ODSS Technology Assistant
Location: Yellow Springs, OH
ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY MISSION STATEMENT
Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.
TITLE: Office of Disability Support Services (ODSS) Technology Assistant
CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, Non-FWSP Student Workers
SUPERVISOR: Director, Office of Disability Support Services
WORK SCHEDULE: 12-15 hrs/week at $16.99/hr
The ODSS Technology Assistant position assists ODSS in supporting students with disabilities in accessing assistive technology and other resources. This position in the Office of Disability Support Services (ODSS) is a part-time, 12-15 hours per week position. The ODSS Technology Assistant reports to, and works in collaboration with, the University Director of the Office of Disability, providing support to the Director and ODSS department staff.
ODSS DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
Antioch University ensures, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and all amendments, and other disability nondiscrimination laws, that no student shall, on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any university program or activity. Please click the link to read Antioch University policy 6.101 Disability Support Services for more detail.
The ODSS team is committed to the daily work involved in ensuring that the Antioch University mission is embodied in the structures, systems, and programming overseen by the ODSS.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Assist ODSS coordinators and students with disabilities with securing alternate format texts upon request.
- Research sources and obtain alternative formats from publishers, and vendors (e.g. Bookshare, AccessText Network, Biblio Vault). Implement a variety of strategies to produce alternate formats from a range of service providers and publishers, including the remediation of formats received.
- Maintain a knowledge base of alternative formats and interface with various programs for obtaining accessible text for students in a timely manner (e.g. OCR, PDFs, conversion of files).
- Follow up on all requests from students with disabilities and ODSS coordinators in a timely and efficient manner.
- Respond effectively and timely in all communication with University students with disabilities across all degree levels and campus programs.
- Participate as a responsive and service-oriented member of the ODSS team through the provision of essential accommodations.
- Maintain confidentiality in compliance with the ODSS Confidentiality Agreement.
- Manage competing priorities and pending requests.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree
- Competent communicator, both verbally and written
- Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google, Adobe, and the Internet, with the interest and ability to learn new software programs
- Familiarity with online learning systems helpful
- Strong organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills
- Team player
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Individuals must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
- Highest levels of time management and organizational skills
- Effective and timely follow-up of student requests — may include communication outside of a 9:00 am – 5:00 pm schedule
- Knowledge of various computer applications, websites, data entry
- Interest and curiosity in learning new technologies to support students with disabilities
- Work independently, and in a team environment, valuing the highest levels of student support
- Perseverance and tenacity in pursuing the fulfillment of alternate formats in face of challenges, barriers, and frustrations
- Demonstrated skills related to effective levels of professionalism and communication.
- Seek assistance from ODSS staff when student issues or difficulties arise
- Demonstrated understanding of social justice, including an awareness of the opportunities, issues, and challenges related to ability, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and socio-economic diversity
- Occasional travel to campus locations.
HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a part-time position (12-15 hrs/week) serving a national university. A work schedule will be established in consultation with the supervisor.
The position may work remotely.
While performing the duties of this job, the student worker is regularly required to sit, stand, use hands and fingers, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The individual must occasionally lift and/or carry up to 5 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Requires daily use of computers and other standard office equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To apply, contact Fran Ziperstein at [email protected]
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