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Web Accessibility Coordinator & Developer

California State University Stanislaus

Turlock, CA,US

Job no: 498712
Department: University Advancement
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time
Position Summary
(Classified as: Analyst/Programmer-Foundation)
Full-time position available on or after April 1, 2021 in Communications and Public Affairs.


Under the general supervision of the Director for Communications and Creative Services and the lead direction of the Senior Web and Electronic Communications Developer, the incumbent provides the entire university with professional technical expertise ensuring the development, revision, publication and maintenance of accessible web content. The incumbent employs Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), related disability law and California State University (CSU) policy as each applies to web content accessibility. The position will be fluent in all aspects of web development and will aid and backup the Senior Web and Electronic Communications Developer as needed.

Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:

Perform accessibility reviews (automated and manual) utilizing assistive technologies software applications (JAWS, ZoomText, VoiceOver) and provide written remediation recommendations on campus websites, electronic documents (including PDFs).
Develop remediation priorities and execute remediation on all high-level University pages and websites.
Develop a web-based repository for web accessibility training materials and reference guides for Web Content Management System (Drupal).
Lead group or individual training for departmental website contributors and other campus departments regarding accessible website content.
Coordinate with website contributors to develop remediation plans and program implementation plans.
Coordinate requirements for equally effective alternate formats, when appropriate.
Collaborate with the Office of Information Technology's web applications team to audit and test and establish technical specifications to bring all internally built web applications up to current accessibility standards.
In collaboration with the Office of Information Technology, University Communications and Academic Technology, lead campus efforts to develop and implement campus-wide initiatives for assessing the accessibility of online university resources, creating accessibility standards, implementing best practices when appropriate and creating campus awareness of technology accessibility in general.
Actively participate in appropriate CSU Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) system-wide discussions (e.g. CSU Web Community of Practice) and Web-related campus-wide committees that focus on providing disability access to the web and digital content.
Collaborate with other CSU campuses and the Chancellor's Office to identify approaches and best practices for compliance with accessibility requirements that pertain to web and digital accessibility. Lead efforts to implement these practices, when appropriate.
Write and debug program functionality for websites based on business and technical requirements for CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP and other web development languages.
Assist in the programming and ongoing maintenance of website pages including content updates, coding and graphics.
Develop test plans and work with customers and technical staff to troubleshoot and debug website performance and software issues.
Assist in the development of web templates and style sheets. Assist in web content remediation.
Administer, manage and train users on automated web assessment tool(s) for the campus (e.g. HiSoftware Sheriff & Deputy, Wave, etc.).
Provide quarterly web accessibility statistics and/or written reports regarding campus-wide website compliance effectiveness.
Develop and maintain current campus-wide best practices for meeting web and electronic, document accessibility compliance requirements.
Complete and submit annual web accessibility reports to the Chancellor's Office.
Stay current in practices, procedures and guidelines for compliance with federal and state laws as they relate to website and electronic document accessibility from a strategic, programmatic and operational campus-wide perspective (e.g., WCAG 2.1 standards).
Stay current with web design trends and user interface frameworks (ex. Bootstrap, Foundation, etc.).
Maintain fluency in all aspects of web development and aid and backup the Senior Web & Electronic Communications Developer as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications or a related field (or equivalent training and applied experience).

Experience: A bachelor's degree in a related field by the date of hire or equivalent relevant experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of experience in accessible website design and development in a professional setting.
Ability to balance the needs of current web design trends and desires of campus consumers with current accessibility standards and principles.
A minimum of one year of experience in providing one-to-one and group consultation, training and presentations on digital accessibility as applied to higher education.
Experience using Drupal and other web content management systems.
Demonstrated knowledge base in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements regarding information systems, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Working knowledge and skills in the area of assistive technology and understanding of how individuals with disabilities interface with accessible digital content.
Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Creative Cloud and automated web accessibility evaluation tools.
Demonstrated knowledge of project management principles as applied to coordinating, evaluating and reporting on campus-wide accessibility projects.
Previous experience working with students and employees with disabilities in higher education.
Embody the following competencies: favor collaboration and teamwork, meet schedules and timelines, effective communication skills across a variety of venues, and personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated basic foundation of knowledge and skills in applications programming and systems analysis and related programming support functions.
Knowledge of assistive technologies (JAWS, ZoomText, VoiceOver, etc.).
Knowledge of WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards and guidelines.
Knowledge of accessibility audit and quality assurance tools and processes.
Knowledge of disability law including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Knowledge of structured programming techniques and the ability to use, write or debug CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP and other web development languages.
Ability to use applications software, data structures and utilities, operating systems and communication interfaces within the computing environment.
Ability to develop program implementation plans, install software, CMS modules and apply fixes.
Knowledge of network configuration, programming and protocols.
Knowledge of organizational and project management skills.

Salary Range

$3,470 - $6,681 per month plus excellent paid benefits. (Anticipated salary will be $3,470 – $3,817 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)

Compensation & Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 9) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

How to Apply
To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

Application Deadline

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

Criminal Background Clearance Notice

Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Additional Information
Campus & Area

California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

Clery Act Disclosure

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.

INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

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