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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description Listing

TITLE:

Universal Design Specialist/Videographer

SUPERVISED BY:

Director of Software and User Services

DEPARTMENT:

Information Technology Services

GRADE:

CATEGORY:

Full-time Professional-Technical

STATUS:

Non-Exempt 

FUNCTION OF THE JOB:

The Universal Design Specialist will ensure SVCC’s online courses are accessible to students with disabilities using the generally accepted practices of Universal Design for Learning. The Videographer will be responsible for the Lightboard Studio and One Button Studio including video and file support.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist with formatting online resources to meet ADA regulations.
  2. Coordinate captioning of video resources as Knowmia Caption Coordinator.
  3. Create audio description for the College’s video assets.
  4. Coordinate captioning for course videos from 3rd party providers (e.g., You Tube) through available software tools.
  5. Structure and format documents to meet Universal Design standards.
  6. Assist faculty with formatting pages for accessibility in the Learning Management System including captioning of materials, alternative text, and audio description.
  7. Perform accessibility testing and tracking for website and software as directed.
  8. Cooperate with Disability Support Services, Instructional Design, and the Accessibility Task Force to create and deploy an accessible training plan.
  9. Assist with accessibility training of faculty and staff.
  10. Responsible for the Lightboard Studio and One Button Studio including providing routine maintenance and troubleshooting equipment, promoting use of studio assets with faculty and staff, supporting faculty and staff with production and editing of video content, and managing props and supplies used in the video studios.
  11. Responsible for video and file support including converting files for faculty, assisting faculty and staff with uploading issues, and facilitating captioning and audio description.
  12. Support the SVCC Marketing department by producing and editing accessible video content, create/edit still photos for use in marketing campaigns, and provide alternative text for images.
  13. Assume all reasonable professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Must understand and support the mission of the community college.
  2. Must have strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  3. Must be able to provide oral and written responses to student questions, and assist the instructor when giving general guidance.
  4. Must be able to communicate effectively by email and phone on a daily basis.
  5. Must be able to travel to Adult Education class sites to serve specific groups of students.
  6. Must have the ability to attend professional development meetings as well as staff meetings.

PERSONAL INTERACTION:

Frequent contact is made with all levels of College personnel, students, and outside organizations in relation to routine departmental services and duties in providing appropriate assistance and information as requested. The position interacts with outside agencies in assistance with equipment use and maintenance.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Functional supervision is exercised over work-study students.

REQUIREMENTS:

Associate’s degree or equivalent education and experience is required; bachelor’s degree is preferred. Excellent communication skills and service orientation required. Must be proficient in the general accepted practices of Universal Design for Learning.

Revised:

9/10/2020

TORT LIABILITY STATEMENT:

Coordinates the College Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events and circumstances present through daily College operations, and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor or taking necessary actions to correct, prevent or limit safety problems. May serve as a member of a committee that supports the health, safety and/or legal rights of visitors, students and staff. Such committees may include the AA/EEO, Sexual Harassment, and Safety/Loss Control committees. (Risk Management Categories I, III, IV. See Tort file.)


This description is intended to indicate the kinds and levels of work difficulty that will be required of the position that will be given the title and shall not be construed as declaring what specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of the supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.