Accessibility Specialist (506336)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Monterey Bay
  • Seaside, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Other

Job Description


Classification: Information Technology Consultant - Career
Anticipated Hiring Salary: High $5,000's/mo to low $6,000's/month
CSU Salary Schedule
40 hours per week
FLSA: Exempt

Priority Screening Date: Extended to November 28, 2021
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled.


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. The university's Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university's faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.


Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of the Center for Academic Technologies (CAT), the Accessibility Specialist is accomplished at the highest levels in document and media accessibility, and tools that facilitate meeting accessibility standards.

Working with the Accessibility Technology Initiative Directors and Steering Committee, along with faculty, staff and administrators, the incumbent supports the university community in the design and remediation of accessible instructional and informational materials for courses and general publication through workshops, training, and collaboration with staff and faculty governance. The incumbent also collaborates with other technology support staff members and campus service providers to create an innovative and comprehensive accessibility support infrastructure at CSUMB.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Coordinates services providing document remediation for universal access, including:

    • Recruitment and oversight of student staff
    • Workflow management

  1. Collaborates with campus partners in improving universal access in the areas of:

    • Consultation in best practices for accessibility
    • Marketing and outreach to department chairs and faculty as needed
    • Policy consultation, research, and implementation
    • Data collection and reporting

  1. Consults with IT partners, campus student disability office, and University Personnel on appropriate assistive technologies (hardware and software) configuration; coordinates training to university staff and end-users as needed.
  2. Collaborates with instructional designers to create professional development and training for staff and faculty in support of universal access through various modalities.
  3. Participates on the campus ATI committees and sub-committees, and on ATI conference calls with the Office of the Chancellor (instructional materials, web, and executive committee).
  4. Maintains the highest level of certifications available for accessibility concepts, procedures, and technical skills, including existing and emerging technologies.

Other Functions:
  1. Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Knowledge of: information technology security, management systems and/or applications, including campus-wide systems and multimedia environments, access procedures, AV system, telephone services, networks, and/or databases; and training theory and practices demonstrated by an ability to develop and deliver technical training and user documentation.

Ability to: apply consultative skills to assess user needs and provide appropriate support; integrate multiple applications and/or systems, and analyze data requirements and research data availability and access methods. Proficiency using standard software packages. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in working with users to interpret needs and provide appropriate solutions.


Basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical information systems and application program packages is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study. Working knowledge of desktop security, automated desktop management tools in an enterprise environment, common software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication, and multimedia systems.


  • Ability to produce or retrofit content for accessibility, Including MS Office and Adobe Acrobat documents, and audio and video.
  • Strong ability to determine needs/problems, analyze and provide appropriate solutions within operational guidelines, and to effectively document and communicate changes, solutions, and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate with and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and members of the community in one-to-one or group settings. Strong personal initiative and ability to work reliably and independently with minimal supervision. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical concepts and Ideas to non-technical individuals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that promote professionalism and mutual respect in all interactions. Ability to work effectively and Independently In a diverse university environment. 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 record of a strong customer service orientation. Demonstrates success in working collaboratively in a team-oriented environment


Hands-on experience and knowledge of: accessibility practices and assistive technologies, including specific software and hardware for testing accessibility. Knowledge of alternate media production techniques in related assistive technologies, use of accessibility computer technologies for blind, low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, physically disabled and learning disabled students. Experience In instructional design and training development. Experience program development and evaluation methods.

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with: responsibility for the care, safety and security of master people(including children and minors), animals and CSU property; access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards).
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education's Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California's Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to University Police all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. The position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

There are components of this job that are deemed essential on campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14-paid holidays a year. For more information, visit CSU System Benefits . Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at .

CSUMB requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate. latest/ and questions may be sent to universitypersonnel@csumb. edu.

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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