Assistive Technology Coordinator, PAL AT Center

Location
Milton, Massachusetts
Posted
Mar 06, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 24 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs. 

Curry College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations. The College values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace.

Under the direction of the Director of PAL, the Assistive Technology Coordinator (ATC) oversees the Assistive Technology Center in the Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL), which provides accommodations and services for students with disabilities registered with PAL and the Office of Disability Services. Primary responsibilities include coordinating with faculty and departments at Curry College in order to 1) Provide assistive technology services to faculty and students to enable curriculum access and support academic instruction; 2) Run the Testing Accommodations Center; 3) Monitor student eligibility for academic accommodations.

Essential Functions:

AT Center Facilitator:

  • Collaborates with the Director of PAL on the development of strategic plans for assistive technology and to suggest AT Center Policies/Procedures.
  • Advises director on the acquisition of AT equipment and software.
  • Coordinates with campus offices and committees.
  • Maintains and updates web-based resources for the AT Center and PAL.
  • Answers questions from parents and students during admissions interviews and tours.
  • Supervises student workers assigned to the AT Center and Computer Lab.

MANAGE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

  • Maintains, manages and distributes the inventory of PAL assistive technology hardware and software.

DELIVER AT INSTRUCTION AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

  • Coordinates training of students, staff, and faculty on the use of AT devices.
  • Teaches AT component of PAL summer programs.

SUPPORT TABLET PLATFORM

  • Coordination to assist in managing iPad implementation.
  • Supports coordination and implementation of instructional sessions and materials.

PROVIDE STUDENT ACCESS TO ALTERNATIVE -TEXT RESOURCES

  • Assists students in completing applications for accessible text services.
  • Assists students in verifying eligibility for accessible text services.
  • Coordinates efforts to convert texts to digital files that can be read by text-to-speech software applications.

RUN THE PAL TESTING ACCOMMODATION CENTER

  • Provides exam accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Proctors & returns completed daily exams to professors/AA’s, trouble shoot as needed.        
  • Applies college policies on academic honesty.
  • Assure adequate coverage of the AT center during midterms, finals, and other peak-use periods.

MONITOR STUDENT ELIGIBILITY FOR ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Oversees PAL AT Center student accommodations as listed on Accommodation Verification Forms.
  • Arranges reasonable academic accommodations according to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DATA MANAGEMENT

  • Maintains annual database of students approved for accommodations and those who receive accommodations and/or AT instruction.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required, in related field, such as education, assistive technology or applied developmental sciences.
  • Relevant coursework in Assistive Technology.
  • At least 2 years of administrative experience in a secondary or post-secondary setting required.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with students with learning differences.
  • Strong computing skills and efficiency utilizing complex computing applications on the systems and programs of College’s choice; currently by way of example, Microsoft Office Suite. Good working knowledge of email and web browsers.
  • Good working knowledge of text-to-speech and speech-to-text software.
  • Understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act as applied to academic accommodations in higher education.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to adhere to deadlines.
  • Some occasional evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.
  • Ability to navigate between multiple information management systems; ability to design systems to respond to student and faculty needs. A Willingness to learn Assistive Technology applications and devices; ability to work well with students with learning disabilities in high anxiety situations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One to three years of administrative experience in an AT setting preferred.
  • Working with students with learning differences.

At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Please apply online at: http://www.curry.edu/about-curry/employment/job-opportunities.html for consideration.  Interested Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles.