Accessibility Coordinator, Assistive Technology Senior

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Student Services, Senior-Level

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Responsible for assisting Boise State University in meeting federal mandates regarding accommodating students with disabilities.

Department Overview:

The Educational Access Center provides leadership to the Boise State University community and guides achievement of the university’s goal to improve educational access and student success for all students. The Educational Access Center empowers students with disabilities to accomplish their educational goals by facilitating access and promoting inclusion.

Level Scope:

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in- depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of areas typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the Accessibility Coordinator, Assistive Technology Senior must:

  • Complete intake interviews primarily for students who blind, low vision, Deaf, hard of hearing, or students with related print and auditory disabilities and determine thoroughness/appropriateness of documentation
  • Facilitate student success and support inclusive excellence by administering and coordinating services for students with disabilities
  • Program support, development, and assessment
  • Monitor, assess, and implement developments in available assistive technologies
  • Train students and EAC staff on assistive technologies used on campus
  • Act as initial contact for students/faculty/campus department questions and concerns regarding accommodations and disabilities
  • Oversee creation and organize production of accessible materials
  • Act as a liaison for the Educational Access Center and stakeholders, particularly the IT Accessibility Committee and Deputy ADA Coordinator for Digital Accessibility
  • Communicate frequently with students to ensure understanding of the course accommodations, schedules, and program services
  • Facilitate faculty cooperation, respond to student concerns, review course content and student's use of reasonable and appropriate accommodations
  • Adhere to regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Maintain confidentiality of student records in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and privacy Act (FERPA)

35% of Time the Accessibility Coordinator

  • Participate in professional development activities to continually improve/enhance current knowledge and skills related to accommodation services
  • Respond to staff or student concerns and provide assistance or escalate to a supervisor, as needed
  • Supervise student access assistants

5% of Time the Accessibility Coordinator

  • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of assistive technologies including, but not limited to:
    • Accessibility software such as JAWS, Dragon Naturally Speaking, ZoomText,
    • Assistive listening devices
    • Captioning
    • ABBY
  • Strong mediation skills and experience
  • Adaptability
  • Communications
  • Conscientiousness and responsibility
  • Continuous improvement orientation
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Dependability
  • Focus on customer service
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • Assistive technology certification
Salary and Benefits:

$50,502.40 – 62,379.20 annually. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Resume, cover letter, and three professional references



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