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Sr. Web Accessibility Analyst

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA,US

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Sr. Web Accessibility Analyst

Job Profile Title
Business Systems Analyst Senior

Job Description Summary
Penn’s Information Systems and Computing organization is seeking a Senior Web Accessibility Analyst. The Web Accessibility Analyst will support the Penn community in meeting the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards, and ensure Penn’s web presence is accessible to all audiences. This will involve leading coordination efforts across various campus units, helping to establish best practices and standards, working closely with both developers and communications staff. This position will work within Penn’s Web Accessibility Governance structure.

Job Description

Penn’s Information Systems and Computing organization is seeking a Senior Web Accessibility Analyst. The Web Accessibility Analyst will support the Penn community in meeting the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards, and ensure Penn’s web presence is accessible to all audiences. This will involve leading coordination efforts across various campus units, helping to establish best practices and standards, working closely with both developers and communications staff. This position will work within Penn’s Web Accessibility Governance structure.

Duties Include:

Create processes, templates, documentation, and/or tools to support University-level web accessibility.
Under direction of Penn’s Governance group, develop and maintain a University web accessibility website.
Perform accessibility reviews of University web sites and applications.
Assist in software evaluation and testing to ensure that purchased software meets University accessibility guidelines.
Develop and maintain accessibility testing procedures, providing access to tools and reports for web site owners so they may remediate vulnerabilities themselves.
Provide incident handling support for web accessibility incidents, including acting in the role of first responder as needed.
Maintain expertise on state of the art and emerging web technologies and stay abreast of both new accessibility trends and standards as well as new technologies for review and compliance. Maintain expertise of all Federal and State regulatory requirements and provide report and compliance recommendations to Governance group.
Present and train on web accessibility topics at various events across Penn, including both technical and communication communities.
Lead/participate on project teams and act as a liaison with other institutions, campus organizations, vendors, and committees. Assist in the evolution of Penn’s new web accessibility policy, appropriate to the campus environment, with recommendations on tools and improved processes.
Other duties as assigned, which may include coding updates on highest priority sites.

Qualifications:
Education: BS/BA (Computer Science, Engineering, Information Science or related field) or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Required:

3-5 years’ experience working in web development with content management systems including Drupal and/or WordPress
Experience developing web sites with both server and browser scripting tools, including PHP, HTML, CSS3, SASS/LESS, and JavaScript; experience with front-end development frameworks such as React and Angular helpful
Proficiency with the Unix command line and Git
Extensive knowledge and experience with accessible web design
Familiarity with web accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.0 and/or section 508
Familiarity with accessibility reporting tools such as Dinolytics or WAVE
Experience testing with assistive technologies such as screen readers and visual aids
Ability to interact with both technical and non-technical audiences Motivated, focused and self-guiding; works well on a small team as well as in collaboration
Motivated, focused and self-guiding; works well on a small team as well as in collaboration
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred:

Experience working in higher education

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Information Systems and Computing

Pay Range
$72,837.00 - $205,981.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Salary Range: $72837 - $205981

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