Coordinator, Digital Accessibility

Coordinator, Digital Accessibility

Employer

Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 336-249-8186

Job Location

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360

(Located between Thomasville and Lexington off of Hwy 29/70)

Salary/Grade

$36,265 - $47,144 based on candidate's experience, education, and the state budget

Benefits

State of NC Full-time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Closes: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Target Start Date

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Expected Work Hours

As required to meet the needs of the facility.

Reports to

Director, Distance Education

Employment Type

Full-time Professional Staff

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Assistive Technology, or related field.  Experience in some combination of accessibility, assistive technology, instructional design, training/e-learning materials creation, technical support of faculty and/or LMS, accessible web/media creation, or related experience.
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of universal design and ability to guide faculty and staff in meeting digital accessibility standards.  Demonstrates knowledge of best practices for accessible documents, media, and other digital tools.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relevant legislation, regulations, and compliance requirements for higher education, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG).
  • Demonstrates knowledge of captioning and transcription production for video and audio files.
  • Experience with some assistive technology such as screen readers, magnifiers, or optical character recognition software.
  • Experience conducting and assessing training sessions and workshops and/or teaching experience. Must be able to communicate and build positive relationships with all stakeholders including faculty, staff, and students.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. Able to work independently and attain project goals with minimal direct supervision. Self-motivated and able to organize and prioritize work. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college
  • Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
       -      Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
       -      Collaborating and facilitating
       -      Creating and innovating
       -      Anticipating and responding to change
       -      Providing vision and leadership
       -      Assessment of student learning
       -      Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Assistive Technology, or related field. 
  • Higher education experience. 
  • Previous work experience as an Accessibility Specialist or comparable position.
  • Experience with Moodle, Mediasite, and Blackboard Collaborate.

Position Description

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The Coordinator, Digital Accessibility is a full time position responsible for leading school efforts toward more usable and accessible digital content.  The Coordinator will provide leadership, advocacy, training, and technical assistance so that DCCC’s digital course content will meet college guidelines, principles of effective universal design, and web accessibility standards.  This position also researches, recommends and implements systems, procedures and policies that promote and support digital accessibility.  This position reports directly to the Director, Distance Education and Instructional Technology.  The Coordinator, Digital Accessibility has the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

  • Organize, coordinate, and lead a usability/accessibility testing team.  Develop, implement and assess a plan to collect, manage and evaluate VPATs for instructional software and digital tools.  Work with vendors to implement accessibility features as needed.
  • Collaborate with appropriate areas to develop, implement and assess a procurement policy that supports digital accessibility and inclusion in the classroom.
  • Participates in professional networks and discussion lists in the area of digital accessibility and universal design.  Researches and remains current with accessibility laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA.
  • Researches and designs relevant guides and training materials to support faculty and academic staff in the implementation of the universal design framework.  Develops and facilitates workshops and training sessions to support the creation of accessible documents, presentations, media, and other digital instructional materials.
  • Works collaboratively with distance education personnel to evaluate the accessibility of online course materials and provide training, support, and resources to faculty and staff.
  • Research, recommend and implement systems and processes to facilitate the captioning and transcription of audio, video, and other multimedia instructional content.
  • Collaborate with IT and Disability Services to equip computer labs and other academic support spaces with appropriate assistive technology.
  • Attend and participate in required meetings, and serve on college committees as appropriate. 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned that support the mission and initiatives of the College.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Assistive Technology, or related field.  Experience in some combination of accessibility, assistive technology, instructional design, training/e-learning materials creation, technical support of faculty and/or LMS, accessible web/media creation, or related experience.
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of universal design and ability to guide faculty and staff in meeting digital accessibility standards.  Demonstrates knowledge of best practices for accessible documents, media, and other digital tools.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relevant legislation, regulations, and compliance requirements for higher education, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG).
  • Demonstrates knowledge of captioning and transcription production for video and audio files.
  • Experience with some assistive technology such as screen readers, magnifiers, or optical character recognition software.
  • Experience conducting and assessing training sessions and workshops and/or teaching experience. Must be able to communicate and build positive relationships with all stakeholders including faculty, staff, and students.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. Able to work independently and attain project goals with minimal direct supervision. Self-motivated and able to organize and prioritize work. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college
  • Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
       -      Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
       -      Collaborating and facilitating
       -      Creating and innovating
       -      Anticipating and responding to change
       -      Providing vision and leadership
       -      Assessment of student learning
       -      Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Assistive Technology, or related field. 
  • Higher education experience. 
  • Previous work experience as an Accessibility Specialist or comparable position.
  • Experience with Moodle, Mediasite, and Blackboard Collaborate.

ADA Summary:

ADA requirements for this position include critical thinking skills with the ability to process information and exercise good judgment; ease of mobility within the work environment and other areas of campus and College locations; travel between campus locations may be required; and effective use of all forms of communication including use of computers.

Salary Range: 

$36,265 - $47,144 based on candidate's experience, education, and the state budget

How to Apply

APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON DCCC WEBSITE:     For complete job description and the electronic application, please go to the employment page of our website, http://www.davidsonccc.edu\Employment, click on Search Jobs Icon, then select position title TO SUBMIT THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION.  Note:  We do not accept resumes without the completed application.

Application Requirements:

1) Complete online application, including electronic signature

2) Cover Letter, stating your qualifications related to (a) position responsibilities and qualifications and (b) College purpose, vision, and organizational competencies

3) Unofficial transcripts from a regionally accredited institution (uploaded with application, sent electronically, faxed or mailed.)   International transcripts must be evaluated by WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES (WES).   Official transcripts are required within 30 days of employment.

Job Post Contact

Eleanor Brewer,  Administrative Support Staff, Human Resources

Davidson County Community College

336-249-8186 ext. 6360

Fax:  336-249-1933

hr@davidsonccc.edu