Student Affairs Administrator - Assistive Technology Lab Manager
University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

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Purpose To assist in the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Office, working primarily to oversee the assistive technology/adaptive equipment of the area, supervising student staff, and backing up other staff.

Essential Functions Recruits, trains, and supervises student assistants for the assistive technology lab and for the text in alternative format program. Coordinates adaptive/assistive accommodations for students with disabilities, including adaptive testing, Braille translation, texts in alternative formats and other related services. Assists with design and maintenance of database for management and reporting. Perform troubleshooting duties such as solving network and hardware problems, diagnosing and repairing software malfunctions. Provides computer desktop end-user support and services including responding to requests and problems installing, monitoring, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading PC hardware, software, and equipment. Maintains records on loaned equipment, borrowed material, etc., for all students with disabilities. Serves as a member of the SSD area team, participating in office strategic planning, programming, and advising.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications Bachelor's degree. A combination of three years of experience administering student programs and/or developing student programs. (Master's degree substitutes for up to two years of the AMOUNT of experience above; however, the KIND of experience is required. Nine graduate hours substitutes for six months of experience, up to one and one-half years.) Experience with assistive technology and working with people with disabilities. Experience in selection, training, and supervision of staff. Excellent interpersonal skills. Professional demeanor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in field related to program to be administered. Experience providing or coordinating academic accommodations that require assistive technology and adaptive equipment. Ability to determine appropriate academic assistive/adaptive accommodations. Experience in disability case management. Experience interpreting Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and University policies related to disabilities issues. Experience in coordination of multiple services, problem solving, management, and evaluation. Word processing experience. Knowledge of the trends and information sources regarding assistive technology and adaptive equipment. Graduate course work in Special Education or Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. Experience with Macintosh, PC, and Braille translation and adaptive software. Excellent organizational skills. Experience with design and maintenance of databases.

Working conditions May work around standard office conditions

Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
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