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University of Chicago Accessible Web Technology Specialist, Digital Accessibility in Chicago, Illinois

Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.
Department

44453 IT Services Instructional Tech

About the Unit

IT Services is an integral part of the University of Chicago, committed to service delivery and support of the university mission through innovative uses of technology.

Job Family

Information Technology

Responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing applications, systems architecture, and network infrastructure. Ensures operation and security of all servers and networks. Configures, installs, maintains and upgrades applications and hardware for the organization's infrastructure and for end-user devices.

Career Track and Job Level

Learning Technology

Leads the development, deployment, and support of information technology products and services used in teaching and learning.

P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

Responsibilities

The job provides professional support and solves straightforward problems in the development, deployment, and support of information technology products and services used in teaching and learning.

1) With some direction from others, performs a variety of IT activities supporting an e-learning environment, such as designing curriculum content., 2) Analyzes resources and services ranging from basic online courses to application of technology in teaching. This competence is developed by performing structured work assignments., 3) Monitors and analyzes trends, identifies opportunities, and explores innovative approaches to teaching and learning problems. Works with other units across campus to aggregate services in an academic context., 4) Identifies existing content and converts it into an e-learning environment, then creates user support materials., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-Specific Responsibilities

1) This position will report to the director of digital accessibility and proactively and systemically address overall accessibility of IT systems and infrastructure to improve the usability and interoperability of the University of Chicago’s IT resources and instruction delivery mechanisms for people with disabilities.

2) Works with the director and the senior specialist to coordinate campus efforts to provide barrier-free computing and information technology (IT) systems and resources via hardware, software applications, web content, web tools and other online and classroom technologies.

3) Develops and implements training opportunities, processes, checklists, and instructional documents to support an accessible campus EIT environment.

4) Promotes awareness of the need for accessibility of information systems and effect systemic change. 5) Responds to user-reported accessibility issues by working with user and developers, if necessary, to determine a solution in a timely manner and documents solution.

Unit-Preferred Competencies 1) Knowledge of HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XML and web content management systems. 2) Knowledge and experience with accessible Web design, principles of Universal Design and understanding of accessibility issues related to emerging web technologies, multimedia and learning environments. 3) Knowledge of accessibility standards and guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Section 508, ARIA); accessibility auditing and testing tools, techniques, and strategies including but not limited to VPAT and WCAG 2.0 validation toolsets. 4) Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts and solutions verbally and in writing to both technical and non-technical audiences. 5) Strong understanding of IT accessibility as it relates to the higher education environment.

Working Conditions

1) Standard office environment.

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Education

1) Bachelor's degree in Information Science, Information Design, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Instructional Design, Quality Assurance, Learning Technology, Assistive Technology or other in related field.

Experience

1) Minimum two years experience with HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XML and web content management systems.

2) Minimum two years experience training end users.

3) Experience with accessibility standards and guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Section 508, ARIA); accessibility auditing and testing tools and strategies including but not limited to VPAT and WCAG 2.0 validation toolsets.

4) Experience with assistive technology hardware and software on multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android; knowledge of designing and testing methodologies on each platform.

5) Experience working in a higher education environment.

6) Experience auditing websites for accessibility.

7) Experience in the field of IT accessibility.

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

FLSA Status

Exempt

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours

37.5

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Drug Test Required

No

Health Screen Required

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

Posting Date

2019-07-19-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before

2020-01-19-08:00

Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

  • Posted 30+ Days Ago
  • Full time
  • JR05800
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