This week, MSU Human Resources features three job openings with the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD)–Assistant Director of Assistive Technology (posting 770997), Ability Access Specialist – Chronic Health (posting 770998), and Ability Access Specialist – Neurodivergence (posting 760382). Join RCPD and contribute positively to MSU’s reputation for excellence in facilitating the inclusion of persons with disabilities in a range of educational and work-related opportunities.
The Assistant Director of Assistive Technology reports to the Director of the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities and will oversee the development of proposals, programs, partnerships, funding sources, and visibility efforts that expand assistive technology leadership at MSU. This individual will collaborate with the Director of the RCPD and Ability Access Specialists to develop and operationalize strategic plans, document needs, and report on progress in advancing ability and opportunity.
Individuals interested in the Assistant Director of Assistive Technology should have a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to educational technology accessibility, such as special education, higher education administration, information technology, etc. The selected candidate will have extensive working knowledge of assistive technology and a vision for its role in facilitating full participation by persons with disabilities. They should have knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to persons with disabilities and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Click here for a complete list of duties and requirements.
There are two openings for Ability Access Specialists–one for chronic health and one for neurodivergence–both reporting to the Director of the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. These specialists provide advising, service direction, consultation, and referrals to persons with disabilities to facilitate full participation in university programs and services. They provide outreach, consulting, and presentations to university faculty and staff to create an environment of accessibility and inclusion for persons with disabilities. The Ability Access Specialists develop and administer programs and services intent on increasing engagement in the mission and programs of MSU, fostering student success, and advancing career and life success.
Requirements for the Ability Access Specialists include a master’s degree in special education, rehabilitation counseling, social work, psychology, or a related field. They should have knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to persons with disabilities and educational and employment-related accommodations, skills, and tools used by persons with a range of disabilities. They should also have a working knowledge of assistive technology and its role in facilitating full participation by persons with disabilities and strong collaborative and team skills balanced by an ability to operate independently with minimal prompting.
The required application material for these positions includes a letter of interest, a resume or CV, and two letters of reference. Learn more about RCPD at https://www.rcpd.msu.edu/about-rcpd. The latest job postings are available at careers.msu.edu.