Adaptive Technology Specialist and Alternative Formats Coordinator

Oregon, United States
02 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

Portland State University (PSU), a 50-acre campus located in downtown Portland, is a nationally acclaimed leader in sustainability and community-based learning. The University’s position in the heart of Oregon’s economic and cultural center enables PSU students and faculty to apply scholarly theory to the real-world problems of business and community organizations.

Portland State offers more than 220 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree options, as well as graduate certificates and continuing education programs. PSU is Oregon’s largest and most diverse university, with some 30,000 students who come from all 50 states and from nearly 100 nations around the world.

The Disability Resource Center (DRC makes university life accessible to students with disabilities. We identify, evaluate, and reduce or eliminate barriers to student access and equity. We foster community and create opportunities to promote disability culture. We focus on building partnerships and infrastructure that incorporate the principles of universal design, social sustainability, and disability justice. We find creative solutions by proactively collaborating with students, faculty, and staff to develop an accessible and inclusive environment. For more information on the DRC please Click Here

Position Summary     

The Adaptive Technology Specialist and Alternative Formats Coordinator assists the DRC Director and other DRC professional staff directly in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable policies and regulations by coordinating the following: alternative format production, adaptive and accessible technology support, and the DRC’s involvement in University-led proactive accessibility efforts.

The Adaptive Technology Specialist and Alternative Formats Coordinator should be knowledgeable of current best practices for determining and implementing adaptive technology solutions, making electronic information accessible and skilled in communicating this information to a wide range of constituents (including students, faculty, and higher level administrators).

Minimum Qualifications     

A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Higher Education Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, or related field, with 3+ years of related experience.

Successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications     

  • Demonstrated organizational and managerial skills.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Hands-on experience developing accessible electronic materials.
  • Experience using and/or training people to use adaptive or accessible technologies.
  • Experience hiring, training, and supervising employees.
  • Certification in assistive technology.

Key Cultural Competencies     

  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
  • Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship

Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Work Days/Hours

Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm

Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be $50,748. The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however, it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.

PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.