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Alternative Media Specialist

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 7/28/22

Job Description

Alternative Media Specialist

Job No: 517176
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Job Summary
Under the supervision of the BMAC Director, and lead by the AIM Center Coordinator, assess, evaluate, and advise students with disabilities, in particular students with visual and mobility limitations, and consult and collaborate with faculty in order to provide students with inaccessible textbooks and course materials. Oversee the day-to-day operations of alternative media production and conversion of inaccessible course materials into an accessible and alternative format for students with visual and print disabilities. Also, this position supervises a team of student assistants.

This position requires regular participation in planning and development activities and as required, independent determination of methods to meet administrative/programmatic/departmental budget & operational goals. The incumbent coordinates, leads, and administers activities, builds critical campus partnerships, and ensures all programs' compliance with regulations and requirements. The incumbent provides services that are equitable, inclusive and provide culturally sensitive services that enhance the quality of campus life. This position uses a student centered and equity minded approach in all communication and service efforts.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability to work as part of a team through close collaboration with colleagues and coordinate with others. Ability to work effectively and productively as part of a team. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and maintain a positive and respectful attitude. Ability to consistently report to work on time prepared to perform the duties of the position. Working knowledge of standard work practices. Oral and written communication skills to communicate diplomatically and effectively with co-workers. Ability to work without direct supervision. Ability to problem-solve with little advance notice. Ability to take initiative and think creatively in new situations. Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations. Ability to pay high attention to detail. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines. Ability to learn new technologies and production methods. Ability to work under demanding situations. Ability to manage time effectively and functionally. Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion including evidence of equity mindedness in previous experience. Experience with utilizing an equity lens in employment practices and respectful interactions with others. Must be able to provide sensitive crisis counseling for students in need. Ability to maintain equanimity during urgent and crisis situations. Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends. Possess a valid CA Driver's license or be eligible to obtain one. Ability to carry 25 lbs of materials from work location to programs/workshops/classes, as needed.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience
Required: Equivalent to two years of experience performing a variety of support services for an instructional program and involving such activities as preparing, producing, dispensing, or storing materials, supplies, and equipment required.

Preferred: Three (3) years of experience working with college level students with disabilities, highly preferred. Three (3) years of experience working with assistive technology and alternative media production at a college setting.
Licenses / Certificates
CA Driver's License required.
Bob Murphy Access Center
Instructional Support Assistant III
The targeted hiring range for this position is $3,335 to $3,917. The salary range for this classification is $3,335 to $5,662 per month.
Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base
Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures
Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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CSU Vaccination Policy
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy
California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Aug 09, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.