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Assistive Technology Specialist

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Temporary one-year appointment.

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Assistive Technology Specialist
Department Office Svcs Stdnts wDisability
Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking someone for the Office of Disability Services to coordinate learning and assistive technologies for students with disabilities.
• Provides alternative format textbooks and course materials that work with the student’s individual technology needs at all Rutgers campuses.
• Meets individually with students registered with the Office of Disability Services to evaluate the needs related to technological requirements and provide interventions and solutions for accessing course information, technologies and resources.
• Works with instructors and faculty and the student to determine potential accessibility obstacles related to coursework and determine appropriate reasonable accommodations and technology to address these barriers.
• Responsible for assisting with the daily operation of a learning and assistive technology lab which includes troubleshooting.
• Maintenance and inventory of equipment.
• Recommends upgrades and updates for equipment software and hardware.
• Maintains status reports of textbook conversions.
• Keeps accurate records of projects, ensuring reasonable accommodation processes are timely and effective.
• Trains students with disabilities on equipment software, hardware, applications and technologies.
• Trains of student workers on the scanning of textbook and materials.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 40
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Position Salary $40,000-42,000
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Requires up to two years relevant experience in an administrative function, good communication and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with adults with disabilities in higher education, knowledge of disabilities, and current assistive technologies. Experience training adults with disabilities to use assistive technology and understanding of appropriate learning strategies.
Significant knowledge of adaptive equipment, software and various operating systems.
Demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of software and application required to utilize assistive technology on mobile and other electronic devices (OSX and Android operating systems).
Previous work in disability services or studies in the health fields a plus.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must be able to work efficiently and effectively in a fast paced environment.
Must have previous customer service experience.
Excellent communication skills, listening, oral and written.
Must have previous experience using Microsoft Office software, including: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.

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Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17TM1268
Posting Open Date 08/30/2017
Posting Close Date 09/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Temporary one-year appointment.

Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Livingston (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application