AIM-VA Training and Technical Assistance Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Full Time
AIM-VA Training and Technical Assistance Specialist

The Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE) Accessible Instructional Materials - Virginia project (AIM-VA), located in the George Mason University Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities, is seeking an experienced and dynamic professional to serve as an AIM-VA Training and Technical Assistance Specialist. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: This position will be focused on providing training and technical assistance related to accessible instructional reading materials to educators in school divisions and state-operated programs throughout Virginia. The incumbent will be responsible for the development and delivery of training materials and sessions that include eligibility requirements, school division readiness, and the support of accessible instructional materials (AIM) for students with IEPs in schools. Training and Technical assistance will be provided both face-to-face across the commonwealth and virtually through webinars and video conferencing.

Required Qualifications: This 12-month, grant-funded professional faculty position will require knowledge and experience in the following areas: (1) accessible instructional materials; (2) federal and state special education accessibility standards; (3) K-12 students who have print-related disabilities; (4) integration of accessible instructional materials into the classroom and curriculum; (5) Virginia standards of learning and associated accountability testing; (6) universal design for learning; (7) reading strategies and implementation and (8) related assistive technology software/apps and devices, e.g., text-to-speech programs, screen readers, magnification applications, and annotation tools on multiple devices (iOS mobile, Chromebook, PCs, Mac, Android).

In addition, required qualifications include a master's degree in special education or a related field; proficiency in standard productivity programs (e.g., Microsoft, Adobe and Google), and demonstrated ability to rapidly develop new software and technology skills. Applicants must also have superior communication, writing and presentation skills; strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and the ability to multitask; and the ability to collaborate effectively as a key member of the AIM-VA team.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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