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Job ID: 201315

Accessibility Specialist & Instructional Designer
Truckee Meadows Community College

Date Posted Dec. 12, 2022
Title Accessibility Specialist & Instructional Designer
University Truckee Meadows Community College
Reno, NV, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services
    Information Technology
    Student Services

Accessibility Specialist & Instructional Designer

Thank you for your interest in Truckee Meadows Community College. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at (775) 673-7168 or

Job Description

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), located in Reno, Nevada is seeking applicants for a full-time Accessibility Specialist & Instructional Designer for the WebCollege Department.

This position consults with faculty to design, develop, and implement high-quality online and hybrid courses that ensure accessibility and copyright compliance. Serves as the academic liaison to the Disability Resource Center and verifies accessibility of instructional software used in all course modalities. Supports faculty and online students by troubleshooting LMS (Canvas) issues and its integrated tools. Designs and conducts trainings on best-practices in online course delivery and instructional accessibility. Manages and resolves help-desk tickets related to the LMS (Canvas). Provides guidance to faculty and staff regarding best practices in developing services that meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree in Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, or related field,

2. Two years of related experience

3. Experience in computer technical support or related support positions

4. Knowledge of ADA requirements in online course delivery

5. Familiarity with Canvas or other Learning Management Systems


Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.

1. Work with faculty to design, develop, and implement accessible, compliant online and hybrid courses.
2. Explore, evaluate, and support instructional software adoption, including software accessibility verification.
3. Ensure that WebCollege courses are functional and compatible across multiple browsers, OS, and plug-ins.
4. Design and deliver faculty trainings on best-practices in online instruction and accessibility per QM standards.
5. Serve as the Academic Liaison to the Disability Resource Center and attend DRC team meetings.
6. Manage and resolve help-desk tickets related to the LMS (Canvas).
7. Other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits Information:

Salary: $49,076 - $61,345, Salary placement will depend on education and experience.

Perks of Working at TMCC

  • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance
  • 15.5% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, a beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays
  • Life insurance, long-term disability, generous annual and sick leave - NSHE Benefits
  • Sports and Fitness Center with annual or monthly membership options for employee and spouse/domestic partner.
  • ComPsych supports employees through life's difficult moments.
  • Professional Grant-in-Aid: TMCC is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner.
  • Free parking on all TMCC campus locations.
  • No State income tax
  • All full-time faculty and staff are provided with a variety of discounts and employee purchase programs.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact

In order to be given full consideration all of the following must be attached to your application.
1) Resume/CV
2) Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three Supervisory References - Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. The initial review of applicants will take place on January 9, 2023. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. Search committees will use this information to determine that applicants meet minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement.

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed above. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

All documents, including unofficial transcripts for academic positions, must be received prior to the closing date listed on the job announcement.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check upon hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive educational institution located in Reno, Nevada and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. TMCCs five instructional sites and numerous community locations serves an increasingly diverse population of more than 11,000 students each semester. TMCC, an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), is a progressive institution that celebrates inclusion and diversity while supporting core themes of academic excellence, student success, and access to lifelong learning.

A vital leader in the New Nevadas growing economy, TMCC is located near the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains in an environment rich with a thriving arts, culture, food scene, abundant outdoor activities, and a family-friendly local community. It is only a 3.5 hour drive to San Francisco, CA, a 40-minute drive to Lake Tahoe, and within easy driving distance of four national parks (Great Basin, Yosemite, Lassen, and Death Valley). For more information, please go to or view our virtual tour at

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a persons age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.


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