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Web Audit Coordinator / Information Technologist II

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI,US

The Web Audit Coordinator is responsible for all web audits functions including hiring, training, and supervising student employees who conduct the audits, communicating with units regarding planned reviews and audit results, maintaining audit results, and compiling and reporting on the auditing results. The Web Audit Coordinator is also responsible for the Annual Review Process including reviewing annual submissions and providing substantive feedback with the goal of improving web and digital property accessibility.

This is a full-time (40 hrs./week) position. The start date is as soon as possible. This position is eligible for remote work. This position will report to the Accessibility Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

In coordination and consultation with the Accessibility Coordinator and the ADA Coordinator, the Web Audit Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

Technical expert for web audits performed by student employees, including, communicating with colleges, departments, and units regarding notice of a planned audit, communicating audit results, providing resources for remediation of identified bugs, following-up to ensure bugs have been remediated, elevating non-compliance to ADA and Accessibility Coordinators, preparing reports of audit findings for review by Accessibility and ADA Coordinators.

Supervisory responsibility for student employees including, hiring, training on web accessibility, review of audit findings, maintenance of work schedules, entry of time worked in EBS.

Maintains and updates the Annual Review protocol with input from the Accessibility and ADA Coordinators. Ensures each Major Administrative Unit submits an annual review and elevates non-compliance to the ADA and Accessibility Coordinators. Reviews Annual Review submissions and provides substantive feedback on how to improve accessibility. Provides the ADA and Accessibility Coordinators with reports regarding annual progress toward improving accessibility based on Annual Review submissions.

Provides university wide training on web and digital content accessibility. Serves as the proxy for the Accessibility Coordinator when unable to attend the President’s Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (PACDI), the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Implementation team, and the Big 10 Information Technology Accessibility Group (ITAG). Attends and participates in meetings of the Accommodating Technology Committee (ATC) and the Web Accessibility Policy Liaisons (WAPL).
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Minimum Requirements:

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program.
At least one year of work experience in an information technology area related to digital accessibility, including audits and remediation of audited platforms; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to work effectively with clients, customers, community partners, and other stakeholders.
Experience hiring, mentoring, and developing student employees in an internship environment, related to digital content audits and remediation.

Desired Qualifications

Qualifications:

At least one year experience in digital accessibility auditing and evaluation.
At least one year experience in testing and auditing digital properties using a range of accessibility OS features, accessibility auditing software and assistive technologies including but not limited to JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, WAVE, Deque Axe Dev Pro, and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, consistently and practically against WCAG 2.0 AA standards, as well as other technical standards for web accessibility.
At least one year of experience using the accessibility tree, Aria code and other coding standards that produce well-built accessible web content and applications.
Knowledge of Power BI
Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation.
Ability to partner and collaborate with key stakeholders across multiple levels of staffing and leadership, providing coordination and services in ways that meet their needs.
Ability to lead professional development, coaching, mentoring of student staff and resources.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in a collaborative and collegial manner.
Excellent work ethic and high-level of motivation.


Advanced understanding of the connections between effective accessible design and overall successful user interfaces for all users.

Advanced technical skills to create and support organizational and business unit goals.

Experience using multiple LMS and CMS platforms.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials

Resume
Cover letter
Contact information for three (3) professional references

Together-we-will Statement
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Special Instructions

Please provide requested application materials at time of application.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position fills. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site at http://careers.msu.edu.

Work Hours

STANDARD 8-5
Website

civilrights.msu.edu
Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

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