Assistive Technology Coordinator

Description
University of Colorado | CU Denver 
Disability Resources & Services
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Position #723523 – Requisition #24183

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.  Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions: 

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Disability Resources & Services has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Assistive Technology Coordinator position.

The University of Colorado Denver is the state’s premier public urban research university and equity-serving institution. Globally connected and locally invested, CU Denver partners with future-focused learners and communities to design accessible, relevant, transformative educational experiences for every stage of life and career. Across eight schools and colleges in the heart of downtown Denver, our leading faculty inspires and works alongside students to solve complex challenges through boundary-breaking innovation and impactful research and creative work. As part of the state’s largest university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with 2,000 employees and annual economic impact of more than $800 million. For more information, visit www.ucdenver.edu.

Jobs in this career family develop, maintain, and support computer systems, software and networks.  Functions include enterprise operations, distributed computing, academic computing, research computing, computer hardware and software management, computer networking, telecommunications, systems development, database administration, server administration, website management, programming, desktop support, and help desk operations.

Senior Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.  Work is performed fully independently. 

Nature of Work:
This position will develop, coordinate, and implement Assistive Technology (AT) services for students with disabilities; thereby, facilitating equal access to technology and electronic information and allowing for full participation in the programs offered by the university.  This full-time exempt position, which serves a diverse student population with disabilities, is located at the Denver Campus in Denver, Colorado. 

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Oversees all operations of the assistive technology lab including faculty and student assistance and training, procurement and installation of AT, and the hiring and supervising of student employees.  
  • Maintains and updates accessible technology for the Assistive Technology (AT) Computer Lab.
  • Installs and maintains licensed software; oversees assistive technology support across campus.
  • Ensure all computers in the AT Lab and the AT Lab HP printer/scanner are functional and updated.
  • Oversees the alternative format production; recommends policies and procedures related to accessible instructional materials.
  • Post job descriptions on Handshake for accessibility support assistant (Student Assistant III – AT Lab) positions as necessary; review resumes, interview, and hire/train positions. Supervise daily and approve bi-weekly timesheets. 
  • Maintain all assistive technology software subscriptions, memberships, service maintenance agreements and office equipment warranties; review upcoming purchases with Director; process purchase orders and payments as necessary, ensuring timely delivery. 
  • Complete Expense Reports for any credit purchases; maintain purchasing records and receipts. 
  • Contact students, referred for assistive technology by their Coordinator, and coordinate meeting w/the students. 
  • Assess AT needs and train on the appropriate assistive technology. 
  • Develop training modules and provide training for students regarding assistive technology applications.
  • Ensure that the Accommodate database is updated with meeting summary notes and AT Assessment meetings and trainings. 
  • Consult with faculty and staff regarding accessible instructional technology applications and refer them to the appropriate on-campus resources for assistance.
  • Coordinate video captioning accommodations and delivery of pre-recorded media content by collaborating with faculty, students and the contracted captioning company.  
  • Research and develop presentations on assistive technology.
  • Develop user feedback mechanism to gather feedback from the users of the assistive technology lab.
  • Maintain data of usage of the AT Lab, running reports using Accommodate. 
  • Update and recommend changes to the office website using SiteFinity content management system. 
Salary and Benefits:
The hiring range for this position has been established at $58,481 - $59,802.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
  
Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits
Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125



Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree. Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specific experience.
  • Minimum of two years’ of experience providing assistive technology assessments.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a field related to computer information systems, information technology, instructional technology, computer science or related field.
  • Experience in providing postsecondary accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Experience with web accessibility, instructional technology.
  • Experience with alternative media production (conversation of textbooks to electronic books).  
  • Experience with a Computer Lab user environment.
  • Experience with management, configuration and troubleshooting of assistive technologies.
  • Experience in assistive/accessible technologies, creating accessible documents and course materials, web accessibility and managing video captioning. 
  • Experience training others on how to use assistive technologies is highly desired; 
  • Experience working with Sections 504, 508 and WCAG 2.0. 
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advance knowledge of Office 365, Windows operating systems, ability to provide basic desktop support and printing/scanning support to students, and current trends in the assistive technology field.
  • Technological skills: advance knowledge of windows systems, assistive technology and instructional technology experience. Management skills – ability to manage a team. 
  • Communication skills – verbal and written.  Organizational & time management skills.
  • Conduct an AT assessment and determine the appropriate software for student’s disability.  
  • Work effectively with diverse populations. 
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to people without strong technical skills.  
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated effective collaborative skills.
  • Understanding of electronic and information technology (E&IT) accessibility and its convergence with assistive technologies. 
Diversity and Equity:
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected] 

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 



Job Category: Information Technology
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 17, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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