Accessibility Coordinator

Location
Greensboro, NC
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
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

-Master's degree required
-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
-Ability to work on campus at UNCG and not remotely



Preferred Qualifications

-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.



Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Name
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

Applicants have the option to upload the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Link to Professional Portfolio

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 02/05/2018

For Best Consideration Date 02/16/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

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


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * If you are offered this position, are you willing to relocate, if necessary, to Greensboro or the surrounding area?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you knowledgeable of state, and federal policies, such as ADA, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and WCAG 2.0?
    • Yes, well-versed
    • Yes, somewhat familiar.
    • No
  4. * Are you experienced with assistive technologies (e.g. screen readers, speech input devices, and text readers)?
    • Never Used
    • Familiar
    • Proficient
  5. * Do you have experience reviewing and remediating online courses and/or websites to ensure accessibility and usability compliance?
    • Yes, more than 10 courses and/or websites
    • Yes, between 1 and 9 courses and/or websites
    • No
  6. * Are you experienced with HTML and CSS?
    • Never Used
    • Familiar
    • Proficient
  7. * Do you have experience training and presenting to faculty and peers on issues related to accessibility?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * 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
    • NCWorks.gov
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Indeed.com
    • NorthCarolinaDiversity.com
    • Other
  9. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)





To learn more or to apply for this position please visit our UNCGjobsearch website at https://jobsearch.uncg.edu

EOE AA/M/F/D/V

PI101374868

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