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Accessible Materials Coordinator

Company:
Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Category:
Disability and Accessibility Services

Job Description

Building on its motto, Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) assists the university with its mission of promoting students' academic success, personal growth, and development of life skills. SSD works to ensure that students with disabilities receive equal access to curricular and co-curricular opportunities in the university community, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.

Reporting to the associate director, the Accessible Materials Coordinator serves as a full-time administrative/professional faculty member. The Accessible Materials Coordinator provides direct services to students seeking course materials in an alternative format (e-text, large print, Braille, etc.), notetaking support, and assistive technology support. The Accessible Materials Coordinator must demonstrate a commitment to equity, knowledge about disability services, and appreciation for human diversity. The Accessible Materials Coordinator works to ensure students with disabilities receive equal access to university programs, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Core Responsibilities:

  • The position will consult with faculty and staff to advise on the accessibility of course materials for students with disabilities and accessibility features for supported instructional technology.
  • Plan, prepare, and perform the conversion of required academic materials into alternate formats to be utilized by students with print-based disabilities, including blindness/low-vision, learning disabilities, and mobility impairments
  • Coordinate with members of the accommodations team to ensure students receive accessible material accommodations such as: note taking support, alternate format text, accessible furniture coordination, and assistive technology training.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Collaborate with campus partners to support the creation of accessible course materials.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent amount of experience working in disability services in higher education.
  • Experience communicating effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience working in the field of disability services, rehabilitation services, higher education, social work, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills to effectively manage multiple requests and competing deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering technical training to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to use a wide variety of popular assistive technologies (e.g., Dragon NaturallySpeaking, ZoomText, Kurzweil, JAWS, and built-in accessibility features in Google, Microsoft, Windows, Apple, Adobe, etc.)

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

$40,000 - $43,000

Review Date

10/3/2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto ofUtProsim(that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving inthe spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice ourPrinciples of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all studentsExperience VTby demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing ourAspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kimberly Gautierat kgautier@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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