Teach Access Director of Education
About Teach Access
Teach Access is a growing nonprofit 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. The organization is led by a full-time Executive Director and supported by a Project Coordinator, Director of Development & Industry Partnerships, and many additional volunteers.
About the Director of Education Position
The Director of Education will play a foundational role in supporting a growing nonprofit organization. As Director of Education, you will provide oversight and guidance on a variety of projects and programs that support the educational mission of Teach Access. Your job will include a range of responsibilities, including providing and supporting faculty professional development training, curricular materials development and curation, direct student programming and more.
Our Ideal Director of Education
A successful Director of Education will be flexible, have a sense of possibility, and work effectively with our team. Adept at creating and implementing plans to achieve long-term goals while also balancing the day-to-day needs of the organization, the Director of Education will view the challenge of building up a small and growing organization as both exciting and rewarding. An educator who thrives in entrepreneurial environments, is effective at managing multiple projects or deadlines at once, and is detail-oriented will help ensure the organization’s success.
- Develop and lead nation-wide faculty professional development programming to support faculty in teaching about accessibility
- Oversee and direct the creation and curation of teaching materials and resources in the Teach Access curriculum repository
- Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs by identifying, defining, and collecting relevant program statistics critical for measuring program outcomes and supporting grant reporting, as well as using collected data to recommend program adjustments and advance Teach Access goals
- Develop and scale the new Faculty Fellowship and Student Ambassadors programs
- Design, plan, and conduct Study Away and Faculty Grants programs together with the Project Coordinator
- Support ongoing work with national accreditation organizations (e.g. ACM, NASAD, etc.) to increase accessibility representation in their guidelines and resources
- Engage with the Executive Director to develop future programs and initiatives that align with Teach Access’ mission and reflect our plans for strategic growth
- Cultivate and manage new and existing partnerships with higher ed institutions, bootcamps, and advocacy organizations
- Master’s degree (e.g. M.A., M.S., M.Ed., etc.) with preference given to disciplines such as Computer Science/Engineering, Art & Design, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Technology, and/or other fields relevant to the mission of Teach Access
- 5-7 years of higher education experience in any combination of faculty development and/or training, classroom teaching, curriculum development, etc.
- General understanding of higher education processes and structures related to curriculum development and/or teaching
- Excellent communication skills
- Proven project management skills
- Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple deadlines
- Ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously with high-quality results
- Ability to work with limited direct oversight and on own initiative
- Professional and personable demeanor
- Experience using Canvas or other LMS platforms
- Proficient with various technologies including: Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Zoom, Asana, etc.
- Comfortable working as part of a small nonprofit organization
- Doctoral or terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D., MLIS, MFA, etc.)
- General understanding of accessibility, disability, and assistive technologies
- Experience working in multiple institution types (e.g. R1, Community Colleges, etc.)
Job type: full-time
Work location: remote anywhere in the U.S.
Benefits: insurance (health, dental, vision), paid federal holidays, paid time off, short-term disability & long-term disability
Salary range: $70-90k commensurate with experience
People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Teach Access is committed to creating a flexible and inclusive work environment that includes providing necessary accommodations.
Application & Timeline Details
Application review will begin the week of October 31st and the position will remain open until filled. The ideal start date for this role would be mid-December, but can be flexible based on the candidate’s needs.