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Webmaster and Digital Accessibility Manager

Spelman College

Atlanta, GA,US

The Webmaster and Digital Accessibility Manager provide leadership and support in designing, developing, and producing web pages and marketing and communications materials for Spelman College, including a focus on implementation, maintenance, and support for web-based applications. This position is responsible for determining customers’ web development needs and coordinating the output and quality standards associated with each project undertaken. This position is responsible for leading the College’s efforts toward more usable and accessible digital content.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Webmaster

Maintains the overall integrity of the Spelman College web properties and ensures consistent quality assurance of web-based materials produced on behalf of the College, as stated in the Spelman College brand guidelines
Maintains the day-to-day operations of the Spelman College website, including responding to internal and external requests to update the website
Contributes to the design of the website by coding, testing, and debugs webpages and documents
Conducts daily website check to identify technical errors and fix problems
Identifies and implements technical strategies and resources in the development of Web content, design, and content management technologies to improve productivity
Provides monthly reports to management on website traffic and usage, including analysis of strengths, weaknesses, and threats
Develops strategies and tactics to optimize Web content for search engine accessibility
Updates standards and guidelines and work with campus customers to ensure all Web development meets requirements
Works integrally with staff campus-wide to implement online marketing strategies and interactive projects
Creates and maintains server scripts within the content management system, using languages such as HTML, CSS, .NET, JavaScript, Python, and PHP
Reviews and explores emerging web development trends and make recommendations to the division based on division and College goals and objectives
Supports the management and administrative functions of faculty and program microsites using WordPress, updating scripts, widgets and providing user access
Supports the management and maintenance of the emergency communications system
Provides leadership, advocacy, training, expertise, and technical assistance so that the College’s digital content meets College guidelines, principles of effective design, and web accessibility standards
Collaborates with the Creative Services & Graphic Design Director to create images, banners, and icons for the website


Digital Accessibility Manager

Organizes, coordinates, and leads a usability/accessibility testing team
Works with vendors to implement accessibility features for web pages, PDFs, videos, applications, or software
Collaborate with appropriate areas to develop, implement and assess a procurement policy that supports accessibility
Participates in professional networks and discussion lists in the area of digital accessibility
Researches and remains current with accessibility laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA
Follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to measure the accessibility of the website
Focuses on the four WCAG principles to ensure the site is perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust for all users
Works collaboratively with campus entities to research and design relevant guides and training materials to support accessibility to foster student success
Research, recommend, and implement systems, procedures, and policies that promote and support digital accessibility of web pages, videos, PDFs, and other multimedia content
Attends and participates in required meetings and serves on college committees as appropriate

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, instructional technology, or related programs and a minimum of five years of experience in Web coding and site development in an academic or professional setting required.

This work requires a solid knowledge of browser capability issues and an advanced proficiency with HTML, including CSS, templates, complex tables, frames, and image maps. Advanced .NET experience is preferred to support customizing our current content management system, Sitefinity. Experience with JavaScript, Python, and PHP is a plus.
This position requires knowledge of WCAG 2.0 guidelines and Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA). Experience developing accessible webpages using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS and conducting usability testing for people with disabilities for conformance with the full range of WCAG 2.0 Level A/A.

This job requires excellent time and project management, organizational, leadership, and creative skills to work with various people. The incumbent should have a robust design and programming sense and systematic attention to technical and project details. This position requires the ability to work as a team member and independently with minimal supervision.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the ability to perform advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). In addition to producing correspondence, memos, and e-mails, this job requires using, MS Outlook and Internet navigation. Job duties may involve assignments that require creating brochures, e-communications, spreadsheets with formulas and tables, PowerPoint or Canva presentations, or computer-generated graphics.
The following skills are also required:

Ability to program forms and implement scripts using languages such as HTML, CSS, .NET, JavaScript, Python, and PHP
Ability to maintain and program scripts within the content management systems Sitefinity and WordPress
Advanced proficiency in basic composition, page layout, plus art and presentation packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, or QuarkXpress
Ability to create web graphics such as banner ads and icons and manage multimedia plug-ins
Ability to manage live streaming programs

Preferred Qualifications Certifications, Licenses, Restrictions
NA
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: walk, talk, hear, sit, use hands to operate and handle office equipment. The employee frequently is required to: reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to: stand, climb or balance, stoop, and lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.
Shift Days % Travel Required 1% - 25% Full Time/Part Time Full-time FLSA Exempt Number of Vacancies 1 Anticipated Candidate Start Date Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
SC0452P

Posting Open Date
08/01/2022

Posting Closing Date

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

EEO Statement

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.


COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Protocol
Due to the current pandemic, Spelman College has instituted a COVID-19 PCR Based Testing requirement. You will need to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an FDA-approved test conducted by a testing site run by a local or state health department or conducted through a licensed health care provider (“Credible Facility”) within 5 days of the start date. Provided the facility is credible, you may take the test at a facility of your choice to be paid for by you. The college does not reimburse for this expense. The results will need to be submitted to Yemi Brown, Manager of COVID 19 Operation, at ibiyemibrown@spelman.edu,cell 832-466-4448 at the start of your first day.

Also, due to the heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 in an unvaccinated population and the spread of new variants, Spelman College is requiring COVID-19 vaccination of all faculty, staff, and students (collectively “Campus Community”) that have job duties, attend classes or are otherwise present on campus. You will need to submit proof of your full vaccination and booster to Yemi Brown at the start of your first day.

It is our hope to minimize transmission of the coronavirus in the workplace and academic setting by requiring occupational protection such as requiring face masks to be worn properly, requiring social distancing, and continuing to encourage frequent handwashing; thereby minimizing the potential transmission of COVID-19 to members of the campus community.

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