Position: Assistive Technology Specialist and EX.I.T.E. Coordinator
PACER Center has an opening for an Assistive Technology Specialist and EX.I.T.E. coordinator in PACER’s Simon Technology Center (STC). This is an exempt, full -time position.
PACER’s Simon Technology Center provides information, referrals, and professional training on assistive technology topics. Assistive technology is used to help individuals be more independent and have equitable access.
- Coordinates PACER Simon Technology Center EX.I.T.E. (EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering) programming, including the annual EX.I.T.E. Camp, and Tech for Girls STEM workshops
- Prepares and conduct 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 evaluation
- Performs other duties as needed
- College degree or equivalent experience in coursework and experience in technology, education 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
- Strong knowledge of Apple and IOS, Android, and Chrome products and accessibility features
- 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
- Ability to learn new software programs and assistive technology equipment
- 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
- Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends
Parents of children with disabilities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Anticipated hiring range in $45-$50K.
Interviews will be held remotely via Zoom.
TO APPLY: Submit resume with cover letter to:
Recruitment Director | [email protected] |
Posted April 2021