Digital Accessibility Program Manager
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a Digital Accessibility Program Manager who has a passion for digital accessibility, usability, and inclusive design. The manager will report to the Director of the Center for User Experience, and will oversee daily operations in support of the UW-Madison Digital Accessibility Program, including implementation of the Digital Accessibility Policy and the Digital Accessibility Liaison network.
The manager will lead a team of digital accessibility professionals to guide schools, colleges, units, and divisions in ensuring products and services are accessible. This individual will engage with campus partners to promote digital accessibility, provide education and guidance, and support the development of plans for equal access to digital tools, services, and resources.
This role will partner with colleagues within the Center for User Experience and university stakeholders to evaluate and validate digital accessibility during procurement, software and web development, content development, and management of websites and other digital tools and resources.
The manager will track campus requests and reports, set priorities, and oversee the work of the digital accessibility team. In addition, this role will guide the efforts and shape the roles of the University digital accessibility liaisons - representatives from schools, colleges, units, and divisions within UW-Madison.
Provides and develops operational oversight of enterprise information technology (IT) function(s), program(s), or service(s) to support institutional technology needs.
20% Develops, plans, and directs staff implementation of information technology serving the institution
20% Evaluates existing strategy and makes recommendations to information technology leadership for program enhancement
20% Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised information technology operational policies and procedures impacting the institution
10% Serves as the subject matter expert to unit leadership regarding information technology operations and functions
25% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
5% May create and monitor the unit budget and approve expenditures
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
- Experience working in the field of digital accessibility, user experience design (UX), communications, usability testing, or web development
- Strong communication skills, including the ability to adjust communication and approach for audiences of varying technical background
- Ability to promote the benefits of accessible technology, and to advocate and negotiate to improve accessibility of digital tools and resources
- General understanding of accessibility guidelines (WCAG) and documentation (e.g. VPATs), and familiarity with how people with disabilities interact with digital tools and resources
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and competing requests
- Demonstrated understanding of usability, accessibility, and inclusive design
In addition to required qualifications, the most qualified candidates may also have the following preferred qualifications:
- Experience managing a team of IT professionals
- Experience evaluating or testing for accessibility
- Experience working with IT product or service procurement
Full Time: 100%
This position is eligible for any of the following: 100% remote work; partial remote work; or fully on-site. Remote work requires an approved remote work agreement (RWA) agreement. An RWA requires successful candidates to possess their own high-speed internet and phone to perform the work on a university provided computer. Per University policy, transportation between home and assigned work location is not payable/reimbursable and will be at the expense of the employee.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $100,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Well qualified applicants can anticipate earning a salary between $100,000 - $114,000, with final salary based on experience and qualifications.
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.
Please note that successful applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship, on or before the effective date of appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
How to Apply:
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You will be prompted to upload the following documents:
Letter of Qualifications
Applicants should attach a letter of qualifications and resume detailing their training and experience relating to the required and preferred qualifications referenced above. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine which qualified applicants will advance in the recruitment process.
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