Job no: 495739About Us:
Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs, Education and Training
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.Job Summary/Basic Function:
Assists with the daily operations of the department, works directly with students to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and serves as unit leader in the absence of the Director. Collaborates with campus partners to proactively advance the principles of Universal Design for Learning and is the campus expert on access technologyLevel Scope:
Provides direct supervision typically to professionals or skilled technical employees at the entry or intermediate level. Functions as advisor to unit and administration and sets goals and objectives for team members for achievement of operational results. Analyzes and resolves problems through drawing from prior experiences. Interprets policies (e.g., fiscal management, HR, contracts and grants, resource management in defined areas) and demonstrates solid subject matter knowledge. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Supervises staff to assure accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental goals and objectives.Essential Functions:
60% of the time the Assistant Director will:
- Act as initial contact for student/faculty/campus department questions and concerns regarding accommodations and disabilities.
- Facilitate training/mentor new and current EAC staff of developments in the field.
- Work with the Director to create and conduct a yearly assessment plan.
- Represent the EAC in campus wide events such as Orientation, Bronco Day, New Faculty Orientation.
- Manage active caseload of students requesting accommodations.
- Champion campus-wide Universal Design in Learning efforts.
- Serve as Access Technology expert and point of contact for students, faculty, and staff.
- Oversee production of braille, tactile graphics, and audio description for blind/visually impaired students.
- Coordinate with the staff interpreter to track and fulfill captioning accommodation requests.
- Investigate various note taking technologies and educate students on these technologies.
- Organize and oversee production of accessible print materials.
35% of the time the Assistant Director will:
Program support, development, and assessment
- Act as initial contact for student/faculty/campus department questions and concerns regarding accommodations and disabilities
- Facilitate training/mentor new and current EAC staff of developments in the field
- Work with Director to create and conduct yearly assessment plan
- Represent the EAC in campus-wide events such as Orientation, Bronco Day, New Faculty Orientation
- Serve as the unit leader in Director’s absence
Student Support and Retention
- Manage an active caseload of students requesting accommodations
- Champion campus-wide Universal Design in Learning efforts
- Serve as Access Technology expert and point of contact for students, faculty, and staff
- Conduct Access Technology needs assessment for students with disabilities
- Develop and conduct individual and group Access Technology training on appropriate Access Technologies for students with disabilities
- Resolve student complaints and concerns regarding access technology accommodations
- Oversee production of braille, tactile graphics, and audio description for blind/visually impaired students
- Coordinate with academic departments to identify and collect print materials for production into accessible formats
- Develop audio description processes. Investigate and evaluate potential audio description companies, technologies, and software
- Coordinate with staff interpreter to track and fulfill captioning accommodation requests
- Investigate various note-taking technologies and educate students on these technologies
- Organize and oversee production of accessible print materials
- Research and determine sources of alternative media including Access Text, Learning Ally, and Bookshare
- Supervise EAC Access Coordinator—Assistive Technology position
- Hire, train, and supervise access technology student workers and classroom assistants
- Resolve student worker concerns
- Supervise student worker team to complete appropriate paperwork with publishers for permission to convert books, receive files, convert files into accessible formats per individual student needs
5% Duties as assigned Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Experience working with post-secondary level accommodations for students with disabilities.
- Working knowledge of Universal Design in Instruction.
- Direct experience of various access technologies including, but not limited to: JAWS, Kurzweil, 3D printing, Dragon Naturally Speaking, captioning software.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related field
- Professional experience 2-3 years in same or related field
- Experience working with post-secondary level accommodations for students with disabilities
- Working knowledge of Universal Design in Instruction
- Direct experience of various access technologies including, but not limited to: JAWS, Kurzweil, 3D printing, Dragon Naturally Speaking, captioning software
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws
Salary and Benefits:
- Master’s Degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Disability Studies, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work
- Professional level certification from a nationally recognized organization in assistive technology,
- Experience developing and implementing assessment plans
- Supervisory experience
Salary starts at $54,000 depending on experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.Required Application Materials:
Please provide a cover Letter and resume with employment history.
Advertised: June 15, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: July 5, 2021 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time