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Digital Accessibility Coordinator

Employer
Empire State University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Nov 21, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Company Description:

Founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State University empowers learners from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. We have decades of experience providing educational access through online teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and prior learning assessment. We build on our students' experiences to promote their growth and drive upward mobility and economic development in New York state and beyond. SUNY Empire's 97,000 alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities and their fields. Visit www.sunyempire.edu and follow us on social media @SUNYEmpire. 

SUNY Empire is committed to creating a multicultural, inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe that having diverse faculty and staff is critical to academic excellence and prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global world. 

Job Description:

Empire State University is currently seeking a Digital Accessibility Coordinator (State title: Senior Staff Assistant) to support the need for the university to provide accessible digital content, including online courses, website, and digital documents, following electronic information technology accessibility (EITA) processes and policies. The incumbent will collaborate with instructional designers, instructional technologists, and other professionals at the university on assessing accessibility of online courses, supporting website accessibility, training others in various aspects of accessibility, researching software and accessibility projects, and providing assistance to the EITA Officer and EITA Committee.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for online course accessibility reviews and remediation, including both proactive review of online courses and resolution of critical issues.
  • Assist with the review of high impact publications and training when requested and communication of accessibility recommendations to content creators.
  • Review Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT) and create reports of main issue areas.
  • Create and maintain documentation for projects and activities in EITA.
  • Develop and conduct presentations, workshops discussions, and other meetings as appropriate in the area of digital accessibility.
  • In conjunction with EITA staff conduct web research on policies, laws, and processes related to EITA.
  • Knowledge of Assistive Technologies (AT) used by people with disabilities.
  • Assisting students with accessibility-related concerns.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • A minimum of one to three years of experience working in education/higher education settings with experience in instructional/educational technology, accessibility, special education, or project management.
  • Proficiency in a variety of educational technologies, including learning management systems, and other tools used in higher education.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Knowledge of assistive technologies used by people with disabilities.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to organize, categorize, and prioritize workload effectively and efficiently under minimal supervision.
  • Understanding of universal design, accessibility, and assistive technologies in higher education.
  • Ability to foster cooperative relationships with a diverse academic community, including instructional designers and faculty.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in education, special education, or instructional technology/design, or related academic field.
  • Ability to use assistive technologies to test software applications used by students and staff.
  • Accessibility certification, such as DHS Trusted Tester or International Association of Accessibility Professionals.
  • Knowledge of instructional design methodology, technology-mediated learning, and learning theory.

Special Information:

  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • SUNY Empire provides employees with robust remote and flexible work options to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff in a dispersed work environment.

Additional Information:

Rank/Salary: SL3/ $53,500+, dependent on experience and qualifications.

Empire State University is an EOE employer.

We are pleased to offer our employees an excellent benefit package which includes; NYS health insurance, free dental and vision, competitive retirement options, and generous vacation, sick and holiday accruals; and a strong emphasis on work-life balance.  We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE ADA COORDINATOR AT (518) 587-2100, ext. 2240. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2100, ext. 2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT www.sunyempire.edu/safety-security.

Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references

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Company

Empire State University

SUNY'S LEADING ONLINE INSTITUTION

Founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University of New York, Empire State University empowers learners from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. We have decades of experience providing educational access through online teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and prior learning assessment. We are SUNY’s leading online institution and New York state’s only public online institution.

SUNY Empire serves 16,000 students across New York state, the region, and the world. The institution specializes in high-quality, flexible, affordable education for working adults, including parents, veterans, and military-affiliates. Our 95,000 alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities and their fields.

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