Associate Director, Technology Access

Washington D.C., United States
May 03, 2014
Job Location Rome Hall - 801 22nd St NW - FB0029
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Senior Vice President for Student & Academic Support Services (SASS)
College/School/Department: Not Applicable

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003313
Working Title: Associate Director, Technology Access
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: M-F
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 19
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 04/21/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Job Description Summary:
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in an appropriate area of specialization plus 3-6 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in academic computing; Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and successfully develop, implement, and manage programs at an institutional level; Understanding of the barriers to accessing online information by persons with sensory, physical, and cognitive disabilities and demonstrated ability to produce materials in alternative format and develop accessible online content.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Serve as a consultant and trainer for the campus community, such as Online Strategy & User Experience, Distance Learning, Teaching & Learning Collaborative, Instructional Technology, etc. in the areas of curricular access and technology access for persons with disabilities; Serve as a subject matter expert helping with education and awareness, making accessibility part of the general culture of website maintenance and course development at GW.

  • Contribute documenting content and image best practices to the website and instructional training materials; Conduct regular audits/reviews of websites and online courses and provide site owners with recommendations; Provide recommendations for new/improved functionality within GW Drupal; Incorporate 508 testing best practices into current IT quality assurance practices for Drupal and other GW systems; Develop institutional policies and practices, including procurement, to promote accessibility for all. Work with other technology experts and serve as an exemplary resource for the campus community to make GW a model of best practice for technology access and inclusion.

  • Oversee alternative format production and system capacity building to meet the needs of students with disabilities; Serve as liaison between faculty, students, and DSS to secure and produce accessible materials; Provide technical assistance to faculty and staff in their design and development of electronic information and to troubleshoot as needed; Serve as a liaison to agencies and publishers to obtain and/or produce alternative media; Develop and maintain a current resource bank of access strategies.

  • Create and maintain IT platform to support the provision of directs services and provide leadership and oversight to the direct services team in their implementation of exam proctoring, notetaking, alternative media production, and interpreting services.

  • Other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning additional responsibilities that are logically related to the position.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.