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Digital Accessibility Coordinator - Extension IT

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JOB TITLE:

Digital Accessibility Coordinator - Extension IT

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Urbana Illinois United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Digital Accessibility Coordinator - Extension IT

College of ACES - Extension, Information Technology


WE TRANSFORM LIVES.


Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world.
We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.


Be a part of our story.
Through learning partnerships that extend knowledge and change lives, University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs aimed at making life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities.
Illinois Extension has operated continuously for more than 100 years connecting the citizens of Illinois to their land-grant university by providing educational programming around the state.
University of Illinois Extension is based in the College of ACES and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Job Summary

Support Extension's public engagement and outreach mission by coordinating our digital accessibility initiatives.
Extension's Digital Accessibility Coordinator will include efforts in creating accessible and inclusive content guidelines, training staff, coordinating remediation efforts, and building support systems and procedures to ensure compliance with current standards in digital accessibility.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Digital accessibility consulting
    • Helps project teams design and evaluate U of I Extension websites, applications, and digital content for accessibility and inclusion.
    • Tests websites, applications, and content using industry-supported digital accessibility tools.
      Develops reports and helps content owners interpret findings and plan remediation steps.
    • Prepares organization-wide reports on accessibility efforts, progress, roadblocks, and problem areas for leadership and managers.
  • Training
    • Develops online and in-person training for content creators on best practices in digital accessibility standards and delivers consistent training as staff and standards evolve.
    • Maintains digital accessibility toolset and trains IT and Marketing/Communications staff on the use and best practices as new tools are incorporated into the content publishing workflow.
  • QA/QC Process and Procedures
    • Work with Extension professionals to ensure websites, PDFs, videos, and other digital content are within WCAG 2.
      2 standards, compliant with the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility act (IITAA) and meet University of Illinois and Extension Digital Accessibility policies.
    • Develops and maintains intake and tracking procedures for digital accessibility pre-publication reviews, requests for help, and requests for accommodations.
    • Contributes to documentation of tools, processes, and procedures.
  • Team Collaboration and Project Management
    • Participate and represent Extension in communities of practice (ITIL), workshops, conferences, events and other partnerships at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    • Work across a portfolio of websites, applications, and vendor contracts to establish deliverables and track progress, and as a conduit between Extension IT, Extension MarComm, field staff, and campus liaisons.
    • Keeps clients and colleagues informed of project status and accomplishments.
  • Organizational Requirements
    • Comply with Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of University work and responsibilities.
      Assist unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports if needed.
    • Assume additional related responsibilities to enhance the mission of the unit.


Additional Physical Demands

To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion.
Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation.
A valid drivers license is preferred.
Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends.
When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground.
In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements.
More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting hr@aces.
illinois.
edu.

Specialty Factors

High school diploma or equivalent.
Two (2) years of work experience in ITrelated functions such as hardware/software support, programming, network design, network engineering, IT systems integration, or closely related field.
College coursework which includes Information Technology (IT), IT Management, Programming, IT systems, or a closely related discipline may be substituted as follows: 30 semester hours equals one (1) year, Associates Degree (60 semester hours) equals eighteen (18) months, 90 semester hours equals two (2) years, Bachelors Degree (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years).
Demonstrated digital content creation experience.
Demonstrated experience working with content management systems.
Demonstrated experience training or teaching technical topics to non-technical audiences.
Demonstrated experience with digital accessibility tools and methods such as document remediation, screen readers, video captioning, audio descriptions, and/or website accessibility assessments.

Preferred Qualifications

Drupal, WordPress, Moodle, or PHP experience.
Experience creating technical documentation and providing end-user support.
Experience working in a higher education environment especially related to accessibility of teaching and learning materials.
Effective meeting facilitation and presentation skills.
Experience participating in diverse workgroups.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of WCAG 2.
    2, WAI-ARIA, HTML5 and related web standards.
    Ability to work independently, remotely, and as part of a team.
    Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of the techniques used to make websites, electronic documents, and media content accessible and inclusive.
    Basic fluency with assistive technologies such as JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking, etc.
    , and understanding of the experience for those using assistive technologies or other accessibility features.
    Knowledge of the mission, goals, and purpose of public engagement and outreach within the land grant system.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 5031 - Information Technology Technical Associate position, appointed on a 12-month basis.
The expected start date is as soon as possible.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, while also considering internal equity.
The salary range for this position starts at $75,000.


For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS web site at https://www.
sucss.
illinois.
gov/pages/classspec/default.
aspx.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on February 16, 2024.
Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting.
Work Authorization sponsorship is not available for this position.
In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position.
Applications not submitted through https://jobs.
illinois.
edu will not be considered.
If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment.
For further information about this specific position, please contact amwilson@illinois.
edu.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

Out-of-state candidates must establish Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date for this position.
Illinois residency requires proof of a valid Illinois Drivers License or state of Illinois ID Card.
Failure to produce the required documentation within 180 calendar days will result in immediate termination of employment.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates.
Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process.
Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.
edu.

Requisition ID: 1022727
Job Category: Technical
Apply at: https://jobs.
illinois.
edu

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EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

75000 per year

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S-1707242169-db3b4af06b77c906461ac734cfc5fee6

LOCATION:

Illinois United States

CITY:

Urbana

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Digital Accessibility Coordinator - Extension IT

College of ACES - Extension, Information Technology


WE TRANSFORM LIVES.


Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.

Be a part of our story. Through learning partnerships that extend knowledge and change lives, University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs aimed at making life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities. Illinois Extension has operated continuously for more than 100 years connecting the citizens of Illinois to their land-grant university by providing educational programming around the state. University of Illinois Extension is based in the College of ACES and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Job Summary

Support Extension's public engagement and outreach mission by coordinating our digital accessibility initiatives. Extension's Digital Accessibility Coordinator will include efforts in creating accessible and inclusive content guidelines, training staff, coordinating remediation efforts, and building support systems and procedures to ensure compliance with current standards in digital accessibility.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Digital accessibility consulting
    • Helps project teams design and evaluate U of I Extension websites, applications, and digital content for accessibility and inclusion.
    • Tests websites, applications, and content using industry-supported digital accessibility tools. Develops reports and helps content owners interpret findings and plan remediation steps.
    • Prepares organization-wide reports on accessibility efforts, progress, roadblocks, and problem areas for leadership and managers.
  • Training
    • Develops online and in-person training for content creators on best practices in digital accessibility standards and delivers consistent training as staff and standards evolve.
    • Maintains digital accessibility toolset and trains IT and Marketing/Communications staff on the use and best practices as new tools are incorporated into the content publishing workflow.
  • QA/QC Process and Procedures
    • Work with Extension professionals to ensure websites, PDFs, videos, and other digital content are within WCAG 2.2 standards, compliant with the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility act (IITAA) and meet University of Illinois and Extension Digital Accessibility policies.
    • Develops and maintains intake and tracking procedures for digital accessibility pre-publication reviews, requests for help, and requests for accommodations.
    • Contributes to documentation of tools, processes, and procedures.
  • Team Collaboration and Project Management
    • Participate and represent Extension in communities of practice (ITIL), workshops, conferences, events and other partnerships at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    • Work across a portfolio of websites, applications, and vendor contracts to establish deliverables and track progress, and as a conduit between Extension IT, Extension MarComm, field staff, and campus liaisons.
    • Keeps clients and colleagues informed of project status and accomplishments.
  • Organizational Requirements
    • Comply with Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of University work and responsibilities. Assist unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports if needed.
    • Assume additional related responsibilities to enhance the mission of the unit.


Additional Physical Demands

To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid drivers license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting hr@aces.illinois.edu.

Specialty Factors

High school diploma or equivalent. Two (2) years of work experience in ITrelated functions such as hardware/software support, programming, network design, network engineering, IT systems integration, or closely related field. College coursework which includes Information Technology (IT), IT Management, Programming, IT systems, or a closely related discipline may be substituted as follows: 30 semester hours equals one (1) year, Associates Degree (60 semester hours) equals eighteen (18) months, 90 semester hours equals two (2) years, Bachelors Degree (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years). Demonstrated digital content creation experience. Demonstrated experience working with content management systems. Demonstrated experience training or teaching technical topics to non-technical audiences. Demonstrated experience with digital accessibility tools and methods such as document remediation, screen readers, video captioning, audio descriptions, and/or website accessibility assessments.

Preferred Qualifications

Drupal, WordPress, Moodle, or PHP experience. Experience creating technical documentation and providing end-user support. Experience working in a higher education environment especially related to accessibility of teaching and learning materials. Effective meeting facilitation and presentation skills. Experience participating in diverse workgroups.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of WCAG 2.2, WAI-ARIA, HTML5 and related web standards. Ability to work independently, remotely, and as part of a team. Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of the techniques used to make websites, electronic documents, and media content accessible and inclusive. Basic fluency with assistive technologies such as JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking, etc., and understanding of the experience for those using assistive technologies or other accessibility features. Knowledge of the mission, goals, and purpose of public engagement and outreach within the land grant system.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 5031 - Information Technology Technical Associate position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, while also considering internal equity. The salary range for this position starts at $75,000.

For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS web site at https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/default.aspx.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on February 16, 2024. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Work Authorization sponsorship is not available for this position. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact amwilson@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

Out-of-state candidates must establish Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date for this position. Illinois residency requires proof of a valid Illinois Drivers License or state of Illinois ID Card. Failure to produce the required documentation within 180 calendar days will result in immediate termination of employment.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1022727
Job Category: Technical
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu


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