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Accessibility Technical Specialist

Company:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Job Location:
Denver, 80217-3362
Category:
Disability and Accessibility Services
Type:
Full-Time
Location: Denver, Colorado
Department
ACCESS

Salary for Announcement

This is a 0.83 FTE, 10-month position. The anticipated hiring range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, please visit our Benefits section.

Position Summary

The Accessibility Technology Specialist assists and supports the Assistant Director of Accessibility Technology and Testing in overseeing aspects of operations concerning assistive technology and alternatively formatted materials for students with qualifying disabilities. This includes planning and developing standards and workflows to ensure students receive legally mandated accommodations in accordance with state and federal laws and providing consultation, training, and troubleshooting to students in both alternatively formatted materials and assistive technologies. Additionally, this position serves as a leader in managing various alternative format projects, as well as assisting in various facets of the operations of the department.

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Duties/Responsibilities
  • Assists with alternative format production workflows, including data tracking.
  • Remediates or converts documents into accessible formats based on student accessibility needs.
  • Utilizes graphic editing software to create tactile graphics.
  • Provides training to students regarding the use of alternative formats, assistive technology, and other academic software.
  • Assists with training and acts as a team lead for production student staff.
  • Support other office needs, as necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Working knowledge of standard office equipment and computer software, including but not limited to Windows OS and the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new processes, software applications, and devices quickly
  • Demonstrated experience with customer service
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with regard to technology
  • Ability to work both independently with little direction and as part of a team
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively relate to a diverse, urban population and community including but not limited to communities of color, LGBTQIA+, first-generation, undocumented, second language learners, and other under-represented groups
  • Experience providing training on technical concepts to individuals of varying skill levels
  • Experience working with students with disabilities, particularly regarding the use of access technology or alternative formats
  • Experience working with various assistive technologies, including but not limited to Read&Write, JAWS, and ZoomText
  • Experience with creating or remediating instructional materials for accessibility
  • Familiarity with accessibility principles and standards
  • Experience maintaining discretion and confidentiality in and outside the workplace
  • Experience working in a higher education setting
Work Hours
  • This is a 0.83 FTE, 10-month position
  • This position has hybrid schedule possibilities
Instructions to Apply

For full consideration, please submit the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire. 

If you are an Internal applicant, please apply via the Jobs Hub tab within your WorkDay menu.

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting Representative
Carlos Alcala

Posting Representative Email
calcala1@msudenver.edu

Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at totalrewards@msudenver.edu.

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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