Senior Accessibility Program Manager
United States,UNITED STATES
As the global home for all developers, GitHub is the complete AI-powered developer platform to build, scale, and deliver secure software. Over 100 million people, including developers from 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, use GitHub to build amazing things together across 330+ million repositories. With all the collaborative features of GitHub, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write faster, better code.
At GitHub, our mission is to accelerate human progress through developer collaboration. We believe people with disabilities should benefit from and be able to contribute to the creation of that progress. We have developed a vision for turning that belief into reality and published it at accessibility.github.com
We are seeking a forward-thinking, determined and innovative individual, who is passionate about the intersection of accessibility and technology, to help us realize our vision. This role will report directly to the Head of Accessibility and will be empowered to drive change internally and externally.
The successful candidate will:
Value progress over perfection
Value the contribution of every individual
Have a deep understanding of accessibility, assistive technologies, and the ways that people with disabilities interact with technology
Have a proven track record of successful initiative development
Have a proven track record of productive collaboration with leaders across disciplines and organizational boundaries
Help implement GitHub's accessibility vision by driving accountability at scale through building the operations, compliance processes and reporting to track and communicate progress.
Build collaborative relationships with internal and external GitHub stakeholders and with the accessibility team at Microsoft, to identify additional opportunities to make GitHub the home for all developers and to maximize GitHub's contribution to bridging the disability divide
Internally, partner with product teams, designers, engineers, HR, IT, events staff, and other organizations to set and measure progress against commitments.
Champion an accessible and inclusive employee experience in all GitHub locations across the globe.
Leverage our employee groups and developer communities to drive innovation in accessibility and create listening systems for these communities.
Externally, partner across open source communities, disability communities, and other stakeholders to identify and maximize opportunities for impact.
Evolve and grow accessibility.github.com to share our progress and satisfy the information needs of external stakeholders.
8+ years of experience driving programs or initiatives across organizational boundaries in a large organization.
3+ years of relevant experience with a proven track record of driving accessibility improvements on a cross-functional software development or technology team.
Experience evaluating the conformance of web content against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines using axe DevTools, WAVE, Accessibility Insights, or similar tools as well as manual testing using JAWS, NVDA, or VoiceOver.
Experience coding in Java Script or Python is preferred
Experience leveraging AI in driving accessibility innovations is preferred
Experience collecting and interpreting data for performance metrics and compliance is preferred
Ability to flourish, be proactive, and handle uncertainty and ambiguity. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills is preferred
Understanding of product road mapping and experience working with product and engineering teams to embed new features into roadmap plans is preferred
We encourage people with lived experiences to apply.
Salary Range: $89200 - $236600