[nfbwatlk] FW: [Jobs] Job posting: ASSISTIVE TECH/ALTERNATIVE MEDIA PROGRAM MANAGER at University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Tue Nov 1 14:53:20 CDT 2011

From: jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Hai Nguyen Ly
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 12:49 PM
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Subject: [Jobs] Job posting: ASSISTIVE TECH/ALTERNATIVE MEDIA PROGRAM MANAGER at University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Disability Resources for Students Office has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistive Technology/Alternative Media Program Manager. The Assistive Technology/Alternative Media Program Manager (AT/AMPM) is responsible for managing, coordinating and supervising the production of activities and functions of several of the Disability Resources for Students (DRS) accommodation/service programs, ensuring the timely and effective provision of accommodations for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal guidelines and regulations.  Primary responsibilities will include providing technical and instructional support to students with disabilities using adaptive technology and other alternative media devices; overseeing the production of the conversion of print to alternate formats e.g., audio, large print, Braille, electronic text; staying current on methods for and legal issues pertaining to print conversion to alternate formats; serving as a resource and support to faculty and staff on assistive technology and alternative media.  The (AT/AMPM) will also recruit, hire, train and supervise volunteer and paid staff to assist in completing tasks associated with assigned accommodation/service programs.

1.      Manage and coordinate assigned accommodation/service programs to include the Print Access Program (print conversion to alternate formats), the Testing Center, Room Relocation, Alternative Furniture, Equipment Loan Program, Library/Lab Aid service, Volunteer Program.
2.     Assess students with print disabilities to determine the most effective and appropriate adaptive technology to use for print conversion to alternate formats e.g., audio, large print, Braille, electronic text, etc.
3.     Provide technical and instructional support for students with disabilities using adaptive technology as well as other alternative media devices.
4.     Serve as a liaison between students and faculty to secure and produce instructionally-related material into alternate formats in a timely manner.
5.     Provide technical and instructional assistance and support to faculty and staff in the creation of accessible electronic materials and web pages for students with disabilities.
6.     Maintain the confidentiality of student records and information.
7.     Maintain accurate and detailed records for each assigned accommodation/service program to ensure and demonstrate the timely and effective provision of services.
8.    Prepare a quarterly report for the Director for each assigned accommodation/service program to include information on student usage, summary of DRS service efforts, budget information and other pertinent or requested information.
9.     Establish and maintain resource files for assigned accommodation/service programs.
10.Maintain the DRS alternate format library of recorded and electronically converted materials.
11.  Develop and recommend new policies and procedures to ensure the effective and timely provision of accommodation and services within assigned programs of responsibility.
12. Understand and appropriately apply, interpret and explain DRS and University policies and procedures, state and federal rules, regulations and laws.
13. Keep inventory and maintain records and files of acquired adaptive software, equipment and supplies; establish and maintain appropriate security procedures to minimize loss of software, equipment and supplies; set appropriate methods and procedures to check in and out adaptive equipment, materials and supplies to students.
14. Assist in the development, production and maintenance of an accessible web site for DRS.
15. In coordination with Computing and Communications, ensure that DRS computer hardware and software used for the production of alternative media in the DRS office and Testing Center is appropriately installed, maintained and remains operating at optimum levels.
16. Remain current on computer information systems technology and adaptive technology.  Research, develop and recommend new or revised production methods and technological applications to improve DRS accommodations/services.  Maintain an awareness of the trends and technology in alternative media for people with disabilities.
17. Implement and maintain a database production control system for assigned accommodation/service programs.
18.Plan, prepare and monitor budget for each assigned accommodation/service program.  Provide a written report to the Director on a quarterly basis as to the status of each budget.
19. Recruit, hire, train and supervise volunteer and paid staff to assist in completing tasks associate with assigned accommodation/service programs such as readers to read textbooks or exams onto tape, editors to scan and convert print materials to an electronic format, scribes to take dictation for an exam, etc.
20.                       Establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with students, faculty, staff and others.
21. Other duties as assigned.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.<http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/forms/ben-summaries/prostaff.pdf>

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