Assistive Technology Specialist

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Min Salary
The salary minimum for this position is $38,563.00 annually (paid on an hourly basis) Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Working Title
Assistive Technology Specialist

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Position Type
Staff Full-time

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Job Summary

Aims Community College at a Glance:
Aims Community College, locally governed, locally funded, is a debt-free and progressive community college with centralized administrative services located on the Greeley Campus, which supports three additional locations. Situated on the front range of the Colorado Rockies, serving over 8000 learners annually, Aims Community College prepares students for success in more than 200 degree and certificate programs. Our wonderful staff, faculty, and administration work as a team to ensure excellent service. This commitment was recognized by The Denver Post and Monster Jobs as the "Best Place to Work" in 2018!

Purpose: Build a Stronger Community
Vision: First Choice - The Recognized Leader in Learning and Student Success
Mission: Provide knowledge and skills to advance quality of life, economic vitality, and overall success of the diverse communities we serve.

2018-2023 Strategic Directions:
Empower Students to Succeed
Enhance Operational Performance
Enrich Northern Colorado Economic Development

Aims Community College is looking for someone who has superb customer service skills, a natural talent for technology and has an innovative talent for problem solving to be our Assistive Technology Specialist! This position's primary responsibility is to maintain assistive technology and related services for students who qualify for alternative text and assistive technology. This includes producing and coordinating alternate formats for students, acting as an interface with faculty members regarding assistive technology, training and supporting students in the use of technology, and compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, American Disabilities Act (ADA), ADA Amendments Act of 2008, copyright laws, and other regulatory issues as related to the position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Procure/scan/edit/convert textbooks into multiple formats. Track and maintain accurate inventory levels and records of production maintaining legal compliance. Keep library of alternative media current.
2. Coordinate and maintain assistive technology resources, including the loaning system and using AT on all campuses. Train students and staff on equipment and software. Troubleshoot alternative format accessibility and assistive technology issues as needed.
3. Coordinate the DAS Computer lab to ensure accessibility access for students. Research and recommend appropriate items for upgrade or purchase in order to meet all applicable requirements and/or laws. Help to manage accessible areas on all Aims' Campuses.
4. Assist with Research and stay current with best practices in the field of alternative media and assistive technology in higher education. Monitor developments and maintain compliance with Federal, State and institutional regulations regarding privacy, ADA, copyright laws, and Section 508 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
5. Alternative Media Support. Collaborate with the various college, community partners, vendors and publishing resources - in order to proactively support the alternative media process by ensuring good relations and timeliness with regard to policies, practices, procedures and procurements.
6. Collaborate with the appropriate departments regarding computer and technology needs of qualifying students to help ensure that services and materials are universally designed and accessible. Produce necessary reports for tracking and evaluation as needed.
7. Facilitate accommodations for students with disabilities including proctoring assisted testing and/or securing, training, or note taking as needed.
8. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a part/full-time basis.

1. Associate Degree with an emphasis on Technology or Education, plus one (1) year of related experience or at least 24 months of technology experience preferably in an academic setting.
2. Experience in the area of disability services, work with special needs' individuals, assistive technology or using computer application software.
3. Knowledge and understanding of Mac and PC operating systems and software, assistive technology hardware and software, voice recognition, reading software, scanning technology and communication software for individuals with a disability.
4. Ability to manage and maintain records and databases to track, compile and interpret data.
5. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
6. Good organizational and time management skills.
7. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and staff.
8. Ability to prioritize workload with multiple demands and frequent interruptions.
9. Strong commitment to customer service.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Disability Services, Special Education, Counseling Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Computers/Technology or related field.
2. Knowledge and understanding of disability related computer software, hardware, and general items typically used by individuals to ensure access.
3. Experience in the use of screen reading software programs, voice recognition programs, word prediction software programs, and other learning software programs. Experience with Microsoft Office.
4. Working knowledge of Banner as well as other student database systems and/or other application software programs and equipment.
5. Knowledge of various laws and requirements to maintain compliance with the department and campus wide. (i.e. ADA, 504, WCAG, Case Standards)

Work Hours
40 hours/week. Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm during the academic year with occasional hours until 7 pm on Monday or Tuesday; Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm during Summer break.

Posting Date

Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

• The Application is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.
• Clearly document job duties performed that relate to responsibilities, qualifications, and essential job duties in the "Work Experience" section on the application. We must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
• Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week or credit hours worked per term for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that we can calculate full-time experience.

• If an Application is considered "Incomplete", the application will be removed from consideration for the position.
• An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
• An Application is incomplete if "see resume" (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

• When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening. **Please see the "Required Documents" section of the posting.
• Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.

Employment Specifications
Valid Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer
Notice: Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, marital status or disability. The goal of Aims is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.

Employment Requirements
Screening/Selection: All applicants may apply on line at If you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources.

Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.
Please be prepared to submit the following if required:

• Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements,
• Resume,
• Diversity Statement (your personal statement on diversity),
• Teaching Philosophy (for faculty positions only) and,
• Transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts will be required if hired.

o Faculty: Applicants must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have degrees from outside of the United States must request a credential evaluation of their transcript. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or Association of International Credential Evaluators ( lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

All application materials become the property of Aims Community College. All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews.

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Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * For recruitment statistics, please list where you found this job posting.
    • Aims Website
    • Internal Posting
    • Personal Referral
    • HigherEdjobs - Diversity and Inclusion
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Denver Post
    • Greeley Tribune
    • Local Newspaper Ad
    • ACCT Executive Search
    • Weld County Employment Service
    • Other Source
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Ed.D.
    • PHD
    • Professional Degree
  3. * The application instructions and information section on the application states that you must clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, etc. in the "Work Experience" section on the application. Please acknowledge that you have read and understand what is expected and that the initial review of applications will focus only on what is listed in the Work Experience section and not other required documents such as your resume.
    • Yes, I meet the minimum qualifications and have documented this in the Work Experience section.
    • No, I do not meet all of the minimum qualifications however I have documented my experience in the Work Experience section.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcripts
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document
  3. Certifications





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Posted: 9/11/2018
Application Due: 11/10/2018
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