This position is covered by the AFSCME Clerical Union. Union/Fair share deductions may be made.
The Administrative Accessibility Specialist is supervised by faculty member, Dr. Myers, at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and provides high-level comprehensive support to enhance the overall mission critical efforts of Humphrey School. The position serves as a captioning specialist and works to ensure faculty receives timely, effective, and understandable communication. The position also provides general administrative support as assigned to support research, outreach and administration to a deaf faculty member.
85% 1. Provide CART services in various academic settings in various subject areas and settings that include, but are not limited to: lectures, discussions, individual student meetings, student study groups, instructional staff or academic advisors, campus events/activities, and public ceremonial events.
Facilitates communication with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty members and staff.
Keeps abreast of all new changes and developments in the field of higher education as applicable to the functions assigned with an emphasis with real-time captioning and captioned media.
Troubleshoots and solves hardware/software or other technical problems with the captioning equipment.
Maintain advanced software for remote captioning and speech to text capabilities for domestic and international conferences, and professional meetings.
Develops, maintains, and updates master CART dictionary with specific terminology for assigned work. Prepares CART dictionary that contains specific terminology for assigned work. Ensures that assignment specific terminology translates clearly during real-time CART services.
Works closely with faculty member or other appropriate individuals to obtain all terminology inherent to assignments, e.g. curricula, syllabi, synopses, scripts, and texts.
Maintains faculty calendar and travel schedule to ensure access for all classes, meetings, conferences, and events.
Maintain Roy Wilkins Center Director’s calendar to include coordinating captioning through the Disability Resource Center or through personnel from outside organizations, when needed and/or appropriate.
Provide oral interpreting as needed, with close attention to clear diction to facilitate speech-reading.
Attends receptions, community events and other outreach activities to provide unobtrusive hearing assistance.
Makes phone calls when other methods of communication are not available or appropriate.
15% 2. General support for faculty member may include, but not limited to:
Type and send business correspondence, mail merges, reports, etc.
High School Diploma/GED and four years of related office and administrative experience. Training/education may be substituted for up to two (2) years of experience.
Experience working with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Community.
The schedule for this position is set to work Monday through Friday, with flexibility, in the event there are early morning, evening or weekend events, as well as travel.
Demonstrated computer experience with Microsoft office, Google docs, and Google drive.
Completion of CART program or CART provider certificate.
Applies stenographic theory, in conjunction with stenographic equipment and software, to provide CART services at a rate of no less than 200 words per minute with 98.5% accuracy (with appropriate dictionary) and video/web-based captioning.
Familiar with higher education environment.
Ability to multi-task priorities be highly productive, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software in a Windows environment. Demonstrated strong attention to detail.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.