Accessibility & Assistive Technology Coordinator for Student Disability Services

Location
United States, North America
Posted
Jul 24, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time


Saint Mary's College of California

Accessibility & Assistive Technology Coordinator for Student Disability Services

Closing Date/Time: Sat. 08/23/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

Background:
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Responsibilities:
Working within established Student Disability Services (SDS) policy and guidelines, the SDS Coordinator promotes and supports student development by providing tech services and information to current and prospective students regarding accommodations and services. The coordinator will coordinate, track, and deliver alternative format text requests, provide scanning and editing services, convert hard copy text into appropriate digital formats to be read by assistive technology screen readers, conduct intake meetings, assess student need, and make recommendations to the director regarding reasonable and appropriate accommodation which maintain the college’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Additionally, the Coordinator will meet regularly with eligible students as needed, provide assistive technology training and support to students, maintain appropriate records, track equipment, and deliver workshops and projects as assigned.

1. Within established SDS policy the Coordinator will:

• Coordinate, track, and deliver alternative format text requests

• Provide scanning and editing services, convert hard copy text into appropriate digital formats to be read by assistive technology screen readers

• Conduct initial assistive technology training and ongoing technical support – reading, writing, note taking – for students and SDS staff

• Coordinate, implement, and maintain SDS assistive tech and computer labs

• Manage SDS digital library

• Locate & order books in electronic and audio format for eligible students
• Track SDS tech equipment – SmartPens, Electronic Readers, Audio Books, etc.

2. Within established SDS policy the Coordinator will:

• Conduct Informational & Registration Interviews and phone/email contacts with prospective and current SMC students and their families for the purpose of evaluating accommodation eligibility within ADA guidelines

• Review routine written disability documentation/student history and make accommodation & academic support recommendations to the director

• Conduct individual student check-in/academic coaching sessions with students to address topics such as executive functioning, organization, time management, campus life, course load balance

• Coordinator will initiate and maintain confidential SDS records as appropriate to stay within College policy and compliance of ADA regulations.
• Serve as an informational resource regarding SDS policy. The Coordinator disseminates SDS information to current and prospective students, families, faculty and staff.

3. Participate in the development and delivery of SDS workshops, presentations, and special projects as assigned

Experience and Qualifications:
Required: Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Higher Ed Administration or related field.

Supplemental Information:
Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu

1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

2) A resume

3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

Notification with regard to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.



As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Saint Mary’s College of California through its Department of Public Safety, annually provides notice and makes available copies of the Annual Security Report, to the campus community, prospective students, employees and the public. Each Security Report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes and incidents (whether they occurred on campus, in off-campus building and property owned or controlled by the College, or on public property adjacent to campus) reported to campus security authorities. Each Security Report also provides campus policies and practices concerning security – how to report sexual assaults and other crimes, crime prevention efforts, policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, college resources, and other matters. The Security Report is publicly available electronically or hard copy in the following ways: electronically:http://www.stmarysca.edu/about/safety/02report.pdf; in person: Department of Public Safety, Administrative Office, Assumption Hall: or by or by Mail or Telephone Request: Department of Public Safety, P.O. Box 3111, Moraga, CA 94575-3111 (925) 631-4052.



In addition, as provided by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office maintains a Megan’s Law database of sex crime offenders, which information may be obtained from the Sheriff’s office located at 500 Court Street, Martinez, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.



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