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Temporary Disability Access Center Support

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Enrollment & Student Services

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About the University Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

The Disability Access Center and Division of Enrollment & Student Services support Western’s mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

The objective of this position is to assist office staff in providing federally-mandated accommodations to students by remediating web materials for accessibility purposes. This is a part-time temporary position in the Disability Access Center at WWU. 

Classroom Support (70%)

  • Arrive to student’s classes early to ensure equipment is properly set up
  • Position equipment (computer, camera, microphone) as needed throughout the class so the student can engage to the fullest extent possible
  • Upload class recordings to online video platforms, such as Panopto in a timely manner

DAC Accommodation Coordination (30%)

  • Coordinate with DAC accommodation managers to see through the implementation of remote participation accommodations
  • Check in regularly about any problems or concerns
  • Help think through different ways to implementation the remote participation accommodation
  • Check in regularly during class times with the accommodated student to ensure they’re able to participate
Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to operate computers, cameras, microphones, and other relevant technologies and software  
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and other appropriate laws pertaining to higher education and disability.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with all constituents, including faculty, staff, patrons and students.
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible schedule based on the needs of the students. 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Strong organization and project management skills to effectively manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • IT experience
  • Experience working with people with a variety of disabilities
  • Experience working with highly confidential information
Salary Salary Range 30 | New hires typically start at $14.42 per hour
Bargaining Unit This position is covered by a Washington Federation of State Employees bargaining union.  New employees are eligible for membership under the current collective bargaining agreement at 350 hours of employment.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Positions are open until filled

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“The Clery Act”). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western’s campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at vpsa.office@wwu.edu. The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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