Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
DISABILITY AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST , Disability and Access Services , to serve as a vital member of a team whose mission is to enable an accessible campus experience at MIT by ensuring access for qualified students with disabilities and consulting on digital accessibility, assistive technology, and user experience. This is a holistic position requiring multiple skill sets. Will provide direct service to students with disabilities, including accommodations and auxiliary support services, as well as consultation and training related to assistive technology, ensuring that MIT course websites and materials are accessible to students with disabilities; provide consultation and advice to MIT employees in need of assistive technology accommodations and services; and represent the Disability and Access Services office at campus events and collaborate with key campus partners.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; at least two years of relevant disability/accessibility work experience; working knowledge of assistive technologies and their interactions with web, desktop, and mobile products and services; strong interpersonal and communication skills; excellent judgment; discretion when handling confidential information; initiative; flexibility; and the ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, high-energy, team-oriented environment. PREFERRED : master's degree in education, special education, vocational rehabilitation, or a related field; experience in a higher education setting, specifically with STEM materials, accessibility services, and faculty collaboration; and knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the higher education environment. Job #18077-6
Salary range: high $50K to low $60K, depending upon experience
Internal Number: 18077
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