(Classified as: Information Technology Consultant, Career)
Full time position available on or after August 3, 2020 in the Office of Academic Technology.
Under the general supervision of the Director of Academic Technology at the Office of Academic Technology (OAT), the Instructional Designer incumbent is accomplished in instructional design principles, universal design concepts and practice, and collaborates in the development and delivery of professional development opportunities across a spectrum of services for faculty and the institution. The incumbent will support the university community in the design of accessible instructional and informational materials for courses and general publication through workshops, trainings, and collaboration with staff and faculty governance. The incumbent also collaborates with other technology support staff members and campus service providers such as the Disability Resource Services (DRS) to create an innovative and comprehensive accessibility support infrastructure at Stanislaus State University. The incumbent will also ensure the compliance and documentation of Accessibility Conformance Report (formerly VPAT) filing, and Equally Effective Alternate Access Plan (EEAAP) documentation for the university along with other involved constituents.
Working with a dynamic and growing Instructional Design staff, this position supports teaching and learning in course design, implementation of innovative technology/pedagogy in all aspects and modalities of learning, and universal design for learning. Works one-on-one with faculty to develop and provide technical support and guidance for online course development. Advocates the use of technology to improve instruction and provides faculty with high quality multimedia services, instructional development, innovative technology development programs, hardware and software advice and recommendations, produces instructional media projects from script writing through post-production and does formative summary evaluations. This position is required to collaborate with other technology support staff members and campus service providers to create an innovative and comprehensive accessibility support infrastructure at Stanislaus State University.
Education: A combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in instructional design/education, computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or a closely related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study.
Experience: Two years of experience or similar field that would provide the skills and abilities to fulfill the requirements of the position.
A Master's in educational/instructional technology or education.
Strong knowledge in the application of current copyright laws and industry standards as applied to instructional materials and assistive software.
Strong professional and advanced interpersonal and communication skills in working with users of varying skill levels to interpret needs and provide appropriate solutions.
Knowledge of current accessible technology concepts and practices, accessible technology requirements (Federal, State, and CSU) and Web Content Accessibility (WCAG), accessibility software and assistive technologies, data collection and analysis, and archival data maintenance and change management.
Thorough knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, resource planning and change management principles, data and file structures, database systems and related utilities, operating systems, and communication interface programs, including hardware for problem identification and analysis.
Ability to produce or retrofit content for accessibility, using modern electronic document publishing tools, and audio and video transcription/captioning.
Strong ability to determine needs/problems, analyze and provide appropriate solutions within operational guidelines, effectively document and communicate relevant information, and recommend changes, solutions, and procedures to facilitate continuous improvement.
Demonstrated experience and skill consulting with and teaching those who may be unfamiliar with the assistive technology needs of users with disabilities.
Ability to work within a team or independently, demonstrating strong personal initiative and ability to work reliably with minimal supervision and to communicate and collaborate with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and members of the community in one-on-one or group settings.
Demonstrated record of a strong customer service orientation with a high level of planning and organizational skills, including the ability to follow through on assigned tasks and to complete projects on time.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse university environment with persons of all races, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.
Ability to independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects.
Exceptional ability to communicate in a professional, persuasive, and tactful manner both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated knowledge of electronic access initiatives as they relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, including technical standards/guidelines related to academic and work environments (e.g., ADAAG, Title 24, Section 504, etc.); and software applications such as: Ally, MS Windows, MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook Web Applications (OWA), SharePoint, Visio and Outlook.
Demonstrated expertise in assistive technology functionalities, including but not limited to hardware and software technologies used to deliver accessible Instructional Materials (IM): JAWS, ZoomText, MAGic, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Duxbury, media captioning software, Braille embossers and displays; electronic text delivery devices, and Assistive Listening Devices (ALD's).
Ability to develop and maintain accessible web pages according to current accessibiilty guidelines (e.g. ADAA, Section 508, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; work effectively as part of a team and to give and receive constructive feedback; draft and deliver technical processes, reports, presentations, and correspondence.
$4,372 - $10,792 per month plus excellent paid benefits. (Anticipated salary will be $4,372 - $5,684 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)
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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled