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Project Manager, Web Accessibility

SIDEARM Sports

Syracuse, NY,US

The team at SIDEARM provides the technology platform that powers the official websites, mobile apps, statistical integration, live audio and video streaming, and e-commerce platforms of more than 1,600 collegiate athletic partners across the nation.

We’re a passionate mix of technologists, creatives, and strategists that care deeply about the products we create, and the people we create them for. We stand at the intersection of sports and technology, and are constantly innovating and evolving our products to deeply integrate the industries and provide exceptional products for our partners and their fans. Our team embraces a casual and collaborative work environment that moves at a rapid pace, where all team members are deeply involved in the success of our products and services.

We're fortunate enough to be trusted by some of the biggest brands in the industry, including 300 NCAA Division I programs, and over 55 of the 65 Power 5 athletic departments. We are proud that the work we do is experienced by millions of sports fans each year.



We are actively accepting applications for a Project Manager, Web Accessibility position to join the SIDEARM team. In this role, you’ll focus on providing best-in-class support to our partners in navigating web accessibility challenges to provide the best possible experience for all visitors, including those with disabilities, impairments, and limitations.



Responsibilities:

Lead all communication efforts in assisting key partners as they navigate accessibility remediation efforts.
Lead process execution to ensure that accessibility issues are resolved efficiently and effectively.
Translate accessibility test results into actionable user stories, and well documented bugs. Consult with front-end developers to remediate accessibility concerns and ensure their successful completion.
Provide partners with subject matter expertise and consultation in web accessibility as related to SIDEARM’s digital products. Products include SIDEARM’s proprietary content management system, live stats, apps, etc.
Collaborates with designers and developers to provide web accessibility guidance in the UI and UX design and development stages.
Conduct accessibility testing when needed using both manual and automated methods.
Lead and organize proactive efforts to ensure accessibility is at the forefront of team development processes internally.
Maintain an understanding of Section 508, ADA, and WCAG guidelines and serve as an internal and external subject matter expert on both state and federal legislation.



Our Ideal candidate:

You are a communicator. You will be communicating with hundreds of partners yearly and should have strong verbal and written communication skills.

You are detail oriented. Our ideal candidate can pay close attention to the work in front of them. Every interaction is an opportunity to positively impact the partner's experience.

You are a problem solver. You will work collaboratively with your team to creatively solve a variety of technological and human problems for our clients. You must be confident and self-assured.

You are a teacher. We are a client-focused organization that is constantly evolving our products and services. You will help guide clients through complex and technical web accessibility issues.

You are accountable. SIDEARM is a team of various talents and responsibilities, all working together to build products that connect with our clients and fans. Every member of our team works cohesively to solve problems and complete the task at hand.

You are flexible. With more than 1,600 collegiate athletic partners, every day is a new opportunity to experience and grow as a valuable team member. Our ideal candidate is agile, looking for a challenge, and has the ability to multitask.

Minimum Requirements:

2+ years experience
Bachelor’s degree in IT, Project Management, Education, or similar
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Client management experience
Solid project management and execution background. Experience with SCRUM or Agile a plus
Experience performing manual and automated accessibility testing for both desktop and mobile
Experience using various accessibility tools such as Siteimprove, WAVE, JAWS, etc.
Understanding of WCAG guidelines, as well as state and federal legislation in the space
A team player with a collaborative mindset
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion



We’ll be extra impressed if you have:

Experience with ARIA markup, CSS, JavaScript, and performing basic site remediation tasks
Experience working with Agile product teams
Experience with Atlassian tools including Jira and Confluence
Knowledge of HTML/CSS
Certified Professional of Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)
Experience working in a fast-paced environment

Pay Transparency

The approximate base pay range for this position is $60,000 to $65,000. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Individuals may also be eligible for an annual discretionary bonus and/or sales compensation. Actual compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to job-related knowledge, skills, and experience as well as geographic location.

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