Director, Digital Accessibility

Director, Digital Accessibility

Employer

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

Salary/Grade

Commensurate with experience

Benefits

Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Closes: Monday, November 1, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, November 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Mon-Friday

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Assistive Technology, or related field. 
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 2.1 (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. 
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 2.1 (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

Position Description

Davidson-Davie Community College is an award-winning institution that is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion to ensure student learning and success. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. Our goal is to identify individuals who will assist in our mission, so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at Davidson-Davie Community College.

Our benefits and other resources make it possible to excel both professionally and personally . We are a dynamic community that supports and celebrates the success of our students, faculty and staff.       The future is here!

WHAT YOU'LL DO ON A TYPICAL DAY:

The Director, Digital Accessibility is a full time position responsible for leading school efforts toward more usable and accessible digital content.  The Director will provide leadership, advocacy, training, and technical assistance so that Davidson-Davie’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 Dean, Teaching, Learning & Global Engagement and is eligible for some telework.  The Director, Digital Accessibility has the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with appropriate areas to develop, implement and assess a procurement policy that supports digital accessibility and inclusion in the classroom. 
  • Provide oversight for the collection, management, and evaluation of VPATs for instructional software and digital tools. 
  • Collaborate with campus stakeholders to ensure our vendors prioritize digital accessibility in their products and services
  • Participate in professional networks 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 2.1 AA.
  • Design relevant, research-based guides and training materials to support faculty and academic staff in the implementation of the universal design framework.  
  • Develop and facilitate workshops and training sessions to support the creation of accessible documents, presentations, media, and other digital instructional materials.
  • Works collaboratively with instructional designers to provide training, guidance, and resources that support the creation of accessible online course materials
  • Researches, recommends, and implements systems and processes to facilitate the captioning and transcription of audio, video, and other multimedia instructional content.
  • Collaborates with IT and Disability Access Services to ensure computer labs and other academic support spaces are equipped with appropriate assistive technology.
  • Attends and participates in required meetings, and serves on college committees as appropriate.  
  • Performs other tasks as assigned that support the mission and initiatives of the College.

Maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds.

 Supports the mission, vision, and values of the College and attends College events and meetings.

Job Post Contact

Davidson-Davie Community College

336-249-8186 

Fax:  336-249-1933

hr@davidsonccc.edu