Assistive Tech Coordinator (SAC) - (STA008188)

Employer
University of Houston
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Computer Services & Information Technology, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time


The Assistive Technology Coordinator for the Student Accessibility Center (SAC) oversees and cares for the assistive technology needs in the SAC. Collaborates with leadership to plan, develop and implement trainings and programs related to accessibility. Serves as a liaison with other departments on campus with assistive technology matters.

  1. Implements, updates and maintains the SAC assistive technology needs.
  2. Conducts individual student/faculty/staff trainings and provides recommendations on assistive technologies to increase general knowledge of assistive technology and alternative format materials.
  3. Partners with department supervisors to establish short and long term goals and strategic planning on assistive technology.
  4. Assists in establishing policies and procedures related to alternative format production.
  5. Assesses the assistive technology needs of students at the center and makes needed recommendations.
  6. Coordinates and monitors the process for obtaining, creating, or outsourcing the conversion of required course materials into alternative formats such as audio books, electronic text, large print and Braille.
  7. Serves as a liaison to University partners on matters related to accessibility. Provides consultation regarding accessibility issues and laws.
  8. Coordinates with appropriate personnel to ensure tests taken at the SAC are accessible and have needed assistive technologies in place.
  9. Assists with department marketing and communication efforts including but not limited to websites, databases, publications and social. Ensures that accessibility standards are met.
  10. Communicates and liaises with IT department and software companies as well as serves as a resource person to external agencies and colleges for issues of and requirements to access the SAC. Plans and coordinates assistive technology events and activities. Performs other job-related duties as required.


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Additional Job Posting Information:

Since 2003, the Justin Dart, Jr. Center for Students with DisABILITIES has had the privilege of serving students in need while honoring one of our most distinguished alumni and the “godfather” of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our Center was the first space specifically designed for disabled students at any major Texas university, and we are the only Center in the country that honors Justin's legacy of advocating for diversity, inclusion, and the ADA by bearing his name. We always want to improve. Our utmost promise to our students is to help them achieve success at the University of Houston by providing them with the access and accommodations they need to go from freshman to graduate. After soliciting feedback from students, an overwhelming sentiment emerged: They did not like our name. Students explained they felt the emphasis on “abilities” suggested that having a disability is a negative quality that we needed to help them correct. We listened to them. This year on the 31st anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we launched our new name: The Justin Dart, Jr. Student Accessibility Center.

We are not stopping with the new name. We are committed to serving our students, and so we are also going to roll out new improvements in the coming months: new leadership, additional staff, a revamped Center, and more training for faculty about accommodating disabled students at UH. Other changes are also coming.

As part of the Health and Well-Being portfolio, the Dart Center is one of six departments committed to cultivating a community of care to promote and enrich the health and well-being of our students, to become successful scholars and engaged global citizens. We are looking for a staff members who are passionate about supporting our student with disabilities and providing the strategic and operational vision and implementation to help us reinvent ourselves, so we are true leaders in empowering our students. Our staff is excited. Our students are excited. And together, we know we’ll continue to be a home for our Students here at the University of Houston.

Qualifications :

Bachelors and 3 years experience

Education: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.Experience: Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.

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