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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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • 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

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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