MTS Level 6 - Adaptive Technologist - Department of Student Affairs

Competition Number: 
66E14
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Date of Posting: 
July 30, 2014
Department: 
Department of Student Affairs
Position: 
MTS Level 6 - Adaptive Technologist
Contract: 
Term Full Time
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Salary: 
$49,231 to $54,164 per annum prorated to term as per CUPE 1870
Term: 

October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Department of Student Affairs is seeking an Adaptive Technologist. This role contributes and monitors the provision of academic supports and services to students who have a diagnosed disability. This person reports directly to the manager of Student Affairs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary Responsibilities include:
• Train students, staff and faculty on various adaptive technologies
• Provide presentations to university classes upon request as well as various departmental meetings
• Collaborate with colleagues on campus and elsewhere on various projects
• Provide ongoing support to all students diagnosed with a disability
• Adhere to the Human Rights Act & the Charter of Rights and Freedom
• Coordinate and administer UPEI exam accommodations
• Ongoing communication with faculty regarding exam accommodations
• Assist with the hiring, training and will provide guidance to student assistants, mentors and exam proctors
• Oversee exam proctors during all exam sessions (on call or on location)
• Collaborate and communicate with external exam centers globally
• Participate in online training sessions for specific institutions
• Collaborate with the Accounting Office for exam payments
• Maintain confidentially and security of all testing materials
• Familiarity with online learning opportunities and knowledge of other educational institutions
• Coordinate and administer a variety of external exams, including but not limited to LSAT, GRE, MUN, Athabasca, Real Estate Association, IFSE, CEBS as well as a number of other universities and colleges

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field and experience in the area of learning and disabilities.
• An understanding of appropriate teaching pedagogies, accommodations and inclusive practices are essential.
• Experience using Kurzweil, Dragon Dictate, the Live Scribe Smart Pen, Macintosh and PC computer systems are essential. 
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Management or supervisory experience
• Knowledge of the administration and coordination of exams are essential.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

B. Jakubiec

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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