Alternate Media Specialist

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Alternate Media Specialist

Pasadena City College


Salary
$60,081.36 - $76,680.72 Annually
Location
Pasadena, CA
Job Type
Full-Time
Department
Student Services
Job Number
00681

Closing
9/3/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Probationary Period
One Year
Work Shift
Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Salary Schedule/Range
CFT-49

Under the direction of the Assistant Dean for Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S), the Alternate Media Specialist serves as a resource in the area of access technology to faculty and staff to benefit disabled students; oversees the conversion of instructional materials into alternate media formats; and provides expertise in web page design, electronic documents, and distance education delivery methods to ensure accessible formats for disabled persons.


1 Proactively collaborates with instructors, DSP&S staff, and the campus bookstore to process and deliver educational materials in alternate media to DSP&S students in a timely manner;
2 Acquires and converts educational materials into alternate media formats to accommodate students with print disabilities, as prescribed by the DSP&S teacher specialists;
3 Facilitates the procurement of alternate media from the Alternate Text Production Center, Access Text Network, andcommunity agencies;
4 Collaborates with faculty to facilitate the adoption of accessible textbooks, multimedia, and online educational materials;
5 Consults with DSPS staff and students to assess alternate media processes and identify areas of improvement with the quality and timeliness of service;
6 Maintains detailed records of alternate media transactions, including request and order fulfillment dates, progress towards completion, and a searchable database of all alternate media materials;
7 Serves as technical resource to college staff for authoring accessible documents; and
8 Provides lead direction to College Assistants and other hourly staff in the department.
9 Performs other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1 Associate's Degree in alternate media production or a related field such as access technologies for the disabled, computer science, computer applications, or digital media.
2 One (1) year of experience inalternate media, or in a related field such as alternate media production and/or access technologies.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE of:
1 Federal and state regulations related to Section 508, 504, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and alternate media;
2 Accessible file formats, including MathML, tactile graphics, and image and diagram description;
3 Formatting documents to include navigational elements and descriptions of visual and graphical elements;
4 Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy; and
5 Oral and written communication skills.

ABILITY to:
1 Use specialized technology, including optical character recognition software;
2 Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
3 Meet schedules and deadlines;
4 Organize and maintain files;
5 Plan, organize, and prioritize work;
6 Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with others; and
7 Demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, staff, and community.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.

ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public




APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Please keep in mind the following:
  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC's Applicant Tracking System (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance with your application, please refer to the application guide here:https://www.governmentjobs.com/home/applicationguide

    All materials listed below are required for your application packet to be considered complete:
    1 Resume
    2 Cover Letter

    After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process.

    ABOUT US
    Established in 1924, Pasadena City College, (PCC), has been serving the West San Gabriel Valley for 96years. PCC enrolls more than 29,500 students each semester and offers 107 academic degree programs and 72 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to its students. PCC serves one of the most culturally diverse student populations in the nation. The College sets the stage for preparing students to meet the demands of a changing world. Building relationships with community partners provides opportunities for PCC faculty and its students to engage in opportunities not often available to students in other areas.
    The main college campus occupies a 53-acre site, while the Foothill Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate nearby off-campus facilities. Due to the geographic size of the District, PCC has two additional satellite sites - the Rosemead Center and its newest site, PCC Northwest at John Muir High School. For more information, go to www.pasadena.edu.

    OUR STRENGTHS
    PCC has many institutional strengths that distinguish it among its peers, both in the state and across the nation.Among them are:
    A highly multicultural student body:
  • 47% Latino/a/x
  • 4% Black/African American
  • 27% Asian
  • 4% Two of More Races
  • 15% White
  • 3% Unknown/Other

    Annually, at 49%, the College achieves recognition for one of the highest rates for transfer degrees to baccalaureate level institutions, both in California and across the nation. Additionally, PCC boasts a 52% bachelor's degree attainment rate for Pasadena graduates who transfer to a four-year university, compared to 42% nationally. The College is well known for national mathematics and forensic honors, as well as its extensive study abroad opportunities.
    PCC was once again named one of ten national finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation's premier honor for two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions for their outstanding outcomes in four areas: student learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
    PCC is ranked by the Military Times as the top community college in California for military veterans, and the College is similarly ranked among the top community colleges in the nation. The PCC Courier, the student newspaper, is a perennial award winner
    Twelve students are elected annually by the PCC Associated Students to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body. There are 80 student clubs and organizations representing the interests of a culturally diverse student population.
    In February 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of School and Colleges reaffirmed PCC's status as a fully accredited institution. For more information, go to www.pasadena.edu

    OUR MISSION
    Pasadena City College is an equity-minded learning community dedicated to enriching students' academic, personal, and professional lives through an array of degree and certificate programs, campus engagement, and customized student support.
  • A Passion for Learning — We recognize that each one of us will always be a member of the community of learners.
  • A Commitment to Integrity — We recognize that ethical behavior is a personal, institutional and societal responsibility.
  • An Appreciation for Diversity — We recognize that a diverse community of learners enriches our educational environment.
  • A Respect for Collegiality — We recognize that it takes the talents, skills and efforts of the entire campus community, as well as the participation of the broader community, to support our students in their pursuit of learning.
  • A Recognition of Our Heritage — We recognize that we draw upon the College's long-standing tradition of excellence to offer innovative services to our students and communities.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    Successful applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Successful completion of background check including Live Scan and Tuberculosis (TB) assessment/screening.
  • Pasadena Area Community College District will notsponsor any visa applications.
  • Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District.
  • Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting the Office of Human Resources directly at (626) 585-7388.
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.
  • Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police. (Public Law 101-542).
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.
  • An applicant, who attempts to contact individual Board members or members of the screening committee with the intent of influencing the decision of the committee or the Board, will be disqualified. General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

    PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

    To apply, please visit: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/pasadenaedu/jobs/3150796/







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  • Organization

    The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

    Institutional Core Values

    As an institution committed to successful student learning in an environment of intellectual freedom, Pasadena City College is guided by the following essential, enduring and shared values:

    A Passion for Learning

    A Commitment to Integrity

    An Appreciation for Diversity

    A Respect for Collegiality

    A Recognition of Our Heritage of Excellence

    Academic programs: 60 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Career and Technical programs: 76 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Lifelong learning programs: 25 program areas with evening and weekend classes

    Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

    Offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, Certificates of Achievement and Occupational Skills Certificates

    Recognized for:

    • High student transfer rate
    • Honors at Entrance Scholarship awards and nearly $28 million in student scholarships and financial aid

    Number of Employees:

    • 435 faculty, librarians, counselors and administrators;
    • 625 adjunct faculty
    • 382 maintenance, trades, professional, clerical, and management

    Employment

    We are looking for faculty, administrators, and support staff who will help us meet our educational goals of providing students with:

    • excellence in education in a learning-centered environment, 
    • high-quality support services, and
    • a campus climate that embraces diversity.

    We are proud of our excellence. We invite you to contribute to our tradition of excellence and to apply for available positions in the Academic, Classified, Adjunct Faculty, and Management categories.

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