Assistive Technology Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Salary in mid $40k, commensurate with education and experience
Nov 03, 2021
Mar 23, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Assistive Technology/Program Support SpecialistGeorge Mason University Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) is seeking a highly motivated and versatile individual for a full-time, entry-level Assistive Technology/Program Support Specialist. It is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to grow within this field and/or experienced candidates seeking additional educational opportunities while continuing to work in this area. 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 support the ATI in its mission to ensure equivalent access to Mason programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Primary responsibilities will include the following: Coordinating and providing assistive technology assessments, training, and technical assistance to support students with disabilities in the Mason community;Assisting ATI staff with identifying, assessing, remediating, and troubleshooting documents, videos, and/or supplemental applications (e.g., Pearson, McGraw-Hill, etc.) to ensure timely access to instructional resources for students with disabilities;Assisting the Information Technology Accessibility Coordinator with testing websites and web-based applications used in Mason courses for compliance with Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines [WCAG] 2.1 AA; Coordinating, developing, and delivering training and technical assistance to DS staff and students on existing assistive technology supports and services;Maintaining/updating office inventory and assistive technology equipment loan databases;Disseminating routine information to the other departments/units regarding ATI services; andMaintaining/updating library assistive technology lab computer systems. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in special education, information technology, assistive technology, instructional technology, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience; Experience working with and supporting individuals with disabilities; Experience working with assistive technology (e.g., Freedom Scientific JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver (Mac OS, iOS), Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Read and Write, Snap & Read, amplification devices, etc.);Strong written and verbal communication skills/public speaking; Organization/detail-oriented;Ability and willingness to learn new technologies quickly; Ability to multitask; and Ability to work within a team. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience providing direct services (i.e., assistive technology assessments, training, technical assistance) to individuals with disabilities in the postsecondary and/or employment arena (at least two years); Demonstrated experience supporting screen reader users with orientation to LMS, websites, and instructional materials;Demonstrated experience with HTML and CSS; Demonstrated experience converting instructional resources (i.e., documents, videos) into accessible formats; Knowledge of relevant disability laws governing services in higher education and employment; Knowledge of best practices in supporting individuals with disabilities in the classroom; Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Experience working with Mac OS, iOS, and mobile technologies; and Experience collaborating with a diverse group of people.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02539z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! 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. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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