning needs, and providing instruction in its use.
- Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different student abilities, learning styles, cultures, and ethnic groups.
- Demonstrated experience teaching in a variety of settings, including but not limited to online, dual enrollment, and large lectures. A willingness to develop and utilize instructional materials, including lectures and labs for multiple modalities.
- Ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques (lecture and labs) and equipment such as multimedia hardware, current applications, and online instructional strategies. Working knowledge of Canvas is particularly desirable.
- Demonstrated knowledge of guidelines, regulations and/or policies for individuals with disabilities (ADA/AA, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act) alternate media, distance education and electronic information including the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards, and the Assistive Technology Act of 1998.
- Willingness to work non-traditional hours to meet the needs of our diverse student population.
- Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 60,783
- Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 92,125
- External Closing Date: Jul 8, 2021
- External Opening Date: Jun 16, 2021
Location: Stockton, California, United States
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://deltacollege.referrals.selectminds.com
The San Joaquin Delta Community College District provides access to its education programs and activities and makes all employment decisions without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected category. The District’s prohibition against sex and gender discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.