Maryland Accessible Textbook Coordinator
|Date Opened||12/6/2013 11:09:00 AM|
|Salary||$52,150 - $76,175|
415 Park Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland (Baltimore City)
This is a professional contractual position responsible for directing and coordinating the statewide Maryland Accessible Textbook Program (MAT) for the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) serving as the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) coordinator responsible for the statewide availability of alternative forms of textbooks and supplementary materials in alternative forms to people who are blind or have visual imparements and people who are disabled enrolled in institutions of higher education and institutions of postsecondary education in the state while managing, creating, reviewing and recommending policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the program.
Directs and manages the statewide instructional materials program; coordinates the daily operations of the provision of instructional materials to post-secondary education students; develops and implements plans, polices, goals and objectives for (MAT) program and revises as necessary; develops databases for the program and works with LBPH IT staff to insure smooth functioning of online transfer of electronic materials; determines staffing needs; hires, trains and supervises staff; develops an outreach/education/marketing plan to insure that students, institutions and publishers are aware of and understand the program; conducts statewide outreach presentations to educate potential clients and to increase visibility of the program; researches and pursues opportunities for grants and additional funding for program enhancements.
EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Education, Library Science, School Library Media or a related area.
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional experience administering programs in an educational or library setting; familiarity with the text book publishing industry, experience in library management and/or serving individuals with disabilities is desirable.
NOTES: Two (2) additional years of experience may be substituted for the above required education.
Knowledge of library operations and the provision of library services to people with disabilities; knowledge of alternative forms of textbooks and translation of textbooks for people who are blind or have visual impairments; knowledge of disability legislation; knowledge of publishing industry and processes for instructional materials; knowledge of online systems, data tracking systems and other automated equipment used in a library environment; knowledge of maintaining a library collection in various formats; skill in managing and coordinating multiple tasks; skill in locating and communicating appropriate reference materials; skill in planning, organizing, and completing effective and creative presentations; ability to research information; ability to establish and maintain effecting working relationships with diverse clientele and staff; ability to exercise good judgment when dealing with various populations; ability to communicate effectively.
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If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Educational Coordinator, Maryland Accessible Textbook Program Coordinator CTR 211-14. Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.
If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools.
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.
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