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The Universal Design Center (UDC) aims to support the CSUN community in their efforts to enhance information and communication technology to ensure technology is accessible and inclusive for everyone regardless of any abilities or disabilities. Our goal is to eliminate accessibility barriers in technology so that all individuals can learn, communicate and share information through technology. Students who join our team can gain valuable knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Accessibility and Universal Design principals and best practices as desired by major companies in the tech industry (see TeachAccess Initiative
  • Testing for accessibility techniques and tools
  • Interpreting and Support services skills
  • Marketing and Design Experience 
  • Technical Writing and training skills
  • Time management and prioritization skills

 Current Openings

Digital Media Student Assistant

Position Details

  • Hiring Department: Universal Design Center
  • Division: Academic Affairs
  • Starting Pay: $13
  • Work Schedule: 15- 20 hrs/week. 
    • Hours are based on department need and budget availability.

Job Description

Under supervision of UDC staff, the Digital Media Student Assistant will help with the research and development of accessibility and usability solutions for digital instructional media.

Essential Duties

  • Assist with research, planning, designing, and optimizing accessibility and usability solutions for a wide range of digital instructional media platforms including electronic documents, LMS, and department websites.
  • Assist in evaluating and creating accessible documents and other instructional media to support the CSUN community in their efforts to make accessible and inclusive materials.
  • Provide general office support clerical duties including, answering phones, greeting visitors, making copies, running errands and handling staff calendars
  • Work on other special projects for UDC staff as assigned.

Desired Skills and Abilities 

  • Must be a currently enrolled CSUN student who is a freshman, sophomore or junior standing. First-year graduate students may also be considered.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff and students
  • Ability to learn things quickly and research information online
  • Excellent grammar and proofreading skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and Adobe applications  
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver
  • Knowledge of English and American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable
  • Basic knowledge of HTML is a plus.

Web & Mobile Accessibility Tester

Position Details

  • Hiring Department: Universal Design Center
  • Division: Academic Affairs
  • Starting Pay: $13 
  • Work Schedule: 15- 20 hrs/week*.

* Hours are based on department need and budget availability. 

Job Description

The Web Accessibility Student Assistant will help the UDC team with evaluation of websites, mobile applications, and electronic documents for accessibility and usability compliance.

Duties

  •  Conduct accessibility and usability tests on web and mobile applications developed or purchased at CSUN.
  • Develop reports on test results and errors found
  • Research technology solutions for accessibility remediation
  • Assist in the daily office operations and other duties as assigned

 Requirements

  • Must be a currently enrolled CSUN student who is a freshman, sophomore or junior standing. First year graduate students may also be considered.
  • Knowledge of Front-End languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Ability to analyze and interpret web page source codes
  • Experience using a variety of computers and operating systems
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to proofread and edit documents
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff and students.

Candidates selected will receive training in accessibility and usability standards and best practices.

 

 How to Apply

Please apply to our job openings via one of these two methods: 

1.) Apply at: CSUN Career Center -Sunlink

  • Log in to your Career Center Sunlink account or Register for a new account if needed.
  • In the search box, enter Job ID: 97328 for Digital Media Student Assistant or 97326 for Web & Mobile Accessibility Tester
  • Select apply and submit your resume, cover letter and a copy of your student schedule.

or

2.) Apply via email to: udc@csun.edu

  • Attach your resume, cover letter and a copy of your student schedule to the email.