Post Date: 12/12/2017
Close Date: 02/28/2018
Online Development Facilitator - Accessibility Advocate
Portland Community College
Requisition Number: 09212
Location: Sylvania Campus
Address: 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, OR
Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Position Status: Academic Professional; Level 5; Full-time; Exempt
Starting Salary Range: Salary Range: $48,237/yr to $83,640/yr. (see Additional Posting Information section for details)
Job Close Date: For best consideration, apply by January 19, 2018
Under the direction of the Division Manager, plans and facilitates the implementation of online course accessibility standards by conducting course reviews, providing faculty training, testing interactive learning materials, and coordinating the conversion of printed, digital, video and multimedia material into a variety of alternate media formats to meet Web Accessibility Guidelines. Interprets and ensures compliance with local, state, and federal laws as they apply to disability and accessibility in post-secondary online courses. Functions as a resource for staff and faculty throughout the college by providing technical assistance and guidance on how to accommodate and ensure equal access for students in online courses.
PCC is a recognized leader in online course accessibility. As part the Distance Education team, the Accessibility Advocate increases equitable student success by collaborating with faculty, administrators, and staff to ensure the accessibility of online courses. The Accessibility Advocate coordinates support services and helps strategize and implement priorities that align with department and college goals. This scope of work includes:
- Faculty training & consultation
- Reviewing newly developed online courses
- Testing of software, hardware, and processes for accessibility
- Operationalizing compliance legislation and requirements
- Promotion of universal design practices
- Working with external vendors to improve platforms to support students
- Collaborating with internal and external users to champion equitable educational opportunity
Application screening January 22 - 26
First round interviews February 1 & 2, February 8 & 9
Final interviews February 21 & February 22
PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans.
13.33 hours of Vacation leave per month
1 day of Sick Leave per month, 11 Holidays, 3 additional Personal Leave days per year
Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.
1. Acts as the primary resource for faculty in the development and delivery of new online learning courses that meet accessibility standards and learning outcomes; ensures alignment of courses with Web Accessibility Standards.
2. Reviews courses, documents findings, makes recommendations, and facilitates accessibility of existing online courses; consults with faculty in course development, revision and accommodations processes; directs faculty to accessible course materials.
3. Analyzes course design to ensure course materials and media are accessible and/or equally effective options are available.
4. Designs and presents faculty development programs, seminars, networks, and processes related to accessibility; trains and consults with faculty in the creation and selection of accessible online course materials and accessibility standards.
5. Collaborates with Online Learning, Disability Services, and other College staff to produce appropriate and accessible instructional materials; recommends solutions, provides support, engages faculty, and resolves problems related to course accessibility and barriers to academic success.
6. Makes recommendations regarding compliance with local, state, and federal laws; stays current on disability legislations, regulations, emerging access issues in higher education, online learning, education trends, changes and developments, and online teaching strategies. Participates in state and national associations as appropriate.
7. Coordinates accessibility testing of software and works with end-users, vendors, and service providers.
8. May act as lead worker to classified and casual staff; provides input to supervisor for performance evaluations and interviews and recommends hiring of student and casual workers.
9. Coordinates the conversion of printed, digital, video or multi-media material into a variety of alternate media formats to meet Web Accessibility Guidelines.
10. Assists in the development of policies, practices, and standards which facilitate the effective use of accessible online learning technologies and instructions.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
In the online application's Education/Employment History sections, include jobs, duties, and dates that support all of the following qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Rehabilitation, Social Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Instructional Technology, Online Education, or a related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Two years of experience evaluating and adapting online materials to meet accessibility standards. Two years of experience working with faculty or staff in a professional capacity in a post-secondary institution (includes employment as a student worker).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Computer and assistive technologies;
- Disability practices and procedures;
- Applicable federal and state laws, policies, regulations, and standards;
- Principles, concepts, methods, and techniques of universal design;
- Standards, requirements, and regulations regarding confidentiality of information;
- Principles and practices of medical, psychological, and technical evaluations of disabilities;
- Community resource for people with disabilities.
- Developing and delivering specialized consultations and training;
- Analyzing requests for reasonable accommodations and developing and implementing plans;
- Effectively communicating complex technical matters both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences;
- Project management and problem solving including communication, organizations, facilitation and independent decision making.
- Work effectively with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
- Design and present faculty development programs;
- Work collaboratively with faculty in diverse disciplines;
- Communicate effectively in oral and written formats;
- Work independently with little supervision;
- Learn new software.
1. Demonstrated knowledge of current disability legislation, regulations and emerging access issues in higher education.
2. Demonstrated leadership skills, initiative, and innovation, as it relates continuous improvement of services.
3. Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining relationships, problem-solving, teamwork, and collaboration while managing multiple and sometimes competing priorities.
4. Demonstrated experience assisting and training faculty in the application of accessibility standards to online courses and instructional materials.
5. Demonstrated experience using web accessibility testing software as well as experience working with users of adaptive technology hardware and software used in higher education.
6. Demonstrated experience working with vendors and service providers.
7. Demonstrated experience effectively organizing, appropriately documenting, and completing projects in a timely manner.
**When you apply for the position please be prepared to attach a document that describes how you meet the following 3 Preferred Qualifications.
In no more than 750 words per response, please describe how you meet the following preferred qualifications:
1. Demonstrated knowledge of current disability legislation, regulations and emerging access issues in higher education
2. Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining relationships, problem-solving, teamwork, and collaboration while managing multiple and sometimes competing priorities.
3. Demonstrated experience using web accessibility testing software as well as experience working with users of adaptive technology hardware and software used in higher education
Additional Posting Information:
Additional Posting Information
Initial salary placement will normally be at Step 1. Advanced initial salary placement for directly relevant professional, business or industrial experience may be applied for new Academic Professionals.
To apply for this position you must submit:
1. Completed responses to the Required Questions from the Committee - scroll down to see \"Required Questions\" below - (Attach document)
2. Completed online application
3. Cover Letter (attach document)*
4. Current Resume (attach document)
When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or \".pdf\" formats.
- Upon hire candidate will be required to supply official copies of transcripts for all degrees earned.
- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.
- This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Federation of Faculty/Academic Professional Employees. Employment in this position will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction.
- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.
- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Responses to Required Questions
Documents which can be associated with this posting:
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
How to Apply
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As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
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