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Web Accessibility Specialist, Web & Digital Strategy

University of Nevada

Las Vegas, NV,US

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Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


Web & Digital Strategy, in the Division of Integrated Marketing & Branding at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is seeking a Web Accessibility Specialist to provide central oversight, technical leadership, expert guidance, coordination and support to the university's website contributors in order to achieve and maintain digital and web accessibility compliance. This position will collaborate with multiple stakeholders across campus to ensure that the web and digital presence of the university is compliant with state and federal regulations and that all audiences with disabilities can easily access our websites and digital resources. Reporting to Interim Senior Director of Web & Digital Strategy, this position will lead the charge to provide an accessible and positive online user experience for all of our audiences. The ideal candidate would act as an accessibility/universal design advocate and work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure accessibility is a key component of the initial requirements for any digital technology or design initiative at UNLV.


This position requires a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 1-3 years of experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

This position requires knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 A & AA) established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Accessibility Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) specification.

Preferred qualifications include experience working in higher education and/or in the digital marketing and communications industry with required knowledge in the following areas:

Web and digital accessibility certifications (e.g., CPACC or WAS through IAAP)

Demonstrable knowledge of UDL principles, WAI-WCAG 2.1 guidelines, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and/or assistive technology
Proficient with multiple accessibility and assistive technology testing tools such as JAWS, Dragon, Fusion, Deque, Wave, ZoomText
Familiar with accessibility tools such as Abbyy FineReader, Adobe Acrobat DC, and other industry standard authoring software
Professional experience utilizing automated accessibility audit and quality assurance tools and processes
Expert in facilitating remediation of accessibility issues with little guidance
Experience with Siteimprove
Experience with web technologies (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, XML, and Web Content Systems, including Drupal)
Strong interpersonal communication (written and verbal) skills, and the ability to present ideas, thoughts, arguments, and information clearly
Responds well to direction, embraces feedback, and champions change


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Please note that only applicants who have submitted all aforementioned required material (letter of interest, resume, and references) will be considered. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. without a visa sponsorship.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on July 16, 2021, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Matthew Fledderjohann, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, "R0125244" in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV's Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

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Administrative Faculty

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Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted

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