Professional Expert (Online Accessibility/Universal Design Specialist), Temporary Assignment
- Contra Costa Community College District
- Location: San Pablo, California
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 05/15/2020
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position TitleProfessional Expert (Online Accessibility/Universal Design Specialist), Temporary Assignment
Special Instructions to Applicants
The Online Accessibility/Universal Design Specialist is a professional expert responsible for support and promotion of Contra Costa College’s efforts to create inclusive, universally designed, and accessible instructional and other online content. This position is expected to work in collaboration with faculty and staff to create quality and inclusive digital solutions or alternatives for all students and to identify effective goals and strategies in scaling such solutions across the campus.
This role is critical in communicating clear and consistent messages, including accessibility processes, standards, best practices, and requirements to the wider organization through multiple means, while also practicing inclusivity, UDL, and accessibility. The Online Accessibility/UDL Specialist will work closely with an administrative team in ensuring that faculty and staff receive the training, ongoing development, and support required to plan, develop, and deliver inclusively designed and accessible instructional and other online content.
• Perform preliminary accessibility audits of instructional and other online content (ex: college webpages) in collaboration with faculty and staff, if/when necessary, and identify effective UDL solutions.
• Assist in the design and remediation of instructional and other online content (ex: college webpages) in collaboration with faculty and staff to implement accessibility solutions and UDL best practices.
• Support/consult with campus groups regarding accessibility concerns, fostering the development of more inclusive digital learning solutions.
• Develop a consistent message regarding accessibility, instructional design, inclusivity, and UDL, and communicate throughout the campus, by way of accessibility/UDL related workshops, trainings, webinars, professional development opportunities, virtual office hours, or other communication strategies.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current regulations and requirements for institutions, states and federal entities, best practices in UDL and accessibility, including WCAG, ADA, Sections 504 and 508, etc.
• Assists the administrative team in the creation and maintenance of materials to support the implementation, evaluation, monitoring of UDL and accessibility at Contra Costa College.
• Engage with other campus partners (e.g., Disabled Students Programs and Services, etc.) to understand current perspectives from students with disabilities and to help create better student experiences.
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Recruitment Type:Open (Internal and External applicants)
LocationContra Costa College
# of Openings1
Salary$44.61 per hour
Overtime StatusNon-Exempt (eligible)
If temporary, employment duration:As needed
# of Hours Scheduled Per Week20 hours a week
Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours
Dependent on schedule, hours may vary.
Shift Differential %n/a
# of Months12
EEO Job CategoryTechnical/Paraprofessional
Employee GroupProfessional Expert
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions
• Strong knowledge of ADA, Section 504, and Section 508 legislation; accessibility guidelines, including WCAG, WAI-ARIA; and UDL principles.
• Extensive experience in the creation of accessible solutions for individuals with disabilities, preferably in higher education.
• Knowledge of assistive technologies for varying disabilities and needs.
• Exceptional communication and training skills and experience working within a higher education environment.
• Solid organizational and coordination skills along with multi-tasking capabilities to get things done in a fast-paced environment.
• Sound interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration with diverse cross-functional teams across a higher education institution.
• Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Job Open Date:09/12/2019
Open Until FilledYes
Foreign Degree and Credit Statement:
In accordance with the Human Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the evaluation.
About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.
Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.
As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 52,088 students a year, in 2017-18 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 10% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 33% Hispanic/Latino; 29% White/Caucasian; and 11% Other.
The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.
Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.
Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.
Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.
Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.
Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System.
Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.
Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).
Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.
Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50.
For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:
Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):
Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):
POST OFFER PRE-PLACEMENT EVALUATION PROGRAM (PEP)
All job offers of employment are conditional upon the applicant’s satisfactory results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for testing until you have received notification from the Human Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed classification, you may disregard this notification.
In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.