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Alternate Testing Services Coordinator  « Position Deleted on 4/11/2012 »

Institution: California State University, Fresno
Location: Fresno, CA
Category:
  • Admin - Disability Services
Posted: 02/10/2012
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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California State University, Fresno
Services for Students with Disabilities
Vacancy # 11770


Alternate Testing Services Coordinator (ASC I)

General Information:

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines at the doctoral level. The current enrollment is approximately 20,000 students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, education, industry, business and government. The university was one of the first US Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its new Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Salary:
$2,808 to $4,212 per month (Anticipated hiring salary: $2,808 to $3,100 per month)

Organizational Description:
The Services for Students with Disabilities program at Fresno State endeavors to ensure a fair learning environment where students are able to succeed based on their own efforts and initiative, unhampered in their academic pursuits by disadvantages associated with their particular disability.

Our staff members work with students, faculty, and other resources of the university to coordinate accommodations for which students are entitled under federal legislation. In doing so we affirm the worth of each individual in the spirit of diversity, a natural part of our university.

In all our professional interactions we strive to provide clear, timely information, and to be supportive of our students as they pursue their education. We encourage self-advocacy for students and will assist faculty in meeting the needs of all Fresno State students.


Overview:
Under the general direction of the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, this position provides coordination and oversight of legally mandated academic alternative testing services of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) for students with disabilities, both on campus and at distance learning sites. It also includes oversight of accommodations for standardized tests offered on the campus. As the position is responsible for the handling and administration of classroom examinations with integrity and confidentiality on a daily basis, it requires the incumbent to function at a high level of reliability, judgment and discretion. It requires direct communication with the student with disabilities and faculty to provide accommodation. In addition, provides general training and supervision of student assistants providing direct student support services. This includes testing and other accommodations, scheduling, and other and general administrative requests. Responsibilities include the implementation of overall SSD office policy and procedures.

Position Summary:
  • Responsible for the coordination, scheduling and administration of specially accommodated exams
  • Provide training and supervision of student assistants and back-up support to provide basic office coverage for the testing services and SSD office as needed
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Fully functional knowledge in all technical aspects of work assignments including standard office procedures and practices
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to learn, interpret, apply and clearly communicate disability-related procedures, policies, information, ideas and instructions to students
  • Ability to coordinate large volume of academic test accommodations with accuracy, efficiency and confidentiality
  • Ability to relate skillfully and respectfully to diverse students with varying disabilities, faculty and staff
  • Ability to apply independent judgment, discretion and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough solutions
  • Expertise in using office software packages, technology and systems
  • Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and provide lead work direction
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma; completion of an applicable technical vocational program or their equivalents combined with several years of related office work experience
Specialized Skills:
  • Experience in working with persons with disabilities
  • Working knowledge of procedures and practices related to service delivery to students with disabilities in post-secondary educational institutions
  • Knowledge of basic assistive technology devices and software program available for alternate testing purposes
  • Knowledge of alternate media/alternate format options and other resources
Preferred Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Psychology, Education or related field
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal and state law, CSU system and campus regulations and policies pertaining to the delivery of services to students with disabilities
  • Ability to analyze complex situations, determine appropriate courses of action and appropriately apply policies in pressured situations
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures for providing testing accommodations services to students with disabilities on a college campus
  • Experience in working with alternate media/alternate format options, e- text, RFB&D and other resources

Filing Deadline:

February 22, 2012

Application Procedures:
Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) a letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.


How To Apply:
To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/ .

California State University, Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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California State University, Fresno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.