Accessibility Coordinator

Greensboro, NC
Sep 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 014308

Functional Title Accessibility Coordinator

Position Type Administration - Staff

Position Summary

Proactively and systematically addresses overall compliance issues and be responsible for ensuring online courses or courses with online components are compliant with University, state, and federal policies, such as ADA, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and WCAG 2.0.

Partner with all units on campus responsible for teaching online classes to ensure each course being taught is in compliance; Serve as a point of contact for accessibility and provisioning questions regarding online courses, courses with online components.

Provides educational support to distance education faculty. Creates online, face-to-face and/or blended customized training courses and products. Teaches instructional sessions for faculty, teaching assistants and graders on distance learning teaching styles and methodologies based on individual or group needs. Conducts training needs assessments and evaluates training effectiveness. Develops strategies to streamline paper processes. Recommends new technical services to improve faculty support services.

Partner with all units on campus responsible for teaching online classes to promote awareness and educate administrative staff on current and emerging online accessibility design and provision issues, and to help faculty create and maintain fully accessible online courses.

Assemble a working group of UNCG faculty and staff (ITC, faculty, OARS, library, etc) to discuss and develop compliant online accessibility design and provision resources and news; Partner with other university entities, e.g. Office of Accessibility Resources & Services, Office of General Counsel, UNCG Online, colleges, schools, etc., to recommend and develop appropriate regulations, guidelines, procedures, and best practices that ensure the accessibility of online courses and course components

Present and participate in university based, regional and national conferences and workshops on issues related to accessibility in online higher education courses

Develop and maintain online resource for accessibility and usability content dealing with online courses and courses with online components; Develop, maintain, and disseminate a course accessibility checklist (with a working definition of what it means to be compliant for online classes) to be used by faculty and staff during course development and review
The position will organize and lead working groups and committees within the university.

Minimum Qualifications

EHRA non-faculty positions generally require post baccalaureate credentials (e.g., Master's degree or higher), although a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's Degree Preferred
• Extensive knowledge and experience with state and federal accessibility requirements along with disability law as applies to higher education
• Extensive knowledge and experience with resources that meet accessibility requirements and/or how to enable resources to meet such requirements
• Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and negotiation skills required
• Commitment to accessibility issues required
• Effective verbal and written communication skills required
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a higher education setting required
• Knowledge and experience with accessible Web design, principles of Universal Design and understanding of accessibility issues related to emerging web technologies, multimedia and learning environments preferred
• Knowledge and experience with assistive technologies (e.g. screen readers, speech input devices, and text readers) preferred
• Experience with HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XML and web content management systems preferred
• Experience reviewing and remediating online courses and/or websites to ensure accessibility and usability compliance preferred
• Experience organizing and managing professional development workshops preferred
• Experience teaching online or hybrid courses, and/or supporting online or hybrid instructors and students preferred

Tenure Status N/A

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of least three (3) professional references that includes:
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range $52,000 - $75,000

Org #-Department UNCG Online - 10301

Job Open Date 09/05/2017

For Best Consideration Date 09/12/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Link to Professional Portfolio

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
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    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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