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Lead Project Manager-Digital Accessibility


Riverwoods, IL,US

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Job Description:
Job Summary:
The Digital Project Manager will manage projects from inception to implementation, supporting the digital accessibility team's adherence to operational excellence standards, and collaborate across business areas to ensure delivery quality. This role will establish digital accessibility standards and processes; define and implement project roadmap for onboarding teams to our accessibility testing and strategy partner; and prioritize and facilitate day-to-day work with accessibility testing and strategy partner. This person will support the Digital Accessibility Operations Strategy Manager in identifying cross-team dependencies, defining business requirements, tracking project status, escalating issues & risks, and ensuring all issues are resolved in a timely manner to the best of our ability. Critical to our success, this role will drive efficiencies across teams, improving the way we work as well as the quality of our work.
Responsible for managing projects from inception to implementation. Leads project teams to ensure projects are completed on time, within budgets, and meet business needs. Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.
Major Responsibilities:
The Digital Project Manager will support the Digital Accessibility Team through the following responsibilities related to the Accessibility Program roadmap:

Effectively build and lead teams, working collaboratively across business areas in support
Manage business deliverables and tasks at the release/program level as well as at the individual project level
Champions digital accessibility, accessibility testing, accessibility training, and universal/inclusive design principles across the enterprise. Proactively manages onboarding of teams, testing/evaluation projects, and oversees remediation by product teams through retesting with accessibility testing vendor. ,
Ability to present, communicate and create compelling story to articulate the "why" behind accessibility decisions to stakeholders. Excel in creating cross functional relationships across product design, design operations, legal, product, engineering, risk, compliance and digital. Interpret data and insights from Voice of the Customer team and partner with research team on continued enhancement of user experience.
Continue advancement of skills for digital accessibility and leadership. Keep abreast of new tools, trends and technology for team skills advancement. Working knowledge of Digital Accessibility.
Facilitate and run meetings for project updates and information exchange between business and technology groups
Proactively communicate status, action items, issues and risks to project stakeholders
Effectively develop and manage program plans, task plans, and adapt style and approach to the business need
Ensure all deliverables for the team are completed with specified quality standards and deployed with timelines
Support the business lead with defining requirements, completing change management deliverables
Maintain and promote project and training calendars
Gathers business requirements and translates them for project teams. Manage all aspects of each projects. Leads project teams to ensure projects are completed on time, within budgets, and meet business needs.
Assembles project teams. Aligns roles and responsibilities for all project resources. Ensures project progress is tracked and team members are providing progress updates.
Assists with business requirements analyses. Manages project scopes, issues, and risks. Ensures change controls are executed appropriately. Estimates work efforts and manages resources.
Documents agendas, meeting minutes, action items, project plans, and issue logs. Communicate project statuses to stakeholders.
Champions a culture of disability inclusion and equity, effective risk management, accountability, and demonstration of risk awareness across the organization.
Champions a customer-led, research and data backed human centered experience.
Fosters an entrepreneurial spirit and continuous improvement mindset.

Bachelors in Arts, Information Technology, Business Administration and Management
4+ years of experience with Project Management, Computer Science, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, or related experience
6+ years of experience with Project Management, Computer Science, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, or related experience
Agile and/or Kanban, PMP certification
Knowledge of universal/inclusive/accessible design
Strong teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills
Experience collaborating with creatives as well as technical (IT) teams in the design of digital spaces.
In Lieu of Education Experience:
6+ years of Project Management, Computer Science, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, or related experience
Application Deadline:
The application window for this position is anticipated to close on Mar-31-2024. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The posting may be available past this date, but it is not guaranteed.
The base pay for this position generally ranges between $75,500.00 to $127,900.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.
We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

Paid Parental Leave
Paid Time Off
401(k) Plan
Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account
STD, Life, LTD and AD&D
Recognition Program
Education Assistance
Commuter Benefits
Family Support Programs
Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.
Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights)
Discover complies with federal, state, and local laws applicable to qualified individuals with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search for a position, to complete an application, and/or to participate in an interview, please email . Any information you provide regarding your accommodation needs will be kept confidential and will only be used to determine and provide necessary accommodation.

Salary Range: $75500 - $127900

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