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Job Title: Assistive Technology Specialist and STEM Coordinator 
Department:  PACER’s Simon Technology Center (STC)
Type: Full time, exempt position
Salary: Starting at $50K (Final salary to be determined based on experience and qualifications)
Supervisor: Paul Sanft, Director, PACER’s Simon Technology Center
Position Available: As soon as possible

PACER’s Simon Technology Center (STC) provides information, referrals, and professional training on assistive technology topics. STC’s STEM programs provide structured activities for teens with disabilities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Assistive Technology Specialist; Essential job functions (50%)

  • Prepares and conducts in-person and virtual workshops and trainings on a variety of assistive technology topics, including mobile devices, apps, wearables, smart technology, Google Chrome extensions, software, web-based programs, accessible instructional materials, tools to support computer and device access, sensory needs, etc. 
  • Prepares and conducts individual assistive technology consultations for elementary-aged students, teens, and young adults 
  • Contributes to general STC services, including giving STC tours and technology demonstrations for visiting parents, professionals, and guests 
  • Organizes and tracks data for grant evaluation 
  • Performs other duties as needed 

STEM Coordinator; Essential job functions (50%)

  • Coordinates PACER Simon Technology Center EX.I.T.E. (EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering) programming, including workshops, annual EX.I.T.E. Camp, and Tech for Teens STEM workshops 
  • Performs other duties as needed 

Requirements

  • College degree or equivalent experience in technology, education, youth development, or disability-related field 
  • Experience with computer equipment, software, and applications on PC, Mac, and mobile platforms, as well as online video streaming programs such as ZOOM Webinar and Meeting 
  • Enthusiasm for working with teens, STEM topics, and for translating STEM topics to teen programming 
  • Thorough understanding or willingness to learn assistive technology for persons with disabilities 
  • Familiarity and comfort in working with people with disabilities of all ages 
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize tasks, follow procedures, and manage own schedule 
  • Excellent teaching and presentation skills; ability to differentiate for diverse learners 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to problem solve technology issues and develop creative solutions to unique issues 
  • Experience with coordinating and planning events 
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends 

Additional Information

  • Parents of children with disabilities, as well as individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
  • PACER staff are currently working a hybrid (remote and in-office) model.

To apply, submit resume with cover letter to [email protected] 

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

Posted February 2024