The University of Southern California (USC) is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles â a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the cityâs largest private employer, responsible for more than $5 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family - the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work.
The Office of the ADA/504 Coordinator is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and oversight of all matters related to access and accommodation for individuals with disabilities, in collaboration with schools, divisions, governmental agencies and advocacy groups supporting students, faculty, staff and visitors. This includes developing and implementing policies and procedures for ensuring campus facilities are open to the entire Trojan Family, including students, faculty, staff, and guests. In addition, the Office oversees Disability Services and Programs (DSP), the campus unit responsible for ensuring equal access for students with disabilities by providing accommodations, auxiliary aids and services, in compliance with state and federal law. USC is committed to the full accessibility of our campus, programs and activities to individuals with disabilities and will make a good faith effort to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified visitors, prospective students, enrolled students, employment applicants, and employees with a disability.Â
The Office of the ADA/504 Coordinator is seeking an experienced EIT Accessibility Coordinator to serve as a subject matter expert in all technical matters pertaining to EIT accessibility. This university leader will ensure the universityâs technology, computer software, and systems permit all persons with disabilities to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services with substantially equivalent ease of use as those without disabilities.Â The EIT Coordinator will also lead efforts in the area of EIT accessibility, ensuring the universityâs compliance with technical accessibility standards and requirements in conjunction with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, and other relevant laws.Â
Key Accountabilities Include:
Develops and implements policies, practices, and procedures related to the design, selection, implementation, and maintenance of accessible technology and digital materials for core EIT areas, e.g. procurement, software selection, web content development, academic platforms, social media, etc.
Designs and implements outreach efforts and communications to increase awareness of EIT Accessibility. Develops and/or identifies and curates trainings, resources, and related materials to promote the universityâs programs for technology accessibility.
Collaborates with key colleagues in the university community to implement accessibility best practices. Identifies and curates training on principles, tools, and techniques for targeted members of the university who develop web content, maintain websites and/or other technology platforms, e.g. school-level technology directors, colleagues in Central ITS, webmasters, instructional designers, etc.
Contributes to the development of processes to collect, analyze, and disseminate data and reports on current EIT Accessibility plans/programs; lead university efforts for continuous improvement in area.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.Â The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in WCAG 2.0 standards and requirements, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), and other pertinent laws and regulations in a complex higher education environment. Ability to provide leadership and guidance on technology accessibility based on the laws and regulations that directly impact the services provided and delivered. Knowledge of principles guiding the application of reasonable modifications under the ADA.
Internal Number: REQ20090671
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.