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Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator
Job ID: 49511
This position works remotely requiring a telecommuting agreement and adherence to the UCSC Telecommuting/Remote Work Guidelines. The employee shall be available in a full-time capacity during assigned telecommuting work hours (specific hours to be discussed with supervisor). While telecommuting/remote working, the employee is responsible for ensuring a worksite environment suitable for accomplishing their regular job duties during scheduled hours of work and, if applicable, arranging for dependent care just as they would if they were working at the regular UCSC worksite.
NO VISA SPONSORSHIP IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION.
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 03-21-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is a public agency supported by 15 members (13 states, one territory and the Bureau of Indian Education). Through the work of thousands of educators, Smarter Balanced created an online assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as well as tools for educators to improve teaching and learning. Smarter Balanced is housed at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Silicon Valley Extension.
Our work is guided by the belief that a high-quality assessment system can provide information and tools for teachers and schools to improve instruction and help students succeed - regardless of disability, language, or subgroup. We involve experienced educators, researchers, state and local policymakers, and community groups working together in a transparent and consensus-driven process. Smarter Balanced staff have a profound commitment to UCSC's Principles of Community, including embracing diversity, equity and inclusion.
UCSC Extension provides professional training that reflects the academic rigor of the University of California and the hands-on, roll-up-your-shirtsleeves practicality of Silicon Valley culture. Developed with guidance from key industry leaders and academic experts, our certificate programs match the economic demand of your industry, from engineering to business, education to bioscience. The University of California reviews and approves UCSC Extension courses and programs for academic content, merit and instructor qualifications. Many of our courses may be applied toward degree programs, or may be eligible for professional certificates and licenses.
More information can be found here: https://smarterbalanced.org
Applies QA and/or Release Management concepts, location and department/unit policies and procedures to test a variety of moderately complex software changes or enhancements on projects of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Provides support to domain-specific release management resources in a timely and efficient manner.
Budgeted Salary: $29.60 - $40.67 / Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
- Full-time, Fixed
- Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
- Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
- Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: Remote
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 006937 (QA RELEASE MGT ANL 2)
Travel: Up to 25% of the time
65% - Item and Accessibility Resource Creation
- Implements standard operating procedures to monitor and assess quality of accessibility resources including text-to-speech (in English and Spanish), braille, English glossaries, translated glossaries, illustration glossaries, American Sign Language videos and/or Spanish translation.
- Gathers and assembles data on vendor completion of accessibility resources to prepare reports and / or analyses summarizing status and quality.
- Schedules vendor work to create, turn in accessibility resources to the Test and Item Management System (TIMS), and collect performance metrics to improve QC processes. Monitors and reports out vendor progress.
- Uses subject matter knowledge on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility to review assessment content. Collects and prepares information about reviews of items for use in discussions to inform decisions and process improvement.
- On a project basis, performs analytical studies on a variety of policies, research initiatives, programs and issues in support of creating and/or administering fully accessible assessment content and/or implementation of accessibility resources.
35% - Supporting Stakeholder Engagement
- Supports logistics of stakeholder engagement via advisory groups, in-person events and other venues.
- Tracks and monitors completion of member specific requests to accessibility resources and implementations.
- Coordinates program planning and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in support of ongoing work.
- Prepares, edits, and modifies policy and implementation guidance documents in support of accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Engages in work and training in support of evolving accessibility compliance standards (WCAG, CPACC) in support of creating accessible assessment content.
- Bachelor's degree in education or related area and / or minimum 5 years of experience / training.
- 3+ years experience in education.
- 2+ years track record in working with the English learner, accessibility, and inclusion field-academically, instructionally, or in materials development.
- Experience in creation of assessment items and/or accessibility resources.
- Organizational and project coordination skills in handling projects that can transfer to managing contractors or vendors.
- Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in writing.
- Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, verbally.
- Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to create agenda, take notes, schedule, and plan events for members of our committees.
- Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
- Demonstrates ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
- Track record in a strong attention to detail that results in high-quality and error-free materials.
- Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
- Working knowledge of organizational applications such as Google Suite and Microsoft Suite.
- Demonstrates contributions to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
- Working knowledge of accessibility and inclusion policy.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
- Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
- Must be able to work remotely from a home office and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
- Ability to work overtime including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to meet operational needs, and work an alternate work schedule shift as required.
- Ability to travel nationally.
- The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE UCSC ON-LINE PROCESS
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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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