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Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Position Number: 955480
  • Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Instructor, Access Technology Specialist

Posting #: 16-055

Campus: De Anza College

Number of Working Months: 11 Months

Starting Salary: $62,722.00 - $103,094.00 annually

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time


Initial Review Date: 12/5/16*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Access Technology Specialist, De Anza College. The High Tech Center Training Unit is a grant program funded by the CCC Chancellor's Office to provide expertise and professional development training in the areas of assistive technology, alternate formats, and web accessibility.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking

Under the direction of the director of the High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU), the Training Specialist/Instructor provides instruction, technical assistance, training, and resource materials to faculty and staff of California Community Colleges and other participating institutions in the areas of alternate media and assistive/instructional computer technologies with an emphasis on access technologies for students with learning disabilities, visual disabilities, physical disabilities, or those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Design, develop and deliver training for faculty and staff of California Community Colleges in the use of alternate media and assistive/instructional computer technology primarily for Windows and Macintosh computers and mobile devices. Develop training and course materials for instructing alternate media and assistive computer technologies in community college programs as they apply to the needs of students with disabilities. Work closely with DSPS faculty and staff statewide to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas. Provide technical assistance, consultation, and training. Travel to provide off-site trainings and program reviews as requested. Act as a resource for technical assistance and support regarding the creation of alternate media and use of assistive/instructional computer technologies. Evaluate and review innovative methods and practices of potential benefit to students with disabilities as well as emerging assistive and instructional computer technologies. Work closely with and provide oversight to the HTCTU network technician/IT staff to develop and maintain the HTCTU training lab, including installing, configuring, and troubleshooting assistive computer technology. Provide direction to network technician/IT staff as required.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A bachelor's degree with any of the following majors: education of students with specific or multiple disabilities; special education; psychology; physical education with an emphasis in adaptive physical education; communicative disorders; rehabilitation; computer-based education; computer science; computer layout and design; other computer-related majors which include course work on adapted or assistive computer technology for students with disabilities; other majors related to providing specialized instruction or services to persons with disabilities, OR

an Associate degree with one for the majors specified in subparagraph above AND four (4) years of experience providing specialized instruction or services to persons in the disability category or categories being served.

NOTE: Official Transcripts verifying qualifications will be REQUIRED prior to an offer of employment. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts.


  1. Master's degree in computer science, computer graphics, access/rehab technology, special education, education, or a related field.
  2. Experience using assistive computer technology and Web-based instructional resources for teaching and learning.
  3. Experience with the creation and use of alternate media formats.
  4. Familiarity with state and national laws, standards, and guidelines that apply to the California Community Colleges with regard to equal access to technology and the provision of academic materials in alternate format for students and staff with disabilities.
  5. Experience with the use of assistive computer technologies for students who are blind, low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, physically disabled, and/or learning disabled.
  6. Experience using instructional technology to design and develop training materials in a variety of delivery modes, preferably in an educational environment.

In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following:

  1. Knowledge of the creation and conversion of alternate formats including e-text, braille, DAISY, braille, and tactile graphics.
  2. Knowledge of effective uses of a variety of assistive computer technologies such as screen readers for the blind, braille translation software, refreshable braille displays, large print display systems, speech recognition systems, as well as writing and productivity tools for students with learning disabilities.
  3. Understanding of Windows and Macintosh operating systems and cross-platform issues of application software.
  4. Knowledge of adult learning theory and assessment methods.
  5. Ability to develop and assess educational programs.
  6. Experience in instructional design and training development.
  7. Familiarity with academic issues relevant to community college student populations.
  8. Ability to work in a changing environment and manage multiple priorities.



  1. Office environment.
  2. Classroom environment.
  3. Computer lab environment.

Physical Abilities:
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

  1. Ability to exchange information in person and on the telephone, and to make presentations.
  2. Ability to operate computer keyboard and mouse (or mouse keys) and to assess technical issues while demonstrating technology.
  3. Ability to read and comprehend technical materials.
  4. Ability to write well and clearly.
  5. Stamina sufficient to present for extended periods of time.
  6. Ability to travel for extended periods by car and airplane to site visits and conferences.

Travel Requirements:
Overnight travel is required in this position up to one-fourth of the academic year. Such travel may be one night or multiple nights. Although attempts will be made to restrict travel to the work week, comp time will be provided when travel extends over weekends. The following travel is standard and expected for this position:

  1. Travel within California to any of the 112+ California community colleges, as well as to the CCC Chancellor's Office, campuses outside the CCC system, and other presentation sites.
  2. Travel within the United States for conference attendance and presentations (up to 10% of work time).


  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Non-tenure Track, 11-months per year

STARTING DATE: Spring 2017

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217

To apply, visit:

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