Assistive Technology Coordinator
(Information Technology Consultant - Career)
Compensation and Benefits
Anticipated Hiring Salary: $4,372 per month
Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,372 - $10,792 per month
- This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.
The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.
Under the general direction of the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), the Assistive Technology Coordinator is responsible for providing SSD with consultative support and services in the use of assistive technology in the SSD Assistive Computer/Equipment Lab. The incumbent collaborates with the Access Specialists and student to assess assistive technology needs including hardware, software, and special equipment/furniture for classroom use. The position provides on-site training and training materials for SSD students to ensure efficient and maximum use of technical resources in the Lab. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the SSD Assistive Computer Lab and leading a staff of technicians. This position performs a variety of technical tasks related to adaptive computing needs on a variety of hard/software platforms, evaluates and procures new adaptive technologies to ensure information and computing systems remain accessible to persons with disabilities in a dynamic and evolving technology environment. The incumbent supports Fresno State's compliance with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act for electronic and information technology and California Code 11135 with an emphasis on the principles of universal design.
- Working knowledge of, and ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to Assistive Technology, Accessibility and Universal Design concepts to develop conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
- Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and legal requirements (such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508, CSU Executive Order 1111 and the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative) applicable to working with and accommodating students with disabilities.
- Subject matter of assistive technologies.
- Familiarity in assistive technology hardware and software available to persons with disabilities.
- Knowledge and ability to provide information regarding the purchase and use of assistive technology, software and hardware to other campus personnel.
- Knowledge of assistive technology hardware and software compatibility with current operating systems.
- Skill/Ability to:
- Ability to apply assistive technology consultative skills to assess user needs and provide appropriate support.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in working with users to interpret needs and provide appropriate solutions.
- Ability to lead, coordinate, and maintain the daily operation of an Assistive Technology Lab and leading a staff of technicians.
- Strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal and oral and written skills along with demonstrated team building skills.
- Proficiency using standard software packages.
- Ability to research, review and/or write applicable assistive technology training materials and provide on-site training for SSD students to ensure efficient and maximum use of technical resources in the Lab.
- Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
- Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively and in a timely manner.
- Ability to train others to develop new skills and procedures using assistive technology applications and Universal Design concepts.
To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in assistive technology, computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related field.
- Two years of Assistive Technology (AT) experience: Understanding and expertise in the use of assistive technology. Certification in Assistive Technology may replace one year of direct experience.
- Experienced in the use of assistive technology and appropriate hardware and software including:
- Hardware: Adaptive /ergonomic furniture, braille embosser and related software, speech synthesizers, digital voice recording devices, CCTV, adaptive devices, networked printers and high-speed scanners.
- Software: Text-to-Speech Software and screen reader programs, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Math programs, JAWS, Zoomtext, etc.
- Preferred Skills:
- Experience in direct- client assessment and work plan development.
- Experience in creating and evaluating for accessibility: documents, PDF, web pages, other.
- Direct work experience in disability services at the postsecondary level.
- Knowledge of higher education issues, trends, policies, and procedures.
- Experience with use of Web authoring and editing applications.
- Knowledge of the campus accessibility standards for creating accessible Web sites and procuring accessible equipment.
The office of Services for Students with Disabilities facilitates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. By doing so, students with disabilities will have an equal opportunity to reach academic success.
Deadline & Application Instructions
Applications received by September 22, 2022 will be given full consideration by the search committee.
- Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.
Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.
Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.
Equal Employment Opportunity Information
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
Vaccination Interim Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.
Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.
Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)