Join the Teach Access team!

Project Coordinator

Teach Access (www.teachaccess.org) is a growing non-profit organization working to address the critical need to enhance students’ understanding of digital accessibility as they learn to design, develop, and build new technologies with the needs of people with disabilities in mind. The mission of Teach Access is to close the accessibility skills gap by introducing basic accessibility skills and concepts to current university students. Currently, the organization is led by a full-time Executive Director and supported by many additional volunteers. This will be the second full-time employee role at Teach Access as the next step in scaling up organizational capacity to reach 1 million students by 2030.

Job Description

This position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for supporting general project and organizational needs. The Project Coordinator is a crucial part of the Teach Access organization and functions as a core part of the administrative team. 

General Responsibilities

Items listed here represent the wide range of responsibilities the Project Coordinator position has in supporting the general operations of the organization. As Teach Access continues to grow and expand, the Project Coordinator role might take on additional responsibilities following clear and collaborative discussions with the Executive Director and the Teach Access Executive Committee.

  • Project management
    • Participate in core ops team meeting via ongoing weekly check in and agenda preparation
    • Organizational meeting management: prepare agenda, schedule monthly full membership meeting, monthly Executive Committee meeting and quarterly full leadership meetings and ad hoc meetings as required, arrange ASL/CART services, attend meetings, track attendance and take notes
    • Member and list management: enrollment of new members, membership tracker, Google Groups management, facilitate calls, update membership lists
    • Email management: respond to general email inquiries, send quarterly emails to the organization listserv
    • Support the Executive Director in managing student intern(s) and their various projects such as website maintenance and social media updates
  • Operations support
    • Back office and finance support: vendor management, expense management, HR support (e.g. Benefits Administration), intern time and payroll management
  • Program support
    • General support of Task Force groups and sub-committees including arranging for accommodation needs (e.g. ASL and CART), helping schedule Zoom sessions, general support of Task Force activities and programs
    • Manage the Faculty Curriculum Development Grants Program including coordinate with Teach Access member volunteers, help draft and manage the RFP, support the selection awardees selection process, general management of awardees, drafting final reports and collecting materials
  • Partnering
    • Support ongoing/new industry partnerships and other stakeholder groups, support contribution management, support prospect research for new members and funding opportunities

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Applicants for the Project Coordinator role are required to have these qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or four years relevant experience
  • Ability to work with limited direct oversight and on own initiative
  • Must be organized, attentive to details, able to work collaboratively
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of digital accessibility and disability inclusion
  • Experience managing multiple projects at one time
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace Suite, video conferencing software (e.g. Zoom, Google Meet), communication channels (e.g. Slack, Microsoft Teams)

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants with the following qualifications will be preferred: 

  • Experience in the disability and/or accessibility field (product development, policy, research, etc.)
  • Experience working in higher education 
  • General understanding of accessibility, disability, and assistive technologies
  • Desire to learn new skills and engage in ongoing professional development
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), newsletter software (e.g. MailChimp), and WordPress
  • PMP Certification a plus

Additional Information

  • Job type: full-time
  • Work location: remote anywhere in the U.S.
  • Benefits: health, dental, vision, paid holidays
  • Salary range: $55-75k commensurate with experience
  • People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Teach Access is committed to providing necessary accommodations.

Application & Timeline Details

Submit your resume and cover letter (2 pages max) to this Google Form.

If you experience any trouble with the form, please submit your materials to jobs@teachaccess.org.