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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 05-09-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) leads UC Santa Cruz in providing educational equity and a welcoming environment for students with disabilities. The DRC identifies legally mandated accommodations that address disabling barriers and work with faculty and students to remove or mitigate various barriers. The DRC educates campus stakeholders on disability diversity and equal educational access. The team ensures compliance with State, Federal and local laws and ensures compliance with UC policies.
Using knowledge and skills as a seasoned, experienced professional in the disabilities field, the Coordinator procures and produces a range of formats for instructional materials and remediates existing materials that are not accessible. For complex requests (such as Braille, tactile graphics or STEM based materials) consults with the department leadership on the best process for conversion. Oversees the provision of assistive technology used by students. Supervises two teams of student workers: AMP production staff and Techies staff. Decisions can impact University compliance and liability under federal and state disability law and regulations.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $60,000 - $83,400 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
60% - Student Services - Accessible Technology & Alternate Media
Oversees production of Alternate Media services and Assistive Technology distribution. Identifies providers who can supply texts and instructional materials. Identifies and contracts as needed with vendors to outsource work that cannot be completed in-house (Braille, tactile graphics).
Supervises the development of production and procurement processes for obtaining, remediating and creating accessible materials. This includes the development and revising of training manuals that student workers utilize.
Oversees the distribution of Assistive Technology.
Provides training on how to do document remediation (Word Docs, PDF, MP3), accessible technology (screen reader, text-to-speech, braille, and other technologies), legal obligations, and general information about programs overseen by position.
Advises the DRC Leadership team to ensure that students are supported in their use of accessible materials and that faculty are well informed about helping to ensure that materials are usable, accessible and available in a timely manner.
Conducts assessment meetings with students approved to receive alternate format materials to recommend formats and assistive tech tools for reading. Determines if additional editing or formatting is needed - based on student needs and/or complex materials.
Works closely with the Service Coordinators who make referrals to the Alt Media developments/procedures occurring in the Alternate Format unit.
Conducts ongoing research on new products, workflow and best practices in the field. Updates technology and software licenses as needed. Develops budget proposals for new hardware and software.
Oversees Alternate Media Production to ensure distribution of Accessible Technology accommodations by obtaining, remediating, and creating accessible materials in a timely manner.
Meets with DRC students to assess and determine appropriate alternate format and assistive technology. Provides one-on-one training for students on how to use assistive technology and create accessible formats.
Tracks production and procurement of materials for periodic and annual analysis to review for process improvements. Utilizing data from past quarters to plan and revise staffing, workflow, and processes to achieve the requirement for completion in a timely manner.
Gathers benchmark data from other UC campuses or similar colleges to continue to hold ourselves to the highest standard.
15% - Faculty Liaison
Works closely with faculty and ITS to ensure access to learning management system, to the archives of instructional videos, and to other course materials, to ensure students with disabilities will receive and utilize accessible materials, texts, and online materials in a timely manner. Develops protocol and workflow processes to facilitate collaboration with faculty and the DRC.
Provides educational training to faculty and staff to ensure their educational content and course materials are accessible.
Updates campus partners and departments regarding updated information on policies/procedures.
Offers guidance and instruction regarding accessible techniques to ensure equal access for DRC students.
Consults with faculty and academic department staff to ensure ADA accommodations are provided appropriately.
Develops appropriate printed, electronic, and audio-visual supporting materials for the above educational/training and outreach activities.
15% - Supervision and Resource Management
Oversees the Alternate Media Production, ICAT Lab, and Technology Assistant teams.
Responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training student employees.
Ensures the teams are adequately trained and updated, to produce materials, provide demos of assistive technology and can respond to student questions.
Tracks production and procurement of materials for periodic and annual analysis to review for process improvements. Utilizing data from past quarters, plans and revises staffing, workflow and processes to achieve shorter times for completion.
Gathers benchmark data from other campuses in the UC system and from similar colleges.
10% - Auxiliary Service Accommodations Support & Other
Assists in managing accommodation requests for other Auxiliary Services units to effectively manage DRC resources.
Acts as backup in absence of primary coordinator of other Auxiliary Services.
Performs other duties, as assigned, as needed to support the DRC's Mission and goals.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Strong knowledge of the legal framework involving the provision of auxiliary aids and accessible materials for students with disabilities through state and federal laws and regulations.
Thorough knowledge of procedures for assessing and determining the provision of accessible materials including the Disability Compliance Office procedures to ensure that materials are accurate, usable, and timely.
Thorough knowledge of the assessment of student's needs and delivery of accessible materials for individuals with conditions that impact reading, vision, comprehension, or mobility.
Experience with conversion and delivery of text into alternate accessible formats.
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to positively interact with students, faculty, staff, and vendors concerning access accommodations.
2-3 years experience working in education or social service-oriented office environments.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, high volume and compliance-oriented environment, and work independently and respond to requests in a timely manner.
Thorough knowledge of computer applications, office systems and administrative procedures, and ability to operate office equipment.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential materials and matters, and determine when to escalate matters to appropriate resources. Ability to apply good judgement in resource management.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated supervisory and training skills.
Experience serving students with disabilities.
Strong technology knowledge, skills, and fluency in using hardware and software.
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Familiarity with university and DRC systems (i.e. Canvas, Accommodate).
Experience with public speaking or presenting workshops.
Past experience working in a Disability Resource Center.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work a flexible schedule with occasional evening or weekend shifts.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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