Harper College will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 17. Remote instruction will be extended through the first two weeks of the semester. On-campus offices are closed and student services are being provided virtually through January 29. In-person classes and services will resume January 31. The Health and Recreation Center remains open. Learn more

Jobs at Harper

Assistive Technology Coordinator

Vaccination and Testing Mandate
See Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker’s mandate regarding vaccination/testing requirements for Higher Education and Harper’s implementation. https://www.harpercollege.edu/cleared/index.php

Apply now Job no: 494227
Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Professional/ Technical
Salary: $40,983 - $49,000
Pay Grade: PT Salary
Division: Provost
Department: Student Affairs

Schedule Information: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with flexibility with occasional evening and weekend hours to perform duties of the job.

Hours per Week: 37.5

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance; sick, vacation, and holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper

Work Conditions:  Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature.

Duties of Position:  Responsible for overseeing the assistive technology program, ensuring that students receive assistive technology-based accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Coordinates alternate text conversion requests, providing direction to student workers, and providing training to students on utilizing assistive technology equipment and software. Assists in ensuring that ADS is up to date with current trends and advances in assistive technology. Works collaboratively with others to promote a more digitally accessible environment at Harper College.  

  • Coordinates students’ alternative text conversion and equipment loan requests, ensuring the requests are fulfilled in a timely manner.
  • Provides day to day direction and training for Assistive Technology Lab student workers.
  • Ensures requests and equipment are properly recorded and tracked through Accessible Information Management (AIM) software.
  • Works with the Manager of Accommodations to ensure that ADS continues to have the capacity to produce materials into Braille, large print, and digital formats for the students.
  • Collaborates with the Digital Accessibility Manager, Digital Accessibility Faculty Coordinator, and the Academy for Teaching Excellence to identify digital accessibility gaps on campus and develop digital accessibility resources.
  • Provides assistive technology and digital accessibility reports as needed. Creates, fosters and maintains collaborative working relationships with staff and faculty to promote awareness and use of assistive technology as accommodation and instructional tools.
  • Trains students in the use of various applications such as text-to-speech, print magnification, voice-to-text, Braille print, etc.
  • Maintains professional competence in disability accessibility laws, and regulations to guide development and revision of policy and procedure for the campus community.
  • Gives recommendations for assistive technology acquisitions based on the trends and research.
  • Attends required meetings and serves on college committees as appropriate
  • Demonstrates multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and promote an educational and work environment that affirms a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager of ADS.

Educational Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Assistive Technology, Instructional Technology, Computer Science, Disability Services, Rehabilitation Counseling, or related field preferred. Associate degree required.

Knowledge and application of WCAG 2.1 AA standards.

Extensive knowledge of assistive technology products, including Dragon Naturally Speaking, Zoom Text, Jaws, and Braille Embosser.

Experience Requirements:  A minimum two years of experience in working directly with computer-based assistive technology programs and assistive devices. Ability to multitask and prioritize requests.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an emphasis on supporting students with disabilities. Demonstrated experience in solving complex problems.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before:  02/01/2022

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


Advertised: Central Standard Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Last Updated: 11/22/21